One of the things I liked about this Christmas romance is that it is about two “seasoned” persons who have both been widowed after many years of wonderful marriage. Unlike many romances where the main characters are 20-somethings suffering the pangs of first love, Ms. Sowell’s story touches on the grief and loneliness that accompanies the death of a loving spouse and the need to move forward for those who are living. Whether this story touched me because I’ve watched my own father go through the stages of grief and guilt after 50 years of marriage and finally find a kind and compassionate lady for his companion, or because it is a gentle love story that captures the maturity of two people who recognize their limitations and strengths, I’m not sure. What the story does do is leave you with hope and a desire to live each day to its fullest no matter what your age. The old-fashioned courtesy and respect that the two characters,
Gwynn and Theo, show one another is something that younger generations should take into consideration and which I found completely romantic. I am so glad I discovered this author in the Home for Christmas series, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.
Note to author: I did find a few grammatical errors which may deter some readers.