Sunday, October 2, 2022

Somebody like Santa by Janet Dailey My Review


About the book 

A rugged Western setting, small-town neighbors, and the uplifting magic of the holidays combine for a season to remember—and maybe even a Texas-sized love—in New York Times bestselling author Janet Dailey's latest Christmas Tree Ranch novel....

For Cooper Chapman, moving next door to his newlywed sister in Branding Iron, Texas, is the biggest gift he could ask for this Christmas. The divorced single dad knows his troubled teenaged son only needs the healing balm of big skies and family ties. But soon after settling into their new home, Trevor falls in with some wild friends at his new school, leaving Cooper leaning hard on youth counselor Jess Graver. With grace and wisdom, Jess soothes Cooper's worries over his son, even as the elusive beauty stirs romantic feelings to life....

With the holiday growing closer, young Trevor finds an unexpected mentor in a local farmer, helping him build a horse-drawn sleigh for the Christmas parade. Now the only thing that could make Cooper's New Year brighter would be making warm-hearted Jess his own. But when he stumbles upon a secret from her past, it will take more than mistletoe to bring them back together and keep her at his side for all the sweet seasons to come....

And I thought  

I was sad to see this one end.  I would love to visit Branding Iron, Texas again. 

This is the first chance I have gotten to read a title by Janet Dailey in years.  

I was so glad to see it offered on Netgalley. 

Not only is this a sweet love story there are underlying stories that kept me turning the pages. 

There are a lot of characters that I feel in love with.  

Maggie the young daughter of the new Mayor stole the show!  Not only did she petition for a Christmas Parade she managed to help save her cousin Trevor who she adores and another boy when they are held hostage.  

The budding romance between Jess and Cooper was on again off again at least on Jess's side since she had a hard time with trust.  

As Christmas draws close everyone is worried and speculating who was going to play Santa at the parade.  I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.  And I hope to learn a little more about Santa. 

I loved the ending of course a happily ever after is expected.  And we got one but not exactly as I expected. 

I loved ever turn of the page and hope for the chance to visit Branding Iron again. 

I received a copy from NetGalley. 

My review will appear on Amazon, Good Reads by and Netgalley. 

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