Series: A Hamilton River Story
Author: Nicole Dennis
Genre: Contemporary, Christmas
Length: Novella (138pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (11th December 2012)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Heart
Blurb: Homeless after phasing out of a foundling home and losing his job, Noel Hudson finds his way to Hamilton River during his least favorite holiday, Christmas. For two weeks, Justin Llewellyn watches Noel read in his bookstore all day. Seven red envelopes hold the key to Christmas magic Noel has never experienced.
On the 7th Day of Christmas, my Safe Haven gave to me – The Warmth of the Season.
On the 6th Day of Christmas, my Safe Haven gave to me – A Fresh Start of the Season.
On the 5th Day of Christmas, my Safe Haven gave to me – Rags to Riches of the Season.
On the 4th Day of Christmas, my Safe Haven gave to me – The Wonderful Scents of the Season.
On the 3rd Day of Christmas, my Safe Haven gave to me – A Christmas Season to Believe In.
On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my One Hope gave to me – Surprises of the Season!
On the 1st Day of Christmas, my One Hope gave to me – Visions of the Season!
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Review: Justin has been wondering about the young man who has been hanging around his bookstore for the past week. discovering Noel’s story makes Justin determined to show Noel a different side to Christmas. Noel has never known a happy Christmas, homeless and cold he spends time in the bookstore and is amazed at the offer that the owner Justin gives him, can Justin really change Noel’s view of Christmas?
7 Days of Christmas is a wonderful story of Christmas spirit and hope. Noel has come to Hamilton River in the hopes of finding work. Unfortunately, he finds himself sleeping in a shelter and spending his days in the local book store to keep warm. Justin is interested in finding out the story of the young man who haunts his store. One morning, he gets his chance and decides to give the young man a helping hand, while also introducing him to a true Christmas. Both men take a chance on the other and they both discover over 7 days of Christmas that there could be so much more.
I truly enjoyed this gentle story of burgeoning romance. Of seeing a genuine helping hand that turns into so much more and the true spirit of Christmas being introduced to a man who had never had a decent Christmas in his entire life. Justin is an incredible man who is warm and caring. he offers a helping hand to Noel, expecting nothing in return. Noel has sheltered his heart from the world and can’t believe his luck when he is offered a job and a place to live. What amazes him even more is that Justin shows him a side of Christmas and birthdays that he has never seen before.
This isn’t a meet fall into bed and declare undying love story. This is a gentle romance that is kisses on the cheek, soft touches and a slow courtship. I loved how both men get to know each other, spending time sharing Christmas traditions and slowly acting on their attraction so both sides know it is really what they want. Both characters are genuinely nice men. Noel is such an incredible man, who has been through so much in his life, but still tries for the best. He didn’t turn to stealing or tricking when it would have been so easy for him to do. These characters together are two men that you can see being together into their old age. This story is a truly beautiful beginning to their relationship.
I will recommend this to those who love gentle romances, surviving a rough life with an honest soul, having an honest soul who wants to help people and the beginning of a wonderful relationship.