A Family Under the Christmas Tree: A Novel - eBookTerri ReedHoward Books / 2016 / ePub$11.994 Stars Out Of 5 10 ReviewsAvailability: In StockStock No: WW83402EB
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TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5It all starts with a dog & a little boyMarch 1, 2017TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Everything about A Family Under The Christmas Tree was a delight to read! I've been a fan of Terri Reed's romantic suspense for awhile now but had no clue that she could write Holiday-themed romantic comedy equally as well. But I LOVED this book! It was funny, sweet, sometimes poignant, tale of love and family.
I'm a sap for books with pets in them and it only took a few pages for a certain Bernese Mountain Dog named Riggs to become pretty much my favorite character. He's just so cute and lovable! Anyone who has ever had a big dog will quickly recognize and chuckle at his puppy antics.
With Christmas just around the corner and snow falling it's a great time to stay inside with a good book,
one that will make you laugh, and make you think, and make you fall in love with the characters. Terri Reed's delightful new book A Family Under The Christmas Tree would be the perfect choice.
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Puppy love!!!January 3, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So, yes, Christmas has come and gone but 'tis always the season for a heartwarming Christmas romance. I've only read Terri Reed's romantic suspense so I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this sweet love story.
It's official -- it's puppy love! As in Riggs the Bernese Mountain dog pup. Squealll! His antics are hysterical and endearing and kept me grinning and 'ahhhing' all the way through the read. He might just be my fave hero of 2016. Okay, yes, there is a two-legger hero in this novel as well and he's pretty fetching too. I expect you want to hear about him. :-)
David is in over his head when it comes to his five-year-old nephew. His workaholic bachelor days are over and if that isn't enough of an adjustment, dealing with the intricacies of a grieving little boy might prove to be his breaking point. Until his elderly neighbour's granddaughter visits for the holidays. His conniving, matchmaker-minded neighbour, that is.
David and Sophie are thrown together as they strive to make a memorable Christmas for Troy. Emotions become entangled despite their best efforts because no matter how much they seem right for each other, common sense tells them they're all wrong. Sophie lives a nomadic lifestyle as a photographer. David is anchored by a growing business and an orphaned nephew. A future together seems impossible. That makes for some truly tender love scenes that kept me on edge because it all seemed so futile.
The Christmas backdrop brings a stirring element to the story and includes a children's pageant complete with Riggs in reindeer antlers!!!!! (one of my favourite scenes, by the way!) Destined to be a Christmas classic read in my household. One for the keeper shelf for sure.
Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Repeats & BoringNovember 25, 2016Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1This book is so irritating. I'm on the 11th chapter and I'm forcing myself to finish it. I wish I had counted the number of times the author said Sophie was leaving and she couldn't fall for David & Troy and the number of times David said he couldn't fall for her. That is all this book has been those same two repeats over and over and over and over. The back cover says one thing but that is not how the story in the book goes. I'm sorry I have wasted my time reading this one.
RuthUpstate SCAge: 45-54Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5Family under the Christmas Tree - Quick ReadNovember 15, 2016RuthUpstate SCAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The back cover blurb isn't the best but it will do.
The photographer, the business owner, the Grandma - all well described, though after the third description of the guy I found myself doing something I do rarely: Skip! Toward the end of the book his really good character traits are revealed and I found my liking of him also increasing. The little boy is really funny, despite his argumentative way. It was neat to see his education (?) toward more acceptable behavior. I liked that.
Since Mr. Businessman has his own baggage to sort out he has a difficult time with memories and now looking after the child he inherited. The lady also thinks, and re-thinks, and re-thinks. That's when I did some more skipping.
It IS a good story, even with the superfluous bits, and an enjoyable read, not only at Christmas.
"Family..." will probably stay on my shelf and I am not ready to lose it by loaning it, so, you need to buy your own book, read it, laugh and cry and smile with the characters.
proudmom5084 Stars Out Of 5It's a great story about two people figuring out what's important in life.October 16, 2016proudmom508Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Family Under the Christmas Tree is a sweet holiday romance between Sophie, a photographer who has traveled the world, and David, a stay at home computer programmer. David has recently become the guardian of his nephew Troy when his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident. Sophie is spending a few weeks before Christmas helping her grandmother who hurt her foot when she fell over her new dog Riggs. Sophie's grandmother, Louise, is David's neighbor and Troy loves playing with Riggs. Louise and Sophie help David out with Troy throwing David and Sophie together. In spite of their attraction, they are both reluctant to fall in love because of their pasts and the differences in their lives.
I enjoyed this book and recommend it. It's a great story about two people figuring out what's important in life. I received a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.