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A Holiday Proposal

(Love in the Cascades #3)

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Holly Miller Is Steering Clear of Mistletoe

Just out of nursing school, Holly can't risk any distractions. She knows a slipup could cost a life. Like the mistake she made years ago that still plagues her conscience. When she runs into old high school friend Matthew Cook, she hesitates to let romance into her life. Even if the handsome baker is as delectable as his fabulous
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Paperback, Heartsong Presents, 192 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Love Inspired Heartsong Presents (first published January 1st 2014)
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Becky Smith
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly’s story in this series deals with a hard topic of parents loving and accepting each of their children equally. It was easy to sympathize with Holly as she craved her mother’s love & acceptance, feeling inferior to her sister. Another great topic woven into this was that of false impressions and wrongly assuming guilt and fault for situations beyond one’s control. This is a very thought-provoking and yet easy read, mixed with some humor and light moments. I read this as an ARC and wante ...more
Sarah Ruut
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Perhaps it's cool where you are, but as I write this it's 105 outside! Fall is not here yet, but I am so ready for cooler weather. Reading a holiday story with its talk of ice skating, snow, and hot cocoa will have to suffice.

It is, however, back-to-school season, so this was a great time to pick up a light, quick read. Holly and Matthew's story is easy to jump back into if you must set it down, but it's likely you'll read it in a sitting or two.

Reunited classmates, long-term misunderstandings,
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Beverly Lytle
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable, easy to read Christian romance is a great way to get you into the holiday spirit. You will want to make A Holiday Proposal one of the first Christmas stories you read for the season. While it takes place during many of the preparations and early activities of the Christmas season, the story is actually focused more on the Thanksgiving holiday, making it a perfect place to start your holiday reading.
Holly has recently finished nursing school and is fully committed to doing her job well
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Barbara Thompson
I truly enjoyed reading A Holiday Proposal and I think it's a fantastic book. The beautiful storyline is about restoration of self and with others and also is love worth taking a risk. For me, this author has a graceful way of capturing my attention from the beginning and keeping it until the very end. The characters are detailed and descriptive to help project a wonderful vision of each character in your mind. I definitely recommend this novel for your holiday reading. I look forward to Kimberl ...more
Johnette
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm not one to read heartsong and contemporary stories. I am a fan of historicals. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was pleasantly surprised and felt like I was reading a hallmark movie. This is also the first book by this author that I've read..I hope it won't be the last!

Sweet story of two people that haven't seen each other since high school. Both focused on their work and life going on around them. Past hurts feeling not good enough and all sorts of things hold Holly bac
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Karen
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, romance
So I won this book this book in a first reads and I really enjoy! it's reminds me of a great hallmark channel movie, in which I LOVE the hallmark channel. just a great, clear and wonderful story!
Joan Arning
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Love That Lasts is a well-written, tender story of Holly who has not forgiven herself for the SIDS death of a child she was babysitting while in high school and Matthew who has loved Holly since they were teenagers. Several years later they meet again and a definite spark is there! With Matthew's encouragement and prayers, Holly is able to put the past behind her. I recommend this contemporary romance to others. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion.
Melissa Henderson
A heartwarming story about forgiving and learning to accept love again. The past can have a way of affecting present day life in hurtful ways. The author shares about people who each have unique circumstances and how they deal with their situations. The characters learn special lessons along the way. I cried and I laughed while reading this one. Another great story by this author. I received a copy of this story from the author and this is my honest personal opinion.
Sue Stinnett
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Nurse and the Baker

A really sweet story about relationships. Holly has so much guilt due to something that happened as a teenager. She also has difficulty in her relationship with her mother. All this affects her ability to allow herself to find love.
Paula
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holly and Matthew have a past but will they have a future? Holly longs for her mom's approval but is all as it seems? Matthew wants to help Holly move beyond the past and finally give him a chance. A really sweet romance with all kinds of family issues. Great ending.
Linda Rainey
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this beautiful romance about letting go and letting God heal you.
The characters were engaging especially Elsa plus
I enjoyed catching up with previous characters.
This was a beautiful book and I highly recommend it to those who like Christmas romances.
Ann
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is another wonderful addition to the Love in the Cascades series that I thoroughly enjoyed. It can be read as a standalone, but I definitely recommend reading the first two books in the series. I loved following Holly and Matthew's story in this book and also reading more about the characters from the prior books. This is another beautiful story of love, forgiveness and second chances from this author that I certainly recommend. I was given a copy of this book by the author, but a posit ...more
Renate
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Forgiving one's past mistakes, even when not your fault. Daughter and mother relationship. Unexpected character. Plot with some unusual twists and turns. A Love That Lasts set in Leavenworth, Washington is a page turning romance and inspiring read.
Leanne Alfrey
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love in the Cascades

I have really enjoyed all the books in the series and I am looking forward to book four about Meghan.
Diana Montgomery
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Holiday Proposal
By: Kimberly Rose Johnson

Nothing like a good Christian romance story and author Kimberly Rose Johnson fulfills that and every story she writes. What a sweet Holiday story. Holly is back home just finishing up nursing school. Her mind is set on her job and nothing else there is no time for guys in her life. She still has things haunting her from her past and just needs to focus on her career. There is a emergency and in walks someone from her past. Matthew sister is visiting fr
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Tina
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A Holiday Proposal**** by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Holly Miller and Matthew Cook knew each other back in high school, but she really did not notice him then. Holly has finished nursing school and does not have time for romance. Matthew has his hands full with his new sweet shop bakery; his sister, April and 3 year old niece, Ava are visiting for awhile. Ava falls on the ice and is taken to the medical center where he sees Holly for the first time in years. Holly is surprised, Matthew doesn't look an
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Lee
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story! I enjoyed the holiday centered romance between Holly and Matthew. They are old high school friends, and now finally starting her career as a nurse, Holly can't help but notice the handsome, sweet baker, Matthew. But she has past hurts that keep her from wanting to pursue a relationship. Meanwhile, his sister and niece come to stay, and Matthew has his hands full taking care of them and the bakery. Holly and her mother have some issues, and it feels Holly with insecurity around h ...more
Sarah Shewey
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can you really have it all??

Fresh out of nursing school, Holly Miller doesn't think so. She is solely focused on her career. No distractions wanted.
Matthew Cook has his sister and niece staying with him through the holidays; before they even make it inside the house Matthew is taking his sister to the hospital where he runs into his high school crush, Holly.
Holly desperately wants her mothers approval but feels like no matter what she does is wrong. She even fakes a relationship that turns sour
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Jerilyn Jackson
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this and the author really kept my interest with new situations, realistic characters, and applicable solutions. Learning more about the town of Leavenworth WA was an added bonus. I was impressed at how well written this book was, all in all a fun read!
Nancy
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Like other reviews stated this would make a great Hallmark movie. I really enjoyed this book.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Sep 09, 2015 06:28PM  
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Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Nor
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