Sunday, 28 December 2014

REVIEW - A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek

The Book
Release Date: 21 November 2014

Melinda Sweet loved her husband before she learned of his wealth and she loves him still, despite the fact that it’s gone. Unfortunately, while she knows the collapse of his Chicago financial services business had nothing to do with him, he believes otherwise. His upbeat adjustment to their new – and temporary – life on his grandfather’s rundown honey farm is a foil to cover the burden of failure. She wasn’t expecting to throw – in five weeks – the traditional Sweet Christmas Open House, but it’s a good earning opportunity and how hard could it be?

Austin Sweet is determined to make his wife proud of him again. But he also wants to erase the sting of shame he feels from his parents, to whom he owes a debt of gratitude for arranging for this caretaking job. Getting paid to fix up this disaster is better than living in their basement, sure. But what does he know about bees? Or fixing broken plumbing? Or cleaning a chimney?

But when Austin’s grandfather gives him the farm as a Christmas gift, there’s only one response. Accepting the gift will secure a future that will make his wife even more unhappy than he already is. Refusing the gift will finalize the rift between him and his family, but he’d rather lose them than Melinda. Then he discovers she’s spared him the choice. Austin’s not-so-Sweet side rears up as he determines that he’s done trying to make everyone happy. He’ll get his wife back, no matter what. And they’ll decide their future together.

My Opinion  4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Tule Publishing, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Melinda and Austin Sweet have been through hell and back and the book starts where the couple are on a temporary break.  Austin is currently in Montana on his late grandfathers ranch and has been for the last month.  After having lost everything his father has asked that he look after the place until spring where they will sell and split the money.

Melinda arrives after a the month split at her mothers urging and it is only when she sees him again is she reminded just how much she loves her husband.  She never blamed his for their new circumstances, but both just got a little lost with everything that happened.  

With a new purpose, Melinda makes the best of what she has and sees only the good qualities in her man.  Both pick up their pace, learn new things and work hard especially as they start talking again.

Both show how with unending love you can battle through the harsh times and make them better.  Its a warming holiday novella that is perfect to read in front of a warm fire and get a glimpse of another character from the Three River Ranch series.

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