The Perfect Holiday Read!
It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last?
Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible.
Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.
As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year…
Don’t miss Christmas at the Shelter Inn, New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s latest charming story about two sisters coming together and finding hope one magical Christmas, years after tragedy and loss tore their family apart.
Other heartwarming reads from RaeAnne Thayne: All is Bright Sleigh Bells Ring Christmas in Snowflake Canyon Snow Angel Cove (Hope's Crossing Series) Snowfall on Haven Point (Haven Point Series) Coming Home for Christmas (Haven Point Series) Cafe at Beach End Summer at the Cape The Sea Glass Cottage The Path to Sunshine Cove The Cliff House
Veterinarian Dani Capelli, the heroine of Thayne's sweet holiday romp, is a former foster child who ended up marrying a career criminal. Understandably, this has left her cynical about life, men, and especially police officers. Haven Point deputy Ruben Morales, her next-door neighbor and the son of her mentor, was raised in a loving family in the small town, so he doesn't know what to make of Dani and her aloof behavior. But his fierce attraction to her makes him want to uncover her secrets, something Dani is determined not to let happen. Ruben turns to winning over her daughters, 13-year-old Silver and six-year-old Mia. When Silver gets in trouble with the law, Ruben steps in and Dani ends up spending a lot of time with the firm but gentle deputy; when his fun-loving family is thrown into the mix, Dani's walls start to crumble. There's not much alone time for Dani and Ruben prior to their confessions of love, and it's hard to see why he keeps chasing someone who constantly rebuffs him, but the anticipation of their union will win fans over.
A sweet Christmas romance
A sweet romance if a young veterinarian who's mom to two girls and ex-wife of a notorious criminal and a deputy who doesn't know feisty moms are his type nor how empty his life is until Dani and her girls fill it.
He has a big heart and penchant for taming rebellious teens with his kind smile, fairness and honest eyes. She's more than twice shy.
This is a fun, family romance, one filled with patience, tradition and wonders of Christmas
* ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. I honestly enjoyed this one. It provided the hope and faith in mankind I needed.
Just don't start this one unless you have time to read. It will keep you reading to the end.
# season of wonder
# raenne thayne
# christmas romance
I couldn’t stop reading it. Loved every page of it. As I read the book, I felt that I got to live and enjoy each of the characters’ life. Amazing book.
The plot is more than just romance and a second chance at love! It’s got great motherly reminders about children, patience and forgiveness.