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Twelve Days (The McRaes Series, Book 1 - Sam & Rachel)
     

Twelve Days (The McRaes Series, Book 1 - Sam & Rachel)

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by Teresa Hill
 

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***Includes free, bonus Everything to Me - Book 1***

Discover the RITA-nominated first book in The McRaes contemporary romance series!

"A heartwarming [Christmas] tale... it might make you believe in magic." - All About Romance

*** Free for a Limited Time! ***

Twelve

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***Includes free, bonus Everything to Me - Book 1***

Discover the RITA-nominated first book in The McRaes contemporary romance series!

"A heartwarming [Christmas] tale... it might make you believe in magic." - All About Romance

*** Free for a Limited Time! ***

Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in her arms-one who comes with a four-year-old boy and eleven-year-old girl-siblings abandoned and in need of a temporary home. But there's a catch: Rachel's family is falling apart.

Rachel and her husband, Sam, have dreamed of a house filled with children -- a dream that has led them to repeated heartbreak. Sam McRae has finally decided the only thing left to do is leave his wife.

Reluctantly, Rachel and Sam take the children in, but just until after Christmas. They will do their best not to fall in love with them, not to get their hopes up that this time a miracle will happen. That these children will stay, and that their marriage can still be saved.

AWARDS:
RITA Finalist

THE McRAES contemporary romance series, in order:
Twelve Days
Edge of Heaven
Bed of Lies
Five Days Grace
Hero of My Heart

Product Details

BN ID:
2940046239706
Publisher:
Teresa Hill
Publication date:
10/10/2001
Series:
McRaes Series , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,693
File size:
2 MB

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Twelve Days 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 216 reviews.
Rad-Reader More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story about a couple who love each other, but are floundering after a series of tragedies have beaten them down. It is very touching, an easy read, and well-written. I am not sure that I am invested enough in the characters to read further in the series, but I did enjoy this book.
grammiepat8 More than 1 year ago
Sam and Rachel were going through a rough time and took in three foster children. Amazing things happen throughout the book. Couldn't hardly lay it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Make sure you have a box of kleenex ready. This wonderful Christmas story about love, family, and the true spirit of Christmas is sure to pull your heartstrings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful story that i didn't want to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO CHILDREN DIE OF CANCER IN THIS BOOK! An earlier review was incorrect. This is a lovely, heart-tugging story of two people who've lost the knack of communicating during a long haul of painful events. The book opens as 3 kids wind up on their doorstep, placed in their care over the holidays. Characters I cared about & understood. Nudged along by the holiday season, learning to heal one another. A wonderful story!
Purrple_Lady More than 1 year ago
Sam & Rachel have lost their way and each other, but unexpected visitors will help them re-discover each other!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very sweet book. Perhaps too sweet for some people. There is loving married sex in it. I liked the deep love the couple had for each other even though they struggled with heartache and communication issues. It seemed a lot like what real life marriage can be. I am not sure about its appropriateness for young teens. I think it may be too graphic. But the themes of the power of faith, hope, and love in life and relationships are what make the book so sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice Christmas story. It was sweet and sappy. There was some sex between the married couple, but it was not explicit. No blood, guts and gore. No cursing. It was not a suspense, mystery or murder novel. There was mention of Christian values and traditions. This short novel, about 250 pages, was well writtten and thought out. There was a plot with a nice flow to it, likable characters and I loved the three kids. I am archiving this one to reread at Christmas. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I'm excited to read the stories of Emma, Zach and Grace. I would recommend this book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad others liked this book, I found it to be very tedious and repetitive and couldn't get through it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very touching book in many ways. It makes you think, love, and even inspired me! I highly rate this book, even for a few men as an eye opener and a reality check.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Read it one evening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a bonus novella included which is useless unless you read book 2 in this series, which you cannot do without buying a box set. Not happy about that. Plus, this and the other spinoff novellas end in cliffhangers. This came from the author herself. Wish people could write standalones without all the drama! Just saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My own personal rating system is 1 or 2 stars is absolutely a terrible book. 4 or 5 stars is one I would definitely recommend. 3 stars, which is what I gave this one means I managed to read the entire book but may have skipped pages here and there out of boredom. This was a 3 star book. Bought two by this author. Hope the second one is better. Guess I should read at least one book by an author before investing in a second one...
Anonymous 11 days ago
Very good story loved it
Anonymous 30 days ago
Highly Recommended I can’t believe this was free – but a disclaimer did indicate it was free for a limited time. This 300-page book is so many things – a love story; an inspiring story; at times, a heart wrenching story; a story which gives hope; and, for forgiveness. And, yes a tissue or two may be needed. The story is about a married couple, Sam and Rachel, struggled after the death of their newborn baby girl only to suffer more grief when the foster boy they began to love like their own was given back to the birth mother by a judge. Each of them, although still married and living in the same house, handled their losses differently. He retreated to his workshop and she, sat rocking in her grandmother’s rocking in a dark corner day after day. Sam could not handle the situation any longer and planned on moving out of the house the day after Christmas even though he still loved Rachel. Until several days before Christmas when Rachel’s aunt pushed her way into the house demanding she consider allowing three young children to live with them as they had been abandoned by their mother for three days in a dingy motel room did Sam finally realize what Rachel’s days had been like for weeks upon weeks. The story continues to reveal the deep secrets Sam had been hiding about his own childhood for all the years they had known each other and how those secrets affected his behavior as a teen and then as an adult. Sam promised Emma, the oldest of the three abandoned children that he would try to find their mother. He was successful but didn’t say anything for several reasons--the severely beaten woman who had been found in a ditch was in a coma lying in a hospital bed three hours away from where the children were found; he wanted to protect the children from the father because the little bit of information they gave indicated they were in great fear of him. Everything came to light Christmas afternoon when they received a telephone call indicating the woman had regained consciousness and wanted to see Sam and Rachel. Sam and Rachel made provisions for the children, left immediately for the hospital and when they went into the hospital room were shocked at what the woman had to say.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Sweet and emotional. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous 5 months ago
While I did enjoy reading this book, some of it was repeatitive and boring as the couple worked through their problems. Also found the sex scenes unnecessarily graphic, showing that the author doesn't have confidence in their writing ability and had to resort to sex to help sell the story. The story tells of heart break and love that ultimately restores their marriage. There is a bonus story in the book, which the author says is a cliff hanger. I did not read the bonus story, since I dislike cliff hangers. Overall this story is good and kept my interest enough to find out what happened. ***esk 03/2017***
Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved this book. Could not put it down. Read it in a few day because I was sick and wanted to find out how it ended. Wish I could afford the box set, not expensive, but I am on a fixed income. Will look for more of Teresa Hill books in free nook books. A must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story of hurt and loss and of hope and love. A wonderful book written by a gifted author.
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I enjoyed this story very much. L.M.A.