Series: Cowboys of Cold Creek #14
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publication date: November 17th 2015
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Holiday, Romance
Length: 240 Pages
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
Sparkle In The Snow Leads To So Much More
Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer?
Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter's sake. Yet all the millionaire's resources can't help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?
“We don’t get to choose the circumstances of our birth families, do we?” she said softly. “The only thing we have control of is the life we make for ourselves out of those circumstances.”
I’ll admit I started A Cold Creek Christmas Story with a bit of trepidation due to it being the 14th in a series (about Cowboys??) that I had yet to start. I am so glad that I didn’t let that deter me! Lately I’ve been on a bit of a romance kick and RaeAnne Thayne has definitely made my list of new favorite authors.
Thayne delivers in the charming tale about a father and daughter in need of some holiday healing and the amazing town and family that embrace them and make them one of theirs.
As with most small town romances…setting is almost half of the puzzle that makes up a wonderful read. From the moment I stepped between the pages and entered Cold Creek, I loved it and could so see myself living there. There is nothing like that small town feeling where everyone knows each other and genuinely cares abut their neighbors. I can only wish I lived in such a location.
Celeste is a great protagonist. An awkward shy bookworm who works in a library? Yes…I could so relate to her and I absolutely loved to see how she struggled on a daily basis to work through her social issues. Not all of us can be the outgoing butterflies that the media seems to love…it was great having a very relatable character.
Flynn is just perfect. Guarded with others but obviously 100% devoted to his daughter…and a more than competent carpenter to boot. What’s not to love?
And all of Celeste’s family and the ranch just added to the warm cozy feel of this read. (I’m definitely going looking for Hope and Rafe’s story now!!)
A Cold Creek Christmas Story is a delightful holiday read with plenty of heartwarming and swoon worthy moments.