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A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor

(Shadow Creek, Montana #6)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Fall in love this holiday season with this heartwarming story about finding romance, the magic of Christmas, and the importance of family...

Children's bookstore owner Addie Mayberry believes in the magic of Christmas. Or at least, she used to. So when a young customer needs some seasonal optimism, Addie sets out to give the vulnerable, heartbroken little girl the best Ch
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Published November 12th 2018 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Bliss)
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Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars.

Crack out the mulled wine and mince pies fellow bookworms, Victoria James has arrived with her festive offering, taking us back to Shadow Creek for quiet bookstore owner, Addie and single dad and doctor, Drew’s romance.


For me, a holiday read should have that curl-up-by-the-fire feel and A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor has exactly that as you settle in and quickly realise you’re going to lose your heart to the cutest, most insightful little girl, her babysitter and new best friend,
Claire Robinson
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 - "Make a Christmas wish..." Stars!

We return to Shadow Creek, Montana for the sixth book in Victoria James series of the same name. A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor gives us Addie Mayberry’s happily ever after, and with newcomer to town Dr. Drew Barrett and his adorable daughter Isabella.

How time had passed so quickly, how she’d gone from a baby to a little girl. How many firsts he’d missed, he’d taken for granted…

Drew has returned to Shadow Creek to concentrate on family. Being sole g
Addie Mayberry left her job as a head librarian to open a children’s bookstore and she’s turned it into something magical. When 8-year old Bella Barrett wanders into the store, she and Addie develop an immediate bond. Her father, Drew Barrett, a highly successful surgeon, recently relocated to Shadow Creek, returning to his hometown to try and salvage his daughter’s childhood, which had been devoid of any meaningful parental attention. His marriage ended miserably with his ex-wife not even wanti ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley and Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Rating 4.5

This was a sweet and emotional Christmas romance.

Drew is a successful surgeon and his Diva ex is a beauty/health blogger that is only interested in herself. We open with Drew and his ex having a discussion about their daughter, she is letting Drew know she doesn't want custody of their daughter or visitation rights either. It's too much for her and too time consuming. Drew is shocked, as he contemplat
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
4.5 stars

A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor is the sixth book in Victoria James’s Shadow Creek, Montana series. This is a standalone read, with characters from previous books making appearances.

Victoria is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read all of her books and my reviews tend to all sound the same at this point. When I read Victoria’s books, I expect to have my heartstrings tugged. I expect to possibly cry or come pretty close. I expect to fall in love with the characters. And I expect to ha
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so taken by this book—by Addie and Bella, in particular—that I totally failed to highlight anything! That is SO unlike me. Anyway, here are a few brief thoughts:

I adore this series, and this holiday-themed installment is up there with my favorites. It was exactly the right book for me today—incredibly easy to sink into and enjoy, but still with Victoria James’ signature feels. Drew’s regrets, coupled with Addie’s Insecurities and Bella’s general sweetness, made this reviewer quite emotion
Rating 4.5/5*

This is a brilliant festive read starring Bella, a delightful young lady coping with hearing her Mum not wanting her and her Dad being a workaholic surgeon who hasn't previously made much time for her either. Drew realises he has missed out on so much in his young daughter's life that he decides to move back to the place he grew up in and to make Bella the most important person in his life. He's determined she'll never feel rejected or abandoned again, even if that means he'll be ce
Linda Quick
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Addie is a book store owner that steps in to help Drew, the new doctor in town, with watching his daughter after school. Bella, the daughter, quickly wins Addie's heart. Drew is also smitten, but has promised himself that he will not get involved with another woman so he can devote his time and energy to Bella to make up for all the time his missed in the past and build a strong relationship with her. Addie respects this, but is equally and, with her poor self image, doesn't fee ...more
Bette Hansen
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Now this book is an example of why I love holiday stories. All that magic and romance of the holidays wrapped up in a beautiful family story. Addie and Drew are amazing characters and Drew's daughter Isabella is such a cutie. Small town life is new for Drew and his daughter. Drew had to admit he wasn't giving his daughter the life she deserved when her mother decides to completely leave both their lives so he packs them up and takes a job in Shadow Creek. His plan is to focus fully on Isabella. ...more
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story! I'm loving the Shadow Creek series! Addie owns the children's bookstore in Shadow Creek, she loves kids and really has a heart for all of them. Especially one little girl who comes to visit and at first is hard to engage, but Addie has a way to open up the world to little Bella. Addie is a wonderful nurturer. Her father who is a famous doctor has moved back to Shadow Creek after his ex dumps her on him, he realizes that he can't devote himself to Bella or his job h ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After realizing his fast paced city life wasn't conducive to raising a child on his own, Drew Barrett decided it might be time to take a step back from that lifestyle, for something a little calmer. And he knew returning to Shadow Creek would give them just what they needed, a quieter life, one where he could still do what he loved, but also give Bella the good, wholesome life she deserved. What he never wanted or expected to find there was love, the moment his daughter befriends a local shop ow ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor by Victoria James is the sixth book in the authors Shadow Creek, MT series. I've read a few of the books in the series and I have to tell you this one was fantastic and well worth all five stars. Oh and can I keep Bella?? She's a awesome match maker for both Addie and Drew plus some of her quips will have you laughing
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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I happen to love coming back to the Shadow Creek, Montana series. A place where I always know I’m going to find an interesting, believable romance, and especially at Christmas time I know I”m going to find some special Christmas magic as well. A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor proved that impression to be correct once again.

Drew and his daughter, Bella have return to his hometown to live a quieter, more personally engaged life. Drew had been a top level surgeon, and
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has no cursing and no on page sex. If those things bother you there's nothing to worry about here.

A Christmas Miracle For The Doctor starts with a prologue that is incredibly emotional. It made me tear up (something Ms. James is great at!) but don't let the prologue fool you – this book is about hope and love and about learning to re-learn how to live your best life despite whatever happened in your past. Both Addie and Drew were a little damaged, but they were learning how to functio
Sherri Babb
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Victoria James has done it again. I loved being back in Shadow Creek and reading about all the towns people. This book was about Addie and Drew. Drew was such a lost soul. He felt like he had failed his daughter Bella so he moves back to his home town with her because that is the last place he can remember truly being happy. He hopes to be able to repair his relationship with his daughter and have them become a family. Addie is still living in the past. She is having a hard time letting go of pa ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have by this author and now I am a fan.
The story of Addie Mayberry and Doctor Drew Barrett will touch your hearts. At times heartbreaking , it is also heartwarming.
Addie is a children’s bookstore owner whose childhood was rather tough and a mother who constantly criticized her. She feels she will never be enough. Her new customer is a seven year old girl whose parents are divorced and feels she is not enough , as well. Drew, her Dad, has changed his life and returned to
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Addie Mayberry (the sister of the Heroine from the previous Shadow Creek novel) has just opened her dream children’s bookstore back in her hometown of Shadow Creek. She isn’t looking for love, but the father of her new favourite little customer makes her think of Christmas wishes.
Drew Barrett has decided to move back to Montana with his daughter Bella in order to change both their lives for the better. He definitely isn’t looking for love, instead wanting to give all his attention to building h
Tobi Forget the Housework, I'm Reading...
Oh how I love this Series by Victoria James. Sadly somehow I missed the last two. I'll catch up though. Once again Victoria James swept me away in the world of Shadow Creek. Addie is an extremely relatable character! I love that she's full of love and joy and helps others see that. I hate that her mother is a horrible person that tore her down most of her life. I hope she gets her comeuppance soon. Drew is totally the hero to sweep women off their feet! An amazing dad who is determined to put hi ...more
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, Addie may very well be my new favorite female character. I loved her from the beginning of the story only to admire her more by the end. What she does for Bella just stole my heart. She is selfless, supportive, protective, and loving. And her chemistry with Drew is beautiful. I hated that he was so torn, but loved Drew for wanting to be a better dad to Bella. They were so cute together. Bella almost stole the story with her cuteness and very forgiving, loving attitude. She made h ...more
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I love stories about small towns and this one does not disappoint.
Addie a bookstore owner has had a rough time especially with her mother and when she met a young girl upset over her parents split she jumps in a helps her by babysitting and being her friend. I really felt for Bella her mother no longer wanted her. Her father is a workaholic and a top surgeon.

Drew the father moves back to his hometown it’s exactly what he needs to start over with his daughter. He is through with love and only wan
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredible Christmas Miracle book by Victoria James. The story of Dr, Drew Barrett, single father to adorable Bella - struggling to come to grips with being an absentee father for the first 6 years of his daughters life. Especially after his ex - wife decided she no longer wanted to be a mother to the little girl, and Addie a book store owner - who has her own demons of being bullied and feeling inadequate.
The story that progresses between the two of them is honest, romantic and uplifting Christ
Melena Torretta
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, netgalley-arcs
I have enjoyed reading Victoria James' Shadow Creek series, and Addie and Drew's story might be my favorite yet!

Drew has moved back to his hometown of Shadow Creek with his daughter Bella. She immediately takes a liking to bookstore owner Addie. It was really nice to see Addie form a friendship with Bella and growing just as close to her as she did Drew.

The romance is sweet and just the right length to read over a weekend. I loved the holiday setting and getting to see some favorite characters f
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Victoria James writes some of the most delightfully heartwarming romances, and this was no exception. It was almost unbelievably sweet. Just what you need as a Christmas read.

This slowly built romance is like the epitome of all that's Hallmark'ish.

☛ I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I'm voluntarily making this review.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley for the copy of A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor by Victoria James that I read and reviewed.
This was a very sweet romance book. If you are looking for a sweet romance book that will make you feel good about the holiday season this is the book for you. I enjoyed the characters and the story. I also thought the author dealt with the topic of bullying with an intresting twist.
I am giving this book four out of five stars.
Becky Burciaga
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A touching Christmas story filled with heart and warmth. The characters have defined personalities, the scenarios realistic and with mind capturing vivid imagery. Drew and Addie are a couple who you’ll lose your heart more than Bella tough, she’s a scene stealer and a heart stopper!

This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor was a cute, super sweet, engaging, festive, and enjoyable read. With great characters in particular Drew's daughter Bella. Who for me completely stole this story. As she was so fun, sassy, adorable, and cute. And I loved the friendship/relationship that developed between her and Addie.

As for Drew and Addie I really liked them both, and enjoyed their romance. Which easily held my interest and had plenty of sweetness and just a hint of emotion. And this story wa
Kim Vanravenswaay
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor, would make the perfect Hallmark movie. I was actually seeing it play out while I was reading it.
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 11/12/18.

A sweet, holiday-themed romance :)

Addie, the younger sister of the heroine from the last book in the series (Molly of The Firefighter's Pretend Fiancee ) is the one who's often borne the brunt of her mother's "we need to be perfect and you're in the way of that" wrath. Addie's always been on the plump side, and though she did very well in her first career as a children's librarian, now she's back in her hometown in her dream job--owner of a chi
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

Drew Barrett moved back to Shadow Creek to make a better life for him and his daughter after the child's mother decided she wanted out of their lives. Determined to concentrate on his daughter, he's decided he doesn't have time for a relationship. However, spending time with Addie -- a woman his daughter adores -- he begins to find it harder and harder to keep his distance. Will he take a chance on happy ever after again or will he break Addie's heart?

I have loved this series from book one, but
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I loved this story about finding love at Christmas time. It is the perfect story for the holiday season. There is so much to like about this tale of redemption in an unexpected way.
Drew Barrett doesn’t know what to think when his ex-wife drops off their daughter and says she wants nothing to do with parenting. He doesn’t know if he is going to be able to step up. Drew is a successful surgeon at a large hospital and hasn’t had time for his daughter in years. He wants things to change and knows th
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Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband

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