Countdown to a Christmas Baby
After Vivian Grainger buys him at the town's charity bachelor auction, Nick McKenna feels obligated to provide his carpentry skills. He'll help the bubbly blonde construct her dream spa and beauty shop in time for Christmas but the burly cowboy won't be sticking around.
When he realises Vivian is pregnant, though, everything changes. Seeing the joy she brings to everyone around her despite the difficulties she's overcome, it's clear to Nick that Vivian and her child are what's missing from his life.
As they build her dream shop together, Nick will do his best to build a path to Vivian's heart.
A very cute and sweet story filled with good deeds, Christmas cheer and a small town that will pull together to support their own.
I liked the tone of the tale, when the whimsical moods of the pregnant Vivian and the grouchiness of Nick put together, there were lots of smiles while I was reading the book. Vivian is filled with the sunshine and positive thinking, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God's guidance. Yet she has a weakness to think lose her faith in Nick and fumbles to think the worse of him couple times causing stress and trouble.
Nick is a complex person. His former relationships have given him a reputation, and by helping Vivian he is determined to change his stature in town. He is all about good deeds, sacrificing for others and taking care of Vivian. The feelings they have for each other grow slowly on the side with baby G, as the spa takes form and the town prepares for the new business.
The devoted relationship between Nick and Vivian is steadfast and true. They rely on their faith in God, as they are building their future, their relationship, and preparing the world Baby G will be born into. The kindness is overflowing, the charm has no limit, the tender feelings are fragile but taking a steady root. A delightful and gentle story that put a smile on my face and underlined the upcoming holiday season's true meaning in a beautiful way.
~ Four Spoons