Book Description: Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year old son. With the bank threatening to evict, she discovers an advertisement for the Women's Relief Society auction and applies for a position - only to discover it's been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity - and friendship. But can Aletta trust this man?
Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Women's Relief Society auction. He respectfully objects. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies - one, in particular - is far more than he bargained for.
My Thoughts: It's so nice to be able to read Christmas stories before the Christmas season hits.
I love the cover of this read. It's so romantic and beautiful.
The story is even better.
A widow, Aletta Prescott and her son are struggling to hold onto their beautiful estate.
Then there's Captain Jake Winston. He's not in the mood for romance but quite by accident he finds himself in the midst of the Women's Relief Society. Surrounded by women but one in particular catches his eye.
A fun novella with just enough Christmas magic to make one's holiday reading a lovely affair.
*This book was provided for review by the Fiction Guild*