Sarah Collier spent her childhood Christmas and summer vacations with her grandmother in the town of Twilight, Texas. Every year at Christmas they would bake kismet cookies because her grandmother told Sarah that if you slept with kismet cookies under your pillow on Christmas Eve and dreamed of your true love, he would be your destiny. Sarah hasn’t believed the legend since she was an overweight 15 year old girl running down the church aisle on Christmas Day trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. Sarah’s changed in the last nine years; she’s grown up, become bestselling children’s author “Sadie Cool” and lost weight. Yet, Sarah still can’t forget her most embarrassing moment and has given up her childhood dreams of falling in love.
A letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight. She’s shocked when she discovers that Travis is the little girl’s father – he’s unattached and hotter than ever but Sarah knows he’s not in her future. Travis finds himself attracted to the grown up Sarah and wants to change her mind. Sometimes with a little help fairy tales do come true.
Lori Wilde has created a heartwarming holiday romance filled with colorful characters, which she set in a whimsical town named Twilight. Sarah Collier is a young woman whose love of reading helped her survive an unhappy childhood. She became a writer as a way of expressing her emotions. While Sarah is comfortable with make believe characters, she has a hard time connecting with real people. Travis Walker also had a difficult childhood and this makes him an ideal match for Sarah because he understands her fears. Unlike Sarah, Travis is very comfortable with others; he’s naturally charming and very outgoing. His strengths are all of Sarah’s weaknesses.
The secondary characters in this book are also fantastic, from Travis’s daughter Jasmine “Jazzy” Walker to Benny Gent, Sarah’s agent. The ladies of the first true love cookie club are also important secondary characters, especially Raylene Pringle, Travis’ aunt whose idea it was to bring Sarah back to town. Like many small towns, everyone knows everyone’s secrets but when one of the ladies secrets is exposed, it almost drives a wedge between Sarah and Travis. Fortunately destiny has plans for them both.
I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday romance and will be adding it to my list of holiday reads. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Wilde’s work. If you are looking for a charming holiday romance with a great cast of characters then look no further, you’ll fall in love with Sarah, Travis and Jazzy like I did.
The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier—not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown up, slimmed down, bestselling children’s book author “Sadie Cool” now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she’ll never fall foolishly in love again!
But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she’s shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl’s father—unattached and hotter than ever. His movie-star smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.
And just because you don’t believe in fairy tales doesn’t mean they won’t come true…