A Willow Creek Christmas

A Willow Creek Christmas

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by Lily Graison
     
 

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Running from a life she no longer wanted...
Widowed with two young children, Keri Hilam is desperate to escape her abusive brother in law, going so far as sneaking away in the dead of night in hopes of finding a better life. She never regrets leaving, not even when they find themselves stranded, starving, and alone. Fate brings them to Willow Creek, Montana, where

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Running from a life she no longer wanted...
Widowed with two young children, Keri Hilam is desperate to escape her abusive brother in law, going so far as sneaking away in the dead of night in hopes of finding a better life. She never regrets leaving, not even when they find themselves stranded, starving, and alone. Fate brings them to Willow Creek, Montana, where they're rescued by an unlikely hero, an ex-confederate soldier who seems more monster than man.


Hiding from a past he can't seem to forget...
The war leaves Noah Lloyd scarred and bitter. When the girl he left behind broke his heart, he turned his back on the life he used to know, and sought refuge in a dusty little town that afforded him the solitude he wanted. Finding a woman and her kids hunkered down in an abandoned line shack in the middle of a blizzard is the last thing he needs. They're ragged, half starved and vulnerable, but he's determined to leave the trio in the care of the town marshal.


Can a future together erase all the pain...
But the innocence of a child at Christmas breaks through Noah's hard exterior and Keri's tender care allows him to see that life may be worth living. All he has to do is let go of his past and let this unlikely family love him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148936367
Publisher:
Lily Graison
Publication date:
11/25/2013
Series:
The Willow Creek Series , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
104,714
File size:
626 KB

Meet the Author

LILY GRAISON resides in North Carolina, a stones throw away from the Blue Ridge Mountains and a few hours from the Outer Banks. First published in 2005, her debut novel won a Reviewers Choice Award. The author of over a dozen published books, Lily writes in the Western, Contemporary and Paranormal Romance genres.

When not writing, Lily can be found at her sewing machine creating 1800’s Period Dresses or at a near by store feeding her obsession for all things resembling office supplies.

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A Willow Creek Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in two nights and could NOT put it down. As we can expect from Lily Graison, this book is swoon-worthy. The romance just sweeps over you and takes you away. Noah is a loner and a recluse injured from the war with a house outside of town. In addition, he has a cabin in the woods. To his surprise he finds a woman with two small children in his cabin. Outraged he kicks them out, only to find himself guilt-ridden and bringing them back to his house. I found myself crying and swooning and crying and swooning--over and over again. Having grown up hungry, it brought back all the feelings that come with not having your basic needs met. I too had a mother who did her best to have our desires and stomachs filled and who loved us dearly. We also ended up with a man who loved us, married my mother and took us in when I was 10 years old and the oldest like Aaron. My father, like Noah, was sweet and kind. I found myself relating to this story very much! I loved watching how sweet and genuinely kind Noah was with her and the children--his first gifts to them made me put the book down and cry again. Noah, having been injured in the war, has many scars internally and externally that he has to overcome to love Keri fully. They slowly share their heart breaking stories and hurts and together overcome them to make a beautiful Christmas couple. The sex scenes were amazing and like the rest of the story, very touching. Both of them are so gentle with each other--two wounded souls trying to overcome their insecurities, failures and fears and yet fulfill the desires of the one they love. I love romance novels, I love cowboys and I most definitely love Christmas stories. When you put them all together it is splendid. If you are looking for a heartwarming Christmas story that warms your insides, this is the one! Do yourself a favor and sit by the fire, with a cup of hot cocoa and a blanket and enjoy this Christmas cowboy love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read. I couldn't put this one down and finished it the same day I started reading it. The way Keri was so patient with Noah and his insecurities was truly heartwarming. There were lots of touching moments, especially between Noah and the children. I hope we will hear more from this series! I own them all and will reread them in the years to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the character development - we really got to know them without repetative droning that many authors tend to do. Great story line; I couldn't put the book down. Highly recommend!
jdh2690 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those re-readable Christmas stories that I will up again every year. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Graison, but it won’t be the last! Not only were all the elements of a grand romance in this story (Noah, a wounded hero, and Keri, a feisty heroine down on her luck and equally wounded), but the depth of this author’s description of their plights and roads to recovery, their fragile hopes for a better tomorrow, and their blossoming attraction for each other made this a one-of-a-kind read that I could not put down until I was done (took me two late nights of steady reading). I am also a fan of western romance and this story validated my love of historical westerns because it was so well thought out, had some action in it, and depicted very realistic prairie life. I loved this story and can recommend it very highly.
jad-one More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was well written and had a lot of substance to it. jad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read the Avery family books too. loved the characters and plots. This author tells great stories and holds your attention, but there are many grammatical errors. In addition, there are serious problems with incorrect homonyms! I truly like her writing, but the errors are annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far my favorite of all the Willow Creek books! Absolutely wonderful!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put down until I finished this book in one sitting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sat quietly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed this series from the first book and find I'm looking forward to each new book more and more. Please keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Lily Graison's western historical romances! Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very enjoyable a must read for all.
samanthajayne13 More than 1 year ago
Loved Willow Creek Christmas! A true love story! This book a very touching story about two people who have been hurt but they help heal each other of that hurt. Noah found Keri and her kids in an old line shack off to the edge of his property during winter and her brought them home with him. At first it seemed like he couldn't stand them but he changed. Keri would do anything for kids. When she wanted to continue onto California to find her brother, she decided to stay so her kids have a Christmas and be normal for a while. Noah and Keri fell in love during that time. They both healed each other with their love one another. Very hard for me to put the book down. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Will now go back and read more in this series. Appears there are 4-5 books from the Willow Creek series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! Loved the characters and their back stories. Really enjoyed the setting. Great romance-adventure! Absolutely plan on reading more by this author!
rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
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Pebbles92 More than 1 year ago
Lily Graison has done it again with A Willow Creek Christmas.  One of the best books I have read all year.  Fabulous character development and a great plot.  It kept me captivated from page one right up to the very end. Very touching story.  I highly recommend it.   ARC received from author in exchange for my honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time putting this down for some reason. It wasn't the best book I ever read, but it was captivating. This is the first Lily Graison book I have read, so I cannot compare it to others. It was sweet and heartwarming, and I will probably read more from this author.
obsessed_with_reading More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome read!!! Ms. Graison definitely has done it again. It is exciting to watch Keri and Noah's relationship develop and grow.  I have read ALL of Ms. Graison's books and have loved them all. I would recommend reading the rest of the "Willow Creek" Collection and the "Wicked" Series. I can not wait to see whats next!!!!
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Jutzie More than 1 year ago
A Willow Creek Christmas by Lily Graison Willow Creek Series Book 6 Noah Lloyd is a bit of a recluse. He avoids town as often as possible and the same goes with people. Although those pesky Avery brothers don't know when to leave a man alone, always trying to be friendly. His recluse days end when he finds a mother and two children poaching in an old line shack on his property. Looks like his life will never be the same. Keri Hilam has hit hard times. Her husband died and when his brother came to help them she thought he was a savior. She was wrong. Taking her children Aaron and Sophie Ann, she escapes. Starving and cold they meet the most surly man ever. Can this bear of a man be a real savior this time? Once again the reader gets to visit the small Montana Territory town of Willow Creek. If you have read the previous books in this series than you get to visit with old friends once again like the Avery's. And new friends like Noah, a man dragging his past with no hope of a future. Adventure and romance in the Old West along with bad guys and good and always a surprise or two in the mix. **Sexual situations
profdrj More than 1 year ago
Good storyteller, but the grammatical errors are horrific and it really ruined the book for me. There were so many tense/agreement, plural/possessive, and wrong word/homonym errors that I could not truly enjoy the book. I could look past a few as an issue of ee-publishing, but it is as if this writer does not know rules of English grammar. Too bad; means I won't spend money on her other books.