To Aggie Harper, every day is Christmas. Even if that means late nights and non-existent love life to keep her beloved mother’s knitting store that specializes in ugly Christmas sweaters afloat. She loves her small Texas town life and believes she is living her dream until a big city stranger strides through the front door of her store and has her question what she really wants from life.
Since the death of his mother, corporate lawyer Mason Firth lives to work, especially when tinsel adorns storefronts and he can’t escape the aroma of gingerbread. A mysterious unpaid family loan sends him to Last Stand, but instead of discovering any answers he finds himself risking a sugar coma from Christmas baked goods, making barbed wire Christmas wreaths and losing focus whenever around warm-hearted Aggie.
Can a woman determined to spread Christmas joy and a man resistant to emotion and all things mistletoe, create their own Christmas miracle?
Titles in the Wildflower Hill series include – A Texas Christmas Wish –
(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town. A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)
Title: A Texas Christmas Wish
Series: Wildflower Hill #1
Author: Alissa Callen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 30, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
A TEXAS CHRISTMAS WISH is a delightful and emotional introduction to the Wildflower Hill series, a part of the overall Last Stand, Texas setting. I have enjoyed Alissa Callen’s work for some time now, especially the Wildflower Ranch series so to find her in Last Stand simply made my day when this title appeared. Most of what you’d really need to know up front is in the Cover Description. But that doesn’t really prepare you for the emotions that run from one end of the charts to the other.
Both Aggie and Mason have faced the pain of their mothers’ deaths. Mason hasn’t moved on very much since his mom’s passing. Each Christmas she’s still (by some unknown helper) sending gifts which are both a blessing and a reminder of his loss. But this year he’s found something even more puzzling that will take him to Last Stand, Texas to solve a bit of a mystery and give him some much-needed answers. He wasn’t prepared to find his future in this small town in the form of one lovely lady who sells, of all things, ugly Christmas sweaters.
I loved Mason, even if he is a true grumpy grouch who discovers the magic of Christmas through Aggie and the Christmas celebrations all around Last Stand. Aggie is trying to hold on to her mother’s dream, not really sure if it’s her dream anymore but she’ll do everything in her power to save her inherited knitting shop – and those infamous ugly Christmas sweaters. Mason and Aggie have such a connection that I had no trouble seeing them as a forever couple. I loved the secondary characters that make up this town, as this story come to life.
With a puzzle to solve, a store to save, and maybe, finally, a Christmas to remember for a lifetime Aggie’s and Mason’s story hit all the “loved it” buttons for me and I would not hesitate one second to recommend this story to any Romance reader.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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