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When Dale returns to Bandera, Texas, for Christmas, all he expects is to spend time with his beloved dog Buck. However, running into Shanna, his high-school sweetheart, reminds him of the time he has wasted and all he lost by running away on Christmas Eve nine years earlier. When he discovers something awful happened to Shanna on the night that he left, Dale is determined to make it up to her, but first he must be able to forgive the way that God has forgiven him.

©2017 Teresa Ives Lilly (P)2018 Teresa ives Lilly

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  • Jan M
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  • 05-27-18

Not what I expected

This Christian book was not quite what I expected. Dale returns home to be with his dying dog and runs into former girlfriend Shanna after 9 years apart. That part was well written. I did not like how Shanna was treated after being abused, beaten, and raped by someone previously and blamed as the guilty party. The story seemed to jump around to much for me. I didn't get into this book like I normally do. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I was expecting a sweet story, but this one had too much crammed in without enough development for me. The narrator did a great performance with her emotions in this book.

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Great Book

Christmas Returns by Teresa Ives Lilly was a good read. Dale has returned to Bandera, Texas to spend Christmas with his parents. He didn’t expect to see his high school sweetheart Shanna and didn’t want the emotions involved. I loved reading Shanna and Dale story. I was given this freereview copy audiobook at my request and have voluntary left this review. This was a great read, I can’t wait to read more by the author.

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The voice of a bedtime story

Book was ok. The narrator has the voice of a bedtime story teller. Soft and just a little flextion. Not that it was a bad narrator just felt wrong person for this particular book that deals with a very serious subject. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. 👍🏻

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cuteness overload

a very sweet and cute story I liked it very much a short romance book adorable and very well written
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.