Review: The Holiday Courtship By Winnie Griggs

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Series: Texas Grooms (Love Inspired Historical)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373283393
The Holiday Courtship
A Wife by Christmas...

As Christmas approaches, Hank Chandler is determined to find a wife to mother his sister's orphaned children. When schoolteacher Janell Whitman offers to help him with his niece and nephew, she seems to be the perfect match—but she won't accept his proposal. Instead, she insists she'll find him another bride before the holidays.

Janell moved to Turnabout, Texas, to put her past behind her and focus on her future—one that doesn't include marriage. But while she plays matchmaker and cares for Hank's children, she loses her heart to the two youngsters…and their adoptive father. If Janell reveals her secrets to Hank, will he still want her to be his Christmas bride?

My Thoughts:

During the late Autumn months of 1897, Hank Chandler suddenly finds himself taking on the responsibility of raising his sister's children, Chloe and Alex.   As he returns with the children to his hometown of Turnabout, Texas, Hank is quickly faced with the many challenges of parenthood as well as helping his niece and nephew overcome their traumatic loss and Chloe's life-changing injury.  How will he manage to become the parent these children so desperately need and still run his business in town? Hank is determined to find a bride and a mother for his newly formed family but his prospects are limited. However the town's schoolteacher, Janell Whitman, unexpectedly opens Chandler's heart to love and becomes his primary choice for several reasons...if only she would cast aside her fears of the past and accept his proposal.  Winnie Griggs has created an emotionally heart-warming story filled with endearing characters as well as hope, love, and faith. This was my first encounter with this particular author and I was quite impressed with her ability to evoke such a wide array of emotions...(yes, I had to reach for the box of tissues on more than one occasion!) The characters felt like old friends and the small town of Turnabout, Texas is one that I would certainly like to visit often.  The Holiday Courtship is sure to warm your heart this holiday season and will remain with you long after the last page has been read! Certainly a FOUR star inspirational romance!  

The Holiday Courtship is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2015. Paperback and Kindle versions are now available to pre-order.
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