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The only thing bigger than the storm in Michelle's heart is the blizzard raging across the Alberta prairie outside her window. Finding an injured stray dog is the last thing she needs. Add to the mix the handsome new vet who is taking over her beloved Doc’s practice and peace of mind is not in the picture. Cale Benjamin is too nice to be for real. Michelle is still smarting from being jilted by her high school sweetheart fiancé and not in the mood to trust any man, let alone one as drop dead gorgeous as Dr. Cale Benjamin DVM. The injured stray, Storm, keeps putting Michelle in Cale’s path whether she likes it or no. She is distressed to find that the handsome young vet is sliding past her carefully erected defenses and into her heart. A few well placed nudges from Doc’s match maker wife, Mary, help the young doctor’s cause, but will it be enough to make the lady rancher allow him into her life?

If you like Janet Dailey's Tyler's Texas series you'll enjoy Storm's Refuge.

Christmas Storm won fourth place in the 2013 Oklahoma Romance Writers of America International Digital Awards in the Contemporary Novel category

©2014 Nancy M. Bell (P)2019 Nancy M. Bell

Critic Reviews

I can totally feel that chilled, biting air and smell the smell of the hay. It's like I'm there. I'm amazed at how you can make small details absolutely fascinating and very much alive. And the colt has totally won my heart, and the dog too. And of course, there's the hot dude Vet Man Cale. Hubba hubba! Thanks for a great story. (Suzanne de Montigny)

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Kinda obsessed with the ex

Georgia Bragg- AMAZING JOB! Great narration loved every second of it. Perfect!

The story was good. It seems like she was way too obsessed with the ex and then bam she’s head over heels. Serious 90 % of the book it’s “my life with Rob coulda, shoulda, woulda” and I felt so bad for her. She was just so in love that she couldn’t see his crazy.

In the end, we get our hea, despite her crazy and we see real character growth from Michelle. I’m not really gonna expand on Kale because he’s your basic hero in the story.

There is, obviously since she’s obsessed with the ex. Not too bad.

Drama- mild
Sexy times- minimal
Animals births- High (seriously)

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Wonderful Story

This was a great story. I really enjoyed listening to it. You should try it.

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Loved the Dog

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. The dog took center stage for me. The H/h both confused me. Immediate dislike then a kiss. Then anger, then more kisses. What is going on here? Some of the descriptions also confused me. The dog growled and snapped her jaws and then fell silent. The heroine wraps up the cawl from the horse and does not wash her hands but the vet does. She then grabs his jacket but no mention of the blood and stuff on her hands. Overall it was a good story. The dynamics between the heroine and her brother also got muddles. The narrator was very good and all characters stood as individuals. Those are just a few things I didn't care for but overall I enjoyed the story.

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Cold and snow, moody female and pregnant animals!

For the most part, this was an enjoyable story. I loved the animals playing such a big part. I didn't like that Michelle was so judgmental and hateful toward the new vet for no reason. Especially after he drove way out there in a snowstorm just to check out a stray dog for her! Being hurt by someone is not a free pass to be mean to another. She wasn't a very likable person half the time so it was difficult for me to root for her possible romance. Now him, he was very likable! Kind, patient and very caring. I liked this narrator, She did a fantastic job with this book. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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Really liked it.

The story was engaging, held my interest all the way through.

Georgia Bragg did a very good job with her narration. There isn't much difference between the voices of the men and women but it didn't seem to make a difference too me. And I'm usually a stickler when it comes to listening to a narration.

I received this audible free at my request. This is my honest review.

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Excellent Contemporary Romance

The author did an excellent job writing this story. The characters were well developed and the story grabbed my attention right away. I loved Storm and her puppies.

The story moved at a great pace and I felt like I was part of the story. I normally don’t read westerns but I’m so glad I decided to make an exception. I absolutely enjoyed this book.

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life. I was totally entertained and engrossed into this story.

This is the first book in this series and I’m looking forward to book two. I really enjoyed this Author’s storytelling abilities . Very talented author and narrator team.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Well written good story

I loved the story. it is well written with loads of humour and the characters are well created, someone you could meet in every day life.
This is the first book in a series so I hope the closer I want to see with her brother will be in next book. It was the only thing I missed in the book.
Very strong characters, hard working good people living in environment that gives nothing free, bad weather and rough roads.
Thank you for allowing me to listen to the book for free.

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A Sweet Romance Well Narrated

A ranching woman (who isn't above some salty expletives). A handsome new vet she doesn't quite trust; a terrible snowstorm. Ms. Bell's details pull you right into this story. Her characters and setting are believable. Georgia Bragg has a good voice and does a great job of telling this story and switching timbre between female and male.
The romance is a slow burn, my favorite; no INSTANT LOVE. But there is plenty of attraction.

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LOVED IT!

Loved it! The narration was great and kept me entertained. The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last. I look forward to reading more books in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Recommended

I enjoyed this story concept. Michelle's bitchiness got old quickly especially as she knew she shouldn't be most of the time. Jumping to conclusions, jealousy, and taking her frustrations out on the wrong people is not helpful or fun to watch. I would like to see what became of Michelle & George's disagreement. Seemed like George really needed to grow up.

The characterization is very good and I became vested in the characters. The romance was very fast. I loved Doc and Mary.

Georgia Bragg did a wonderful job narrating. I especially liked that in the beginning when the story called for singing, she sang. Kudos.

I recieved a Audible copy of this story, at my request, in exchange for a honest review.

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enjoyed

enjoyed this audio book It has suspense, humor, romance well written and great narrater can't wait for book 2
10/10