Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott

December 7, 2017 Christian, giveaway, historical, Regina Scott, romance 28

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A Family Made at Christmas

After taking guardianship of his late friend’s siblings and baby daughter, minister Levi Wallin hopes to atone for his troubled past on the gold fields. But it won’t be easy to convince the children’s wary elder sister to trust him.

The more he learns about her, though, the more he believes Callie Murphy’s prickly manner masks a vulnerable heart…one he’s starting to wish he was worthy of.

Every man in Callie’s life chose chasing gold over responsibilities. Levi—and the large, loving Wallin family—might just be different. But she can tell he’s hiding something from her, and she refuses to risk her heart with secrets between them.

Even as they grow closer, will their pasts keep them from claiming this unexpected new beginning?

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SERIES: Frontier Bachelors #7
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Historicals
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017
PAGES: 288

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“Our sins are forgiven. They no longer shackle us.”

I really enjoyed this latest book from Regina Scott! It’s Christmasy and romantic and it has a very sweet (and important) message.

First – I have to talk about the kids. Frisco and Sutter and sweet little Mica. These kids are adorable! Even the boys in their own precocious, rambunctious way. Their fierce protectiveness of their family, their boyish energy, and their ultimately tender hearts (masked by manly gruffness of course) made me smile every time they stole a scene.

Callie – oh how I wanted to just give her a huge hug. She’s been through so much and carried so many burdens that, when someone else shows up to carry them for a while, she doesn’t know how to relax and just ‘be’, nor even how to rest in a friendship. And the delightful Wallin family is full of potential friendships! Callie’s insecurities are in juxtaposition to her inner strength, and this makes her a very layered and inspiring character. And the subplot about reading! Ah! Be still my heart.

Levi is a reformed rogue turned preacher (that seems to be a theme today) with a big heart. He’s also currently fighting a losing battle when it comes to his feelings for Callie. I loved watching him fall in love! And learn to be an uncle-dad! So swoony ♥ It’s also here, in Levi’s preacher capacity, that the author is able to weave some very sweet spiritual truth into the story. Namely – that we are more precious than God to the One who loves us best, that we are more than the sum of our past, and that He has come that we might be forgiven.

Bottom Line: His Frontier Christmas Family is delightful in every way. It will hit you in all the feels and leave your heart cozy warm and Christmasy. Swoony romance, adorable kids, and a large lovable family make this the ideal wintry weekend reaad!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. I also bought a copy for my own collection. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fantastic!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998).

Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens). Two of her novels, A Dangerous Dalliance and The Twelve Days of Christmas, have been translated into German. A Dangerous Dalliance and The Incomparable Miss Compton have been translated into Italian. Starstruck and Perfection have been translated into Dutch.

Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in the Tri-Cities of southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents are excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.

Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.

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1 winner will win an autographed print copy of His Frontier Christmas Family along with a set of rustic burnt-wood Christmas decorations the Wallin family would be pleased to own.

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Carrie

28 Responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott”

  1. Perrianne Askew

    The book cover is beautiful! The story line sounds fantastic, too. Carrie always does a good job on her reviews. I’ll be putting this one on my wish list. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and Merry Christmas.

  2. Shamekka Sheffield

    I love the cover of this book. I think it’s simple yet beautiful. This book sounds like a very enjoyable read. I’m curious to find out the important message this book shares. Thanks for the chance to win it. Merry Christmas💚

  3. Hannah Corner

    Can’t wait to read this one! I love reading about the past being overcome and getting the victory!

  4. Merry

    I would love to read Callie and Levi’s story. The forgiveness truth in the book is wonderful.

  5. Carol Alscheff

    I really like the book cover and the story sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

  6. Evangeline

    I love the cover and synopsis of this book and would love to win a copy, as I have yet to read anything by Regina. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄

  7. Winnie Thomas

    Another book for my TBR pile. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the review, Carrie.

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