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Summary

Riley Madigan escapes to the sleepy mountain town of Miracle Creek after her relationship with an A-list actor ends badly. At least for a time, she hopes her new job as a high school art teacher will bring her the peace and quiet she is looking for. The last thing on her mind is love.

Mark Rivers was a firefighter until he got trapped in a wildfire and suffered third-degree burns on his face and body. After a year of recovering, Mark is trying to piece his life back together but struggles both emotionally and psychologically. He's been a recluse until he forces himself to attend his niece's school play and sees Riley, the school's art teacher. Immediately, Mark feels a connection to her. Maybe it's the kind way she greets his niece or the way the art she created for the school play is reminiscent of his late mom's artwork. Either way, Mark feels driven to get to know her, but first he'll need to build up the courage to talk to her.

When Mark asks Riley to work on a special nativity, he finds himself falling for her, particularly because Riley doesn't seem bothered by his scars. Is her affection for him real or is she simply overcompensating, pretending he's not different. One thing's for certain, in a small town that views Mark as a fragile hero, it's hard to pursue a relationship without everyone in his business. And although Riley has sincere feelings for Mark, is she really ready to risk her heart?

Broken hearts and lives are mended as the town of Miracle Creek comes together to celebrate a Christmas to remember.

©2020 Krista Jensen (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Christmas in a Story

Wanted to listen to something different with a Christmas feel to it and I am so glad that I chose this one . It have me everything I wanted and helped me cope with what life is throwing at me in this time . I have a lot of pain and this story helped to relax me during the night which is when I find things the hardest so thank you and A Very Happy Christmas To You All .

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Struggled to get through this

Bit too "mushy" for me, although I did make it to the end. However, as my normal genre is Crime Fiction, if you are into this genre please ignore my slight negativity.

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heartwarming

a great read sympathetic ally exploring many emotions . characters & places brought alive

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Really enjoyed this.

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Lovely

great story for Christmas. Narration very good too. worth a listen give it a go.

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Really enjoyed this book

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lovely story

what a lovely story, so heartfelt, so thoughtful, read so beautifully. I couldn't put it down

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Lovely story

Great book all ages can enjoy … loved it x I felt like Liza millelli was ready it to me 😂🥰

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Lovely Christmas Story

Beautifully narrated, a lovely feel good book for Christmas. Lots of twists and turns, but loved it.

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  • 10-03-22

Gahhh this hits you in the feels..

Although Riley can be super frustrating I’m not gonna lie Marc is my new book boyfriend for life. This story really did touch a special part of my heart and though it’s long the story was worth every minute!

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  • R Z
  • 17-06-22

Beautiful and loveable

You fall in love with the characters who are so lovable and believable. Funny, sweet and clean romance with substance. Performance was perfect. We need a series as too good ❤️

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  • Maryanne
  • 30-04-22

very touching very clean

Even if you don't celebrate Christmas but love Jesus but It isn't about Jesus but about 2 people who help each other find the other & other delightful characters I hope in Jesus precious Holy Name there is a part 2 part 3 part 4 and so on.........

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  • Roesmarie Seery
  • 23-04-22

A “Real” Love Story

A lovely, griping, enveloping, storyline about loss and love with laughs, lessons, hope, family & community.

I just listened again for the 2nd time!

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  • 06-04-22

Excellent !

Beautiful and touching love story. No foul language and explicit sex exploitation. I could not stop listening.

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  • reviewer in Wisconsin
  • 26-02-22

Lovely story

It’s a Christmas story with good characters and an interesting story line. If you like Hallmark Christmas movies then you’ll like this book.

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  • Dianna K. Crouse
  • 21-11-21

Wonderful book and narration

This is one of the best books I’ve encountered in years!!! It touched my heart in so many ways! And the narration was what brought it all together.

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  • Shana B.
  • 13-12-20

Utterly loved this HEA

I didn't think this book would be soooo good when I read the description, but man am I glad that I did!!

Mark and Riley have such a powerful love story that had me feeling all of the feels. Mark really went through it and learning more about his journey made me appreciate his efforts all the more! He was sooo strong.

Then there was Riley. She took a bit longer to see certain things,0obut when she made it she MADE IT. I just loved this story because it was so real. The characters were flawed and beautiful. They made mistakes and had successes. In the end, I couldn't be happier for them as if they were real. The narration was really good as well. !! 5 stars!!

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  • 02-10-20

Unexpectedly ggod.

I was looking for a "fluff" book--something that would let me turn my brain off. This was sweet, funny, and had just enough depth to be interesting. The characters are very likeable.