I know most readers frown upon Harlequin, but I really like these books as of late. I have many of them that I really need to get around to reading. I've enjoyed all that I've read so far. I find that I especially like the two that I've read that are set in the American West, mainly Texas. There's something about Texas that makes it a great setting for books, it's certainly a preferred setting for Christian authors.
A Family For Christmas begins when Eve Pickering travels by train to Tyler, Texas where she is to take up a position in a milliner's shop. During the train ride a young boy, whom Eve has befriended, is found to be a stowaway. When he is kicked off the train at a stop in Turnabout, Texas Eve doesn't have the heart to see the boy stranded alone in a strange town. She gives up her seat- and possibly her job offer at the milliner's shop- and gets off the train to watch over the young boy. A witness to her kindness, Chance Dawson, invites Eve and the boy to stay in his home until they find a new home for him.
This book was cute, cozy, and homey. While it was wholesome, it was never preachy. I liked both the main characters, Eve and Chance, and I enjoyed reading about the town of Turnabout. I would now to like to read the previous two books in the series. As Harlequin is famous for doing, the author has taken a small town and made a series out of the lives of the people who reside there. What I love about this, is you don't typically need to read the books in order. Past characters may make appearances in new books, but their stories aren't important to the stories of the new books, at all.
I enjoyed this light-hearted romance and I'm giving A Family For Christmas 4 out of 5 stars.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.