Author: Sarah Morgan
Genre: Holiday Romance
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: From the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Christmas Sisters comes this sparkling tale of Christmas redemption. Brimming with Sarah Morgan’s trademark festive cheer, you won’t want to miss it!
For sisters Samantha and Ella Mitchell, Christmas is their most precious time of the year—a time for togetherness, love and celebration. Most of all, it’s about making up for everything their childhood Christmases lacked. But this year, they’ll be buying presents for the most unexpected guest of all—their estranged mother. It’s been five years since they last saw each other. But when their mom calls out of the blue and promises that this Christmas will be different, Samantha and Ella cautiously agree to spend it all together…
Gayle Mitchell is at the top of her career, but her success has come at a price—her relationship with her daughters. She never seemed to say or do the right things. Her tough-love approach was designed to make them stronger, but instead managed to push them away…until a brush with her own mortality forces Gayle to make amends. As the snowflakes fall on their first family celebration in years, the Mitchell women must learn that sometimes facing up to the past is all you need to heal your heart…
Ope’s Opinion: I realize this is a romance, so my complaint of the detailed steamy parts should be taken with a grain of salt. The rest of the story, the relationships between sisters and their mother was wonderful, real and moved at a perfect pace.
If you are wanting a holiday book, I would recommend this as a good “get away” read. You will most likely find yourself in one these characters. The romantic relationships were fun to follow – I just didn’t need to the details behind the closed doors.
The ending was exactly what you would expect and was a wonderful read to get there.