Although it's a bit early to be reading holiday stories for me, this one was a good story that just happened to take place at Christmas. Although gifts are exchanged, and the timing plays a part in the setting, it was an enjoyable read even now. The characters were charming, and the setting was believable. It was definitely a light, quick read that would make an enjoyable Christmas gift, or a lovely afternoon in a comfortable chair with a hot cup of tea.
The story was almost too quick for the depth of the hurt and betrayal and lies that were woven within it. The conclusions of healing and forgiveness came too quickly to really understand the characters' journeys to the place where they could understand what had brought them there and how it had changed them.
I give this book 3 stars - a light read where many will enjoy the quick conclusion, but that, for my tastes, I would have enjoyed getting deeper into the characters' lives and transformations.
You can see Ms. Higgs discussing the book HERE.
You can read an excerpt from Chapter 1 HERE.
The author's website is HERE.
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I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review.