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Last Christmas Book Week Post!

The last two books I want to share with you are two fun ones. If you like country, you are going to feel right at home with these two books!  As before, I received these books for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you purchase these books from me, I will receive a small commission. Thank you!

The first one is Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates. What a fun read!

Author Bio: 

New York Times Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. 

Book Summary:

As snowflakes fall in Gold Valley, Oregon, will this rugged cowboy finally win the woman of his dreams?

Cowboy Caleb Dalton has loved single mom Ellie Bell, and her little daughter, Amelia, for years. But since Ellie is his best friend’s widow, Caleb’s head knows Ellie will always be strictly off-limits. If only his heart got the memo. So when Caleb discovers that Ellie has a Christmas wish list—and hopes for a kiss under the mistletoe—he’s throwing his cowboy hat into the ring. If anyone’s going to be kissing Ellie and sharing this magical time with her and her daughter, it’s him.

Ellie has dreaded the holidays since losing her husband. But this year, she’s finally ready to make some changes. She never expects the biggest change to be the heart-stopping kiss she shares with Caleb. For almost five years, Caleb has been her best friend, her rock, her salvation. This Christmas, can Caleb prove he’s also the missing puzzle piece of Ellie’s and Amelia’s hearts?

As a part of a series, I always worry I am not going to understand all the moving parts. In this case, I had nothing to worry about. Even though it is a part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone book. I have to say, I read very few books where a male is the main character. I found it refreshing to look at romance from the view of a romantic male. For this reason alone I would highly recommend this book. However, there is a lot more to love! The stories behind the scene of Caleb's parents is interesting and will touch a lot of people. 

Last, but for sure not least, is Coming Home for Christmas by RaeAnne Thayne.  It is the ultimate Christmas story, and one that I couldn't resist as the last review.  Go on, go read about it!

Author Bio: 

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including six RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and Career Achievement and Romance Pioneer awards from RT Book Reviews. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.raeannethayne.com

Book Summary: 

Hearts are lighter and wishes burn a little brighter at Christmas…

Elizabeth Hamilton has been lost. Trapped in a tangle of postpartum depression and grief after the death of her beloved parents, she couldn’t quite see the way back to her husband and their two beautiful kids…until a car accident stole away her memories and changed her life. And when she finally remembered the sound of little Cassie’s laugh, the baby powder smell of Bridger and the feel of her husband’s hand in hers, Elizabeth worried that they’d moved on without her. That she’d missed too much. That perhaps she wasn’t the right mother for her kids or wife for Luke, no matter how much she loved them.

But now, seven years later, Luke finds her in a nearby town and brings Elizabeth back home to the family she loves, just in time for Christmas. And being reunited with Luke and her children is better than anything Elizabeth could have imagined. As they all trim the tree and bake cookies, making new holiday memories, Elizabeth and Luke are drawn ever closer. Can the hurt of the past seven years be healed over the course of one Christmas season and bring the Hamiltons the gift of a new beginning?

I'm wanting to say that the reason that I consider this the Christmas book is that I feel that we are starting, as a society, to understand that mental health issues are something that we need to address as an illness, not a defect. This book goes a long way in helping those of us who don't have these issues around us to see what it might truly be like. If you or someone you love suffers from post partum depression, this might be a good book to read to be able to understand that you are not alone, and that your feelings come from a place that isn't necessarily the truth. 

What did you think about Christmas book week?  Do you have a favorite from the six?  Did you order any one of these books?  Happy Christmas reading to all of you!

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