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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Made the Grade: Jewell Cove Series, Book 1.5 | #BookReview @DonnaAlward

- This was an ARC Read / Jess read this novella within an anthology novel called "It Must Be Christmas: Three Holiday Stories." -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1740 KB | Print Length: 198 Pages
Publication Date: October 7, 2014 | Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | ASIN: B00L73JQNQ
Main Genre(s): Holiday Romance, Contemporary Romance, Quick Read
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Christmas at Seashell Cottage" [Jewell Cove Series, Book 1.5] by Donna Alward

Author's Book Description : It's Christmas in Jewell Cove...

And local doctor Charlie Yang finds her quiet, steady life disrupted by both an abandoned baby in the nativity manger, and a real-life mystery man. Sure, she's always wanted a family of her own, but she didn't imagine it coming from a baby that wasn't hers and a man who was more interested in living day by day than making long-term plans.

Ex-SEAL Dave Ricker hadn't planned on making Jewell Cove his forever home, but the talented and tender-hearted Charlie has him reconsidering his position on settling down. Can a beautiful woman, adorable baby and a small-town full of holiday spirit change his mind for good?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, brought together because of unforeseen circumstances Dave (David) and Charlie (Charlene) have an immediate connection but will it be able to grow into an everlasting relationship or just the "fling" that they agreed too?

This was a charming novel that hooked me from the time Charlie tried to "use baby Jesus" as a weapon. 😂 I loved the plot and its intriguing characters. In addition, Charlie was a commendable woman that I was thrilled to read about how she took care of Daniel and seeing how the town stepped up to help her when she needed it.

Yet it was really the intensity that Charlie shares with Dave that sold me on this novel. It made their possible relationship believe and made me root for them.

The only real issue I had with it was Daniel's storyline only because it felt unfinished. Nevertheless, I definitely recommend this winter romance to anyone wanting a unique contemporary read!!

On a side note :: Since reviewing this novel I have found that through Ms. Alward's website she has a Free Read available that is called "THE GIFT" – an epilogue revealing what the future holds for Baby Daniel! Click the linked title to check it out. At the time of this post Jess -- this reviewer -- has not read "THE GIFT."

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