The magic of Christmas
Could make her wish come true!
A small-town Christmas wedding. What could be more romantic? Unless you’re a plus-one for hire like single mom Maia MacKenzie. Too bad handsome cowboy Brent Hayes is her new coworker—and completely off-limits! Neither of them can afford to lose their job…or invest in a relationship. But when she sees Brent’s adorable connection with her young son, Maia can’t help wishing for a Christmas miracle.
In My Opinion
Cathy McDavid brings readers back to Payson Arizona and the Wishing Well Springs wedding venue (along with a few others around town) with Christmas celebrations and a unique business.
Maia works for her sister filling in as wedding and party dates for people who don’t want to attend these functions alone. It’s during one of these events she first lays eyes on Brent. A man who also happens to be her father’s new hire. There’s a spark from the beginning between these two that I was just waiting to get fanned.
And it does. It gets fanned and fizzles and repeats the cycle. And maybe that’s why I wasn’t as engaged in the budding romance in A Secret Christmas Wish as I have been in other books in this series.
That said, there’s plenty to love in this book—a cute toddler, a community filled with Christmas cheer and celebration, information about trail racing horses, and an honest look at depression and how it affects one of the main characters.
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About the Author
In the third grade, NY Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid made it her goal to read every Black Stallion book ever written. Who knew such an illustrious ambition would eventually lead to a lifelong love of all things western, owning a stagecoach pulled by six mules, and a career writing contemporary romances for Harlequin? With over 50 titles in print and 1.3 million-plus books sold, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins is married to her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world six years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking cowboys riding the range, busting broncs, and sweeping gals off their feet — oops, no. Make that winning the hearts of feisty, independent women who give the cowboys a run for their money. It’s a tough job, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.
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Bea LaRocca says
My secret Christmas wish would be to see all of my children and grandchildren this year for the holiday, Unfortunately some of my family live out-of-state and won’t be traveling this year. This book cover is beautiful and I love a good Christmas romance, thank you for posting about this book
Elizabeth H. says
Great review! My secret Christmas wish is for my son to have a wonderful Christmas and that he learns to appreciate how blessed we are.
Natalya Lakhno says
My “secret” wish is a family vacation!
To find a place I truly belong.