A family to heal him?
After a rocky beginning, midwife Bonnie Reid is surprised when the head obstetrician Jacob Layton offers her and her little daughter, Freya, a place to stay.
Bonnie's looking for a fresh start, but she didn't expect it to be with brooding--and totally gorgeous--Jacob...
Family life has never been an option for Jacob--especially after his recent cancer diagnosis.
Yet the Christmas magic Bonnie and Freya bring into his home makes Jacob feel more alive than ever!
It's supposed to be temporary, but can Jacob really let Bonnie go?
I loved the energy of this story, from the hassle of the ward, to the quietness of their home, to the magic of Christmas time seen by the eyes of a child. I loved it.
The maternity ward daily life, the emergency calls they get, the joy of healthy babies, it all brought a huge smile on my face, just adding into the Christmas spirit of the tale.
As was the mother with a child, and no place to live. How easily they made a family unit, the adorable connection Jacob formed with Freya, how he went out of his way to include her in with him and Bonnie.
The unusual way Jacob and Bonnie's friendship is formed, just underlines what a good man he is, and how caring and giving his soul is.
Both Bonnie and Jacob are struggling with issues of the past, Jacob is recovering from cancer, a cancer he watched his mother die from.
Bonnie left Scotland behind her, to build a new life of Freya and herself, after the betrayal of her husband and a close friend.
With Jacob's secrets and Bonnie's tough time with trust and hiding things from each other, the relationship they are forming, is about to get rocky.
With the serious issues the characters are facing, their development, their acceptance of the reality, and learning to hope again, learning to trust and love, is shown so clearly and beautifully. I loved this story, the meaningful passage, the Christmas spirit, and the loyalty, love, and joy the characters found within each other. A perfect, lovely Christmas tale, indeed
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me