Monday, February 27, 2017

A Boulder Creek Christmas by Mary Manners

Alani O'Dwyer offered her heart to Ryan Connolly years ago, and he tossed it aside without so much as a backward glance. Though the town of Boulder Creek dubs him a hero, she vows she'll never again fall victim to his charms. Ryan Connolly captains a raucous crew of firefighters at the Boulder Creek Fire Department, yet he's unprepared for the adventure of falling in love with beautiful and headstrong Alani O'Dwyer. But when a meddling angel at the annual Fighters for Hire charity auction brings Ryan and Alani together, even regrets from the past can't thwart Ryan's plans to make her his own.


Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

Find out more about Mary on her website: “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

My Review

A Boulder Creek Christmas

I am a big fan O Mary Manner books and this one did ot disappoint me at all. Well written and love the characters. Short novella if you only have a bit of time to read. But you won't put it down once you start reading.
This is a warm the heart Christmas story. Alani has never forgotten her lost love of years ago of Ryan! After having her heart broken before she is on guard not to go down that path again. Family and friends are trying to push them together. Alani is holding strong. Can Ryan break through her shield ? This is a wonderful story and everyone loves a good Christmas story. Get it see what goes on between the two of them and see if they get back together. 5 star

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