Publisher synopsis: Hardened rancher Ridge Bowman has long told himself he has no need for love just work and his little girl are enough to get him through. But when his cleaning lady, Sarah Whitmore, gets injured on his staircase, well, of course he has to invite her to spend the holidays with him. Its only the responsible thing to do.
Only, Sarah isnt really there to work on his house. She came bearing precious artwork belonging to Ridges late mother and possibly a secret that could devastate them both. But as Christmas draws closer, so does Ridge and Sarah convinces herself that she will tell him what she knows as soon as the holiday is over. She might be the key to his past if only he could be a part of her future.
My take: I love RaeAnne Thayne. She is the best when it comes to crafting an engrossing mystery and characters youd love to know personally. And the mystery in this story is the culmination of the Cold Creek series at No. 12, where the story of the death of the childrens parents gets solved.
As always, Thayne includes romance. She deftly creates a love story that makes us believe that true love, such as that which happens to the characters in this story, can and does happen in the real world.
Im sorry, youll have to wait two whole days before you can read this book, but mark your calendar and buy it when its available.
My rating: 5 out of 5.