THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER By Juliana Stone is a sad tale
of love lost and love found. Raine Edwards not only lost a
husband but one of her best friends a year and a half ago.
Jesse Edwards was killed in the war in Afghanistan.
Seriously injured in the same incident was his twin brother
Jake. Jake, Jesse, Raine and Mac were the best of friends
growing up, they did almost everything together. Raine was
in love with the twins growing up, so when Jesse asked her
to marry him, the answer was yes. She never realized she
would be married to him for such a short time, and that his
death would make Jake leave his home, his parents and her
for so long.
When Jake returns this is where the story gets really good,
because he does not come back alone. The chemistry and
attraction between Jake and Raine is always there beneath
the surface. I liked these characters and this story. To me
THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER is about surviving and not
giving up on love and life. Even if the only thing you want
to do is crawl under the covers and never come out or think
you deserve a second chance at love. This story is hard to
read at times, these characters have major issues and
roadblocks that they have to overcome to come out the other
side okay. But it is worth the read and Ms. Stone tells a
wonderful story of two damaged people getting back into
life at the most wonderful time of the year.
THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER if you are a fan of a good
romance, but make sure you have the tissues handy, you will
In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for
sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with
those you love. For Jake Edwards, itâ€™s also time to come
home and face the music. He thought there would never be
anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is:
falling in love with his brotherâ€™s widow, Raine.
Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother
who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew
just how to push her buttons. Raine canâ€™t imagine a life
without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when
Jake left town after his brotherâ€™s sudden death. Now heâ€™s
back and she doesnâ€™t know whether to be mad or thrilled.
Maybe both. Or maybe it will be the perfect chance for both
of them to finally find happiness again.