This Year, Christmas Comes Just in Time
As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.
The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn’s biggest concern now is paying his rent, but half the time Callie doesn’t remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild-goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.
When Finn meets Sydney, he’s quite sure she’s never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He’s willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie’s Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.
Guest Post from Terri Blackstock
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To get you in the Christmas mood, here’s an early holiday playlist:
“White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby
“I Heard the Bells” sung by MercyMe
“Light of the World” sung by Lauren Daigle
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” sung by Amy Grant
“Don’t Save it All for Christmas Day” sung by Avalon
“Till the Season Comes ‘Round Again” sung by the Katinas
Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Catching Christmas is her first Christmas romance.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
Miss Callie called again, Finn couldn’t take it. He had already taken her to visit so many “perspective” men and pick out hand towels. Now it’s another call through cab company and off he goes. He wishes he could be using his training in French cuisine to make his life brighter not driving a cab, but this isn’t a normal customer and she has so far paid for each trip and her granddaughter Sydney isn’t too terrible to deal with when he and Miss Callie get into some mischief.
Sydney is busting her tail to try and keep her job, her faith, and her grandmother alive during the holidays. She is facing being fired over a ridiculous case and yes the case may make your blood boil. Sydney is harboring some guilt of not being there for Callie. As a mother and daughter myself I could see and feel her emotions on this and it was heartbreaking, I wanted to tell Sydney, she was doing enough and was giving what she could.
Finn may not be family at the start but Miss Callie had a way of making him part of the family in the end. He is part of the humor and chuckles in the majority of this book and his compassion for this dear old lady is something that will hit you deep in your soul.
Miss Callie, I don’t know how to describe you without crying and laughing at the same time. Maybe, that right there is the best description? She creates a variety of emotions in the reader through this short tale and by the end, the reader feels part of Miss Callie in their heart.
This book was everything that Christmas is about, Jesus, family, love, joy, tears, and learning to be enough. I couldn’t put this book down when I received it and the entire story played out in my mind long after the end. It is touching and glorious to read this book, I would recommend it to every reader and their cat.
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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