Donna Alward’s Darling, VT Christmas title is a well thought out romantic novella. The story involves some undercurrent of personal struggles. “Deck the Halls” takes on the tough subject of veterans returning home as well as their families. This is definitely one of those stories that will touch your heart.
In this tale we have George and Amy. George is a veteran and Amy’s brother was his friend. Amy’s brother died over in the Middle East. George suffers from PTSD and that is really changed him. In the past he was a very wonderful, gentle and proud man that fought for his country. Now he has lost everything. But a second change is around the corner.
What will happen as the twin sister of his best friend (Ian) arrives? George has blamed himself for years over Ian's death. Will George and Amy be able to find some degree of closure and be able to help one another? I think so!
I loved how the author was able to bring this emotional tale to life. I encourage you to pick up "Deck the Halls' to see how this heartwarming emotional novella will put you in a holiday seasonal mood.
A Darling, VT Christmas Romance Novella
With shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, one man must face his past to find his future this Christmas.
In the last year, George's life has drastically changed. The formerly homeless veteran now has a job he likes, a family in the residents of Darling, VT, and for the first time in years, a home. But while his present is good, he's still haunted by the past, a past that appears shortly before Christmas when the older sister of his brother-in-arms hunts him down and finds him in Darling, working at the Ladybug Garden Center.
Amy’s looking for closure for her family after her brother's death in the Middle East, but the serious man she finds working in Vermont doesn’t resemble the soldier she remembers from years before. This man is hardened and yet somehow fragile, too, and in her desire to find out what really happened to her brother, she learns more about George than she ever expected.
With a little Christmas magic and the whole town supporting them, can these two bruised hearts make a future together?