My Mini Thoughts

Samantha and Ella grew up loving Christmas, but unfortunately their mom, Gayle always thought it was a wasteful holiday.  As the girls grew older they saw how disappointed their mom was with their life choices.  After years of not being able to live up to their moms expectations, Ella and Gayle had a big fight where Samatha sided with her sister.  

It has now been 5 years since the big fight, and during those years she missed with her daughters, Gayle rose to the top in her career field and published two books.  One day she is rushed to the hospital after an accident at work. When her co-workers ask who they can call Gayle realizes she is truly alone.  That’s when she makes a vow to change, and it just happens to be Christmas time.

This is a cute story about a mom trying to make up for time lost.  I knew this was going to have a happy ending because it takes place around Christmas.  I enjoyed reading along as Gayle’s eyes were opened to what Christmas was really about, and how she was repairing her relationships with her daughters.  

This one is out now!  Thank you #htpbooks and Author Sarah Morgan for my #copy! 

Book Rating: 4/5

Wine Pairing:  Shannon Reserve Chardonnay 2016


Goodreads Synopsis 

For sisters Samantha and Ella Mitchell, Christmas is their most precious time of the year—a time for togetherness, love and celebration. Most of all, it’s about making up for everything their childhood Christmases lacked. But this year, they’ll be buying presents for the most unexpected guest of all—their estranged mother. It’s been five years since they last saw each other. But when their mom calls out of the blue and promises that this Christmas will be different, Samantha and Ella cautiously agree to spend it all together…

Gayle Mitchell is at the top of her career, but her success has come at a price—her relationship with her daughters. She never seemed to say or do the right things. Her tough-love approach was designed to make them stronger, but instead managed to push them away…until a brush with her own mortality forces Gayle to make amends. As the snowflakes fall on their first family celebration in years, the Mitchell women must learn that sometimes facing up to the past is all you need to heal your heart…