Sadie Mann wants to have a baby. And for years, she wanted that baby's father to be her lifelong crush, bull rider, Rory Douglas. She would even travel around the country to different events just to see him. But she never had the courage to talk to him. When Rory finally returned to Marietta, Sadie had already moved on from him and was planning on using a donor for her baby.
Rory first spotted Sadie in the stands two and a half years ago. He didn't know anything about her, but liked to think of her as his angel. There for the rodeo and then she disappears. The night Rory got in a bull named Hammerfall in Clovis, California, his angel couldn't save him. His luck ran out and he suffered a severe injury. He was lucky to be alive.
Rory is now investing in properties and returned to his home town of Marietta Montana to check out an apartment building. When Rory discovers his mysterious angel was living right there in Marietta, the town he grew up in, he knew he had to know her. Sadie confides in Rory about wanting to have a baby and how she planned to go about it. But Rory has an idea all his own. He wants a family with Sadie. They decide on four dates to see if they are compatible. With a little luck, they both just might get what they desire.
I loved this book. Both characters had such a sadness in their past that it seemed they were perfect to help each other. With new goals in their lives, and Sadie not wanting to budge at first, it was fun to see them come together in the end.
Miracle On Chance Avenue reminded me why I love Jane Porter’s stories so much. This is a small town contemporary Christmas story set in gorgeous Marietta, Montana. Second in the Love On Chance Avenue series (Take Me Cowboy, the first in the series, won a RITA), this story works fine as a stand-alone. I’ve come to know the Douglas family over the years as one lovely story after another has taken me to Marietta. This is Rory’s story. Oldest of the Douglas children, he was the one to discover his family murdered, and it is the heartache and anger associated with that loss. Sadie Mann’s life was also affected on that day. It was attending her birthday party sleepover that saved the life of Rory’s sister McKenna and every birthday after that she’s has relived the horror. Ever since then she also worshipped McKenna’s golden brother Rory. This story is filled with so much love and pain. It drew me in and I ached for both Rory and Sadie as they grew closer while facing the agony of their past. Perfectly paced, the story had me holding my breath at times and sighing with relief at others. There’s not much more I can say about it except “Just Perfect”!
If you are looking for a Holiday story that will make you laugh...and cry...look no further. This is a wonderful story of two people who have been connected for so long finally finding each other. It is a story of one, whose life is so full of tragedy, he didn't care about his life and took chances so he didn't have to feel or remember the past. It's about the woman who has loved him for more than 20 years, whose heart ached for the tragedy he and his family faced, and her connection to it. The woman who loved him, despite not having spoken a word to him. She was his Angel, despite never having spoken to her. And, though he doesn't realize it at the time, of course she would be from Marietta, the one place that he loves, but hates returning to because of the memories and how much the people really do care. This is the perfect story for Christmas. It is coming home, finally facing the past, and realizing that it is time to embrace life and the future. This is such a well-written and emotional story that will stay with you long after you read the last word. **I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley. My opinions are my own and freely given.
Sadie and Rory have both been drawn together like magnets for years. Sadie has loved him from afar and Rory knows she's his muse. One Christmas, their paths cross by chance or fate. Sadie tries to resist him, but it's hard to fight a love that just grows stronger. He offers to help her fulfill her dream, but she says no. She knows there's a part of their mutual past he's unaware of and it haunts her. Till he finds out and his anger combined with her guilt drives a wedge between them. The love is real and true, and a snowstorm threatens to keep them apart, but Rory is determined to find her...love is worth fighting for and it's worth the wait. A wonderful Christmas romance with love, forgiveness, and a HEA!