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The Promise of Christmas
     

The Promise of Christmas

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by Tara Taylor Quinn
 

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Leslie Sanderson's brother, Cal, is dead--and he's left behind two children no one knew he had. She and Kip Webster, Cal's closest friend, "inherit" these secret kids.

As they form their makeshift family, Leslie and Kip decide to share a house. And that leads to other kinds of sharing.... One night, just before Christmas, Leslie tells him about the devastating

Overview

Leslie Sanderson's brother, Cal, is dead--and he's left behind two children no one knew he had. She and Kip Webster, Cal's closest friend, "inherit" these secret kids.

As they form their makeshift family, Leslie and Kip decide to share a house. And that leads to other kinds of sharing.... One night, just before Christmas, Leslie tells him about the devastating thing that happened when she was young--something she's kept secret all this time.

Because in Kip, she finds the promise of safety, acceptance and love. The promise of what family should be. The promise of Christmas....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426862649
Publisher:
Harlequin Superromance
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Harlequin Super Romance Series , #1309
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
513 KB

Meet the Author

A USA Today Bestselling author of 80 novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn has sold more than seven million copies. Known for her intense emotional fiction, Ms. Quinn is a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award and has appeared often on local and national TV including CBS Sunday Morning.

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Promise of Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Promise of Christmas is the tenth stand-alone romance novel by American author, Tara Taylor Quinn. Leslie Sanderson is shocked when her brother, Cal’s best friend, Kip comes to tell her Cal has perished in a climbing accident. But shock turns to bewilderment when they learn that Calhoun Sanderson had a secret family: a son and daughter whose mother had died some months before. Now Cal’s will states that he wants Leslie to adopt baby Kayla, while Kip is to adopt Jonathon. While it seems the logical thing to do, sharing a house with her high-school crush and two young children is not something Leslie feels confident about. The children have more issues than the loss of their parents to overcome, and a dark secret that plagued Leslie’s youth will need to be exorcised before this group can form a happy family. A sweet, if rather slow-moving romance that does not take a light-hearted approach but deals head-on with issues of incest and racial prejudice. 3.5 stars
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Phoenix Investment Consultant Leslie Sanderson learns that her brother Cal recently died in a rock climbing accident, but to her shock he left behind two children that she never knew he sired having been away from home for a decade as she ran from a harrowing incident. Leslie travels to her hometown Columbus for the funeral. The will states that Cal¿s best friend Sporting International bigwig Kip Webster, the man Leslie unrequitedly loved as a teen, and she have custody of one child each Kip will raise five years old Jonathan and Leslie two years old Kayla. --- Both feel breaking up the siblings is not the right thing so they agree to temporary forge a family by sharing a house. As the two adults begin to fall in love with one another and their young suspicious charges, she holds back her darkest secret that keeps them from fully exploring their feelings. That is until the magic of Christmas when she tells her beloved what drove her away because she trusts in his offer of love. --- Fans of modern day contemporary romances will appreciate this deep tale because the powerful cast with their individual woes makes for a fine Yuletide story. The incident that drove Leslie away is handled deftly as the audience learns the impact on her and her brother who raised her when their dad died. The mixed-racial children are precocious, but in a realistic manner as for instance Jonathan wonders if his darker skin keeps his late dad¿s relatives from him. A final twist involving Cal turns this into a warm tale of love. --- Harriet Klausner