Friday, November 26, 2010

Claire Ashgrove, A Christmas to Believe in

Title: A Christmas to Believe in (Three Kings series--book three)

Author: Claire Ashgrove

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Keywords: Champagne Rose, Holiday, Hot

Page Count: 354

ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-789-7

Price: $7.00

ISBN For Print: 978-1601547897

Price: $14.99

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


Reviewer: Cia


Struggling Thoroughbred breeder, Clint King, hasn’t been home for Christmas in five years. This year, his prize mare's due to foal any day, and in the wake of his father’s death, Clint can’t stand the idea of returning. Except, Alex is getting married on Christmas Eve, and their mother’s put her foot down. With his mare in tow, Clint prepares to meet a sister he’s never known, and Alex’s unexpected triplets. The one salvation he looks forward to is childhood companion, tomboy Jesse Saurs. Yet when he reunites with Jesse, he uncomfortably discovers she’s become all woman.

Jesse Saurs has everything she needs – financial security, a home, and a foster child who’s about to become her son. With Ethan’s final hearing scheduled just before Christmas, her dreams will come true. When she learns Clint and his brothers are returning, she anticipates a holiday reunion that’s sure to entertain Ethan. But on the night of Clint’s return, the ‘brother’ she expected leaves her trembling after a hug. Even worse, Ethan makes it clear Clint's not welcome.

Will Christmas destroy hopes and dreams, or will it become the gift they've all been longing for?


A Christmas To Believe in brought tears to my eyes. Christmas a time of magic didn’t look to be promising any miracles for Clint and his family. Through a host of circumstances true love remained unable to grow into a profound life. I hoped Clint would be able to overcome his pride and misconception on absolute perfection and that Jesse would overcome the obstacles keeping her from his side. Add in the quirky family drama unfolding and a horse about to foal and it makes for an action packed story.

This is one I’d love to read by a fire while drinking hot cocoa.

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