His Christmas Wish

His Christmas Wish

by Melissa McClone

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Overview

Carly Bishop loved Christmas...until tragedy struck.



Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.



Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.



As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she'll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she'd given up on...love?



Previously published as Rescued by the Magic of Christmas.



Mountain Rescue Romance series

Book 1: His Christmas Wish

Book 2: Her Christmas Secret

Book 3: Her Christmas Kiss

Book 4: His Second Chance

Book 5: His Christmas Family

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944777104
Publisher: Cardinal Press, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2018
Series: Mountain Rescue Romance , #1
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn't compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over thirty-five romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She's a USA Today Bestselling author and has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America's RITA® award. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children's swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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His Christmas Wish (Mountain Rescue Romance, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
CherryPie0420 More than 1 year ago
When I put down His Christmas Wish there was one word that came to my mind: charming! It is absolutely charming!! I could not stop smiling as I was reading, enchanted by the characters, scenery, and the Christmas magic. Jake is the man that every girl dreams of and even though you can understand why Carly is incredibly guarded you want to reach through the pages and shake her! Jake is perfect and is in love with her! He treats Carly like a queen, is an amazing help to his best friends family even though his best friend is gone, and has a heart of gold. How could you NOT want to snag that! Your heart goes out to all the characters and what they lost on that mountain. You feel the emotion on every page and have hope that each character has their own happy ending. The writing is wonderful and you truly fall in love yourself. His Christmas Wish is a wonderful holiday read and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
poohbear1970dc More than 1 year ago
His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone. Carly returns to her home town of Hood Hamlet, and faces the deaths of her brother and her fiancé. Jake Porter is there and so is her sister in law and niece and nephew. Jake is part of the rescue team that works to rescue people in storms or accidents. Jake and Carly start dating and she has to decide if she can live with the fact that Jake risks his life to try and save others. It is a really good book. I had hard time putting the book down so would recommend to anyone looking for a good book to read.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Melissa McClone’s His Christmas Wish Carly Bishop lost her parents, brother and fiancé. The death of her brother, Nick and her fiancé happened in the mountains the day before their wedding was to take place. She left Hood Hamlet and the sight of the mountains for New York City. She has not celebrated Christmas since that dreadful day. Now she is returning to Hood Hamlet, Carly will be caring for her niece and nephew while their mother who remarried is having a baby with her new husband. Jake Porter grew up with Carly as he was her brother’s best friend. He always had a thing for Carly and has never gotten over her. Jake will help Carly with the kids. There is definitely chemistry between Carly and Nick but will Christmas magic be able to overwhelm fear of the mountains where Nick is a trained rescuer who gets called out when someone gets lost or stranded on a climb. Will the couple be able to come to grips with their past to move into a future together. Will they be able to find healing and love? Will they be able to overcome what they face? This book has adventure, twists and turns and humor with romance. A very heartwarming, well written story with an very well defined, charismatic cast of characters. Be sure to read to see the end results. I volunteered to read His Christmas Wish. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Melissa McClone’s His Christmas Wish Carly Bishop lost her parents, brother and fiancé. The death of her brother, Nick and her fiancé happened in the mountains the day before their wedding was to take place. She left Hood Hamlet and the sight of the mountains for New York City. She has not celebrated Christmas since that dreadful day. Now she is returning to Hood Hamlet, Carly will be caring for her niece and nephew while their mother who remarried is having a baby with her new husband. Jake Porter grew up with Carly as he was her brother’s best friend. He always had a thing for Carly and has never gotten over her. Jake will help Carly with the kids. There is definitely chemistry between Carly and Nick but will Christmas magic be able to overwhelm fear of the mountains where Nick is a trained rescuer who gets called out when someone gets lost or stranded on a climb. Will the couple be able to come to grips with their past to move into a future together. Will they be able to find healing and love? Will they be able to overcome what they face? This book has adventure, twists and turns and humor with romance. A very heartwarming, well written story with an very well defined, charismatic cast of characters. Be sure to read to see the end results. I volunteered to read His Christmas Wish. Thanks to the author for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed reading His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone, book one in her Mountain Rescue series. This is a heartwarming, sweet Christmas romance. Carly had always loved Christmas until that one Christmas Eve when her life would change. Carly left Hood Hamlet hoping to start her life over but now, six years later her family needs her to return home. Jake has lived with the guilt of not being able to save his two best friends. He plans to show Carly the magic of Christmas, hoping to make amends and give her the ability to move forward from her grief. Maybe then both of them can finally find the love missing in their lives. Ms. McClone wrote a wonderfully sweet and moving Christmas story that is not to be missed. This story is filled with fun dialogue, endearing and likeable characters and the magic of love. I highly recommend this book to other readers and look forward to the next book in the series.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
No person knows how strong they really are until tragedy comes knocking at their door. Carly and Jake are about to find out. His Christmas Wish is a tale of heartbreaking loss, courageous love and emotional healing. McClone sets out to remind that beauty can be found in the midst of heartache. For Jake and Carly theirs is a journey of forgiveness and romance at an unexpected time. Grief is a feeling not easily forgotten, but for these two a little bit of hope and a whole lot of love are what hard to move forward without. Unforgettable in every way.
HEChapter More than 1 year ago
First in Series ~ Sweet Contemporary Holiday Story ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ 4.5-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by its Cover > Looking Deeper Third-person Carly and Jake grew up in Hood Hamlet. He was her brother’s best friend. Though she had a childhood crush on him and he later began noticing the beautiful young woman she was becoming, her brother, Nick, was always taken into consideration and no actions were ever taken to pursue their attraction. Carly loved Christmas so much, she even planned a Christmas wedding. But tragedy struck and the wedding never happened. Needing an escape, Jake helped her arrange a job and living situation on the East Coast. It’s been six years since she left but now her help is needed back in the one place she’d hoped never to return to. Jake does all he can for the family Nick left behind. Dealing with survivors guilt of a sort, he lives by the mantra of “It’s what Nick would have wanted.” When Carly returns to help out her sister-in-law, old feelings begin to emerge and lines begin to blur. He makes it his mission to help her find happiness and the love of Christmastime once again. This becomes more important than what Nick would have wanted, or are they one and the same? This is a sweet contemporary Holiday romance with a few stolen kisses, children questioning the reality of man in the red suit and Christmas Wishes, and loving enough to move on from the past. The cast was enjoyable. Dialogue was smart, interactions felt natural. The plot flowed nicely and was not predictable. The ending is solid and satisfying. I enjoyed the start of this series and look forward to reading about the other OMSAR members falling in love and hope to catch glimpses of Jake and Carly in them. . Rating: [] ~ Score: 4.425 ~ Stars: 4 (4.5, if I were able) ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
SullyGirl More than 1 year ago
While His Christmas Wish is a beautiful love story, it’s about so much more. It’s about learning to live again, without the guilt of moving on, or even surviving when others didn’t. Carly lost not only her brother and her fiancé, she also lost her home and traditions by moving away in hopes of easing the pain. Jake lost his best friend Nick, but he also lost Carly, who he loved but never shared his feelings. Now that Carly’s back to help her family during the holidays, Jake can’t help but feel hopeful that maybe she’ll stay..and they can be together. Jake, from the start, put Carly’s feeling above his own. He actually does that with everyone...from Nick’s widow Hannah, to their kids, to his teammates on OMSAR. Carly’s heart is still fragile and frozen, and she’s unsure of how to, or even if can, move one. A little Christmas magic seems to be exactly what they both need. His Christmas Wish is one of the the best holiday books I’ve read, hands down. With a hero and heroine to root for, 2 adorable kids, the winter wonderland backdrop of small town Hood Hamlet and a heartwarming storyline, this may well be my favorite Melissa McClone romance yet. I can’t wait to continue this series and fall in love with new characters, if they can squeeze themselves past Jake and Carly
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A very heart warming sweet Christmas romance. Carly use to love Christmas until one Christmas Eve her life would change. Carly left Hood Hamlet to start her life over but now her family needs her to return home. Jake has lived with the guilt of not being able to save his two best friends, and now wants to make amends to Carly and show her the magic of Christmas. Loved these characters, very likeable and real. Many Christmas traditions, that will surely get you in the mood for the holidays. This will be the best Christmas ever!!
DisneyMarie More than 1 year ago
Carly Bishop lost her brother and her finance six years ago to their love of climbing Mount Hood right before Christmas and her wedding. Christmas hasn’t been the same for her since. But she comes home for the holiday to visit her brother’s family and support her almost due to give birth sister-in-law Hannah. Hannah has managed to move on and find love again, why can’t Carly? Jake Porter has been attracted to Carly for years, but she was his best friend’s sister and then engaged to another man. Will he finally have his chance with her? First Carly has to open her heart to love again and trust that even though Jake works in volunteer search and rescue on the mountain that he would never be too reckless like her finance. Jake has to be willing to open himself up to long term commitment and that he could be a much better father than his ever was. He’s already great with Hannah’s kids. There were plenty of funny, sweet, and suspenseful moments in this romance. I can’t wait to read the next book and find out more about Sean, his dog Denali, and the woman who claims his playboy heart.
Renee25 More than 1 year ago
Jake and Carly both suffered a devastating loss years ago. They each handled it in different ways. Now they are thrown together - can they help each other overcome that loss? I like how they both had crushes on each other years ago but didn't tell the other. A pretty sweet romance with some spice. Loved the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Going home to the mountain looming in the background reminding you of what you have lost is never easy. Great story of love lost and new love found. Looking forward to learning the stories about the other members of the community in the next series. I was provided an ARC to give an honest review.
JaneN17 More than 1 year ago
A Great Holiday Story!! This is a really sweet and fun story!! I loved getting to know Jake and Carly!! Jake being a mountain rescuer wasvery interesting to me. I haven't read a lot of stories using that angle. I also loved how he was able to help Carly get over her devastating loss and open her eyes to loving Christmas again, it really touched my heart. Thekids were a great bonus too! A lot of fun!! Can't wait to read more of this new series!!