Angela Murphy’s plans for a cozy Colorado Christmas shatter when she finds her fellow-teacher boyfriend entangled with another woman. But she goes home anyway—to the Berthoud Boarding House where her grandmother Mollie needs help with tasks requiring both Angela’s aid and that of a handsome new boarder, Matt Dawson. Temporarily rooming at the boarding house until his new furnace arrives, Matt sees through Mollie’s manipulations. But he can’t complain about spending time with the beautiful gray-eyed school teacher and the mangy stray dog they pick up on their way home from cutting a Christmas tree. In the company of both a beauty and a beast, Matt remembers the encouragement of a long-forgotten youth minister. Will those words draw him back to a long-forgotten God? And will Angela find that home lies not in the Victorian house of her childhood, but in the arms of the man she’s grown to love?
|A story that is really good for around the Christmas season. Angelia is getting ready to head home to her Grandmother’s house, when before she leaves she goes by the gym in her town and catches her boyfriend with another woman. Feeling down in spirit she is now glad she is going home. When arriving her grandmother has a man there named Matt. He is helping her grandmother with some painting and things around her place because she has no one to help. Also this way it pays for him staying their while his home is being re-done. Angelia knows that her grandmother always guests for her place is a B&B it is just she was not expecting just one man. So she must go about her business of cooking and baking and try to put him out of her mind, but her grandmother is finding ways to put them together. She also must deal with the possibility of her ex and his new girlfriend coming to spend the weekend with them after she makes reservations at the B&B. Read this nice quick story about Christmas and family, people and overcoming the past in order to move forward. A good story with good characters. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com