Faith Watkins loves Christmas, which is why she’s thrilled that her new hotel in the Lake District will be open in time for the festive season. And Faith has gone all out; huge Christmas tree, fairy lights, an entire family of decorative reindeer. Now all she needs are the guests …
But what she didn’t bank on was her first paying customer being someone like Adam Hunter. Rugged, powerfully built and with a deep sadness in his eyes, Adam is a man that Faith is immediately drawn to – but unfortunately he also has an intense hatred of all things Christmassy.
As the countdown to the big day begins, Faith can’t seem to keep away from her mysterious guest, but still finds herself with more questions than answers: just what happened to Adam Hunter? And why does he hate Christmas?
Title: A Little Christmas Faith
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Published: October 24, 2017
My Rating: 5 stars
If you are looking for that special Christmas Romance this year, the one that will leave you happy and sad, giddy and teary, with a lasting good feeling – then you need to pick up Kathryn Freeman’s A Little Christmas Faith… now. It’s obvious that I love romances set around the holiday – why would I have a blog devoted to only Christmas Romances otherwise… but this one is going on my automatic re-read list for each year because it’s not only that good, it also touches the heart in ways that leave a lasting impression.
It’s time to open the doors on Faith’s dream. Her own hotel, nestled in the beautiful Lake District is finally opening after some much needed tender loving care… and an explosion of Christmas decorations. She’s given up so much for this dream, but what she hopes will be the rewards are well worth it all. Her parents and her sisters are firmly behind her in this endeavor. In fact, her parents are staying at the hotel these first few days… and it won’t be long before other family members start making appearances. Faith is excited, nervous, and a bundle of nervous energy much like her two small rescue dogs at the moment. But her first paying guest is about to appear, her dream is really coming true.
Every year now at Christmas time Adam does a disappearing act. He avoids the holiday as much as humanly possible, not answering phone calls from one particular stubborn person, and usually finds an out of the way spot to “vacation” in during the days counting down to Christmas Day. Adam has his reasons for these actions. In his mind this is the only way to survive this day, and his memories. He’d been given the recommendation of this newly opened hotel off the beaten path in the Lake District and felt it would be far enough away to give him some peace, if possible. Unfortunately for Adam, he’s landed right in the middle of a hotel that is bursting with Christmas in every form possible.
I don’t want to give away the plot on this one for I truly believe you’ll melt with emotions as you slowly unveil Adam’s truth. Having said that – Faith and Adam make an amazing couple. Watching Faith slowly work some Christmas magic on Adam was a joy to behold, knowing how much he didn’t want to, but did these things for her anyways says so much about Adam’s natural character.
A Little Christmas Faith is full of all those small touches that make a novel memorable for me. Full of lively secondary characters, this one will pull at your emotions, give you a few chuckles and may have you believing in the power of love once again. I’d highly recommend this story for any Romance reader, no matter the genre you enjoy most. Give yourself a Christmas treat this year – it’s one you’ll be reopening for years to come.
I own an e-book, Kindle copy of this story.
Available for the Kindle