I am at risk of gushing over Christmas For The Deputy, Nicole Helm”s latest contemporary western Christmas romance. Set mostly on a ranch near Last Stand, Texas, this story stars widow Penelope Wakefield, who has returned home with her three daughters Aggie, Brynn and Daisy, in a bid to get her life back track.
Penelope is desperately trying to live up to her perception of her mother’s standards and falling short. I loved the way her family stepped in and helped her to understand that she was a different person to her mother with different strengths and values.
Ethan Thompson, rescued from a manipulative father by Penelope’s mother, has grown into his role as deputy sheriff of Last Stand but he’s still frightened of committing. Despite that fear Ethan is always there for Pen, helping her daughters to cope with change, helping Pen to unwind and all the time loving her and her girls.
This story is beautifully written with well developed characters that wormed their way into my heart. It flows well from start to finish and is one of the best Christmas stories I’ve read this year.
- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: Tule Publishing Group (22 October 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 195119022X
- ISBN-13: 978-1951190224
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 304 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews