by: Victoria James
Series: Shadow Creek, Montana
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Publishing ~ Bliss
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An unexpected family for the holidays.
Fall in love this holiday season with this heartwarming story about finding romance, the magic of Christmas, and the importance of family...
Children's bookstore owner Addie Mayberry believes in the magic of Christmas. Or at least, she used to. So when a young customer needs some seasonal optimism, Addie sets out to give the vulnerable, heartbroken little girl the best Christmas ever. Which means helping the hottest man in Shadow Creek, Bella's surgeon father, find his holiday spirit. Addie's up to the challenge, but between tree decorating and late night talks, she realizes she's starting to fall hard for the one man she definitely shouldn't.
Drew Barrett drastically changed his fast-paced life when he moved back to Shadow Creek, but it was all worth it to give his daughter a better life. He wasn't exactly winning dad-of-the-year awards before, so he's determined to make it up to Bella. And with Addie's help, he's slowly repairing his relationship with his daughter. The last thing he wants is to fall in love, since that road only leads to pain, but he can't stop thinking about Addie. Not only is she gorgeous, sweet, and great with Bella, she fills something in him he never knew was missing. But Addie wants forever, which is more than Drew can offer…
A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor is the sixth book in Victoria James’s Shadow Creek, Montana series. This is a standalone read, with characters from previous books making appearances.
Victoria is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read all of her books and my reviews tend to all sound the same at this point. When I read Victoria’s books, I expect to have my heartstrings tugged. I expect to possibly cry or come pretty close. I expect to fall in love with the characters. And I expect to have a happy ever after and a story I don’t want to end. A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor did not disappoint. From the beginning, Victoria tugged at my heartstrings. “Mommy doesn’t want me anymore?”
Bella Barrett appears to be a happy, healthy, secure and thoroughly loved eight-year-old. But something very important is missing. Her parents. Bella is the only child of Dr. Drew Barrett a surgeon and Jill Barrett a stylist and social media personality. The two have been divorced for a year and are so busy with their jobs that Bella is raised mostly by nannies. But that all changes when Jill dumps Bella on Drew’s doorstep telling him that she doesn’t want to do the parent thing anymore. Realizing how badly he’s failed his daughter and the memory of his parents, Drew moves back to his hometown of Shadow Creek, Montana. He has a lot to make up for and he wants Bella to be his priority.
Bella is a really sweet kid. She just wants love and attention from her parents. She befriends bookstore owner Addie Mayberry, who knows a thing or two about wanting a parent’s love. When Drew needs someone to watch Bella, Addie volunteers. As Addie and Bella grow closer, Drew starts to realize he’s more attracted to Addie than he thought.
Addie’s mother makes the wicked witch look like a saint. I loved that Addie gained confidence in herself and stood up to her mother’s brutal comments. I was quite surprised that A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor wasn’t a predictable story. Bella really stole this story. For an eight-year-old, she is wise beyond her years.
Drew, Addie, and Bella are all wonderful characters. I loved watching them interact with one another and form a family bond. This was a truly wonderful story that tugged at my heartstrings.
**Received a copy of the book courtesy of Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.**
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The Shadow Creek, Montana Series:
Christmas with the Sheriff ~ Review
The Baby Bombshell ~ Review
The Doctor’s Redemption ~ Review
Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep ~ Review
The Firefighter’s Pretend Fiancée ~ Review
Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.
In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.
Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.
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