Good grief right into Christmas with my leisure reading and we have only JUST had Canadian Thanksgiving. Random library grab once again, what can I say? Still in my new section of choice for light reading – Love Inspired, Their First Noel by Annie Jones did not disappoint.
I felt this one was a bit rushed as compared to others in the same Heartwarming Inspirational Romance series. the main character is a young baker who has come to a sleepy town to check out the old inn her parents met at. She was conceived there one summer and then her parents were parted. Raised by a single mom who had never quite recovered from the loss Corrie has returned to her beginnings to try and find her father.
The inn in question is being restored by the current owner’s son Andy. Add in an adopted sister and their mother being gone overseas to help OTHER adopting families all during Christmas and you get the beginnings of a sweet but resisted romance.
I love that this is not a “they meet and fall in love instantly BANG” story… there is conflict and give and take on both sides. OH and don’t forget the gingerbread house competition. I found the fact that the child in this story was a SIBLING and not the daughter of either of the main characters a pleasant change. My only beef really was that I would have enjoyed a longer timeline for the relationship to be realized. But then again, I find I often lament the brevity of an enjoyable book. All in all a lovely holiday story.