My Thoughts: Denise Hunter has once again touched my heart with her great story. Eden Martelli's story was thought-provoking and heart touching. I wanted to reach out and smother little Micah with love and normalness. This story is gut-wrenching because it could easily come from today's headlines on any day of the week, in any state of the U.S. While the story was a bit predictable, in how the love interests were going, it still was a captivating read. The setting is a Christmas tree farm, but it kind of fell into the background with all the other stuff going on, I would have loved for the farm to have been more of the story. One thing I did take away from this story: We get things in our heads, hearts, and minds that we think will satisfy all our needs.(ie for Eden it was the cabin and freedom) Only God can truly fill our voids and recognizing that is vital for any person to live a mentally healthy balanced life. The book was a wonderful holiday read, 4 stars from this reviewer.
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About the Book:
Eden Martelli is too busy fleeing the clutches of danger to realize she’s running straight into the arms of a new love.
Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to this—on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . even though they have no place to lay their heads.
Beau Callahan is a habitual problem solver—for other people anyway. He left the sheriff’s department to take over his family’s Christmas tree farm, but he’s still haunted by the loss of his parents and struggling to handle his first Christmas alone.
When Eden shows up looking for work just as Beau’s feisty aunt gets out of the hospital, Beau thinks he’s finally caught a break. Eden is competent and dedicated—if a little guarded—and a knockout to boot. But, as he soon finds out, she also comes with a boatload of secrets.
Eden has been through too much to trust her heart to another man, but Beau is impossible to resist, and the feeling seems to be mutual. As Christmas Eve approaches, Eden’s past catches up to her.
Beau will go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. But who’s going to protect his heart from a woman who can’t seem to trust again?