Jacob Marston, Starlight, Iowa's hometown hero made a long-ago promise to the Lord: he won't kiss a woman until he knows she's the one. Now at age twenty-eight, the rugged firefighter questions if it'll ever happen. Then, he meets his best friend's sister, and Jake believes he's found the woman of his dreams. But what will she think when she discovers his vow? When Julia makes an unexpected confession on Christmas Day, Jake shares his secret with her, and it looks as though happily-ever-after will make a holiday appearance. But somehow, everyone in the tiny town of Starlight learns Jake's secret, and he's instantly transformed from town hero to laughingstock. Did Julia reveal his secret? Can Jake forget the humiliation and find his way under the mistletoe to share a forever kiss with Julia?
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe: Novelette - eBook
Who would not want to kiss an adorable firefighter who also repairs toys to give them to needy children? and if there's mistletoe, who can resist? Julia and Jake have a rocky road as she is already engaged and he won't kiss a girl until he is sure she's the "one" for him. This book just made me feel good. It is a sweet romance and definitely make me recall my own moments of falling in love. Starlight sounds like a delightful town to live in and the town just has a "family feel" to it. Read this sweet book to find out if Jake and Julia find love and get a kiss underneath the mistletoe.
I won a copy of this book from the author in a holiday giveaway. It is my pleasure to review it.
January 19, 2014
God-honoring work of fiction
I found this novella to be one of the most God honoring works of fiction I have read. Growing up, we often intend for our lives to honor God, but when life plays out, living it can be so much more difficult than we ever imagined.
Jake made a promise to God as a teenager, but will he be able to keep that vow? JuliaÃ¢ÂÂs presence makes his promise even harder to keep. The encounters between the characters are filled with sensitive passion that draws you into an emotional turmoil that is so realÃ¢ÂÂreal to our emotions, real to our minds, and real to our hearts. But what if that heart is truly surrendered to a vow made to God? How will that heart react? I found this story to be such an exemplary display of the Holy Spirit inside us, directing each and every step.
JoAnn Durgin does an awesome job of writing an emotional romance while keeping the story clean and enjoyable. The characters are well developed, facing real-to-life struggles, making them likeable and real. This was a book that I could not lay down until the final page had been turned.
December 27, 2013
Amazing!! Complements to the Author!
Meet me under the mistletoe.
Such a sweet story. I normally read JoAnn's books as a reward to myself for keeping all the deadlines. This was no different but...besides that, everything that was going on and some books that I was reading ..i just felt really stressed and heavy hearted and I needed something positive and entertaining to cheer me up. Well this story totally did the trick and got me into the mood of countdown till Christmas.
Of course you would think that it is a traditional -they bumped into each other under a mistletoe, kissed and couldn't live without each other anymore.. But no it's completely unconventional. Here you got a mountain of a hero that just cant put two words together without choking on his boot and make you love him for it. And a very smart and gold-hearted ...absolutelly engaged nurse.. And boom!!! I bet you haven't read a story this sweet and hilarious and touching and and and..i dont know a word for a story that just makes you jealous that you aren't there living with all the characters and enjoying all perks. I'm so starting on the sequel and so going to pretend I'm there..
Its a perfect book to get you into the mood for holidays and to remind you that straight and narrow doesnt mean boredom and sorrow.
Thank you JoAnn first for writing this amazing book and again for the gift of it.
December 13, 2013
Delightful Christmas Novella
Meet Me Under The Mistletoe is a heart warming Christmas Christian Romance with some Humor mixed in.
I read it in one sitting and enjoyed every page of it. Looking forward to reading more of JoAnn Durgin books.
May 11, 2013