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What are you currently reading?
I picked up a Christmas read that wasn’t on my list below, but I found it on my Kindle while I was looking for something else. So I put it in my carousel and that was the first Christmas book I came to after I finished the last one. I’m so systematic like that.
Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he’d never get another. He doesn’t expect to fall head over heels.
In Big Falls, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. Her life was blown apart by a drug-dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She comes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.
Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write?
Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her—try believing again, and if it’s too much to believe, then just try hoping.
Love, magic, and miracles ensue. Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.
What did you just finish reading?
Saturday night I finished Wish Upon a Bear. While it is the sixth in the series and was a relatively short read, I was confused with no real backstory about the bear part of the storyline. This was not a fully-flushed novel. It clocked in at 102 pages, and there was too much rushing of the characters. I had no idea what was going on about this bear thing, and once I did get it figured out it felt contrived and unrealistic. I didn’t buy into it. But the other part of the storyline – with juvie-bound Dominic – was a beautiful story. The book had some all around great characters, kind and compassionate. The kind of hometown people you just love.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Someone recommended the kitty cover next. Because kitty in a Santa hat!
How about you? What are you reading this week?