Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Gift of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

Arson wasn't the only fire that ignited between them.
Promises shattered.
Lies spoken.
She was arrested.
He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.
Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire.
Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.
Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all?
About the author:

Cindy Woodsmall is the "New York Times" and CBA best-selling author of eighteen works of fiction. She's been featured in national media outlets such as ABC's "Nightline" and the "Wall Street Journal." Cindy has won numerous awards and has been finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Flowery Branch, GA. 


Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom of three. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with Cindy for almost a decade. She is very excited about their first coauthored book. 


Find out more about Cindy and Erin at http://www.cindywoodsmall.com.
 
 
Here's My review of this enjoyable novel:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Cindy and Erin Woodsmall and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Gift of Christmas Past" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

'The Gift of Christmas Past' by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall is a beautiful novel of young love lost and the reunion of those individuals in adulthood. Hadley and Monroe came from opposite ends of the tracks. This was convenient leverage for Monroe’s parents to use to split the couple up as teenagers after Hadley was arrested for arson.

Ten years later, Monroe is running a speech therapy clinic owned by his parents. Hadley is pursuing an advanced degree in speech therapy and working with her young neighbor, Chloe, who’s been traumatized by an apartment fire. When 4 year-old Chloe is assigned to Monroe’s clinic for treatment, he and Hadley are reunited as adult professionals. But one condition of Monroe’s position is that he never see Hadley again.

This is a book about healing and second chances. It was a very encouraging read, a good romance with likable characters and enough tension to invest the reader in the story. I will look for books written by these authors in the future. I highly recommend this read.

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