Miracle Creek Christmas
Series: Proper Romance Contemporary
Published by Shadow Mountain
Publication Date September 8, 2020
Genres: Christmas, Clean Romance
Setting: Washington Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
When Riley Madigan moves to the sleepy mountain town of Miracle Creek, she hopes her new job as a high school art teacher will help her mend her recently broken heart. A little peace and quiet would be a gift this Christmas season. The last thing on her mind is love.
Former firefighter Mark Rivers has spent the last year recovering from burns sustained during a rescue operation. He’s been trying to piece his life back together but still struggles both emotionally and psychologically. When he meets Riley, he finally sees something that might bring some light back into his life.
When Mark asks Riley to work on a special nativity project, he finds himself falling for her quirky, unaffected ways. Riley doesn’t seem bothered by his scars, but is her affection for him real, or is this just another act of charity? One thing’s for certain, in a small town that views Mark as a fragile hero, it’s hard to pursue a relationship without everyone in his business. And although Riley has sincere feelings for Mark, is she ready to risk her heart?
Broken hearts and lives are mended as the town of Miracle Creek comes together to celebrate a Christmas to remember.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
I enjoyed this heartwarming story!
Riley had the uncanny ability to see past Mark’s countenance into his heart – something no one outside of his family had been able to do since the heroic rescue he made that left him scarred. It was so sweet to see the way he opened up to her, sharing his pain and his hopes.
While dealing with heavy heart issues, the author added plenty of light-hearted, humorous moments as well. I loved the way she carried “moments” throughout the story, giving Mark and Riley delightful ways to tease each other. Their not-even-a-meal non-date was fun and I especially liked the whole thing with the glass doorknob. It was seriously super-swoony sweet!
If you enjoy Christmastime romances, this is a great choice for reading this holiday season!