Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Twelve Days in December by Michele Paige Holmes

Twelve Days in December by Michele Paige Holmes

Summary from Goodreads:
A Christmas Novella from the bestselling Hearthfire Romance series by Michele Paige Holmes:

Five months isn’t enough time to grieve the death of her husband and marry again, but when the unexpected opportunity to take her sister’s place as the bride of wealthy New York businessman, William Vancer, presents itself, twenty-four year-old Charlotte Holbrook agrees. Their marriage of convenience will provide a secure future for her son, while William will be able to claim the inheritance he needs to expand his company westward.

To begin their perfect and perfectly safe arrangement, William allots the last twelve days in December to become acquainted with his new family—a task more easily accomplished than he had imagined. For in Charlotte he finds a tender heart and companion, while stepping into the role of father to her son, brings William a great measure of joy as well. Before the twelve days have passed, he finds himself wishing their marriage of convenience could be something much more.

For Charlotte, every day with William is one of overwhelming gratitude, as he anticipates and provides for her needs, as well as the fondest desires of her heart. More than material comforts, William offers friendship as well, and a loving concern that Charlotte has gone too long without. Guilt ridden, she struggles with her growing attraction and wonders how she can ever remain loyal to her first husband, while allowing herself to love William as he deserves.

5 Stars

Received ebook in exchange for an honest review

My Review:
This lovely novella is a companion to Michele Paige Holmes' Marrying Christopher. Charlotte and William rather quickly marry when they hardly know each other. The arrangement seems like a good business deal for both parties. Wonderfully, they find that it is more than a business deal. As they get to know each other and spend time together, their attraction grows.

I like the simple moments that bring these two characters together. It is the moments of spending time as a family, playing together, and talking. It isn't a whirlwind. This makes for a very sweet story that leaves me feeling happy during this Christmas season.

Warnings: None

I would let my 17 year old read this story.

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