Christmas is a time for family and celebration, but Emmett and Violet have hit a snag in their plans. Between the weather taking out communications and a faulty transport, Violet has no idea if her Marine is still alive (though she knows in her heart he is). Alternately, Emmett is rabid to get home to his wife, ready to start a life without the military calling all the shots. I could seriously identify with their frustration and sense of urgency. Never mind they planned on starting a family right away, they need to be in the same zip code for that to happen.
Violet is portrayed as the stoic military wife, but fesses up to Emmett after he arrives that is was all for show. And she's so glad he's home. As they proceed to initiate their Christmas plan to start a family and christen their new home, danger pops up that they take care of as the team they are. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a tight knit community to get a soldier home on time. This was a good uplifting read for the holiday, with some heat thrown in for the season.
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