Crossing is the series and the town, set in the
middle of British Columbia. HOLIDAY IN YOUR HEART is the
eighth and final book which brings Mo Kincaid to reunite
with his ex-wife and kid. Nobody was surprised when Mo
skipped out years ago, but he's grown up and changed since
then. Coming to visit has taken a lot of courage for him.
Especially as his ex-wife Brooke has married Jake Brannon,
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment commander.
Maribeth Scott is looking forward to Christmas, like any
shopkeeper. But this year she's decided that time is
ticking by and she's never going to find the right man to
marry, so she'll go to a clinic and try to become pregnant.
She knows it's not ideal, and there will be gossip, but
she'll ride out the difficulties. When she meets Mo, he's
got a mechanic job and he's helping to catch a stray dog
that escaped from the shelter. He seems interesting, but as
soon as Maribeth realises that he's the irresponsible ex of
her good friend, she writes off any chance of friendship.
Mo thinks she looks stunning and he works hard to reassure
her that he's changed.
I really like a few of the touches in this tale. Brooke
readily admits that she had her own share of problems, and
the split wasn't all Mo's fault. Their son Evan is now a
grown young man, with his own decisions to make about Mo.
Maribeth doesn't feel it's right to date the ex of her
friend - despite all the water under the bridge. And the
stray dog is a strong-voiced New Guinea Singing Dog, which
could be a metaphor for seeing more than face value in a
This is an adult romance in a small town which boasts a
classy Japanese restaurant. What more could you want in a
friendly, gossipy read? If you have read the earlier books
in the series you'll be familiar with some of the cast, but
I believe this well-written tale HOLIDAY IN YOUR HEART
could serve as an introduction. I noticed some mildly
strong language in context. Susan Fox was a 2016 finalist
for Romance Writers of America's RITA award. From what I
see, her romantic books could be read at any time of year,
so grab HOLIDAY IN YOUR HEART and have an enjoyable time
getting to know the good folks of Caribou Crossing.
It’s Christmas in the cozy Western town of Caribou
Crossing, the season for homecoming, forgiveness, and—just
maybe—the gift of a fresh start…
As the holidays approach, the air is filled with the festive
sounds of bells chiming and carolers singing. Maribeth Scott
loves Christmas, but she’s pretty sure that after years of
waiting, Santa isn’t finally going to gift her with Mr.
Right. In fact, the only thing she truly wants for Christmas
is a baby to love. At thirty-nine, she’s determined to
become a mother and she will make it happen, even if she has
to do it on her own.
When Mo Kincaid returns to the rustic town after almost
twenty years away, he’s seeking redemption from his
checkered past. The last thing on his mind is romance, and
he’s certain he doesn’t deserve it. But now there’s
irresistible Maribeth, showing him the true spirit of
Christmas and winning his heart. For the first time in Mo’s
life, the future looks bright. Only one thing stands between
them: Maribeth’s deep desire for a child and Mo's conviction
that he's too flawed to be a father. Is his world-weary
heart ready to take the ultimate leap of faith?