Christina Forrester is starting over. After a financial scandal sent her ex-husband to prison, she's left raising her young son without any of the comforts of their old life. Budgets, coupons, lawn care—you name it, she's learning to do it all on her own. Well, almost on her own—she'd be lost without Gail Broughton, the kind widow across the street. But when Gail's son comes home, Christina's vow to never trust a man again is put to the test.
Will Broughton left town because he was tired of being "that poor man" who lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. But years have passed and, with his dad gone and his mom alone, it's time to go home. Only his mother's not alone. She's taken Christina under her wing, and the beautiful and determined single mother awakens something in Will he thought was buried forever.
As Will and Christina are forced to spend more time together, feelings that are more than neighborly grow between them. And with Christmas coming and a child filling both houses with holiday cheer, it becomes nearly impossible not to embrace the joy—and the love—in their lives.
I absolutely LOVE Shannon Stacey books. I have them all, as far as I know, and there was not a one that I didn't enjoy immensely. Her writing style, her voice is so real, down to earth. Her characters are real people, with normal jobs, and normal everyday problems. They are family oriented, loyal and they love fiercely and completely.
On Her Holiday Man both Christina and Will are a bit broken. Life has dealt them tough hands to play with. And they both have coped with the loss in their own way.
The struggle they have to dare to trust, to open up, to love again was so heartbreaking, I have to admit I was in tears. The love story is so poignant, adorable, and beautiful. It is all about second chances, family, joy, and traditions, cheer, it just filled my heart until it was overflowing.
If there is only one Christmas story you are going to read this season, make this the one. It is all that, and so much more! ~ 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