Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: 'Tis The Season for Forgiving by Nikki Lynn Barrett

'Tis the Season for Forgiving

by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Holiday Contemporary Romance
ebook, 185 pages
December 17th 2014 
Secret Santa #3

Eric Jensen doesn't need the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to know he's made his fair share of mistakes. The reminders haunt him every day of his life, but a terrible loss becomes an eye opener this holiday season. A heartbreaking question from a young boy pushes Eric to do some serious soul searching, and helps him strive to be better.

Forgiving is the key...

Petra Cavannaugh spent the past two years growing as a person. She left her ex-boyfriend and struggled to make it on her own as a single mother. When Eric shows up at her doorstep one night just needing to see her, she wonders if he's finally becoming the man she always wished he'd be.

The best gift could be a second chance...

As Eric shows a side to Petra she's never seen, the two grow closer. But is forgiveness enough to take another chance on love? Eric must learn to forgive himself, and Petra has to learn to put her trust in the new Eric and not let his past dictate her future.

There are more than presents waiting to be opened. Will this Christmas finally open the two hearts sealed tightly shut?

My Thoughts

'Tis The Season for Forgiving is unlike any romance story I read. It emphasized more about self-discovery and forgiving yourself.

Petra was surprised to see Eric, her ex-boyfriend, on her front door. She had been hurt badly in her relationship to Eric but she had forgiven him.

The story was centered mostly in the change of Eric's behaviour. When he was released from the prison, he went to the anger management class, so he was improving. He was not prepared though, when he met his daughter. I admired his courage to try to make his relationship with his children, Petra and his ex-wife. Eric had a rough past (read the book to find out) and it was a bit impossible to actually read it without feeling the pain yourself. He kept beating himself up for it.

Petra was one of the most big-hearted woman character I've read. She forgave someone so easily especially Eric.

I really like the setting around Christmas time and it would make a great read for anyone looking for hope and forgiveness.

Source: From Nikki Lynn Barrett which does not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

I'm an avid lover of books. I've been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first "book" by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I'll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.

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