Release Date - September 20, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Sit down and explore the holiday season through four sets of eyes in Sheila Roberts' latest holiday romance. Michelle and Max know their marriage is over. It had a long run, but personal disappointments has destroyed what's left. They put together one last Thanksgiving for their daughters, but Julia can't make it as she lives in Idaho and it's a bit much to travel with a baby.
While trying to hide their failing marriage from their other two daughters and Max's parents, they's dismayed when Julia announces she wants everyone to travel from Washington and California to stay with her for Christmas. It means a road trip for all, and a difficult road trip especially for Michelle and Max as they'd have to be in a car together for far too many hours.
Warren and Hazel, Max's dad and mom, have the shortest trip, but they're also the oldest. Warren has heart disease and no one is sure the trip is really a good idea for them, but they're insistent on making Julia's holiday wish a reality.
That leaves Audrey and Shyla. While Shyla has met her soulmate, Audrey moved to California for a guy who broke her heart. Shyla's determined to turn their road trip into a quest to find the right guy for Audrey.
As each pair hits the road, they have surprises in store. Holiday miracles are about to take place in more than one way, and it could shape up to be the greatest Christmas ever.
This is the second of the holiday romances I've picked up. I liked Max and Michelle a lot. Having been married now for three decades, I feel I could understand them a bit more than the younger or older pair. I did feel it all came together a little too easily, but it's a romance and holiday miracles and all, so it made sense.
Warren and Hazel are a tough pair. Something does happen along the way and then there was a second surprise. That second surprise wasn't something I felt was really essential to the plot and I'm trying to figure out exactly why it happened. It did show just how kick-butt Hazel is.
I loved the developing romance between Audrey and the guy Shyla finds for her. Part of me, however, wishes it hadn't been so rushed towards the end. I'd like to see them have their own book.
Granted, this was a holiday romance carrying four different story lines. With so much going on, it's hard for it to not feel rushed at times. What's most important is that I fell in love with the setting and characters and didn't want it to end.
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