A Wife by Christmas
As Christmas approaches, Hank Chandler is determined to find a wife to mother his sister's orphaned children.
When schoolteacher Janell Whitman offers to help him with his niece and nephew, she seems to be the perfect match, but she won't accept his proposal.
Instead, she insists she'll find him another bride before the holidays.
Janell moved to Turnabout, Texas, to put her past behind her and focus on her future, one that doesn't include marriage.
But while she plays matchmaker and cares for Hank's children, she loses her heart to the two youngsters and their adoptive father.
If Janell reveals her secrets to Hank, will he still want her to be his Christmas bride?
I enjoyed this story. The road to love for Janell and Hank came about in a different way, the obstacles they had to face weren't easy. But from the first moment Hank and the children arrived in the town, Hank and Janell form a great team, as they work together to give a safe home and environment for the kids.
I liked the dedication Hank had for the children and his family. He is a good, solid man, kind and determined to find a workable solution, no matter what the cost.
Janell's heart is pure gold, her kindness, sweetness, and knowledge of the new challenges helping out in many situations.
The feelings in between them take more time to develop. But the admiration and passion come forward, and is palpable.
Sometime the Love Inspired novels have more focus on the faith, and finding God's guidance in the situations. In this story, it is more on the background, but still prominent part of the characters live.
This story shows clearly how family can be formed in many ways, and it is what's in your heart that matter. Understanding, kindness, and acceptance go hand in hand, as the small town Texas gets two new residents with unique challenges. Sometimes it takes courage to leave a foolish pride aside, and go after for your happiness, and Hank and Janell demonstrate
~ Four Spoons