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Do You Hear What I Hear?

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Welcome to Heywood, Oregon where three lost women find healing, hope and love under the bright light of the town’s old Star Inn this Christmas season.

Two bad things happened to Sally Cartwright that week. Three if she counted the pink slip received at the Home and Family magazine’s annual Christmas party. But nothing was worse than plowing into a snowbank and being stuck in a town she swore never to see again. A town she once called home. Now she must spend the long cold night in the car or follow the bright shining star through the woods to the old Star Inn. She chooses the inn and that’s where her troubles really begin…

Lumber mill owner, Rick Rennick, is in no mood for Christmas cheer. Having recently buried his father, he’s still trying to sort out the financial mess left behind. Unless Rick comes up with a miracle, the mill run by the family for generations is about to shut down for good. That would put a lot of men out of work and impact the future of the town. If things weren’t bad enough he’s now stuck at the old Star Inn waiting for the road back to his cabin to reopen. His luck takes another turn for the worse when he suddenly comes face to face with the past he’d sooner forget. For unless he’s seeing things, the only woman he’s ever loved is standing in front of the inn’s blazing fire trying to get warm. How is it possible that one chance meeting could stir up so many old memories?

Both Rick and Sally regret what happened between them, but his family lumberyard clashes with her tree-hugging ways and neither is willing to try again. It will take the storm of the century, one stage-struck young boy, a certain meddling “angel”—and even a cranky cat—to convince them that in matters of the heart, sometimes the second time around is best.

Hott Review:


Sally and Rick couldn’t be more different. So much so, that her environmental tendencies almost put his family out of business. But, despite their differences, they fell in love. Until she decided on martyrdom and ended it to take her chance in LA.

Running into each other and remembering their feelings like it was yesterday can only be a move made by the Great Matchmaker.

And what a sweet move it is. I adored Do You Hear What I Hear! It’s a sweet romance but do much more. It’s about growing, and loving, and remembering.

I found it interesting that Do You Hear What I Hear, for me, hovered at the edge of Christian Romance. Its not going to point The Way to one who’s looking but it’s got some great reminders for those searching.


Author: Margaret Brownley
Source: I borrowed this title from NetGalley.
Publisher & Date: October 25th 2016 by Swerve
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
ISBN: 1250120128 (ISBN13: 9781250120120)
Pages: 88
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
Setting: Heywood, Oregon
Series: Second Chance at Star Inn
Room at the Inn for Christmas
Room at the Inn for Christmas
Silent Night, Star-Lit Night
Silent Night, Star-Lit Night
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?

Author Bio:

Margaret Brownley BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned nearly forty novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a former Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is currently working on a new series. Not bad for someone who flunked eighth grade English. Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence.

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