Christmas On Pointe
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It’s Christmastime again in Silver Bell Falls and the whole town is getting in the spirit to help ballet teacher Abby Foster achieve her dream of opening her own dance studio!
Dancing has been Abby’s dream for her entire life – but more than anything, she wanted that dream in her beloved hometown of Silver Bell Falls. Teaching ballet to children at the community center is fine, but she’ hoping for so much more – her own studio, her own business…not to mention maybe meeting Mr. Right and having a family of her own. For almost a year, she’s been picturing Dean Hayes in that role and if he wasn’t such a darn recluse, maybe she’d have a chance.
Solitude and Dean Hayes have always gone hand-in-hand. It wasn’t by choice, but because of circumstances beyond his control. And once again, things are out of his control when he finds himself being named permanent guardian for his five year old niece just in time for the holidays. Dean had always imagined that he’d have a family of his own someday, just not quite like this. With the support of his hometown friends, he knows he’s going to be okay. But it’s Abby’s help with his niece that’s making the biggest difference.
This isn’t the Christmas either of them has planned, but maybe it’s the chance for the most perfect one yet!
Christmas on Pointe by Samantha Chase is a heartwarming Christmas story. Abby Foster has been a dancer her entire life but she is ready to bring her dream of a dance studio to her town of Silver Bell Falls. She wants to move her ballet lessons from the community center to a larger place where she can offer more than just ballet. It is the town residents who come to the rescue, helping Abby find an appropriate place for the new dance studio.
Dean Hayes has kept a low profile as he has cleaned up the messes left by his wild sister. Once again, things are out of control when he is named the permanent guardian for his five year old niece, just in time for the holidays. Dean has always believed that he would have a family of his own, but not exactly like this. With the support of friends and the town Dean finds the support to make this work. However, the biggest support comes from Abby, who’s help with his niece m generates the biggest difference.
Abby dreamed about Dean being Mr. Right while Dean had been working on his courage to follow up on his attraction to Abby. As Abby and Dean work together to make the holidays special and memorable for his niece, the attraction that has been simmering all along explodes into instant chemistry.
This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end, reading the story in one day. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
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A fantastic holiday novella
This story really brought on all the feels.
Dean isn't the typical alpha type hero. He's a bit on the quiet side and withdrawn. His world is sort of tossed upside down when events leave him as guardian of his niece. I liked that the author showed that while most people would do this, it's not usually without panic or confusion for a bit. Abby was such a fun heroine. She never really seemed to be down about much, and has a fantastic personality.
This story makes me wish I lived in a close knit small town. It shows some of the finer things they have to offer (people coming together to help others, looking out for each other, even a little meddling when needed). This book was a great read, and I would definitely recommend it!
Faith, Hope, Love!
Sometimes it. Takes a bump in the Road to help us find our way. With, Christmas on Pointe, Ms Chase spins a beautiful tale of missed opportunities, optimism, and the powerful force that puts everything in focus....."love"! Abby is a dreamer! Her hopes don't always pan out, but she looks at the world with more of a glass half full, mentality. If at first you don't succeed, keep trying until you do. Dean is more of a realist. He sees things as they are, not what they can be. When life throws a curveball in the form of his five year old niece, his life, heart, and home will never be the same. This is a story of faith, miracles, and family. It captures the meaning of the holiday season and casts a spell on your heart. Fantastic book!