Today I am reviewing Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn… another uplifting small-town romance from Hallmark Publishing.
And here is a brief synopsis:
When a quilt shop owner finds a former Marine’s journal, she longs to heal his heart…
When Sophie Davis sorts through a box of donated books to her church, she’s surprised to discover a soldier’s journal. As the daughter of a veteran who watched her father struggle over the years, she feels a deep connection to the man who wrote the emotional entries.
Former Marine Cole Aaron battled to find peace after returning to civilian life. He’s always needed to protect others. Now, fighting fires in Pine Hill, Kentucky helps him put out the demons within him. When Sophie shows up at the fire hall with his journal from when he’d first returned stateside, Cole can’t believe it was in the box he’d donated. Not wanting to face painful memories, he tells her to trash it.
Sophie and Cole are drawn together as they both volunteer for their community, but it’s hard for Cole to let down his guard, and he doesn’t need anyone’s pity. After all he’s been through in the past, can he find faith in a more hopeful future…one touched by joy?
This heartwarming romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Dilly Duchess Potatoes.
When Sophie Davis finds a journal in a box of giveaway books, she looks through the book, hoping to find the owner’s name… and she immediately becomes fascinated with the words in the journal.
Which leads us to Cole Aaron, another wonderful character. Cole is a former marine who’s currently working as a firefighter at the Pine Hill Fire Department. To his dismay, Cole is chosen to be Santa Claus in the Pine Hill Christmas Parade.
Cole was wonderful playing Santa Claus! And I loved how the author included the Quilts of Valor Foundation in her story. The Mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
If you’re searching for an unforgettable Christmas story for the season, get a copy of Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy!
… and Merry Christmas!
Review © 2020 DJ Mynatt
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