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Christmas Child (Redemption River #4)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  181 ratings  ·  22 reviews
In Redemption, Oklahoma, a young boy is found huddled in a Dumpster, clutching a Christmas book. Scared and refusing to speak, he captures undercover agent Kade McKendrick's guarded heart. Kade brings the child home until he can track down his family--and his story. All Kade has is a name, Davey, and the boy's trust of sweet, pretty teacher Sophie Bartholomew. With her kin ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Love Inspired
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Jill Twigg
I can't tell you how much I loved this book. I wish I could have given it more stars. The quick wit of Kade and his Aunt made me laugh out loud. Kade McKentrick came to Redemption for some R&R from an undercover job he had recently finished. With a chip on his shoulder, Christmas just wasn't in his plans, now or ever. Entering into the story is an elementary school teacher Sophie who jumps into a dumpster to rescue a little boy lost and scared. With Kade, not far behind the dumpster dive,the ...more
Kade & Sophie meet as they try and help Davey, a young boy Popbottle Jones finds in the dumpster in Redemption. A good Christmas miracle story!
Sweet little story about a boy found in a dumpster and the man and woman who come together to help him.
John Hanscom
Sweet but little substance.
Silver James
The Christmas Child (Love Inspired Don’t be fooled by the Inspirational label on this book. The attractions and character arcs are just as powerful here as they are in any of the more…robust/rowdy/racy (take your pick) romances. Federal cop Kade McKendrick, the flawed alpha hero, is banished to Redemption, Oklahoma as the result of an undercover op gone all to hell back in Chicago. Stuck in a small town for the holidays, he sure didn’t expect his sleepless nights to get even more complicated by ...more
October Woman
Linda Goodnight is one of the two authors who first got me hooked on the Love Inspired line of books (the other being Jillian Hart). Her stories are heartwarming, the settings charming (love the town of Redemption), and the characters well drawn out and easy to connect with.

Kade, staying temporarily with his aunt in Redemption, is the ultimate wounded warrior, an undercover cop who's faith has been shaken by the human horrors he has witnessed on the job in Chicago. Sophie is an optimistic and u
This was a good Christmas story, that I bought in a set of three for my kindle. An eight year old mute boy is found in a dumpster, by a school teacher and a recuperating Chicago cop. It's a story of new beginnings, and growing love for the three of them, as they search for the boys family.
This is the 4th book I read by Linda Goodnight. This book's story line was sad & touching. I liked Kade & Sophie's character. I liked Davey's character also. My heart broke for Davey. I thought Davey was a very tough & brave child for all he went through. I liked the ending.
A PERFECT CHRISTMAS STORY!!!!...I LOVE Linda Goodnight, but this is probably one of my FAVORITES by her!!!! Ms. Goodnight DEFINITELY DID NOT DISSAPOINT! Just a perfect make -you-feel-good- Christmas story!!!! I LOVED Kade!!! My NEW FAVORITE HERO!!!! ~SIGH~ I'm telling ya! Wish these AWESOME guys were 'real' LOL! He was just PERFECT for Sophie, and Sophie was PERFECT for him!!! LOVED Sophie, and I could relate too her. And precious little Davey! AWWWW!!!! Add Kade's Golden Retriever, Sheba's DEVO ...more
This is such a sweet Christmas story, and I loved some of the characters. They are so well done. Kade Mckendrick's Aunt Ida June has loads of spunk, and she is such fun to read about! My heart also went out to little Davey, especially since I have been involved in the foster care system. I wanted to tear up several times. I wish the story would have gone just a little bit farther into the future, because it seemed somewhat unfinished without an epilogue. I assume the author will continue the sto ...more
Good book I really liked the way that Kade and Sophie immediately took care of Davey. Kade was a cynical cop who was determined to find out why Davey was found all alone in a dumpster. Sophie was a loving woman who just wanted to care for him. She also saw something in Kade that appealed to her. Kade was sure that he didn't deserve to be loved, especially by her. As they worked to uncover Davey's story, they grew closer, and Sophie's faith began to have an impact on Kade. I loved the way the tow ...more
Erin Fowler
What a sweet Christmas story full of love and hope.
A Linda Goodnight story is always a good read. Loved that the heroine was sweet from the very beginning with no major angst or negative backstory. Loved that the heroine and hero were attracted to each other right from the start. Loved that the story made me think about what it means to love unconditionally, and that it featured a physically challenged child in a very unusual storyline. Lovely tale.
I really like this book, it is about a boy who can't speak, and is found in a dumpster. Some special people helped him.It is a book that you can related to. It a book that is hard to put down and i don't want to for get that the dog also helped. Just a really good book.
Norma Stanforth
Shelley Chastagner
A perfect read for the holiday season. Love, redemption, healing, acceptance, and Christmas miracles are all included in this charming tale. This is the 4th book in the Redemption River series and is a favorite. I highly recommend this charming, clean christian series.
Lovely book. Intriguing hero and heroine, sympathetic little boy, mystery, suspense...all wrapped up with a happy ending for Christmas. Small town Christmas reads are perfect for the Holiday Season.
Rachel Sides
A pleasant Christian romance with a holiday theme. Can beat that.
So cute! But I wish the would have done a epilogue!
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2012 RITA finalist in the Inspirational Romance category
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NY Times and USA Bestseller, Linda Goodnight writes novels to touch the heart as well as to entertain. Her emotional stories of hope have won the RITA , the Carol, the Reviewer’s Choice, and numerous other industry awards. A small town girl, Linda remains close to her roots, making her home in rural Oklahoma. She and husband have a blended family of eight, including two teenagers recently adopted ...more
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