I love how patient and humble Bryant is--he knows he's done wrong by his wife and that it's going to take a long time for her to come around. He doesn't try to make light of his mistakes nor does he make excuses for them either. I think that helped Leah see how he wants to show her how much he's really changed. She knows in her heart she must forgive him and it's a struggle to do so. I like seeing how both of them try to find a way to reconcile their differences. Jagears doesn't just coat over the problems, she shows us how they deal with difficulties. It helps me in my own walk to deal with difficult people and try to find peace. Of course, the hard-won love and romance still brewing for these two was a much looked forward to reward in the end for me as a reader. Watching their journey and cheering them on every step of the way was satisfying.
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Can the joy and hope of Christmas restore their love before it’s too late?
Leah Whitsett’s life was ideal until the disastrous day she nearly died because of her husband’s deceit. When he returns home weeks before Christmas, she knows the best gift she can give him is forgiveness, but how can she relinquish her hard-won independence knowing he plans to turn their family’s life upside down again?
Bryant has always known his wife was a gift he’d never deserved, but how can he provide for her in a town that no longer wants anything to do with him? He longs to atone for the misery he’s put his loved ones through, but when he brings a family member home for the holidays, he and Leah may end up even further apart.
With emotions high and their marriage at stake, will the season bring the hope they need…or are their rifts too large to mend?