!EPUB ♃ His Mistletoe Family ☪ When Two Orphaned Boys And Their Aunt Arrive For Thanksgiving Supper At Church, Retired Army Colonel Brett Stanton Feels His Heart Tugged Despite Having Her Hands Full, Young Businesswoman Haley Jennings Handles Her Nephews With A Smile Still, Brett Can T Get Too Close To The Needy Trio He Lost His Son And Brother To The Uniform, And Isn T About To Set Himself Up For Loss Again Soon Sweet Haley And The Boys Remind Him Of Old Dreams And Teach Him That New Dreams Provide The Greatest Hope For A Perfect Family Christmas
I loved this whole story Took me less than a day to read the whole story The characters are so real that you feel you know them. Sweet story of findings a familyGrief, guilt, and loss can often keep us from helping other and refusing help when we need it Join Brett as he struggled with the loss of his brother and son as he opens his life up to help Haley as she struggle with her young nephews who have lost their parent I laughed, cried, and cheered as they learn to love, live, forgive and heal each other and friends and family around them The turned to the Lord for His guidance for themselves and then for each other A wonderful reminder to trust in the Lord and be willing to risk a lot in order to experience love and family. Christmas 2018 is upon us and this story was written a little while ago and is in ebook Lovely story of instant parenting where at times you want to throw in the towel and return them The male character has an interesting background and he steps out and takes a risk. This book provided good escape and a good story. Haley reminds me a lot of myself in the way of not letting other people step in to help but when she does it sparks a new revelation that it is ok to ask for help I had a couple of late nights reading this book but so worth it Can t wait to read the first book in this series. His Mistletoe Family talks of lost, and opens one s eyes to the lost of a soldier, at least in the eyes of their family Reading this novel pulls all the emotional strings I have during times of family gatherings , you know, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year s, Easteretc Every day should be time together and have a family meal I still remember growing up to dinner at 6 30 PM, all around the dinner table, eating family style Now, it s hard to gather the troops This is a simple and sweet story about lost, but also about family, which doesn t necessarily mean the blood related type, and what it means to gain in spite of the lost Ruthy shared with us why she wrote this book, and after reading it, it gives me a new sense of appreciation for His Mistletoe Family Dear Reader On Memorial Day in 2010 I stood alongside a tall, strong forty something soldier I didn t know him He didn t know me He watched that small home town parade with grave intent On the back side of his military cap were tiny yellow ribbons, marking two memories in a quiet, private way.I knew I had to write a story about him Whoever he was That stoic soldier became the basis for Colonel Brett Stanton, retired, U.S Army And those two ribbons became symbols for Ben and Josiah Most of us are honored when others emulate us, but when that example leads loved ones to an early grave, the resulting guilt weighs heavy, especially at holiday time 218 I want to end with a quote in the story that is very relevant to all of us any time of the year We live such fast paced lives today that we forget to sit back Be still Breath Let things unfold.that s why the Psalms talk so much about patience To wait on the Lord To stand strong and steadfast But no one said it would be easy 31 Merry Christmas every day NOTE I received this book through a giveaway and a review was NOT required.http justcommonly.blogspot.com 2016 Businesswoman, Haley, becomes an instant mother when her half brother passes away and names her guardian of his two little boys She doesn t know, has never met, Tyler or Todd She barely knew her brother how is she supposed to take care of them But, she tries, and, in the interim, learns to love them and deal with little boy mischief and mayhem Retired Army Colonel, Brett, feels a pull toward Haley and the boys but he is grief stricken over the deaths of his brother and his son who both followed him into the military and lost their lives He doesn t want to get close to another person He can t.I haven t read the other books in this series this one is 6 but I really enjoyed it and look forward to finding and reading the other books. I love to read the LI books, this one is by Ruth Logan Herne His Mistletoe Family A Christmas storyBrett is one tough man in his community and when a little slip of a gal comes in with a couple of tiny kids he loses his heart almost instantly to the little needy family Haley has just taken her nephews to raise after they have lost both of their parents and she is not sure how to be a mama but if Love can help her she will do right by these little ones.She has just began a new project at work and is working many hours and not sure what she will do with the kids while working She soon finds she can t even get them into school or day care without paperwork.Brett is a godsend literally as he helps her with many things and soon the attraction they feel at the beginning for one another is growing stronger.Haley feels committed to her work and doesn t want any distractions so she tries to put a damper on the feelings Brett backs off and lets her know he will be there to help with the kids, giving her space.This is a wonderful read that you will enjoy of two small boys finding they can trust again that they wont be alone and the grown ups learn a few things too God works in the midst of this tough man who had closed his heart for many years after losing his spouse Haley too opens her heart and listens as she gets things done and begins to feel she needs this man in her life as much as she needs air to breathe and food to eat.Thanks Ruth for a wonderful Christmas read.