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Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
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Monday, October 12, 2020

Miracle Creek Christmas (Proper Romance Contemporary) By Krista Jensen-Book Review

Book Trailer

Product Details

  • Title: Miracle Creek Christmas(Proper Romance Contemporary)
  • Author:Krista Jensen
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1629727873
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : Shadow Mountain (September 8, 2020)
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own*** 

 Book Summary

When Riley Madigan moves to the sleepy mountain town of Miracle Creek, she hopes her new job as a high school art teacher will help her mend her recently broken heart. A little peace and quiet would be a gift this Christmas season. The last thing on her mind is love.

Former firefighter Mark Rivers has spent the last year recovering from burns sustained during a rescue operation. He’s been trying to piece his life back together but still struggles both emotionally and psychologically. When he meets Riley, he finally sees something that might bring some light back into his life.

When Mark asks Riley to work on a special nativity project, he finds himself falling for her quirky, unaffected ways. Riley doesn’t seem bothered by his scars, but is her affection for him real, or is this just another act of charity? One thing’s for certain, in a small town that views Mark as a fragile hero, it’s hard to pursue a relationship without everyone in his business. And although Riley has sincere feelings for Mark, is she ready to risk her heart?

Broken hearts and lives are mended as the town of Miracle Creek comes together to celebrate a Christmas to remember.


My Review 

Have you ever read a book where you feel like the characters were real people you could meet next door? This is how I felt about the main characters in Miracle Creek Christmas. They had problems with heartaches but still seeking peace and healing. 

Mark is dealing not only with the loss of his mom but also his best friend. Then he's dealing with his major injuries sustained in a fire where his friend died. His life has changed and he's spending it hiding away from those in his small hometown and family.

Riley has escaped to the small Washington town after having her heart broken in a very public break-up. Life has never been easy for Riley and she has steeled her heart against any attachments. 

The beauty of this story is the slow burn of the friendship and eventual romance between Mark and Riley. It was like watching a slow dance where they took small steps becoming friends and helping each other see life from new perspectives. Usually in novels, one character ends up saving another either mentally or physically. Mark and Riley end up saving each other in many ways including emotionally. They gave each other's lives a purpose and helped each other open up enough to heal and let love in. There are many funny and sweet moments that really touched me. 

I'm being very vague about details in this story because I want you as a reader to experience this novel on your own. Personally, I had a terrible time putting it down because the characters were always on my mind. Don't get me wrong, Mark and Riley are not perfect, and there will be times that you will yell at them because they are being kind of stupid. I know that this reader was so invested in these characters and hoped for a great outcome for them. Let's just say, you will not be disappointed. This is a wonderful Christmas book that you won't be forgetting soon once you've "visited" Miracle Creek.


Meet Author Krista Jensen

Krista Jensen

Krista Jensen writes contemporary romance, historical romance, and fantasy. She has lived in lush Oregon and rugged Wyoming, but Washington is her beloved home state. Krista likes to choose familiar settings for her stories and is grateful to have such inspirational places to choose from. She is a mother of six, gramma of three, a gardener and cook, loves to travel, laugh, and hike, and lives to make the best of what she’s been given. Find her on Instagram at @kristajensenbooks.


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