HOLIDAY SPICE is book six in The
Shaughnessy Brothers series. It tells the story of
the only girl in the family. This is a wonderful, fun to
read series by Samantha Chase that shows the different ways
each of the siblings deals with the death of their mother.
Even though they are all adults now, the death of their
mother has a profound effect on their adult life and the
choices they make. I really loved Owen's story, A SKY FULL
OF STARS. Owen was a genius and so different from his
siblings. Meeting Brooke changed Owen in ways no one
expected. It was so refreshing to see Owen evolve and
become his own person.
Even though I truly loved Owen's story I think I fell in
love with Darcy's story. Unlike her brothers, Darcy has no
memory of her mother. She was only a baby when tragedy
struck the Shaughnessy family. When you're reading this
series and see how each child deals with the death of their
mother you can actually imagine them at that young age. But
it's different for Darcy, who has no memory. It will break
your heart when you realize what expectations Darcy has
about what will complete her family.
What happens when a brooding woodcarver, who enjoys his
solitude and hates Christmas gets snowed in with someone who
loves Christmas, being with her family and is very social?
Ben Tanner has his reasons for hating Christmas and fights
Darcy at every angle when she tries to pull him in. Darcy
has no problem voicing her opinions and telling Ben how she
feels. Being snowed in together will bring everything to a
head and heat things up. Even though Darcy and Ben are
opposites, they both have in common a loss that had a
tremendous effect on how they deal with their loss.
This is a wonderful series about family, grief, love and the
various ways people deal with it. This is a series I
recommend reading if you enjoy stories about family life and
how each person evolves.
Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing
brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a
chance meeting with a brooding — and deliciously handsome
artist is about to make this holiday season one to
There's only one thing Benjamin Tanner loves more than
woodcarving: solitude. Then he gets snowed in with Darcy
his cozy cabin in the woods, and their heated feelings
to melt the icy barrier between them.
With Ben's need for privacy and Darcy's love of family
social life, will opposites still attract once the snow
clears and the holiday festivities come to an end?