About the book: Determined to escape an unwelcome suitor, Ginny Granger flees to her brother’s home in Eastern Oregon for the holiday season. Returning to the community where she spent her childhood years, she plans to relax and enjoy a peaceful visit. Not expecting to encounter the boy she once loved, her exile proves to be anything but restful.
A talented carpenter, Blake Stratton enjoys a simple existence in the small western town of Hardman. With honest work and good friends, his life is nearly perfect, at least until the day Ginny Granger arrives, setting him on his ear and turning his world upside down. Infuriated by her meddling presence, he’s further exasperated to discover she kept a Christmas token he gave her along with his heart the day she left town many years ago.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a perfect read for the holidays, but also anytime you’re looking for a sweet romance. It’s not graphic in any way but passionate and romantic. Ginny is such a feisty, fun character. I enjoyed her so much and the characters in the little town of Hardman, Oregon. This follows The Christmas Bargain but can be read on it’s own. This is about first love. The man she’s loved all her life and thought she lost 10 years ago, comes back into her life and trouble ensues. You’ll laugh and cry and want more!