A Christmas Promise
Book 5, Second Chance Brides - A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance
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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom “continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages. “A Christmas Promise is a true holiday treat with a tender, romantic story that “sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit.”
Experience the wonder of a Grayson family Christmas…
When Adam Grayson and his sweetheart Rebecca discover two orphans hiding in his sister’s greenhouse, they promise to help the boys find a warm, loving home. Adam never suspects that home might be his own. Being an only son is not a position he wants to give up, but in trying to protect his place as an only son, will Adam lose what he wants most—to win Rebecca’s heart and become a man of integrity like his father and uncles?
“Another fabulous addition to the Grayson Brothers series. How I love these characters and their world. Such a beautiful Christmas story. Loved it!” ~Mmoore
“Bound to be a classic.” ~Reads A lot
“A charming story of a boy learning lessons of family, friendship, community, and young love.” ~Patricia
“Very sweet story of two young people falling in love, two orphans finding a home, and the spirit of giving.” ~Mike
• Please Note: “A Christmas Promise” is the SWEET edition of Sleigh of Hope, book 6 in Wendy Lindstrom’s award-winning and New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series. It is also the prequel to Adam and Rebecca’s adult romance titled My Forever Love.
• Each book in this series is a standalone, complete novel featuring a different couple and their journey of falling in love, but the books can also be read and enjoyed as part of the series about the Grayson family.
Second Chance Brides series:
Book 1: ALWAYS AND FOREVER
Book 2: TWICE LOVED - RITA Winner!
Book 3: THEN CAME YOU - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 4: ONLY YOU
Book 5: MY HEART’S DESIRE
Book 6: A CHRISTMAS PROMISE
Book 7: MY FOREVER LOVE
Book 8: CHANCES ARE
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This is a wonderful Christmas story that reminds me of what the meaning of Christmas really is. It is a heartwarming story about a family that provides love and support to all. It will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.
“This is a great Christmas story. if you are missing the Christmas spirit read this book I guaranty it will put you in the mood to do something for someone in need. Will leave you smiling and remind you of what family means.” ~Julie S
“Heartfelt, suspense, loving and filled with kindness.” Lindstrom continues to impress with her understanding of human emotions and how we express them at all ages. A Christmas Promise is a coming of age story emotionally, not physically, and sets up the next book that follows Adam and Rebecca's [adult romance] story. This is a sweet read and sets a tone for living the Christmas spirit. ~Whodat
“While reading the Grayson Brothers series you will fall in love with each and everyone that they represent. These books are filled with love, compassion , heartache and longing. From the moment I started reading them I didn't want to put them down. There were moments I felt that I was watching the books unfold right before my eyes. If you enjoy a book that will fill you to the brim please read for yourself The Grayson Brothers.” ~KButler Photography
“This is so great as you see people helping friends, neighbors, families, and strangers. The spirit of Christmas and the true meaning comes across so great.”
“One of the better books I've read ever.”
“This is a heartwarming story of how a boy who has just been adopted and found a place of his own with his new family deals with jealousy and insecurity when a couple of brothers in a situation very similar to himself come along. As he struggles with his feelings, Adam finds the true meaning of Christmas.” ~Mary Dieterich
“The author is very good in her stories. This story had a very heart warming meaning to it. Giving is a gift, but also being able to receive a gift with thanksgiving is also a gift. I hope the author will write again about a group of people or family.” ~Joan
“Love the Grayson world and this glimpse of Rebecca and Adam growing up into such remarkable adults.”
Themes: Victorian historical romance series set in 19th century America - 1800s - featuring sweet, clean & wholesome love stories for adults, but also appropriate for teen and young adult romance readers.
A Christmas Promise
Very intriguing! I couldn't put it down until I finished the book.
A Christmas Promise is a quick easy-read novella that is the "sweet" edition of Sleigh of Hope by Wendy Lindstrom. It's primary focus is on Adam, the adopted son of Duke Grayson. Adam is a sweet boy who has settled in with his new family as Duke's son. He struggles with jealousy and fear of losing the hold on his family when new orphans come to town. I enjoyed seeing the struggles that Adam faces with jealousy and guilt - afraid to lose his family but feeling terrible for not wanting the new kids to live with him. The feelings Adam experiences are real feelings of losing a person's place in their family and with their parents - trying to forge their unique identity in their world. It is really refreshing to watch as he struggles to figure out how to do the right thing while trying not to lose what's important to him.
This story also shows how a small town can come together to support their own - from rebuilding a home that burnt down, to delivering wood to families who couldn't heat their houses, and to providing food for those who were hungry. Adam sees the needs in his neighbors, and feeling guilty that he didn't help Leo in the best way possible, turns that into an opportunity to help many people. Adam draws on his experiences of being hungry and and his feelings of being alone to determine how to help his neighbors in Fredonia, and ultimately uses that experience to draw Leo into a closer relationship.
I love that Adam is already in love with Rebecca and has decided that he'll marry her. That confidence in his feelings and his future isn't often seen in modern day men and is a refreshing look at how love can be so simple when the complications of life and adulthood can be removed. That said, the author has created children who are as wonderfully-complex, caring, and loving as the adults that support and love them. If children today had even a small amount of the fortitude, honor, and drive that Adam, Rebecca, Leo, and the rest of Fredonia have, our world would be a much better place.
- Category: Historical
- Published: May 10, 2015
- Publisher: Rustic Studio Publishing
- Seller: Rustic Studio Publishing
- Print Length: 152 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 5, Second Chance Brides