Sunday, November 7, 2010

Review: The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope

The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope

Publisher: White Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 1



Lucy Collins is desperate. A large newspaper is planning to set-up shop in town, threatening the livelihood of her small, family-run business, The Turtle Creek Newspaper. Only a miracle can save them...but it's Christmastime, the season of miracles. At the staff Christmas party, Lucy makes a wish, and what seems like the answer to her prayer walks in the front door. Joe McNamara a genius when it comes to the written word, and he's gifted with ideas about keeping the newspaper afloat. Lucy finds herself not only falling in love with his talent, but also the man.

Joe McNamara is desperate. He loves everything about Lucy-her fresh spirit, her zeal for the newspaper, and the way she looks at him across the table when they share hot chocolate. But Joe is harboring a dark secret that threatens to tear him up inside. If Lucy ever discovers his part in her fiancé's death, what looks like a promising relationship will unravel like discarded Christmas ribbon. How can he find redemption for his sins and continue to keep the truth from Lucy?

Will the spirit of celebration be enough to heal two hearts? Or will the reality of deception make this the worst Christmas of all?

Clare's Review

Lucy Collins only wants one thing for Christmas – to save the family business — and can’t believe the swift answer to her prayer when Joe McNamara walks through the door immediately. She falls in love with both the man and the way he seems to be able to solve all the problems the newspaper has.

Joe has his own reasons for helping and it’s not what Lucy either wants or imagines. His quest for redemptions threatens everything and it seems he only has one way out.

This wonderful heart-warming story of homecoming, snow, hot chocolate and miracles a plenty is everything a Christmas story should be. Robin Shope weaves a romance between real characters, with true to life problems that linger long after you finish reading. With lovely mix of action and faith that shines though, this is one book you’ll want to read again and again.

5 Tea Cups!

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