Andrew can’t remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. The end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer…beginning with your marriage.
When a heart-wrenching accident in a Christmas Eve snowstorm jars this high-powered agent from his obsession with success, a Christmas miracle will give him a second chance at love, life, and gratitude, but only if he can put aside his own ambition and learn to appreciate each moment.
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to change a man’s life—and to teach him to treat every day as if it were his last.
If you enjoy Hallmark Christmas movies, you’ll like this book. In a rather predictable story with stereotypical characters, Andrew and Beth Farmer have known each other since childhood and spend their entire lives as sweethearts, then spouses, yet don’t know anything about each other and still don’t trust each other. It takes a tragedy for Andrew to realize how much he loves Beth, and then it may be too late. As he tries to woo her back, they travel to their hometown where, of course, everyone remembers and loves Beth, but no one seems to notice or care for Andrew. Somehow everyone comes around, all ending up on the same page and seeing things the same way, in just three days.
While I often enjoy these happily-ever-after stories, this book failed to capture my attention. Written almost exclusively in passive voice, it’s like reading someone else’s account of Andrew and Beth’s story. I never connected with the characters, so it was hard to care what happened to them. The story was fun, but it never really captured my attention.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review).