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Friday, December 9, 2016

Book Review - One Christmas Wish by Sara Richardson

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Review by Suze

Julia had an accident when she was a teenager and she ended up in a wheelchair. Her overprotective family is suffocating her. They're trying to help, but in the process they are making decisions for her and Julia has no freedom to live her life. That is why she's made plans for her future by herself. She's found her dream job, which is something she can do on her own. She hasn't told anyone yet and has decided to wait until after her brother's wedding, because she loves her family very much and wants them to have a wonderful wedding without adding any stress.

Julia didn't count on seeing Isaac ever again. He broke her heart by leaving without saying goodbye. It's been twelve years and now he's back to attend the wedding. Isaac feels guilty about what happened to Julia and had no idea of her feelings for him. If he'd known he would have handled the situation differently. When he sees her again he can finally make things right. His love for Julia is still strong and it's time to convince her to give him a chance.

One Christmas Wish is a sweet and romantic love story. I admired Julia's strength and courage. She follows her dreams, she's making her own decisions and she's strong enough to stand up for herself while she's under a lot of pressure. She's kind and temperamental at the same time. She's always loved one person, Isaac, and even though she has many suitors they aren't him. I loved their chemistry and their conversations. They're both smart people with strong wills and emotions, which made reading about them really interesting. I couldn't wait to see what would happen to them and read the story in one sitting.

Sara Richardson's writing flows easily and I love the colorful and lively way she describes her characters. It's obvious she loves them and she mentions all kinds of little details about their personalities, which makes them come to life very well. She writes about Julia's handicap and Isaac's time in the army in an empathic, but matter-of-fact way, which I liked a lot. This gives the story many different layers while it's still festive and lovely. I highly recommend this wonderful Christmas addition to the Heart of the Rockies series.


One Christmas Wish is part of the Heart of the Rockies series, but can be read as a standalone without any difficulties. If you like stories about true love and second chances you will love this book.

About Sara Richardson

Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.

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  1. Sounds like a lovely story!


  2. This sounds like a sweet story. I like that the heroine is following her dreams.

  3. This sounds like a very beautiful book.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful holiday read:)

  5. I love second chance stories and am so excited to read it.

  6. I haven't read any of the Heart of the Rockies series, but nice that it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

  7. This sounds like a really sweet heartening story. Thanks for the recommendation.