Christmas Angels

Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Holiday Book
Source: Purchased

Goodreads:  Growing up, Liz Westmoreland dreamed of taking over her grandparents inn located in the small mountain town of Angels Creek only for it to be sold before she ever got the chance. While browsing the internet, she stumbles upon a listing for what looks to be the picturesque inn and it’s set to go to auction. Liz places a bid, and by a miracle, wins the auction. But when she gets there she finds the property in significant disrepair.

When Matt Hardy narrowly lost the inn and property that butted his land, he just hoped it wasn’t another city slicker coming to make matters worse after the previous owners gutted the place for an art gallery. But the minute he recognized the sweet, freckle-faced girl from his childhood and heard her plans to reopen the inn, he jumps at the chance to help his childhood crush restore a place where he made so many fond memories.

While working on repairs, Liz and Matt discover her grandmother’s collection of angels in one of the cabins. When the angels start mysteriously showing up all over the inn, she begins to look at them as reassurance—that restoring the inn is what she’s meant to do. But when an accident leaves Liz feeling like she made a mistake, will Matt—and the residents of Angels Creek—be able to show Liz that she’s found a home? And possibly true love as well?

Ope’s Opinion:  This is such a wonderful Christmas read.  I enjoyed it from beginning to the very end.  The characters are believable and you root for them.  I want to go to their town and stay at the inn.  When Nancy Naigle writes I see it – she does such an awesome job of descriptions.

This story just took me away and made me relax at a time when that doesn’t happen too often!

The ending was exactly what you want at Christmas – makes your heart warm.

Life After Perfect

Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher: Montlake Romancelife after
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: BEA

 

 

Goodreads:  Katherine Barclift had it all: the perfect job, the perfect car, and what she thought was the perfect marriage. But when her entire world collapses in one stomach-churning instant, she hits the road and keeps driving until that so-called “perfect life” is just a dot in her rearview mirror.

A chance encounter leads her to make a pit stop in Boot Creek, a drowsy little North Carolina town where she can call herself Katy, soak up the peace and quiet…and drink in the bluer-than-blue eyes of Derek Hansen, a local doctor still wrestling with his own painful past. Both Katy and Derek are wary about giving romance another shot, but they can’t deny the intense attraction between them. And if being in Boot Creek has taught them anything, it’s to take life as it comes and never pass up a chance at true love…no matter how wounded your heart may be.

Ope’s Opinion:  This book started out a little on the sad side, but moved quickly forward from there.  The pace was awesome – constantly moving the story along.  Most of the book only took place in a couple of weeks, but it felt like so much was packed into that time period.

I am definitely going to look for more books by Nancy Naigle.  She didn’t use much of any foul language, the characters prayed at their meal times and they gave God credit. This was not a christian book in any way and was not preachy.  These characters felt very real with real reactions to difficult situations.

The woman in this story were amazingly independent.  I wanted them to be my friends.

Rating:  4 – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.