Sam Bledsoe prefers his reclusive existence. A one-man landscape business keeps a roof over his head and food on the table - and keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. But when a woman faints on her way from neighbor Maggie Ross' house, he doesn't hesitate. He rushes to help while grappling with memories of the incident that burned him so badly.
Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant - and down on her luck. The father of her unborn baby showed his true colors when he showed her the door. The apartment she has lined up isn't available until the first of the year, and with Christmas and a storm on the way, living in her car is no longer an option. Becca appeals to her no-nonsense sister for help, but Maggie, unaware of Becca's pregnancy, chooses that moment to dish out some tough love.
When Sam comes to Becca's rescue, their battered hearts collide. In a moment of holiday magic, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all, even to them. And will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?
I listened to the audiobook while reading the kindle version. Loved both the writing and the narration. It's a short but sweet love story that plucks hard at your heartstrings. A single mom to be, a wounded veteran, both with physical and mental barriers - it will take a miracle to bring them together. I'm usually asleep this time of night, but the climax had me sitting up wide-eyed, wondering if that miracle would come.
Recommended for all lovers of clean holiday romance!