Saturday, December 30, 2023

BIDDING ON A SECOND CHANCE by Emily Conrad, Reviewed by Kim

A Small Town Christian Romance

I was happy to see that Emily Conrad was one of the authors participating in the Christmas in Redemption Ridge series because I have been wanting to read one of her books for a while now. While this is the 6th and final (for this year anyway!) book in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. This is a sweet second chance romance, one of my favorite tropes.

I immediately liked Graham and couldn’t understand why Piper turned down his marriage proposal two years past. The answer is that Piper lets fear drive her life. This story is about them reconnecting and Piper working through her fears. I really liked the faith thread, as I tend to be a what-if person myself. It is a great reminder that God is in control, He is good, and He will see you through whatever He allows in your life.

This story is a sweet romance and while it does take place around Christmas, I feel it could be read anytime of the year as Christmas is not the prominent theme.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is prominent throughout. 4 stars.

BackCover Blurb:
His bid for a second chance this Christmas might lead to her most disastrous fall yet.

Police officer Graham Lockhart’s life is dangerous enough without accident-prone Piper Wells tripping around in it—at least that’s what she claimed when she declined his marriage proposal two years ago. But he can’t help but wonder if there is more to her refusal.

Piper always cared for Graham, but she is incapable of giving him the one thing he wants more than anything—family. All her orphaned self knows about that is how much it hurts to lose. She’s better off focusing on caring for her nephew and running her business. Secondhand furniture doesn’t break hearts.

When an injury sidelines Piper leading into the holidays, Graham steps up to help her keep her commitment to a Christmastime auction benefiting a local family. Can they overcome the hurdles between them, or will the past and their warring hopes and fears trip them up for good?

Visit Redemption Ridge, Colorado and enjoy the faith, friendships, and forever-afters of the Christmas in Redemption Ridge series of Christian romance.

This series is a spin-off continuation of the best-selling Heroes of Freedom Ridge Series with all new characters and traditions, but the same magic of community and romance readers love.

December, 2023

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