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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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This sweet Christian romance was an uplifting story about imperfect people learning to love God and each other in spite of their difficult pasts.

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Charming and Sweet

I loved this inspirational Christmas story. The characters were witty and real and so much fun. The narrator was great and I look forward to reading and listening to more of this author's work in the future.

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Great Christmas Christian Romance

But good enough to be read all year. Well written and performed. Great characters who work their way through life’s obstacles in a credible way. I’m not a usual romance reader, but since I love Christmas movies, I gave this a try. So glad I did. I recommend you do too.

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beautiful inspirational holiday romance

A wonderful beautifully written short Christmas story. This Christian inspirational holiday story has love that takes you by surprise with twists and turns, laughter tears, and great banter. The characters are realistic, interesting and well developed. A standalone within a great series. The wonderful narration of this story really brought the storyline and characters to life.

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Holly’s Gift

This was a cute short story. I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a novella or not, but I would have liked a more in depth story. But it is still worth listening to.

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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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A sweet Christian romance read

Overall I really liked this book, the audio performance was enjoyable to listen to and kept me engaged the entire time. I did not have a print or eBook copy to compare the performance to, so am unable to comment on any deviations that there may or may not be. Story content review: Holly, a piano teacher, meets Tim, a city building inspector, at a homeless shelter where one of her students lives. As the story progresses seemingly unsolvable situations occur, not all solutions offered are readily accepted, and finding a way to the truth will allow them to proceed. Josie Riviera’s Holly’s gift is a sweet Christian romance read full of trials and solutions. I received a free audio copy of the book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.