Thursday, November 15, 2012

Border Collie Christmas by Nancy Warren

A Christmas Romance Novella

When Erin Nash hears a baby crying outside her door on a cold December night, the baby she discovers is a lost puppy with a red, and very wet and dirty, Christmas bow still hanging around its neck. When she attempts to unite the dog with his owner, she meets Jarad a man trying to raise a five-year old daughter, Sadie, alone. Jarad begins to rethink the wisdom of getting his daughter a puppy for Christmas. She’s already lost her mother, what if she lost the pup as well? As Erin and Jarad get to know each other, one small Border Collie with a big personality and no name, begins to unite two hurting people.

Author’s guarantee: No dogs were harmed in the telling of this story. You will not fall in love with the dog only to find yourself sobbing over his little grave at the end. I promise!


For me, even as a novella, I felt the story was short and a little rushed.  The story takes place during the course of about two or three weeks leading up to Christmas, in a small town called Kaslo, Washington.  So far I’ve read one full length book by Nancy and one other Christmas novella by her. Those books were “hot”.  This book isn’t “hot” like I thought it would be, it’s sweet and touching.

This book is called Border Collie Christmas.  I know, interesting yet strange name for a Christmas romance book.  But after you read the book, you will completely understand why.  But I think it should have been called Merry Christmas Cupid.

Erin Nash, a jewelry designer, and Jarad Gardiner, a software engineer, are both in their early thirties.  Each have suffered losses that no one should.  For Jared it was the very quick loss of his wife, and for Erin, it was the loss of her unborn child and the future she was planning.  With the help of a little no name dog, which part of me kept thinking was a Christmas Angel, and Jarad’s talkative, matchmaking mother, they each discover that Christmas is a time of hope, self realizations,forgiving, and a time for a fresh start.

This is one of those books that could be a good start to getting you into the Christmas spirit or a book to read on Christmas Eve, to give you sweet dreams for the next day.

My caution to you is that you might want to get your own little Border Collie puppy after reading this.

This book was a gift from the author, in hopes I would write an unbiased review.

Rating: 3 (I liked it.)

To find out more about Nancy and her many other books visit her website.

Border Collie Christmas is available in ebook format from Amazon.

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