Title: Merry Me
Author: Amanda Siegrist
Author Website: https://amandasiegrist.wordpress.com/
Genre: Holiday Romance/Contemporary
Goodreads Synopsis: Chief Elliot Duncan hasn’t enjoyed Christmas since his mother passed away three years ago. She always managed to make each day, from the start of December to Christmas morning, a special one. When an unmarked gift lands on his doorstep, an elegant card attached with such Christmas wisdom, it touches his heart. But a sudden compulsion to find the owner and promptly return the gift consumes him. He never imagined searching for the owner would lead him to an amazing single mother with a delightful seven-year-old little girl.
Lynn Carpenter is a vision of beauty, and she loves Christmas. Wanting a woman who loves Christmas is just wrong. Yet, he can’t stay away from her. As Christmas approaches, Lynn manages to make the holiday pleasant for once. Apprehension fills his soul that she’ll hate him for lying, keeping the gift a secret. She’s a proud woman. He knows she won’t like him trying to give it back. The only thing he wants for Christmas is her heart.
This was the sweetest and absolutely most adorable Christmas novel I’ve read this season, and trust me my Christmas obsession is real. I’ve read several of Amanda’s novels but for some reason this sweet Christmas novel is one of my favorites. Possibly because she was able to embody the Christmas spirit with giving when you don’t have much to give or it could be loving when you’re afraid of losing. Christmas has always been an enchanting and magical time for me and this book helped in making me just a little bit more enchanted.
Characters Elliot and Lynn will each take you on an emotional journey, but their story is so perfect I doubt it could have been written any other way. Sometimes all it takes is a nudge from an outside party to help Christmas magic take place. I know this review is short and sweet but consider it a present from me to you not to give too much away!!
Pick up this 5 star novel and kick off December with the embodiment of Christmas spirit and love.