Holiday Hearts

· The Canadays of Montana Book 3 · Tule Publishing
63 reviews

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Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother’s wish—a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good.

As the trio checks off the to-do list of Christmas fun, Ben’s ‘bah-humbug’ opinion of the holiday fades, along with ideas about keeping his distance from Eve. Getting involved is the last thing he wants to do but, alas, there’s no accounting for cosmic interference.

With the season of miracles upon this jewel of a town, will Eve find it’s possible that Christmas wishes aren’t only for little girls? 

First published as The Christmas Wish

63 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
October 25, 2016
The Cowgirl’s Christmas Wish by Barbara Ankrum is her third Canady book. This is Eve and Ben Tyler’s story. Eve is the party planner who for the past year has been friends with Ben. Ben grew up in Marietta, followed his dad’s footsteps to become a doctor, and is now an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital. Ben does not have good memories of Christmas as his parents jet set around the world, without him as he grew up. Ben is restless, not understanding how to fill the emptiness within. He decides to leave Marietta and join a medical group working in Haiti. Or at least spend his Christmas joining the group to see if it is what he wants. However fate intervenes on his way to the airport. As Eve is driving him she runs off the road and into a tree to avoid hitting an elf. Only it’s not an elk. It’s a reindeer. Upon returning to Marietta Hospital, Ben and Eve find their friend Malcolm there after falling off a ladder while hanging Christmas lights. It seems that before his wife died last year she left messages around town for Malcolm and daughter Lily reminding them the importance of celebrating Christmas. With Malcolm laid up in the hospital Ben and Eve take over caring for Lily and celebrating Christmas. As Ben and Eve spend time together Ben recognizes how important Eve is in life and realizes her love for him. These letters left for Malcolm not only remind him of the importance of celebrating Christmas but also the value of living and loving. Reading these letters also remind Ben of those significant facts. Ben needs to decide whether or not to take a chance on Eve and love or go to Haiti as he had planned. This was a sweet, fun and entertaining story with very likeable and authentic characters that you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Christine A
October 30, 2016
I enjoyed reading this Christmas story. Eve is working on an event at The Graff hotel. When her friend Ben asks for her help she is there, waiting for him to notice her. As she is about to give up on him, a Christmas miracle, a wish and a reindeer all help in this light heart-warming story. The cover fits so well with the story and I liked the ending. I received an advanced copy from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
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Kristy Loftis
January 20, 2017
When Eve Canaday and Ben Tyler are asked to care for a friends daughter while he is recuperating from a fall in the hospital. Eve has wanted there friendship to grow into more for a year and see it as an opportunity while Ben sees his plans being derailed. I really enjoyed this story of two friends realizing there love for one another.
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