by Catherine Anderson
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption....
Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds....
Since his wife died six years earlier, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone, while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now the girl has gone and fallen in love with his foolish new neighbor’s no-good son....
Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all....
The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson delivered a heartfelt tale of family, love, and second chances making it the perfect holiday read. Anderson made me laugh, sigh, and weep as she put me in the holiday spirit. Grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy my coffee dates with The Christmas Room.
Coffee Dates with the Christmas Room
- First Date: Widow Maddie McLendon, a famous writer, has relocated with her family, as her son makes his dreams of owning a ranch under the open skies of Montana come true. Her son, now thirty-five is divorced and the father of a tall, lanky sixteen-year-old boy named Caleb. They’ve set up makeshift quarters on the land they own. His mother in a trailer and Cameron and his son in raised tents. Our story begins when Cameron meets Kirstin and the two connect. Only she is the daughter of millionaire rancher Sam Conacher. After his wife died, Sam has become quite cantankerous and will ruin any man who looks at his daughter. Oh boy, things are about to get interesting. Cameron’s first instinct is to run, but he and Kirstin strike up a friendship and before you know it they are sneaking off for picnic lunches.
- Second Date: I love the enemies to lovers trope and we discover it within the pages of The Christmas Room. Sam Conacher soon learns about Kirstin and Cameron and sets about giving that hillbilly a piece of his mind and maybe a fist, but when he arrives at their campsite he comes “horse to face” with Maddie. I loved the back and forth bickering and snark between them. Maddie is a woman who speaks her mind, and Sam might just have met his match. We get to know Maddie, Caleb, Cameron, and Kirstin, who is at her wits end when it comes to her father. I loved the simple conversations, the building of friendships and acclimating to life in Montana. Hilarious moments ensue involving flashlights, and no trespassing signs. I adored Maddie, despite her flaws, and have to admit Sam grew on me. Cameron was adorkable and honorable.
- Third Date: A mishap has the McLendon’s and the Conacher’s getting cozy, and poor Sam had some adjustments to make. I was completely swept up in the developing friendships, romances and daily life of living on a cattle farm. Anderson weaved healing, faith and the power of family into this tale reminding all of us of the true meaning of the season. Flawed characters and a special young man restore our faith and left me grinning.
If you looking for a heartwarming tale of love, family, and faith, laced with humor and delightful banter, THE CHRISTMAS ROOM is the perfect holiday read.
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This Christmas I am going to read this one… Thanks for the recommendation.
This one sounds like a delightful Christmas read, with quite interesting relationships going on. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Love the cover and enemies to lovers trope. Great one for the holiday season.
Tyler H. Jolley
What a nice read for the season. Isn’t it a funny juxtaposition that one minute we’re all deep in Halloween reads, the next we transition into sweet Christmas books. I love it.
Love your review and you summed up the book so well. I read this a month or two back and wish I was reading it all over again. Loved the fun characters.
Now, this does sound cute. I’ve loved a few of her earlier stories. I will get to this one eventually.
Great to have such a warm family story to read on the holiday!
Renee (Addicted To Romance)
This is such an endearing author to read especially around the holidays!!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I’ve never read Anderson though I’ve wanted too and this cover always catches my eye. I love the enemy to lovers and this sounds like a fun read. I love books that focus on all the complicated relationships.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I don’t think that I have read this author before but this sounds like a nice romance. I am so glad you enjoyed it, Kimberly!
Catherine Anderson is one of my favorites — plus, I love Christmas reads! Thanks for the post!!!
Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog
A second chance romance, a cowboy, and a holiday read? Sign me up!
Jenea's Book Obsession
Everything about this sounds delightful! I certainly need to read this!
Angela @ Simply Angela
I’ve not read Catherine Anderson for years and this one sounds like my cuppa tea so I need to pick it up. Great review!
Recently I’ve been reaching for heartwarming books more than ever, so I might give it a try! x
Oh this sounds perfect for Christmas 😀 and it’s funny and cowboys? I’m adding this to my holiday line up !
Sounds like a nice, warm and fuzzy holiday read. 🙂
This is one of the reads I have planned if not for the RAT, then definitely before Christmas. Glad you enjoyed it and although this isn’t my normal read, sometimes around Christmas you just need books like this!
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
This sounds like such a sweet story. And that cover is making me want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea and just dive right in. So glad you enjoyed this one!
This sounds like such a warm and cozy book, Kim! I have the warm fuzzies just thinking about all the character dynamics.
This sounds like a beautiful Christmas read. I’ve loved previous books by Catherine Anderson. I definitely need to check this one out. 😉
Wow its been years since I’ve read her. This sounds good Kim Thanks Love the Cover I hope that little trailer is well insulated brrrrr 😉