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A COLD CREEK CHRISTMAS STORY
Sparkle In The Snow Leads To So Much More
Celeste Nicholas has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children’s stories becomes a major success, she’s suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something,someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer?
Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter’s sake. Yet all the millionaire’s resources can’t help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories dohold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?
Praise for RaeAnne Thayne
“[Thayne] engages the reader’s heart and emotions, inspiring hope and the belief that miracles are possible.” —#1 New York Timesbestselling author Debbie Macomber
“Thayne’s beautiful, honest storytelling goes straight to the heart.” —RT Book Reviews
I am giving A Cold Creek Christmas Story by RaeAnne Thayne 5/5 stars.
If you’re the kind of person who loves the cute heartwarming Christmas movies on The Hallmark Channel this time of year, A Cold Creek Christmas Story is definitely a must read for you. Now, I am one of those people and as soon I started to read it, I instantly started to see the story come alive in my head like I was watching a movie.
I think my favorite part of A Cold Creek Christmas Story was the main character Celeste Nicholas. I felt like I could relate a lot to her as a character, being the introverted bookworm type, that loves her family deeply and warm and welcoming to everyone. Now, does this type of character get used quite often? Yes, but for some reason I just liked Celeste much more than other characters of the like. I believe that has to do with how she interacted and treat Olivia throughout the story. I found myself caring more about the relationship between Celeste and Olivia than Celeste and Flynn. The bond Celeste and Olivia were able to form from both of them suffering tragic events at a young age, and also Celeste helping Olivia move past it, really spoke to me.
Now, for the romance in the story, I have to say it was quite cute. Celeste who never really dated anyone, but her teenage crush comes back to town and she falls in love with him again. It was funny to me, because here you have these two adults and they both act quite different. Celeste seems to me like a young teenage girl falling in love again, but then Flynn is this man falling in love again, but putting up a wall to try to protect him and also Olivia from getting hurt. Just the dynamic of the two finding each other again, and working through these feelings brought to life a beautiful story.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. Her love of reading and writing those words led her to a fifteen-year career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and editor.
Through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best. She sold her first book in 1995 and since then she’s published more than 40 titles. Her books have won many honors, including three RITA® Award nominations from the Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews magazine.
RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at raeannethayne.com.
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