Sandra Sookoo presents readers with a considerate Christmas contemporary. Sometimes all a good story needs is a solid foundation and some strong characters and that's just what this book delivers. Morgan is pretty easy to relate to and her interactions with her niece are heart-warming in their accuracy. The fact that she wasn't looking for a romantic entanglement made it all the more special because real life never follows plans. Carter and his son are so genuine that they could become clichéd but instead they are perfect. This is a poignant tale about what the holidays should be about, family and love and while life doesn't always give us what we ask for if we look hard enough and embrace our opportunities we can have happiness. If you want to find a sweet way to embrace the holiday season and relax from all the craziness that often accompanies this time of year, pick up this story and give yourself a beautiful gift.
Workaholic Morgan Davidson just wants to spend some quality time with the only family she has, problem is she and her niece are not exactly on the best terms so Morgan impulsively decides to rent a cabin for Christmas in rural Indiana. she gets a little more than she was looking for when Park Ranger Carter Poole and his son invite them to join them for the holidays and they all find out just what is the real gift of the season.
Bad stuff happens. Love makes it bearable.
All Morgan Davidson wants is a chance to reconnect with her fifteen-year-old niece – sans digital dependency. She books a cabin for Christmas week in rural southern Indiana, but contracting a case of the warm fuzzies for a handsome ranger isn't part of the plan.
Carter Poole, single dad and park ranger, has simple tastes. He’s not on Facebook, doesn’t let his five-year-old son play video games and spends a lot of time outdoors. When he’s sent out to investigate mysterious tracks, he meets Morgan and a spark ignites between them. He invites her to share the holiday with him and his son.
Between teenage angst, emotional drama and second-guessing, Morgan and Carter manage to steal a few moments alone. When his son goes missing on Christmas Eve, the world narrows for them and they realize what matters most—love in all its messy glory.