The Christmas Confection
Born to an outlaw father and a shrewish mother, Fred Decker feels obligated to atone for the past without much hope for his future. If he possessed a lick of sense, he’d pack up and leave the town where he was born and raised, but something. . . someone. . . unknowingly hol...more
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The Christmas Confection is the sixth installation of 'The Hardman Holidays' series by Shanna Hatfield. For those who are reading the series in order, we now get to focus on Fred and how his life changed after such a horrendous experience much earlier on in the series.
It is exciting to follow the lives of the main characters, some who may have been, but usually both might not have been introduced inside the previous books, in this series, as each book weaves this community of friends and neigh ...more
Fred's always helping others. He's the first to volun ...more
Elsa is a baker and she and her twin brother moved to Hardman from Boston to start a second bakery in the family. They wanted something different and so the ...more
Both Fred and Elsa are very strong people both really knowing what they think t ...more
Elsa and Ethan were super close as twins, when things changed between them, she felt betrayed and all alone. Well, except ...more
If you’ve read the rest of the series, you first met Fred in The Christmas Calamity. He was a trouble making teen, whose life was not headed in a positive direction. By choosing to change, and with great mentors and examples in the town, he has become an incredible man!! The difference between who he was, and wh ...more
by Shanna Hatfield, is a terrific book.
It is a heart warming, & touching story.
Fred, has lived in Hardman, his whole life. His childhood was not the best.
At 14 years old, he was forced to do something, no boy at that age should do.
Because of his father's bad reputation,
he feels he was worthless. Until Elsa,
moved to town, with her brother,
& opened the best bakery, in Oregon.
Over time, with Fred stopping in everyday
for his sweet treat, he & Elsa's friendship blos ...more
Fred Decker can't help who his family is. His father was an outlaw and murder. His Mother, although she loved him wasn't the best Mom. Fred doesn't feel he is worthy of love by a woman because of his father's past. He becomes a hard worker and respected citizen in his town. When Elsa Lindstrom arrives in Eastern Oregon he becomes enthralled with her from the start. Elsa a ...more
I once again found I couldn't put the book down! So happy for Fred and Elsa. The bakery was so inviting kept me wanted a big fluffy cinnamon bun. The aunties were adorable. Please tell me are not stopping at book 6. I'm sure I'm not alone wondering what happens to Percy and Anna. That would be the perfect ending to the series since Percy has been running up and down the boardwalk and in and out of every home in town. Gotta o
Love that kid! Please don't leave ...more
It's hard to believe that Fred is the same character from this series. He's grown so much and has become a very lovable character. I loved all the intrigue and mystery that this story held. The last few chapters, especially, had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Fred's the aunts are very lovable and interesting characters too. I hope they become part of one of the next books in this series. I'd like to read more about them. They are so very e ...more
A perfect Christmas book for the most wonderful time of the year.
Well Fred has certainly changed since he was in high school! What a pleasure to see the young man that he has become. A true friend always ready to help and give his time to his friends. I get a kick out of all the men in this series and their addiction to the wonderful baked goods! This has been a delightful series to read and I hope that we will have a story coming about Percy and Anna!
This is a sweet, exciting, adventurous, love story written by Shanna Hatfield. She has done an excellent job with the plot and the characters. Never a dull moment of boredom written anywhere in this tale. I’m sure you will enjoy discovering how Fred and Elsa find their happily ever after.
Six fabulous books that have you fully engaged with the characters. Delightful stories! Great plots. Should be made into a movie or Hallmark series. Would love to see more added to this series. Best of the best! ...more
In addition to blogging and eating too much chocolate, she is completely smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna creates character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her histor ...more