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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Noella's Gift by Donica Covey

Noella's Gift by Donica Covey
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short (59 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

A disillusioned cop, and a bitter woman. Can a little girl take the bah-humbug out of their holiday?

There is little that is unexpected in Noella's Gift, but it is the way Donica Covey creates her hero and heroine and present's them that make's this an intriguing tale. I think it is safe to say that in most contemporary romances we accept there are two main characters, but in this story there are three. And Noella is the third.

There is a saying that the loneliest place to be is in the middle of a crowd. Well for many Christmas is not the joyful celebration of happy memories most people assume it is, and in Noella's Gift we have both Holly Harper and Jaxon Cole, who, for reasons unexplained, would prefer to forget its existence.

Holly's solution is avoidance, and Jax's is work, and Noella's... is a Christmas gift beyond price.

With the description of the attic and Holly's childhood bedroom Ms Covey portrays the stark difference between Holly's past and her present attitude to life. And she uses the same theme to open Jax's eyes to the reality his life has become.

You can't help but fall in love with Holly, Jax and Noella and I thoroughly enjoyed this short story.