Sunday, September 15, 2013

Book Review: Single Dad's Christmas Miracle

Author: Susan Meier
Title: Single Dad's Christmas Miracle
Publisher: Harlequin Roman
Publish Date: Oct 1, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
He needs a helping hand…

Having recently lost his wife, Clark Beaumont is trying to make it through the holidays for the sake of his kids. But with his son failing at school and his little girl talking only in whispers, he needs nothing short of a miracle….

…when one arrives on his doorstep!

Althea Johnson is only meant to tutor Clark's son. But with her help the Beaumont family begins to come alive again, and against the odds Althea hopes that when Christmas morning arrives there will be four stockings hanging over the fireplace….



Review: Holiday romances are always the very best, and Susan Meier usually delivers a good one for the Romance line. This year's is super sweet and very heartwarming.

Althea is hired on the spot as Clark's son, Jack's tutor, but she become's so much more than that. She becomes the band aid on a family that needs a lot of healing.

Clark's wife was killed in a car accident 3 years prior and everyone is taking it badly, Clark the most, because his wife had been cheating on him, and he's living with the belief that his 3 year old daughter, Teagan,  might not really be his.

He's very over protective. VERY over protective.

These two characters work very well together and from the very beginning they have a chemistry. It is nice to have a romance where there isn't a lot of conflict between the hero and heroine on their way to their happily ever after.

The conflict in this story really comes from Althea's father, who was abusive. He's just downright nasty. I wish Clark would have had the opportunity to punch the man in the nose, because I wanted to. He messed up so many lives and was ultimately trying to mess up Althea's new relationship with Clark.

What I love about Susan Meier's books are the focus on family. She writes children so well. I adored Jack and Teagan, she was so precious. Toss the holiday into this story and what you have is close to perfection.

This is a must read for sweet romance lovers out there as well as those of us who love Christmas romances

Rating: 5 flowers




2 comments:

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh yay! I've not heard of her but two of my favorite things. single parent storyline and a christmas setting! Definitely one I'll need to try out. Thanks for the heads up!

~Anna
herding cats & burning soup

Loraine Branan said...

This seems like a great story. I would recommend The Snowman Maker by Barbara Briggs Ward, her site is barbarabriggsward.com. It is a great read, a quick one also. But it's a great story of Christmas and family things that make it a Kleenex must! I just think it's awesome.

 
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