Christmas with the Sheriff
Book 1, Shadow Creek, Montana
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After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn't in Big Sky Country any longer...but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.
Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.
The Shadow Creek Montana series is best read in order.
Book #1: Christmas with the Sheriff
Book #2: The Baby Bombshell
Book #3: The Doctor's Redemption
Christmas with the Sheriff
I chose this book to read because Victoria is a new author for me. I wanted to check her out and I am glad I did. This is a confusing start but it turns out at the end. Five years ago Julia had to bury her husband and son from a car accident. Major Spoiler. Julia had run away and decided to come home for a visit for Christmas. Chase meets her again. She meets his daughter Maggie who would be Matthew's age. Chase is the Sheriff and that scares Julia. Chase has loved her forever and now Julia buries her life away. This shows how things come together. Shh and how the next book will come! I will tell you that you will need a lot of tissues. I fell right into this story. It went right into my heart. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is a good clean story. Please check this book out to read it. Enjoy your reading! I volunteered to read and review this book.
Loved this book!! It's a wonderful small town romance with characters that will grip you by the heart. Julia Bradley has suffered heartache that most people can never imagine. She not only lost her husband in an accident but her young son as well. Unable to stay in the small town they had lived in she fled far and fast.She returns to her hometown after 5 years to spend the holidays with her family. While there she sees Chase Donovan again. Chase has loved Julia for as long as he can remember. When she married his best friend he tried to move even marrying himself but one look at her again and he knows he's only been fooling himself. While in Shadow Creek Julia and Chase spend some time together along with Chase's adorable daughter Maggie. The relationship between father and daughter is wonderful and being with these two may be exactly what Julia's heart needs to heal and move forward.
You don't want to miss this incredible heart touching and uplifting story. I highly recommend it.
Sweet and Emotional Romance
"Christmas with the Sheriff" by Victoria James is book number one in the "Shadow Creek, Montana" series. This is Julia Bailey and Sheriff Chase Donovan's story.
It's been five years and Julia is back in Shadow Creek for the holidays. Julia still has unresolved issues from the past plus a secret about her late husband.
Chase has always loved Julia but since she ended up with his best friend had kept quiet about his feelings. It's been fives since her husband's death and since Chase has seen her. Chase was determined to not let her get away this time.
I could feel the chemistry and attraction between Chase and Julia. They seem so right for each other. The problem is Julia doesn't know if she can put herself in the position to be hurt again. Chase even though he loves Julia his daughter is his top priority. Will Chase and Julia take a chance on love?
Chase and Julia have a lot of emotional baggage to work through in order to find their happily ever after. This was an emotional love story. At times you may cry, laugh, or want to knock some sense into Julia and Chase. I enjoyed this sweet and heartwarming romance. I also loved Chase's daughter, Maggie.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
- Category: Holiday
- Published: Nov 07, 2016
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 150 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Shadow Creek, Montana