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His Frontier Christmas Family
by Regina Scott
I received this book free for an honest review as part of this book tour. All opinions are my own.
A Family Made at Christmas
After taking guardianship of his late friend’s siblings and baby daughter, minister Levi Wallin hopes to atone for his troubled past on the gold fields. But it won’t be easy to convince the children’s wary elder sister to trust him. The more he learns about her, though, the more he believes Callie Murphy’s prickly manner masks a vulnerable heart…one he’s starting to wish he was worthy of.
Every man in Callie’s life chose chasing gold over responsibilities. Levi—and the large, loving Wallin family—might just be different. But she can tell he’s hiding something from her, and she refuses to risk her heart with secrets between them. Even as they grow closer, will their pasts keep them from claiming this unexpected new beginning?
I love Christmas books, and this is the second Frontier Bachelors Christmas book I’ve read from Regina Scott. Even though I have SO many books to read, I always try to make room for Love Inspired Historical Christmas books! Even if you’ve not read any books in the Frontier Bachelors series, you can read His Frontier Christmas Family.
If you’ve ever wondered about life during the gold rush times, this book gives you a good taste of it. I’ve read many books set during the era, and it always shocks me at the poverty these people had to endure because the head of the household had gold fever. It’s kind of like playing the lottery these days. People will become so addicted to winning $20 or $100 once in awhile, that they’ll spend thousands of dollars on lottery tickets…all while going hungry or going without basic necessities.
Callie’s family is in dire straights. She is caring for her 8 year old twin brothers and her brother Adam’s baby when news of Adam’s death comes. They don’t have enough food or proper clothes to make it without money he was to send to them, and now he’s gone. But the bearer of the bad news is Levi Wallin, who owes Adam a lot. He takes Callie’s family in as his own family. Though Callie isn’t crazy about accepting charity, they agree that they’re partners in this.
Levi’s family loves Callie and her brothers and niece, but Callie still has a hard time accepting help. Things move along quickly as they usually do in these sweet, clean and short romance books, but remember, times were much different then.
I love the characters in His Frontier Christmas Family as well as the story. Like I said, Christmas books are my favorites. They make you feel warm and cozy inside. I definitely recommend this to all sweet romance lovers.
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About Author Regina Scott
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998).
Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens). Two of her novels, A Dangerous Dalliance and The Twelve Days of Christmas, have been translated into German. A Dangerous Dalliance and The Incomparable Miss Compton have been translated into Italian. Starstruck and Perfection have been translated into Dutch.
Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in the Tri-Cities of southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents are excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.
Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.
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