Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Cold Creek Noel

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publisher: Harlequin SE
Age: 18+
Reviewed by: D Brown
Rating: 3.5 Ravens


Caidy Bowman had been the apple of her family's eye—until a devastating tragedy forced her to hide from the world. She was used to devoting her time to the animals on her family's ranch. Then widower Ben Caldwell and his two adorable children arrived in Pine Gulch, and suddenly, Caidy wanted more than a life in the shadows….As the town's new vet, Ben needed a place to stay for the holidays—and for his family to heal from their own loss. He absolutely wasn't looking for love again! But Caidy Bowman's sparkling green eyes and sweet smile touched Ben's broken heart, giving him hope for a new future. Their future—if he could convince the beautiful cowgirl that Christmas was a time for new beginnings.…


I have read all but one of the Cold Creek books, and I have to say that this was a nice clean romance. I enjoyed the characters and their development, right down to the children. Though there are no real twists in plot, the story is simple and moves along well. What irks me is the lack of attention to detail when bringing elements over from previous stories, creating inconsistencies. Reading books in a series leads one to believe there will be details about the other characters we have seen in the past. This is hardly the case. The author could have simply started a series for the Bowman’s rather than attempt to situate them in Cold Creek since the only reference to past characters is hastily added in the end.
Putting that aside, the book is nonetheless a light read and quite enjoyable.

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