Monday, February 6, 2012

Operation Christmas Hearts by Kay Springsteen

Excerpt from the book:
Ashley Torrington never cared much about Christmas before. But this year she’s having a particularly blue holiday because Marine Special Operations Team member, Nick Turner got under her skin just before he was deployed to Afghanistan. With her neighbors’ precocious daughter Bella volunteering Ashley for a special project at school, and a mysterious white-haired stranger named Estelle in town buying gifts from Ashley’s shop, not to mention the odd assortment of presents Ashley’s been receiving from an anonymous source, she shouldn’t have time to worry about her guy. But when he and his team go missing the week before Christmas, she realizes only a Christmas miracle will reunite them.

Captain Nicholas Turner never backed down from challenges—on the battlefield or in his personal life. But he’d never met a challenge like Ashley, who doesn't want to be anyone’s “girl back home.” Now he’s on the other side of the world, wanting to be anywhere but in Afghanistan for Christmas. About to embark on one of the most dangerous missions of his life, he needs Ashley to know she’s much more than the girl he’d left behind, and he does plan to come home to her. But in the meantime, a little Christmas magic would be appreciated. Little does he know, he’s about to get his wish.

My Review:

Operation: Christmas Hearts is a good, clean read. Ashley Torrington is convinced she will never date anyone more than three times, until she meets Nick Turner. She tells him he can only have three dates too, that is her rule, but Nick thinks he can change that. Ashley runs a small art gallery in a small town and Nick is in the military. The story is told from each person's perspective. At first, I didn't like this, but then I began to appreciate each person's perspective. The story is well written and you keep turning the pages to find out what happens. I liked how the lost necklace incident turned out. Overall this book is a great read. My one sadness is that I would have liked more to the ending; an epilogue so I know what happens. More info would have been nice!

I received this book free in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Source: Publisher


  1. In most books I'm reading, I like getting another character's perspective. In some books, it's essential.
    But I've written one which is told in first person and the only glimmer the reader gets of the hero's POV is what the heroine guesses at.

  2. I am just so used to reading from one character's perspective. I have to admit, I don't like change, so it was hard for me in the beginning of this book. However, as the book progressed, I began to appreciate seeing each person's perspective.

  3. What is the name of your book, I would be interested to read it :)