"Simply irresistible holiday time in Whiskey Creek"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted October 18, 2014
Holiday | Romance Contemporary
Welcome back to a great place with amazing people. Old
friends that just beg us to revisit them -- often. New
friends that are eager to attract your attention and
a relationship with you. Even if they originally consider
relationship a dirty word. Oh and one important thing --
in mind that these places and people are actually the
handiwork of Brenda Novak's imagination and creativity.
Welcome to THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS -- a holiday story done
with Novak's panache.
Rule number one -- never underestimate the story telling
prowess of Brenda Novak. Rule number two -- anything by
is going to surprise you. Rule number three -- Novak's
should be on your must read list and if you need
just refer to rules number one and two.
Bet you think THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS is going to be just
another tis the season Christmas story -- think again --
remember this is part of the Brenda Novak amazing series
in Whiskey Creek. Small town charm with larger than life
issues. In THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS Brenda Novak actually
reintroduces two characters -- each having played
roles in prior stories but now this is their time in the
I have so many favorite stories and characters from the
Whiskey Creek series which truly highlights the talent of
this wonderful and thank goodness prolific author.
THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS is simply put -- spell binding.
Eve is the consummate good girl, friend, and neighbor with
an enormous heart who is feeling somewhat on edge and
anxious about turning 35, single with no sign of that
special relationship her future. She isn't really
to break out of her normal mode but there's no denying
as the outcome of a night drinking and coming onto a
gorgeous guy at a local club. There are too many
contradictions to Eve's normal behavior to mention. But
she wakes up with a gorgeous stranger in her bed Eve is
quick to realize that her big night out may have some very
big -- huge -- unexpected consequences.
One somewhat big issue is the strangers name -- which seem
be too numerous to believe. There's only one reason
needs more than one identity and yet Eve can't seem to
"Jared" the old heave ho. He touches a place inside her
no one has and although she is full of apprehension about
this guy "Jared" or now "Brent" there is no way she can
a clean break.
If you are a Brenda Novak fan then you know better than to
expect THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS to be standard holiday fare.
The story happens to take place at a highly emotional time
of the year. Novak would never take the easy way out. THE
HEART OF CHRISTMAS is simply not a cookie cutter entry
the seasonal holiday book list. It's a welcome addition to
wonderful series which will inevitably leaving you wanting
more and more.
Just call her Christmas Eveâ€¦
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it
reminds her of everything she doesn't have. Almost all her
friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too.
Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she
manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country
where she was born and raised, suddenly seemâ€¦confining.
Eve's worried that her future will simply be a reflection
her past. There's no one in the area she could even
as a husbandâ€”until a handsome stranger comes to town.
definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same
reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin
Eve's happily ever afterâ€”just when it finally seems within
reach. And just when she's counting on the best Christmas
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