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Posted December 1, 2012
A Cold Creek Noel is short but very touching and sweet small town Christmas romance. It does deal with a widower who is not ready to move on from, a story line that I don’t find very romantic.
Ben Caldwell is a widower and the new vet in Cold Creek. He has a lot of issues he has to deal with all the while raising his two kids. Caidy Bowman had dreams of becoming a vet until the night her parents were brutally killed. Now she works on the family ranch and helps watch one of her nieces. While she is interested in Ben, he on the other hand isn’t completely over his late wife.
The ending was a bit too tidy. Everything wrapped up a little too quick and neat. If it had been a longer novel I could see where the ending would be a bit better. I do like the story as a whole and am making plans to find the rest of this series.
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Posted December 29, 2013
Posted April 29, 2013
Author: RaeAnn Thayne
Published by: Harlequin Special Edition
Age Recommended: YA - Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series # 2
"A Cold Creek Noel" by RaeAnn Thayne was a sweet holiday 'Christmas' read that happened to be this authors second in this series. This was a story of Caidy and Ben along with 'adorable kids, dogs and horses.' We find that this widower Ben Caldwell was a new vet in Cold Creek along with two children wanting to escape his past. Caidy Bowman have suffered greatly due to the fact that her parents were brutally killed. Caidy had once had dreams of becoming a vet but these day she is found working at the family ranch and helping raise one of her nieces. After Caidy takes her pup to the vet and finding out that the Vet needed a place to stay...later after the vet is offered and moves into the 'Foreman's' house. As you read you will seek how these two people are being thrown together in one way or another. You will find that Caidy's brothers invites Ben and his children over for a sleigh ride and Sunday dinner. Will these barriers that are keeping these two apart be dissolved? This is where I say you must pick up "A Cold Creek Novel" to say how this author will get this all out to the reader. The characters were all well developed giving you a good realistic and enjoyable read.
This was one happy fun Christmas story with a lots of 'love warmth, good, strong likable characters, kids and dogs all wrapped up in one excellent novel. Would I recommend? YES! This would be a wonderful holiday novel to read.
Posted March 28, 2013
Caidy Bowman has a hard time moving past the tragic death of her parents she witnessed happening when she was 16. Christmas holds no special place for her. Yet she pushes past it for her neice making it as happy as possible. She has helped her brother raise his neice after his wife left him.
Her pup has a run in with a bull and she ends up with an emergency visit to the vets where she meets Ben. She isn't happy with Ben and his attitude toward her. He has just taken over the practice and bans her from helping him.
While sitting in waiting room, she meets his nanny and children. His children are a delight. She learns the nanny wants to find a house to get children out of Inn - which is run by her sister-in-law. She doesn't offer Foreman house at that time.
As she goes back to check on her pup, she tells the Vet he can move into her Foreman's house if her brother okays it. So next thing she knows a handsome vet with two children are living just up the road on the ranch.
Little by little their lives are through together as they reach out to help each other. The brothers invite Ben to the house with his children for a sleigh ride. Caidy will not sing since her parent's death.
Her oldest dog gets ill and she needs the vet again in the night. A Christmas miracle happens that night that breaks down barriers that are keeping Caidy and Ben apart. A very good read.
Posted December 31, 2012
This was a wonderful addition to the Cold Creek Series. Caidy has always been a favorite of mine when featured in the other books. Defiantly a must.... but I suggest reading all others in the series first!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 17, 2012
Posted November 19, 2012
This one was a feel-good holiday read, sweet and fairly uncomplicated, if a tad bit rushed toward the end. That aside, I really enjoyed Caidy and Ben's story. (Adorable kids! Dogs and horses! Gently falling snow that the menfolk clear out of the way! It's like getting the Christmas story trifecta ;) Oh, and the hero and heroine are pretty likable too...) This is only the second one in the series that I've read so far (the first being A Cold Creek Reunion), but it functions just fine as a stand alone if you're just looking for a nice Christmas story to pass the time. Be warned, though--this book inspired me to look for Trace's story (Christmas in Cold Creek), which is even now sitting patiently on my holiday reads shelf. Hopefully Ridge, the last and eldest Bowman sibling, will get his own HEA soon too....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 15, 2012
A charming romance with lots of animals and Christmas Season. This is a clean read.
Caidy Bowman raises ranch dogs. She lives with her brother on thier family ranch. She is helping her brother take care of his daughter after her mother left.
Caidy and her three older brothers have a time celebrating christmas after thier parents were murdered 11 years ago. They try to keep the children not to know how hard of time they had.
Caidy dog Lucy got attacked by a bull and she was able to pull him out of the way before the bull got too far into him. Caidy rushes her dog to the new Vet in town.
Ben Caldwell is the new Vet. in town. He is rude and taking his bad mood out on her.
Ben is a widower with two children girl 9 boy 5. They are staying in the bed and breakfast because thier house won't be ready till after christmas. Being in a bed and breakfast is hard on his kids and housekeeper.
Caidy has a empty house on the ranch till they can hire a new foreman so she offer it to Dr. Caldwell. Everyone wants to set up Caidy and Ben together, but they don't want to get involved. They are very drawn to each other and everytime Ben kisses her he then apoligizes for it.
I love the big close family the Bowman's have. How they all pulled together after the death of thier parents. One brother is Chief of Police in town his twin brother is Chief of fire and the oldest is in charge of the ranch.
I like the characters in the book and want to see more of them. Especially the little children you just want to give them a hug.
I admit that I did tear up in this novel. Our pets do bring a lot of love and joy into are lives and when they get ill we feel so much. Would like to read more about the Bowman family.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
Publisher: Harlequin Special Editon (December 1, 2012) 221 pages
Posted November 14, 2012
A Cold Creek Noel by RaeAnne Thayne
Caidy Bowman has brought her dog in to the vets, Ben Caldwell office to get fixed. He was gored from the bull after the bull had stepped on him.
Her sister in law runs the local Inn and her brother is the police chief and the other brother head of the fire dept.
She doesn't care much for the doctors bedside manners...
The Inn is where the vet and his 2 kids are staying and Ann Michaels is their nanny.
Caidy hopes to set the family and nanny/housekeeper up in one of her ranch houses that is not being used.
She is happy the family will have a home and a tree for Christmas as their house should be ready in a few weeks time.
She has her dog back now but has to call him at an ungodly hour because there's something wrong with the dog and they get to talking and before you know it, after he gets the dog under control, they are kissing.
Other members of the family have invited Ben and his kids over for Sunday dinner then a sleigh ride and she gets roped into going.
She finds herself thrown together with him and/or his kids, she wants to help them out also and hopes spending time with the kids making cookies will help.
That leaves them with plenty of time to talk about his wife that had died a few years ago.
Love all the homemade baking she does and how she lets others help. She and Ben spend a lot more time together and she opens up about her parents death..
Christmas Eve comes and once again her dog is sick and she hurries over to his house ... realizations take hold, good and bad...
Posted December 12, 2012
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Posted January 11, 2013
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