by Heather Horrocks
Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block–until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it’s the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain’s weapon will fit inside a snowman’s body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi’s next show.
From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?
Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.
So lets just throw the time line of the story aside. This was a wonderful, cute, clean Chirstmas Novella. I loved Lexi and her kids and I loved Kyle.
Alexis “Lexi” Anderson has just moved to Christmas street. She and her kids have been on there own for a long time. She married to try and create the family she was missing and it didn’t work to her benefit, but she has done well for herself. She has her won decorating and cooking TV show and is a celebrity in her own right.
Kyle Miller is a well known Author of Middle age books. He writes about Jarod Strong the man who can solve any mystery. Kyle is the scrooge of Christmas street refusing to decorate when all his neighbors do.
As Lexi prepares for her first show in her new home she creates the perfect snowman for her show. Then comes Kyle. Fighting writers block and not sure how to end his next adventure with Jarod Strong he sees the snowman and inspiration hits. This causes an interesting first meeting. Ultimately the two end up friends and agreeing to help each other out. Both have been threw tragedies in there lives. Lexi offers to help get Kyle in the Christmas spirit and cater a Christmas weekend for his family.
There is an emotional journey in this story. The characters are well written and the story itself is fun. I enjoyed every bit of it. I highly recommend this uplifting Christmas story.
- Bah Humbug, Heather Horrocks (theblondemuseum.wordpress.com)