"Forgiveness and acceptance on several levels."
Reviewed by Susan Gorman
Posted October 30, 2015
For the past few years, I have enjoyed reading Nancy
Robards Thompson's holiday stories. Celebration, Texas is
the setting for Ms. Thompson's 2015 holiday romance, HIS
TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE.
Becca Flannigan is waiting in the emergency room at
Celebration Memorial to be seen by a doctor. She is three
months pregnant and suffering from food poisoning. The
attending physician is Dr. Nick Ciotti whom she has not seen
in about 12 weeks. Nick reads Becca's chart and deduces that
Becca's baby might be his baby.
The chemistry between the hero and heroine sizzled in this
opposites attract novel. Becca is an independent, intelligent
woman who loves her family, friends and life in her small
hometown. She tells Nick that she won't force him to be a
part of his child's life -- she can manage on her own. This
simple statement sets the tone for the novel. Nick is new to
town, dedicated to his job and is wary of personal
commitments. He finds it difficult to talk about his
feelings and is not close to his family. I enjoyed the
scenes when Nick supported Becca when she told her family
about the pregnancy, and when Becca encourages Nick to
reconcile with his estranged father.
Loved the secondary characters and the great dialogue in the
story. Becca and Nick's date at Kate's house for the Sunday
football game was fabulously written. The author did a
great job with the girlfriend chat while the men were
watching the game.
Several small town traditions are incorporated in HIS
TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE.
Nick asks Becca to show him something that is typical of
Celebration, Texas. At first, Becca's choice of the Friday
night football game surprises Nick. He realizes that it's
the perfect choice as it allows him to experience the
importance of Friday night football games in a small town.
Nancy Robards Thompson weaves a heart-warming story that
deals with forgiveness and acceptance on several levels. HIS
TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE has great characters, an original
story and a meaningful message. There were several
unexpected twists in the story and the novel held my
interest. Loved the ending -- it was perfectly written for
TWINS UNDER HIS TREE
Join Becca Flannigan and Nick Ciotti as they promise to love, honor and cherish each other in
front of their family and friendsâ€¦and her baby bump! The blushing bride-to-be is carrying double
dutyâ€”twinsâ€”from one passionate night with a mysterious bad boy. When Becca lands in the
hospital, who should treat her but Nick? He's the new doc in town, but his bedside manner is all
Becca and Nick begin to bond, but can Dr. Delicious leave his painful past behind him to create a
family of his own? Add in Becca's worries about her own future, and you've got one apprehensive
engagement! With a little Christmas magic for the bride and groom, this may be the happiest-
ever-after in Celebration!
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