Entrepreneur Haley Jennings is just gearing her new business up for its first Christmas season when she gets word that her half-brother has died, leaving her as guardian over his two little boys, ages 3 and 5. Her first day doesn’t bode well. She arrives back with her charges too late on Thanksgiving Day to pick up groceries, and no restaurants are open (not that she has money to burn on those, either). A sign in front of one of the town’s churches offers a free Thanksgiving dinner to any and all. Haley hustles her nephews inside just in time.
Brett Stanton, retired from the army, is taken by the two little guys–and their pretty aunt–when they appear at the church. Along with others in the congregation, he finds himself offering to help out in any possible way, which Haley doesn’t want to accept. She’s never had anyone to depend on, and she’s afraid to start now, when two little guys have already been through so much in their short lives. But on the other hand, she didn’t expect to become a single mother overnight.
As Brett and his friends reach out to help Haley and the boys, giving them a Christmas to remember, wondrous things are happening in two hearts. His Mistletoe Family is a heartwarming story full of children’s antics, a lovable dog, tobogganing, babies, and the sweet romance of two untrusting hearts finding wholeness. If you’re looking for one more Christmas read, you’ll love this one!
Born into poverty, Ruth Logan Herne loves nothing more than pretending to be normal, hanging with her family, loving her day job of torturing small children and her dream job of writing sweet, evocative books that make people say “Aww…” and feel better about life in general.
She’s a firm believer that everything looks good in pinstripes and Derek Jeter is about the cutest thing born to mankind on top of being an amazing baseball player. Oh, yum….
A strong Christian with a snarky sense of humor and a love for chocolate and fancy coffee drinks that make her guilt-o-meter spike into the stratosphere, Ruthy is grateful for her life, a true testimony to faith, patience and marrying a gentle guy with a sense of humor and a truck-load of patience. She’s the mother of six smart (read: KNOW-IT-ALL) kids, a seventh daughter of her heart and eleven (yes… really… doesn’t she look TOO YOUNG to have eleven grandchildren? It must be a typo…) grandchildren, all delightfully smart and good looking and probably Harvard bound. Of course. When they get out of pre-school, that is.
I received a digital copy of this book from the author for the purposes of review. Opinions, as always, are mine alone.