Dog-Eared Review: Once Upon A Christmas


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By Melanie Tighe –

Last month, I challenged my customers to read outside their preferred genre. I agreed to do the same, which is hard since I read practically everything. I had planned to read a true crime, something I’ve never read, but local author, Pamela Tracy gave me a copy of her newest book, Once Upon A Christmas. It’s a Christian romance published by Harlequin and part of their Love Inspired line, so not my usual fare. I decided to read it instead. I’m glad I did. It’s a sweet treat for any time of the year.OnceChristmas

Once Upon a Christmas, set in small town, Iowa for perfect snowy nights and charming flavor reminiscent of a more innocent time. Not to say there are not some shady shenanigans going on in this quiet town. Don’t worry I won’t spoil them for you.

When widowed farmer Jared McCreedy needs help with his rambunctious youngest son, he’s encouraged to seek out the newest resident in town. Owner of a vintage clothing shop, trendy Maggie Tate (also widowed), has plenty of experience with ADD/ADHD dealing with her own daughter, Cassidy.

As attractive as Maggie is, Jared can’t picture her living as a farmer’s wife. It doesn’t take long until he can’t imagine life without her. But the last thing Maggie thinks she deserves is another husband. As crazy as life gets for the two of them, one of the things I enjoyed the most was that all’s-right-with-the-world feeling Pamela Tracy delivers.

Melanie Tighe of Dog-Eared Pages, just south of Bell Road on 32nd Street in North Phoenix, reviews books by local authors.


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