Happy Saturday y’all! Only 5 weeks to Christmas so I thought I’d continue what I started last week and share with y’all another holiday read. This week’s pick is from a favorite contemporary author of mine, Ciara Knight. If you like second-chance stories and sweet holiday romance, I highly suggest you grab a copy.A Miracle Mountain Christmas by Ciara Knight
Published by Defy the Dark on 2016-10-11
Length: 81 pages
Reviewing eBook from My Book Shelf
After seven years of separation, ex-couple Mason Harrington and Savannah Blake are thrust together to save their loved one’s dreams. But can old wounds from tragic loss, accusations of murder, and running away ever mend? It will take a miracle on the mountain to heal their hearts and reunite these childhood sweethearts.
A Miracle Mountain Christmas by Ciara Knight is a sweet holiday romance about first love and a second chance. Savannah Blake has lived her entire life on Miracle Mountain, started a career, stayed even after her family left. She stayed because of a broken heart and the hopes that her first love would one day return. Mason Harrington left Miracle Mountain behind, seemingly without a second thought about those he left, he ran from tragedy only to find himself return and face the woman who has never left his heart.
I really like Savannah. She is headstrong, independent, and knows what she wants. She’s broken by her past but doesn’t let it define her. She’s the town sweetheart from the little interactions you see of her with other characters. But what endeared her to me is her compassion towards others.
Mason is…broken for lack of a better word. He left Miracle Mountain after he was accused of murdering Savannah’s younger sister. It was an accident and in his head he knows that, but his heart has never forgiven himself. He thought Savannah would be better off without him, that she would eventually forget him and move on, that seeing him everyday would only use her pain….so he left and now he’s back. Mason knows what he wants, the question is does she want him.
I love the sweet romance that remains between the two, and how the author shows this by alternating between POVs. However my favorite part of the story is the GGs, three elderly women who helped raise Mason and have taken it upon themselves to bring him home. These ladies are great! I hope to see more of them in future books.
Overall I really enjoyed this story, finishing it in one sitting. It’s sweet, clean and has a few heart-thumping swoon moments. The characters are sweet and memorable and the story is just enough to satisfy your sweet craving. If you enjoy second chance romance, I highly recommend you grab a copy.