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Yuletide Redemption (Sheffield Siblings #4)

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A Mother's Christmas Wish

After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life. She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam's determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans. Despite his best efforts, Sam can't take his eyes off the
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Love Inspired
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Melissa Henderson
Yuletide Redemption is a story that involves tragedy, recovery, loss, love and redemption. I did need box of tissues with me while reading this story. There are times when we just can't seem to forgive ourselves and move on in life. Also, times when we blame God and have trouble understanding why something has happened to us.
This is an amazing story that touches the heart, and gives hope for the future.
Celeste and Sam both have something in common and how they work through their obstacles is a
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Susan Snodgrass
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I kept seeing this book on Jill Kemerer's Facebook page and just had to read it! I'm so glad I did. A great stop with well crafted characters and a plot that was totally believable.

Celeste Monroe is raising her baby nephew and has been hired to help take care of an injured Sam Sheffield. Both Celeste and Sam have hopes of avoiding the world, so how will this work?
Don't ever forget that God has a plan for His children.

There are great spiritual lessons here in this book, one in particular minist
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Kara
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: preordered
After reading Her Small-Town Romance and seeing how it ended, I knew I HAD to read Sam's story and how he heals from a horrific boating accident (I cried a lot during that hospital scene). My brother was in a life changing motorcycle accident years ago and in reading this story I was very much reminded of what happened to him, but not in sad way. This story resonated with me in a sweet way of how tragedies happen, but how God shows up for us in a major way if we let Him, and the path to moving f ...more
Natalie Walters
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Often times I find these smaller books to be methodical, predictable, and shallow in their plot, characters, and writing but THIS is NOT one of those books. Yuletide Redemption is a wonderful Christmas story of two characters, Celeste Monroe and Sam Sheffield, who are hurting, struggling, and fighting to overcome adversity and find hope.

At first, I was sort of taken aback by the characters and their struggle. A car accident and a boating accident left each of them disfigured and focused on retur
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Elizabeth
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yuletide Redemption
By: Jill Kemerer

I really enjoyed Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer. This is a very good, clean , Christian romance. Sam and Celeste both were in separate accidents and is struggling with theirs lives. Sam was in a boating accident and hardly ever gets out of his wheel chair. Celeste was in a car accident , her best friend was killed , and she was left with her baby nephew ,Parker, to raise. He was less than a year old and I fell in love with him. Sam’s sister hired Celeste
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Cheryl Baranski
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemere is part of the Love Inspired book line. This book touched me in so many ways. Two people having to learn to come to terms with their own scares and how to deal with them. This book is full of love, faith, devotion, heartache and pain. A book that helps bring a light of hope. Be sure to pre-order your copy of Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!
Maryann Skaritka
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet holiday read that is chock full of emotions. Lake Endwell, Michigan is the setting that brings Celeste Monroe and Sam Sheffield together.

Celeste is recovering from a tragic auto accident that takes the life of her best friend Brandy and leaves her to raise her young nephew Parker who's dad Josh, Celeste's brother , was killed in Afghanistan.
This sweet young lady is wracked with guilt even though the accident is not her fault. She is also dealing with her own emotions regarding her p
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Jane
4.65 stars - very mild pg13

I loved this sweet Christmas love story that chronicles the journey of two hurting people, Sam and Celeste, as God brings them together and they each learn the truth of 2 Corinthians 12:9 and Philippians 4:7. God cares about every detail of our lives, whether we choose to see it or not. And even though it can be scary, the only way to truly live and love abundantly is to give up control and trust that God's plans are better than our own. And He will protect us and cher
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Denise Hershberger
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book contained a depth that I don't usually find in a Love Inspired book. I found the characters in this novel so well developed and matched that I couldn't put the book down. I loved the things that Sam and Celeste had in common both the good and the bad. And little Parker was so adorable. I really loved reading about his interactions with Sam especially.

I know I'm risking some bad feedback but I felt like this book was a great alternative to another recent book where a young woman was ser
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Deanna
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yuletide Redemption is not your average Christmas fluff...not a heavy read but just right.

It is a relatable book on many levels. Author Jill Kemerer tackles life's tough, unfair struggles. You know, the issues we all don't want to deal with or face. Yet there is hope & redemption weaved throughout. Follow Celeste and Sam as they each work out their own issues. Will they each surrender or hold on to the past hurts?

I personally loved most of the dialog in Yuletide Redemption. The characters w
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Jill Buteyn
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Two characters who are struggling with doubt and confidence are pulled together. Add in a sweet baby, and Yuletide Redemption is sure to bring a lift to your heart. Full of Christmas cheer, this book delves into tough issues and comes out shining full of light and hope. A sweet romance that's highly recommended.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.
Abby Breuklander
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is hands down one of the best books that I've ever read! I didn't want the story to end because it's so close to so many things that I've had to go through and discover for myself. We don't get to choose what happens in our lives, but we can choose how we handle those bad situations.
Elaine Stock
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very lovely story. Perfect for any time of the year!
Trixi
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this sweet holiday read, the author brings us a tale of moving past loss to find love again, not only in relationships but in God! Two hurting people with emotional & physical scars trying to understand why things happened and how to move forward into a new “normal”. The author reminded me through Sam & Celeste that hard things happen in life even as a Christian, and we won’t always understand all the why’s—but God is still there with us in the pain and trial & He will bring about ...more
D.J.

This was such an awesome story!

I have to be honest; at first, I thought Celeste and Sam were expecting a little too much — instead of being grateful for what they have. I’m not sure if the reader (like me) can really appreciate the main characters’ feelings about their current situations, unless the reader (like me) can see themself with such a disability.

But when I stopped and really considered how I would feel, if I had lived Celeste or Sam’s life, and was suddenly thrust into such a different
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Cynthia
I received this copy from the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All thoughts are my own. This is a beautiful story of overcoming loss and recovering from accidents to being stronger both in there faith in God as well as their faith in their own strengths. Cassidy is raising her best friends little who also happens to be her nephew. Her brother died in the war and then his wife, her best friend the Dec. before coming home from Christmas shopping. Sam is trying to heal from a ...more
ReadingInThe6ix
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not my cup of tea...

To be fair, I didn't realize that this Harlequin line had a heavy emphasis on faith, so I was surprised by the mention of God. I wouldn't mind this too much, but the second have of this book is very heavily focused on God and faith, and it really took away from the love story for me.

That aside, I would still rate this at two stars. I didn't feel any chemistry between the MCs, have no idea why they loved each other, and he went from a recluse who yells at his family to agreein
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Heidi
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful redemptive story featuring two very relatable characters from the fictional community of Lake Endwell, Michigan. In Yuletide Redemption, Jill Kemerer crafts a sweet romance layered with genuine heartache, which I think is so refreshing in a Christmas-themed novel. Sam and Celeste's path to a happily-ever-after was loaded with obstacles, and Jill did a great job with pacing, plot, and character development. I'm excited she has more novels in the works with Love Inspired.
Sarah
Jan 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Corney, Christian, Nice (I did finish it) Disability & Disfiguration. Borrowed from a local “Little Library”
Gabrielle
A wonderfully written nice story about 2 damaged people who find love. 4-star clean romance.
Janine Sprague
"Yuletide Redemption" by Jill Kemerer is a book that I received as a gift from Ms. Kemerer that I have finally been able to get to after life and complications got in the way. All I can say is that I wish I brushed off a few of those complications and worked around some of the hurdles for this book was just that wonderful.

I am a sucker for a main character who is facing the challenges of a disability, as I get them better than a character that can hike up the tallest mountain. I think characters
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Tina Wyatt
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Celeste Monroe is starting over after a terrible accident that left her best friend dead and her scared for life. Celeste's face is forever scared and so is her heart. She has to live with the guilt that she was driving during the accident .Brandy was her best friend , her brother's wife and her nephew Parker's mom .Now she is faced with raising Parker alone. Celeste's brother Josh had passed away before Parker was even born. Celeste agrees to help a man named Sam Sheffield who is also recoverin ...more
Rebecca
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Returning to Lake Endwell once again was like visiting family. You feel like you are one of the Sheffields'. Jill Kemerer has a way of pulling you into the story from the very beginning. She tells the story with so much depth and devotion to detail that you don't want to miss the story unfolding.

This installment follows Sam Sheffield. After a boating accident has left him injured, Sam's sister has sent Celeste Monroe to help nurse him back to health. Celeste gets to live next door rent free for
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Patricia
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i enjoyed reading the story ,if you like clean romance with wounded people you will enjoy the book
Just Commonly
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O yes. Do you have a worm that's chewing inside of you? Is it bitterness or is it self-doubt? Is it jealousy or something you're not even sure of? Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer deals with loss and the bitterness in life and towards God. And boy, was it a kicker! I almost wanted to jump in there and smack a certain character. I want to knock some sense into said character. Though I understand his/her plight and reason for such bitterness, but you can truly see how bitterness can "rot your b ...more
Donna Porter
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful christian romance with a HEA. I loved it and you will too. Sam Sheffield spends a lot of his time feeling sorry for himself. Because of a bad boating accident he is in a wheel chair part of the time and a lot of pain all the time. His one leg is badly damaged and he has to rebuild the muscles so he can learn to walk with a cane instead of crutches. He doesn't feel his physical therapy helps and he just gives up. His family is worried and hires Celeste Monroe to help him a few ...more
Amanda
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Small town charm, a handsome, brooding hero, and a little bit of Christmas magic make Jill Kemerer's latest novel, Yuletide Redemption, the perfect book to welcome in the holiday season!

Kemerer has a way of creating vivid scenes and characters in just a few sweeping sentences. Readers are instantly drawn into the storyline, and the charming town of Lake Endwell, Michigan. I think many readers will relate to Celeste and Sam as they struggle to overcome the life-altering events of the past year an
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Deb
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Celeste and Sam are two individuals recovering from separate accidents. They are brought together by Sam’s sister. Because of their accidents, they find comfort in each other that they can’t find in their family or friends. But, it’s also the scars and lasting injuries of their accidents that keep them from giving of their hearts to each other.
This story has a flowing timeline, it’s not rushed but not drug out either. I liked the support and love of their family members without suffocating them.
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Melissa Henderson
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yuletide Redemption is a story that involves tragedy, recovery, loss, love and redemption. I did need box of tissues with me while reading this story. There are times when we just can't seem to forgive ourselves and move on in life. Also, times when we blame God and have trouble understanding why something has happened to us.
This is an amazing story that touches the heart, and gives hope for the future.
Celeste and Sam both have something in common and how they work through their obstacles is a
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Carey
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Jill Kemerer's first three books about the Sheffield family, I could not wait to read Yuletide Redemption. It was everything I hoped and more. Jill does an amazing job of keeping the reader in suspense throughout all of the twists and turns. I was able to relate to the struggles the characters encountered. I think we can all learn from Sam and Celeste as we read how they overcame those obstacles. Yuletide Redemption will be available November 22. It will get you in the Christmas sp ...more
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Jill Kemerer is an author and freelance writer. A multi-published inspirational romance novelist with Harlequin Love Inspired, Jill also writes nonfiction books, blogs, and articles. Her essentials include coffee, M&Ms, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, please visit her website ht ...more
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