Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Christmas Bargain by Shanna Hatfield, Book Review
Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for…
As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.
Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with the banker as payment of his debt. Held captive on the farm by her father since the death of her mother more than a decade earlier, Philamena is grateful to leave. If only it had been someone other than the handsome and charismatic Luke Granger riding in to rescue her. Ready to uphold her end of the bargain as Luke’s cook and housekeeper, Philamena is prepared for the hard work ahead. What she isn’t prepared for is being forced to marry Luke as part of this crazy Christmas bargain.
I truly enjoyed reading The Christmas Bargain! Hatfield writes characters that have depth and emotion that as a reader I could definitely connect with. The poor way that Philomena was treated by her father and the ensuing Christmas bargain that was made with Luke will have you captivated from page one until the very end! This is a great story of friendship, trust, faith and love in a lovely snowy country setting! While a clean romance, you could still feel the heat of the romance between Luke and Filly! Hatfield allows the reader to really get to know each character thoroughly, from Luke's sweet tooth to Filly's passion for horses, I felt like they became my friends! I am a new reader to Hatfield and look forward to reading many more books by her!
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