Review: Eve’s Christmas by Janet Dailey

14814321 From the back of the book:

Have Yourself A Merry…

A small town Christmas is just what Luck McClure wants for his young son. The snow’s coming down and the tallest tree on the lot is tied to the top of his car. All Luck has to do now is trim it, decorate the lakeside cottage, string the lights and wrap the presents. By himself. And then…along comes Eve Rowland to help. How come he never noticed her before? Shy and sweet, the music teacher makes his heart skip a beat. It’s a wonderful feeling when you realize the right person has been there all the time. And when Luck takes Eve in his arms, it suddenly becomes the most wonderful time of the year. ..

First, the back blurb for this book is misleading. The story doesn’t all take place at Christmas time and there isn’t a point where Luck has a tree tied to his car. Luck and Eve meet in April and then the story builds until Christmas when the climax happens. Eve is a shy music teacher and Luck is a single dad who, after six years, is finally coming out of the fog he’s been in since his wife’s death. Luck’s son, Toby, is my favorite character. He is full of energy and, like most kids, doesn’t have an internal filter of what’s appropriate to say. The story did drag in places for me and things that shouldn’t have taken so long did. If you are looking for a holiday romance, this one doesn’t really fit the bill, but it is a nice read.

the book girl gives EVE’S CHRISTMAS a 4/5

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