The Christmas Fix Up by Barbara Ankrum

Posted December 26, 2021 by Marsha in Author ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series, Small Town Romance, Tule Publishing / 0 Comments

Heaven made a mistake. Can one clumsy, rebellious angel right a wrong by Christmas Eve without losing her heart?

Angel Elspeth Aloysious is hidden in celestial clerical work to avoid painful memories when her mentor sends her on her first earthly mingle. Her task—open the closed heart of the handsome and busy Sam Wynter so his daughter can have a new mother before she drifts too far from her destiny. Elle has one week and one rule—don’t fall for Sam.

Sam Wynter has no intention of remarrying. Instead, he’s focused on raising his daughter Molly and building his career. But when he meets a captivating and beautiful stranger in town for the holidays, he rediscovers joy and a sense of fun with Elle through donating his time and skills to those in need. Both Sam and Molly quickly bond with the sparkling Elle, and Sam starts to dream of a different future.

The clock is ticking down on Elle’s time on Earth. Can these two mismatched soulmates, who are worlds apart, find their happy ever after?

Titles in The Guardian Angel Chronicles series include — Every Time a Bell RingsThe Christmas Fix Up

Title:  The Christmas Fix Up
Series:  The Guardian Angel Chronicles #2
Author:  Barbara Ankrum
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 11, 2021
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

The Christmas Fix Up is the second title in The Guardian Angel Chronicles series and it is a delightful, funny, emotional journey for one adorable little girl, her widowed father and one mishap-prone angel.

Elle captured my heart from her first appearance.  This angel has been through so much that it’s impossible to not love her on sight and feel for her previous life, and also the incident-prone life she’s lived as an angel.  She sparkles with emotions, and those emotions are going to become somewhat complicated when instead of opening Sam’s heart to a new love, a new step-mom for Molly… she’s opened his heart toward her, and her heart toward the impossible, Sam and Molly.

Sam is a good man who has done his best but often feels his best isn’t enough for his beloved daughter and apparently, the guardian angel counsel feels the same.  Watching the interactions with Elle, seeing these two open their hearts to possibilities again was an emotional, delightful journey.  And… Molly is a little scene-stealer, precious beyond description.  This is a family in the making aside from that one little angelic complication.

I always have a good time back in any world that Barbara Ankrum creates, but I’ll admit that The Guardian Angel Chronicles is perhaps my favorite of her worlds (so far).  Although it’s a Christmas themed romance, I believe you’d love this one any time of the year for love does conquer all in the end.  The Christmas Fix Up brings a small town to life with believable characters, interesting situations to be dealt with, and a couple you’ll be cheering on to find their forever happiness together as a family.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher. 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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