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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"A Bramble House Christmas" (C.J. Carmichael) ★★★★

A Bramble House ChristmasA Bramble House Christmas (Carrigans of the Circle C #6)
by CJ Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: October 24, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing

All he wants for an answer

Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers.

But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important.

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"A Bramble House Christmas" by C.J. Carmichael.   This is the first book of the series I have read and had no trouble following.  We meet Willa and her son Scout traveling in a bad snowstorm and along the way, we are also introduced to Finn.  I liked Willa.  She's a single mom that is overly protective of her son - rightly so, we come to find out. Her life hasn't been easy as of late and when she meets Finn, she falls hard.  Finn is a good guy, despite the circumstances that bring them together.  He's funny and kind and great with Scout.  Overall, this is an enjoyable read that is smooth and flows nicely.  It's a feel good story and although there is a bit of tension at some spots, it's not overwhelming and Ms. Carmichael, keeping with the feel good aura, smooths it over quickly enough.  There isn't any action or adventure - it's a simple love story.   Willa, Finn and Scout are enjoyable and work really well together.  The other characters in the story are fun too - even Aunt Mabel!  For a story that isn't overrun with angst and that will make you sit and smile, I would say check this one out. 
(received copy from NetGalley for honest review)

CJ CarmichaelAbout the Author:
USA Today Bestselling author C. J. Carmichael has written over 45 novels in her favorite genres of romance and mystery. She has been nominated twice for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award, as well as RT Bookclub’s Career Achievement in Romantic Suspense award, and the Bookseller’s Best honor.

She gave up the thrills of income tax forms and double entry book-keeping in 1998 when she sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance. Since then she has published over 35 novels with Harlequin and is currently working on a series of western romances with Tule Publishing. In addition C. J. Carmichael has published several cozy mystery series as an Indie author.

When not writing C. J. enjoys family time with her grown daughters and her husband. Family dinners are great. Even better are the times they spend hiking in the Rocky Mountains around their home in Calgary, and relaxing at their cottage on Flathead Lake, Montana.

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