Book Review-Christmas Stray (Sweet Holiday Romance) -Rachelle Ayala | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Christmas Stray (Sweet Holiday Romance) -Rachelle Ayala

Saturday, December 26, 2015

I was able to download the Mobi edition of this novella free of charge because I signed up for Rachelle Ayala's email/newsletter from a Facebook post I saw that she had posted. There hasn't been a book that Rachelle Ayala has written that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed be it one of her steamier romances or truly sweet romances and then of course the first book I ever read and reviewed of hers Broken Build (Technothriller & Romantic Suspense)back in 2013 (see my review here) and I couldn't quite figure out why I wasn't on her email/newsletter list already!

This relatively short novella had me literally sobbing at the happy ending--tears flowing down my face. I was going to go to sleep then decided to read it--then knew I had to write it up for all of you-I just could not wait. Talk about miracles and the power of healing after a grief no parent should have to endure.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

"Touching story of love and miracles." - Bestselling Author Chantel Rhondeau
Juliette Martin does not ever want to celebrate Christmas again, not when it means reliving the last one after her six-year-old son, Jeremiah, passed away on Christmas Eve.

She and husband, Gabe, find themselves snowed in at a mountain cabin with a pair of strays. Juliette desperately needs a miracle to save her marriage and restore her faith in God. Can a stray dog and an orphan boy help her believe in the magic of Christmas and the power of love?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it's within the pages of a book. Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award.

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Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I have not read any books from Rachelle Ayala but I would love to read this book, Christmas stray. I love stories about family and relationships and this would be a good book for me. Thanks for letting me know about the author and her books.

Eat To Live said...

Seeing your post is funny,.. I just had a dog in my yard eating food I put out for the birds. I know it isn't a stray and I tried to tell it to go home, but it just stood and barked at me.
The Christmas Stray sounds like a fantastic book... especially this time of year.

she is melrose said...

The book looks like an interesting read (I'm a sucker for dogs in pictures) and will look into this in the future.

Amber N said...

That looks like an adorable read. I love any books about animals.

Parenting Patch said...

You had me at the cover. The dog is so sweet!

Unknown said...

This is such a perfect read for my mom! I am going to pick this up for her as a late Christmas gift!

Ashley R said...

I love a little romance sprinkled with some faith and dogs too! Sounds like a great mix!

Across the Avenue said...

This sounds like a powerful story if it brought tears to your eyes! I hadn't heard of this author before your post, but it sounds like I'll really enjoy the writing. I'll have to try to squeeze in another reading into the holiday season. :)

Unknown said...

The story-line sounds intriguing. I would love to read how everything plays out for Juliette!

Anonymous said...

I can see myself having an ugly cry with this one. It sounds like it is a beautiful story.

mail4rosey said...

It's nice when a book moves you to emotions, isn't it? I'm glad you were excited enough to share!! I love reading your book reviews here!

Jessica Powell said...

This sounds such a lovely read, I'm a sucker for sweet romances! :)

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