by Josie Riviera
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (sweet)
Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories.
The once successful LA swimsuit model returns to her small upstate
town to buy back the foreclosed
trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her. New York
She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt.
But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?
And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?
I have decided to read this story fascinated by the title and the cover, I was expecting a story sweet and romantic and I was not disappointed at all. There are many appreciated references to my favorite fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Margaret Snow doesn't believe in fairy tales and hates Christmas. Her childhood was very sad: her father was always drunk and her mother was busy dealing with her husband. She never found a hot meal cooked by her mother, to her house there was never a Christmas tree. At eighteen, after discovering she was pregnant, had decided to leave her town and grow her little girl alone. She wanted to offer a better future to her daughter. She tried to be a model and actress in Los Angeles with some success but not too many. She ha returned in her city to organize the parade of Christmas. Never imagined having to meet again with Fernando, her high school sweetheart and father of her child. Margaret is tormented not want to let him know about their child but can not stay away from him. Will they give a second chance to their love and build a wonderful family?
The characters are warm and lovable. Margaret loves her independence and her self-sufficiency. She has made many sacrifices for her daughter, has also accepted jobs that she hates. She has so much need of love, needs a Prince Charming who, with a kiss, melt the ice that surrounds her heart. Fernando has changed so much, now is a successful real estate agent, is no longer a kid who liked only parties and get drunk. He's really fascinating, sexy and very kind. Amelie is a very sweet girl, always cheerful and kind. She makes so much tenderness. I love also sweet animals with some handicaps of which Margaret takes care.
It 's a compelling and heartwarming story, full of emotion. It's perfect to be read during the Christmas period.
I recommend it to those who love sweet and romantic stories
All the poise and modeling classes were forgotten in the space of a second.
Fernando. Fernando. Fernando. It couldn’t be, not after all these years. She drew in a breath and held it.
He brushed a hand through his dark hair, dampened from the icy weather. “I heard you were back in town.”
She swallowed. How did a man look so put together in this type of weather? Her voice returned and matched her shaking body. “You live in Owanda?”
“I thought I did, although you’re making me question it.” He looked around, a slight smile gracing his mouth. “Remember we lived two blocks from each other?”
Except she’d lived in the double-wide trailer at the edge of a trailer park and he’d lived in a cozy bungalow with white shingles and a red front door. She looked off for a moment, needing to focus on something else, anything else. Grumpy appeared to be sleeping.
“How could I ever forget?” she asked.
Fleeting hurt dimmed his gaze, but the smile remained. “You forgot quickly, actually.” He took a step forward, seemed to think better of getting closer, and halted. “I’ve missed you.” He glanced at the parrot. “Don’t tell me, let me guess. He’s blind.”
“Does he talk?”
“No, but sometimes he sings off-key.” She looked pointedly toward the street. “Probably because he’s speechless at the terrible weather.”
Fernando laughed. “It’s not so bad here. Summers are very pleasant.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Amazon Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera, is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She writes contemporary and historical sweet and Christian romances. She’s a transplanted New Yorker now living in the sunny
She has three grown children and shares the empty nest with her husband and the
Josie's an expert at board games and a compulsive reader of every genre, especially romance. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they're lower in calories than other chocolate candy.
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Other Books by Josie Riviera:
Seeking Patience (Regency) http://tinyurl.com/a9nnbwy
Seeking Catherine (Tudor Novella) http://tinyurl.com/9cka84m
We'd Rather be Writing http://amzn.com/B01638N5PO
Lightning Strikes http://amzn.com/B0090MXP0Q
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