Christmas at Waratah Bay (Christmas Around the World, #1)
by: Marion Lennox
Series: Christmas Around the World
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Source: Tule Publishing via NetGalley
Sarah’s committed to her stellar modelling career in New York, but there’s an obligation she needs to fulfil. Harold was a Grandpa to her when she needed him most. Now all Harold wants is one last Christmas in his beloved Waratah Bay Homestead. Sarah’s not that so hot on baking and Christmas seems a bit… challenging… but she’s prepared to fly half way round the world to give it a try.
The only problem is, Harold no longer owns Waratah Bay Homestead. Farming tycoon Max Ramsey owns it now and he doesn’t like company, he doesn’t like Christmas and most of all, he doesn’t like Sarah.
When the two clash, enough sparks ensue to light a Christmas tree. How many enemies does it take to cook one Christmas turkey?
I'll put it right out there, I adored Christmas at Waratah Bay. Packed with emotion, this festive novella made me laugh, cry and everything in between.
Max and Sarah were wonderful characters and with a Scrooge feeling to their story it was a heart-warming and heart wrenching read. Max is a Scrooge of the heart, he keeps his feelings locked away and Christmas is just another day in his year, but when Sarah arrives to spend a last Christmas with her 'Grandpa' Harold, her sweet nature and sheer determination stirs something deep within him and he finds himself offering to host the festivities at his ranch.
Of the four in the Christmas Around the World series, I must confess that this was the one that touched me the greatest, and whilst I would've liked a little epilogue to see how Max and Sarah had got on, it doesn't detract from the fact that Marion Lennox has brought us a wonderful festive romantic read.
Whilst this book is part of the Christmas Around the World series, it is completely standalone and the series can be read in any order.
**Received a copy from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**
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