Media Mogul, Cormac Sheenan, had no desire to become a family man, but when his two year old goddaughter, Daisy, is orphaned, he adopts her, moving her from Montana to his home in Southern California, and becomes a devoted single father, juggling parenting duties with running his successful publishing, TV, and radio enterprise.
But two years later a frightening incident at Daisy’s school, shakes Cormac, and he decides to move Daisy–and his business–back to Montana where life is simpler and he has family nearby.
Now four, precocious Daisy strikes up an unlikely friendship with Marietta’s seasonal Santa Claus, and believes he’s the real thing, even though Cormac points out to her that this jolly old Kris Kringle is renting a room at Bramble House, not living at the North Pole. Daisy’s not worried but Cormac is as Rent-a-Santa has promised his innocent daughter she’ll have a mommy for Christmas.
Cormac is livid with Kris. He’s not at all ready to settle down, and he’s definitely not getting back together with his old flame Whitney Alder, so Santa can stop playing match maker as it’d take a miracle to make him fall in love, never mind marriage material.
But that’s exactly the kind of miracle our angelic Santa Claus has planned…
Taming of the Sheenans series
Book 1: Christmas at Copper Mountain
Book 2: Tycoon's Kiss
Book 3: The Kidnapped Christmas Bride
Book 4: Taming of the Bachelor
Book 5: A Christmas Miracle for Daisy
Another lovely addition to the Marietta, Montana books, and the Sheenan brothers series.
I loved Daisy, I think she is easy to be adored. She has had a tough beginning of her life, but now is in the loving hands of the her new dad. And it is clear through the story, how much Cormac does love Daisy. Those two together are heart melting.
Cormac and Whitney have a history, that is truly complicated. Actually, it is so complicated, that the pain, resentment, and mistrust are tangible in the air. Those feelings go deep and wide, and Cormac really has to make an effort to convince, that he is a changed man.
And I have to say, he really does. After I read the final copy of the story, my heart was content and satisfied, that Cormac and Whitney do have a chance, and that his heart and mind is committed to the relationship. There's a lot of process Cormac had to go through, growth on his part, that had to happen, that he reached the point, where the relationship was able to flourish and grow.
The story is really cute, it has the Marietta Christmas attractions, and spirits are high, and Christmas, hope, and faith in miracles are in the front seat. The Sheenan brothers and the town folks make an entrance in this story as well. Oh, and you know, North Pole, as magical as it sounds with the charming Kris Crinkles, really do exists, outside the Santa world, and in reality. Someone should tell Cormac that ;)
I'm really thankful that the author reached out after I read and reviewed the eARC, and told me the final copy had changes in it. It really made a difference in the story, and I was able to connect with Cormac and Whitney, the relationship they had, little Daisy, and their future, in a different way. A touching story, that convinced me, that miracles do still happen
~ Four Spoons