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Holly's Gift

Small-Town Christmas Wishes Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Allyson Voller
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Snowflake, Colorado - a small town where wishes come true! 

When six old high school friends receive a letter that their fellow friend Charity Hart wrote before she passed away, their lives take an unexpected turn. She leaves them each a check for $1,500 and asks them to grant a wish - a secret wish - for someone else by Christmas. It sounds simple, but the friends soon discover that it isn’t as easy as it seems! 

With the clock ticking, will they make it happen in time? Join Mia, Caro, Nate, Sara, Holly, and Taye on their journey to make a wish come true and find love along the way.

Holly’s Gift

Miracles don’t always come easy. Sometimes it takes a secret wish to light an angel’s way.

When Holly steps into a homeless shelter looking for an MIA piano student, she notices a distinct lack of Christmas cheer because a handsome building inspector is forcing the shelter to temporarily close down.

Holly knows bad guys - she was married to one. Yet, when the man asks her out, she finds herself agreeing with an absolute yes.

Tim Stewart doesn’t hold his breath waiting for God to answer prayers. He went from homeless desperation to television stardom to relative obscurity while God stayed silent. But when Holly barrels into his life, her steady faith sparks hope for a dream of his own. Even if it means praying for a Christmas miracle, one last time.

Remembered sadness is the stepping stone to tomorrow’s joy.

©2019 Josie Riviera (P)2019 Josie Riviera

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Contemporary Christian Romance

Two broken people find hope and love.
I enjoyed the story, but felt the ending was missing some meat.

The narrator sounded sad through all the characters. I might have been her tempo, but it felt a bit depressing when the story line didn’t call for it.

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Inspirational Christmas Story

I enjoyed listening to Holly’s Gift. It’s a good, heartwarming story about hope, faith, trust, and love. It’s a beautiful story for Christmastime or any time of year, especially for those of us who love Christmas books. It’s book five in a series, but is a stand-alone. This is a shorter, well-written, inspirational story. The narration was well done.

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Holly’s Gift

An inspirational book that shows if you follow the right path, everything will work out as planned in the end. I really enjoyed this book and loved the clean love part in this romance. Narration was done very well also.

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Is love real? And possible for me?

Great book! ( I don’t usually say that). Unusual premise with unusual hero/heroine. They both have so many insecurities based on past experiences that they have a hard time believing they could love anyone, let alone someone loving them back. I totally enjoyed listening to this- both the book and the narration.

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I really enjoyed this story.

Really enjoyed this story and I really liked Holly and Tim. Holly is trying to fulfill her friend's last wish when she meets Tim. Holly might be a little too churchy for Tim, but he can't help but be drawn to Holly. Holly has no interest in dating, but there is something about Tim. Will they be able to come together?

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Sweet Christian Christmas Romance

I thought it was wonderful that even in death Holly’s friend Charity found a way to give back by bequeathing money to her friends on the condition that they had to give it to someone else and that Holly found a purpose in her young piano student Jasmine and her struggling single mother and the place that they were currently calling home. Tim was cynical after the life he led and dealing with his selfish mother and father. He doesn’t trust easily. Holly also has trouble trusting after divorcing her cheating ex-husband. Tim and Holly go through their share of misunderstandings in their relationship. I loved that her aunt rehabilitated dogs. If I didn’t feel like I would get too attached and not be able to re home them, I would love to do that myself. This was a sweet Christian Christmas romance with themes of forgiveness and redemption.

The narrator has a smooth clear tone with voice changes and inflections in all the right places.

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A fun-loving story with lots of characters!

The story draws you in, and keeps you wondering how it will end. Lots of funny things in it, and it also includes romance. Narration is well done, also. I would recommend it!

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Christmas Miracle

How one woman changed the lives of many women and children in need of shelter with the help of a community and a gift from a friend.
All of us are touched by stories but not all of us do something about it, Holly decides that it is important and with the help of the community, they can make a difference in the lives of the women and children staying in the shelter.

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A Sweet Josie Riveria romance

I finished listening to Holly's gift on audible. It was so engaging I listened to it in one sitting. It's a wonderful story of faith, hope, forgiveness and love. Holly feeling lonely after a divorce and the death of a dear friend is viewing life somewhat cynically. She meets Tim while looking for one of her students at a home less shelter. Tim is a building inspector who must close the homeless center because of faulty wiring. While Tim is interested in Holly, she wants nothing to do with him because of his decision to close the center. This was an enjoyable story to hear and does have a hea.

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Clean Story.

I got this audiobook by the author for review.
This is a nice story, well written and though good, falls a bit short, takes time before it takes you on board, both characters have issues and they struggles with them, there are many, but abandonment and be afraid to follow there heart, so the romance didn't stand out to me much, this felt a bit cliche at times. There is a lot of passages about praying and relying on the Lord for guidance and the ending of the book is also a bit flat, still is was a clean holiday romance.