Her Christmas Dilemma by Brenda Minton
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Harelquin
Searching for a safe haven
and a new beginning…
Returning home for the holidays after an unexpected pregnancy, Clara Fisher needs a fresh start. And working as a housekeeper for Tucker Church and his teenage niece is the first step. Clara still has hard choices to make, but Tucker might be just the person to help her forget her fears. Could the path to her new future also lead to love?
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This is my first Brenda Minton book and I must say that her writing style was more than I could have hoped. While this is a clean romance it, for me, was a step above your everyday Harlequin romance book. This reminded why I fell in love with Harlequin romance books to begin with and why even when there are a few years of just okay books to stay true to them because they will give me an author and book like this one.
Clara is a former foster child who now as an adult has returned home. Well to Nan her foster mother’s home. Clara is certain she will never be happy again but it determined to start fresh as she is pregnant. She accepts a job as housekeeper for Tucker Church, who has his hands full as he has taken temporary custody of his teenage niece.
Tucker and Clara have such a wonderful working relationship that develops into friendship that develops into more. The way they become more for one other is so well written. You can easily seeing these two gradually falling in love with one another as they learn to first work together and then depend on one another.
Tucker’s niece Shay was a great character as well. She is a teenager and going through something few will understand. However, Clara does. Clara knows just what Shay feels and how lucky she is to have Tucker taken her in.
Nan, Clara’s foster mother was also a great character. I loved that she could have been written as one of the worst people since we know that happens. However, she was loving and warm. She took in girls that needed help and I can only imagine how Clara would have turned out without her.
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