Christmas with the Black Sheep

Aylin Myers is a young, creative woman who started her own candle and perfumed oil business when the funeral home she worked for as a sort of Jacks Of All Trades closed down after the owner’s death. Now, the owner’s son, Eriah Jameson, is back in town to restart his family’s business.

Eriah has a very shady past – a past the small tight knit community of Barrow Haven may not wish to forget so easily. Eriah turns to Aylin not only to help him restart the business, but to help rebuild his reputation as well.

Aylin isn’t convinced that Eriah has changed from the spoiled troublemaker who left town. But she is a believer that at Christmas, you should help your fellow man – no matter how wretched he may be! As she spends time with Barrow Haven’s black sheep, she discovers there just might be more to the man than she thought. Could love be that far behind for the couple?

Christmas with the Black Sheep is a short, 10,000 word sweet contemporary read. The setting of a small town during Christmas comes vividly to life for the reader. You’ll feel you’re there among the scented candles and sugar cookies. If you’ve read Natalie-Nicole Bates before, you know she isn’t one to shy away from peculiar things such as funeral homes in her stories, which makes her writing out of the ordinary. Her use of women who own their own businesses and are strong and self-supporting are admirable. This story is a sweet little Christmas tale that is appropriate from a teenager on up. Enjoy a little slice of holiday happiness with Christmas with the Black Sheep.

Book Blurb for Christmas with the Black Sheep

It’s Christmas time, and Eriah Jameson has returned home to restart his family’s business. Due to his wild child past, no one is friendly or welcoming to Barrow Haven’s black sheep.

Aylin Myers lost her job when Eriah’s father took ill. She knows Eriah needs her help getting his business up and running again, but she doesn’t trust him. If he fails, she knows it will dishonor his father’s memory. And Aylin knows that at Christmas, it’s the right thing to help your fellow man—no matter how wretched he might be.

As Aylin gets to know Eriah, she sees a side of him Barrow Haven never saw. That perhaps the black sheep has changed for the better. Still, can she be sure this side of Eriah is real, and not just a facade he’s perfected over time to get his own way?

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 5.00