Series: Shadow Creek Montana #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 7, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn't in Big Sky Country any longer...but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.
Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.
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This holiday romance is the first in the Shadow Creek Montana series. While Christmas with the Sheriff is quite short, the characters are well drawn, mostly authentic and enjoyable. Julia comes home to visit her in-laws for the first time after being widows 5 years ago. Both the emotional story and the career aspects are rather realistic.
Julia has known Chase for much of her life, so it is not surprising they are close, or how they spend time together now. Maggie is a great small addition to the story. The connection of family and long-time friends adds to this heartwarming romance. The ending gives me ideas about the next one in the series. I’d like to read more.
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