A Bramble House Christmas by C J Carmichael

Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers.

But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important.

Titles in the Carrigans of the Circle C series include:  Promise Me, Cowboy – Good Together – Close To Her Heart – Snowbound In Montana – A Cowgirl’s Christmas – A Bramble House Christmas

Title:  A Bramble House Christmas
Series:  Carrigans of the Circle C #6
Author:  C J Carmichael
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Christmas
Published:  October 26, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Christmas magic is alive and well in Marietta, Montana this year… and just in time for this couple.  Willa and her son, Scout, have come out the other side of a nightmare – a horrible nightmare called cancer.  And with the generous gift from a patient, they both are having a wonderful Marietta Christmas.  Finn and his mother and sisters are suspicious of the bequest in Finn’s father’s will.  Fifty thousand dollars to a nurse who only took care of his father for the final six weeks of his life?  Really?  Sounds like a scam to him… and now he’s followed her to Marietta in order to get to the bottom of this personal mystery.

A Bramble House Christmas is such an emotion packed story that goes beyond the wonder of the Christmas season to a very poignant reason for celebration in Willa’s life.  Scout has beaten childhood cancer, and while the possibility for a remission always will exist, right now he is cancer-free and that should make her the happiest mother on earth.  And it does, no doubt about that – but it’s hard to not worry about his health, and letting her perfectly normal boy behave exactly like, well a normal little boy once again is going to take some adjustments.

Finn soon realizes that while Willa might seem to be keeping a secret, she certainly doesn’t seem like the kind of woman to steal from a very sick man.  And her son is simply charming, yet something is off – so what’s one more mystery to solve.  It seems like more and more questions keep popping up no matter how attracted to Willa is becoming to him.

This story is full of the magic of Christmas, celebrations of several events and romance.  It’s not fair to give away much of this heartwarming story.  I believe A Bramble House Christmas is one of the most emotionally satisfying stories I’ve read this Christmas reading season.  It is definitely one that I will be rereading for years to come.  Realistic, heartwarming and full of Christmas wonder – you’re going to want to read this one, hot chocolate with whipped cream optional.

This review first appeared on my book blog Keeper Bookshelf.

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