Christmas Roses - eBook
Great Christmas novella
Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot, A Review
Widowed Celia Anderson runs a boarding house to support herself and her infant daughter. She doubts sheÃ¢ÂÂll ever marry again, but life in Wyoming Territory in 1882 proves difficult even for the hardy. Two of the men who eat at her table each day think sheÃ¢ÂÂd make a fine wife, but they donÃ¢ÂÂt offer her love. Should she consent to provide a father for baby Emma?
Mark Williams, a roving carpenter, comes to town seeking his absentee father whom he hasnÃ¢ÂÂt seen since he was very young. He takes a room at CeliaÃ¢ÂÂs and begins helping out in small ways, making her life a bit easier. Their friendship grows, but Mark doesnÃ¢ÂÂt plan to settle there. What does the future hold? Can Mark forgive his father for deserting them? Can CeliaÃ¢ÂÂs heart heal from the death of her husband? Will the two find true love?
A sweet story perfect for this time of year. It would appeal to those who enjoy Westerns, romance, suspense, and realistic drama. Interesting twists add richness. DonÃ¢ÂÂt miss the miracle of Christmas Roses.
December 3, 2013
Perfect read for holidays! Miracles indeed.. This book is a perfect example of involved God, He shows miracles through our health, love life, spiritual life, parents and children relationship.. He even finds men who give roses for Christmas in Wyoming... Our God is a miracoluos God, he really cares.. And amanda Cabot ilustrated it perfectly in this book..
January 15, 2013
A heartwarming story for any season!
Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot is the loveliest story I've read in a very long time. Even though it's a Christmas novella, it's just a plain good book to read any time of the year. I read it in January and it was just the cure I needed for those post-holiday blues. I was amazed at how beautifully this story developed in just 169 pages. The characters were endearing, the story compelling, and the historical setting was well researched. I loved everything about it!
January 10, 2013
A Bouquet for Your Heart
I love Christmas romance stories, but it takes a very special story to make me want to give it as a gift to friends and family. Amanda Cabot is one of those authors who makes the characters in her books feel as alive as your neighbor next door. The small mining town in 1882 Wyoming Territory is the perfect place for Mark, an itinerant carpenter and widow Celia Anderson to meet and fall in love. Mark may seem too good to be true, but he's the spittin' image of my husband. Mark's anticipation of Celia's needs, his forward thinking to what would please her and enchant her daughter, are not a fairy tale. There are men in the world like that. You'll be delighted with the recipe for Swedish Pound Cake. We all expect a Christmas miracle, one that we can tuck in our hearts for the year ahead, even if it happens for someone else. About the time you think that there can't be another successful variation on a Christmas romance theme, Ms. Cabot slips in a delightful twist. You'll walk away with your own bouquet of Christmas Roses when Celia whispers, "Mama was right, Christmas is the season of miracles."
December 27, 2012