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Close to Her Heart

Book 3, Carrigans of the Circle C

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The Carrigans of Circle C Series- Book 3

Dani Carrigan has always relied on logic when making important life decisions, but when she discovers she’s pregnant - and that there’s a chance her baby may be born “not perfect”— logic lets her down.

It would help if the baby’s father would pop the question, but widowed father Adrian seems more interested in protecting his six-year-old daughter than committing to his new relationship with Dani.

The last time she felt this alone and scared was when she was 16 and her mother died, leaving Dani to raise her younger sisters with precious little help from her distant and disapproving rancher father. She felt so inadequate then, but is she any more prepared to be a mother now?

Support comes from an unlikely source. Dani always saw her next-door neighbour and friend, divorce attorney Elliot Gilmore, as a charming, handsome, playboy-type. But with each challenge she faces, from pregnancy, to delivery and beyond—Elliot reveals himself a better man than she ever guessed.

Is it possible that Elliot hasn’t been playing the field—but waiting for her?

The Carrigans of Circle C Series
Book 1: Promise Me, Cowboy
Book 2: Good Together
Book 3: Close to Her Heart

Customer Reviews

Hard Choices

Dani and Elliot's story is hard for me to review without spilling the beans. CJ Carmichael caught so many aspects of a woman, it was amazing. The need for independence, to be strong, career oriented, fears of motherhood, picking the wrong guy, when the right one is in front of you, etc..

Having to hold your family together during tragedy and than trying to figure out who you are as a person.

You won't be disappointed in this story, maybe a little sad at some of the choices Dani made with her family, but an understanding of the reasons she did what she did.

Be My Love

Dani Carrigan is pregnant. The man she loves doesn't want her and the baby in his life. She's alone and frightened. An Ultrasound shows that her baby has Down Syndrome markers. Dani alone has to decide what to do. She won't involve her family or the baby's father. Does she have the strength to do this on her own? She needs to tell someone about her pregnancy so she tells Eliot and Miriam, her closest friends. She is so tired of secrets. Close To Her Heart is an incredible story with great emotional depth. Dani and Eliot are honorable. They care about people and want to help. Their love develops slowly and catches them both unawares. Miriam is the opposite. She is selfish and spoiled. She cares only for herself. The novel is skillfully crafted and pulled at my heart. The story centers on friendship, family and love. C.J. Carmichael has outdone herself with this book. She brought me to tears with her honest portrayal of the joy and pain that a person experiences when they become a parent.

Love this Series

What an amazing story of Dani Carrington, unwed mother finds out that there she might have a baby with birth defects when she is sixteen weeks pregnant. The father of the baby is on again/off again with the relationship. Her wonderful neighbor Eliot, steps in with the help of her pregnancy. I must admit I did get a little upset with Dani in certain circumstances in the book, but it all ended up well. Loved, Eliot on how he did not give up on Dani and the baby. You never know where you will find love and least expect it.
This is part of Carrington of Circle C series, but can be read as a stand alone. I love this series!!!

Close to Her Heart
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Sep 23, 2014
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing Group, LLC
  • Seller: Tule Publishing Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 163 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, Carrigans of the Circle C
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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