A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Genre: Christian Christmas Historical Fiction
Book Description: An Unexpected Gift
Eve Pickering knows what it's like to be judged for your past. So she's not about to leave the orphaned boy she's befriended alone in this unfamiliar Texas town. Since Chance Dawson's offer of shelter is the only way to look after Leo, Eve is determined they'll have a warm, welcoming home for the holidays.
Chance came from the big city to make it on his own despite a painful secret. But Eve's strength is giving him a confidence he never expected—and a new direction for his dream. With a little Christmas blessing, he'll dare to win her heart—and make their family one for a lifetime.
My thoughts: This is a fun book to read for the holidays. The time frame spans between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Eve makes an impromptu decision when she defends a boy who was a stow away on a train. Her instincts told her that the boy needed her protection and she went with the feeling. What she found was a town full of acceptance and a life of her choosing. She also found that she was of more worth than she was led to believe, and a person worthy to love and be loved.
I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are people who I wouldn't mind knowing. They are good people who make the best of the circumstances they find themselves in.
I found in some places I felt like I was being told the story, rather than experiencing it. Most of the story is light hearted and well written. I only felt this way in a few places.
I realized part way through the book that it was part of a series. This book can be read as a stand alone. It would be fun to check out the first two sometime. This is a clean romance.