Title: Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain
Author: Laura Strickland
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: November 10, 2017
Page Count: 51
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?
Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain by Laura Strickland is a second chance holiday romance read that brings together a couple that had never stopped loving one another in the years they had been apart. The book is one that is relatively short but with a past between them already in place the events move fairly quickly when the main character returned home to run into the love she’d left behind.
Becca was a character that didn’t want to be tied down years ago but hasn’t found her happiness in all the time she’d been away. Jack on the other hand was the homebody of the story with no urge to leave so the two had split apart. Things of course come boiling back to the surface when the two are trapped due to a snowstorm.
Quick read with a holiday feel as the story takes place just before Christmas. I wouldn’t have minded things slowing down a bit and adding more to Becca and Jack’s story but as it is it was still a nice little holiday read overall.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Born and raised in Western New York, Laura Strickland has pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic and music, all reflected in her writing. She has made pilgrimages to both Newfoundland and Scotland in the company of her daughter, but is usually happiest at home not far from Lake Ontario, with her husband and her “fur” child, a rescue dog. Author of Scottish romances Devil Black, His Wicked Highland Ways, Honor Bound: A Highland Adventure and The Hiring Fair as well as The Guardians of Sherwood Trilogy consisting of Daughter of Sherwood, Champion of Sherwood and Lord of Sherwood, she has also published three Steampunk romances, Dead Handsome: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure, Off Kilter: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure and Sheer Madness: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure as well as two Christmas novellas: The Tenth Suitor and Mrs. Claus and the Viking Ship, and a Valentine’s novella: Ask me. Her Lobster Cove Historical Romances include The White Gull and the novella, Forged By Love, which won first place in the International Digital Awards. Her latest release, Awake on Garland Street, is her sixteenth book with The Wild Rose press.