All five-year-old Olivia Beacon wants for Christmas is a dad…
How on earth is single mom Hannah Beacon supposed to make that happen? To make matters worse, her holiday season is off to a rocky start. Between transferring ownership of the family bakery amid her mom’s decline, raising her young daughter, and the onslaught of Christmas orders, she can’t handle much more. And then her estranged husband shows up on her doorstep.
In the New Year, Daniel Ford is set to begin production on a TV show for the Hope and Family network. After years in the industry, the role is his biggest break yet. But when he sees his wife on screen with a mini version of herself, he realizes his shot at fame is on the line.
Together, Daniel and Hannah agree to start legal divorce proceedings—until Daniel comes face to face with the child that spurred his return. He can’t walk out of his daughter’s life, nor can he continue to deny his feelings for his wife. Will the career Daniel’s always wanted take center stage? Or can the two forgive past hurts to make their daughter’s Christmas wish a reality?
My thoughts: I have mixed feelings about the secret baby trope, since I can only imagine how hard it would be to find out you have a child you never knew about, and that you have years that you have missed out on. That said, I thought that the author did a great job of writing about a couple who had a hard time making it in Hollywood, leaving Hannah running home and Daniel staying with acting. When he finally makes his way back to the small town and Hannah, he has quite the surprise waiting for him! This is a sweet, clean romance with a delightful small town feel. I recommend reading the whole series, since I have enjoyed each of the characters!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.