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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Transplanted Christmas by Marc Jarrod

A Transplanted Christmas by Marc Jarrod
Publisher: Devine Destinies Books
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Full Length (167 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3 Books
Reviewed by Larkspur

Annie Cook, a widow with a six-year-old son, doesn’t think love will ever come her way again, until she meets Cord Williamson, a UPS driver. Cord turns out to be a perfect match, but would it be fair to continue a relationship with him when she’s so sick?

Cord is elated now that he’s found his soul mate, but he finds out she’s very ill and their time together will be limited unless a miracle happens. He decides to make that time perfect and give her a Christmas that will remain a memory through eternity. But what would be the perfect Christmas present?

Cord does find the perfect gift, one that will bind them together for life in more ways than one.

Annie Cook and Cord Williamson have a lot in common, more than even they know. When they meet during the holidays it could be fate, it could be magic or it could be divine intervention. Whatever it is, will it be UPS that delivers A Transplanted Christmas?

Marc Jarrod gives us a heartwarming tale about finding love at holiday time and adds in a degree of desperation to keep your adrenalin flowing. His plot is the ultimate boy meets girl, love at first sight, sappy holiday tale and that’s just what we all need around the hustle and bustle of this time of the year, a real feel good story with a happy ending, a story about sacrifice and the feeling we receive when we give the ultimate gift. His characters are very defined and his hero and heroine are two very deserving people of happy ever after with a bonus six year old adorable imp to boot. The romance is sweet and tender and would not offend anyone. The storyline seems a bit choppy as does some of the narrative but not enough to affect my enjoyment of the novella.

If you’re looking for that holiday story that gives you hope, look no further. If you need a little love story to help you get through the crowds at the mall, this one is for you. If you are like me and love those happy, sappy, syrupy holiday stories this one fits all the bills. However if you’re a Grinch you need not read this unless your heart grew three sizes, too.

Thank you Mr. Jarrod for keeping the spirit of Christmas alive for me and all your readers.