by: Victoria James
Series: Shadow Creek, Montana
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn't in Big Sky Country any longer...but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.
Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.
Victoria James has a new hit series!!!!! Yes, that’s me shouting. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Victoria James. She writes romances that are fun, charming, and hit on all the right emotions. Add in Christmas and a small child, I’m a goner. Victoria is one of those authors whose name I see and I just grab the book. So, I went into reading Christmas with the Sheriff not knowing what it was about.
Immediately, your emotions are on high alert with the Prologue. You’re left just a little shattered as the images of the scene run through your mind. Fast forward five years, to present day and you find yourself wanting to reach into the book and hold Julia’s hand for support. After the death of her family, she had to get away from Shadow Creek. In the five years she’s been away, she’s managed to slightly heal from her loss and the secret her husband hid from her. She finds herself wondering if the people she held near and dear to her heart knew about the secret all along. Julia feels guilty because life went on without her in Shadow Creek, and she wasn’t there when her friends and loved ones needed her the most.
Chase Donovan hasn’t always had an easy life. His childhood is one he likes to keep close to the vest so to speak. But Chase is really one of the good guys. When Julia’s world was turned upside down, he was there to support her, even as he himself was reeling from the loss of his best friend. In the five years since Julia has been gone, things for Chase has changed as well. He’s now a single father to a seven-year-old little girl named Maggie. But something that hasn’t changed is his feelings for Julia, which goes back to the day she first arrived in Shadow Creek her sophomore year of high school.
Julia can’t help but be reminded of what she lost every time she looks at Maggie and does things with her. She’s sworn that she would never leave herself vulnerable to love and loss again. But ever so slowly, a man who has always been in her heart and a very insightful little girl are going to make her realize that Christmas is truly a time for forgiveness, family, love, and peace.
Victoria James has given readers a closed door romance which if you didn’t believe in the power of love will make you a believer. She has written a story with characters you wish were real and could be in your corner. She’s introduced you to secondary characters you can’t wait to get to know better. Be prepared with tissues at the ready, because Christmas with the Sheriff is going to take you on an emotional ride.
**Received a copy of the book courtesy of Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.**
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