Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for his villain to hide the weapon. He digs into the snowman to discover two things: the weapon fits into the body just under the head, and the snowman was supposed to be the back drop for Lexi's next show.
From this improbable beginning comes friendship. Can there be more for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?
Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.
Only a short read of close to 96 pages, this was a delightful novella and I whole -heartedly enjoyed reading it. The characters were easy to relate to and the story flowed smoothly. The only thing I wasn't too fond of was the instant love between the characters.
Lexi was a lover of Holidays and with two children, she certainly had the incentive to decorate and party in the spirit of said holiday. Kyle, was an old scrooge at 30 something...never decorating his yard and certainly not his house. The spirit of Christmas had been buried in his soul, many years ago.
Lexi had accepted his kindness in exchange for her help with decorating his yard for the first time ever and hostessing his family's Christmas gathering. Her expertise, her joy, her children, and a bit of Christmas magic, and the man with the hardened heart couldn't help but accept the beginnings of healing, along with his two brothers and their Irish father.
It was a great story of healing and joy and Love. Being short, I highly recommend it for the busy holiday season!
I rated this a 4 Wink read!