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Low Country Christmas

(Safe Haven #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Come home to Safe Haven, where the best Christmas surprises aren’t the ones under the tree.

Holly Gibson has one wish this Christmas season: to find her young niece’s father. And she’s traveled hundreds of miles to the small town of Safe Haven to make that wish come true. But the mysterious Cash O’Dwyer is nothing like she expected. Strong and kind, he makes her heart beat
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Published September 24th 2019 by HQN Books
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McClain has written a beautiful Christmas love story about Holly Gibson searching for the father of her young niece left in her care after her sister’s death. She never expected to meet Cash, her niece’s father, or to find him so perfect for her.

Cash is shocked to find he has a young daughter, Penny, and even more shocked to find her Aunt so appealing.

Will scars from the past ruin their chance at happiness?

One thing is for sure, the town of Safe Haven is the perfect setting with a perfectly
Kelsie Maxwell
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you want a book that will keep you entertained from start to finish and leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling, then Low Country Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain is the book for you. It’s book three in her Safe Haven series and tells the story of the final O’Dwyer brother, Cash. I haven’t read the previous books in the series, Low Country Hero and Low Country Dreams, but I plan to rectify that mistake.

Big city girl, Holly Gibson, travels to the small town of Safe Haven in search of her
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After finishing this series I am a die-hard Lee Tobin McClain fan! What an incredible introduction to this author's storytelling capabilities. And Low Country Christmas (eeeeppp over that cover!) is the emotionally sucker-punched, stand-up-and-cheer grand finale! It can totally be read as a standalone BUT if you've been following secondary character Rita's story this one will knock your socks off.

Of all the O'Dwyer brothers I have to admit that I was bedazzled by Cash the most. The successful
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All her life, it’s been only Holly and her sister Tiffany, with a mother who was, at best, inadequate. But when Tiffany dies, Holly is truly alone, except for her tiny niece, Penny, who Tiffany entrusted into Molly’s care. Fulfilling Tiffany's last wishes, Holly goes to the small beach community of Safe Haven to find Cash O'Dwyer and introduce him to his daughter. For as little as Holly knows about being part of a family, Cash believes he's a carbon copy of his worthless father and thinks he has ...more
Dawn Leonard
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Low Country Christmas is the third book in Lee Tobin McClain's Safe Haven series. Because the author put enough background information in the book, this book could be read without having read the other books first. However all the characters are great as is the whole series. I think readers would want to read all the books in order to truly enjoy the series. I received a copy of this book from the author but was not required to review it. My opinion is my own.

Cash and Holly as well as Cash's
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Kensington and NetGalley for an E-galley in exchange for my honest review.
At first glance Cash O’Dwyer seems to have everything. He has a successful career and a great relationship with his brothers and their families. That has always been good enough until the day he finds out he has a daughter. That’s a game changer he hadn’t expected. What will he do now that life has thrown a curve ball?

This is a story about figuring out what’s important and why. As in the previous novels in the
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Low Country Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain
Cash the millionaire finally gets his story!
The most charming O’Dwyer brother of all…
Everyone loves Cash O’Dwyer. He’s wealthy, generous, and confident… EXCEPT about his ability to form close relationships. Outside of family, he doesn’t do it, period.
Cash comes home to Safe Haven for a brief visit, but when a beautiful woman shows up with a child she says is his, he has no choice but to stay. He doesn’t expect to fall in love. But in the low country at
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is third in the series about the O’Dwyer brothers, this time featuring Cash. Cash is a wealthy businessman living in Atlanta, Georgia but with enough ties to Safe Haven, South Carolina that he maintains a place to live when he is in town. Just before Safe Haven’s annual Christmas tree lighting, Holly shows up at his apartment with her sister’s young baby, claiming that the baby is his after he spent a week with her sister a while back. Cash has a hard time believing that baby Penny can ...more
Joy E. Held
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I give this book five stars because Lee’s writing is engaging, and the story is contemporary and believable as are the characters.

Lee Tobin McClain has penned a lovely story with Low Country Christmas: A Safe Haven Novel, her third book in the sweet romance series set in the fictional town of Safe Haven, South Carolina. Having read books one and two, Low Country Hero and Low Country Dreams, book three is satisfying and rewarding as the stories of the entire cast of characters are brought full
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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LOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS follows Holly, who has recently become the guardian of her niece, Penny, after her sister's death. Her sister told her who the father was, and in an effort to get the financial support she needs to care for Penny, Holly has tracked him down to Safe Haven.

When Holly arrives, she shocks Cash with the news that he has a daughter. Cash has always purposefully stayed away from any type of family life. He fears becoming abusive, like his father was. He still has not come to terms
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly Gibson had a good life in New York City. She loved her job and all the amenities the Big Apple has to offer. Then her sister dies and leaves Holly with her one-year-old niece Penny and a mission to find Penny's father to let him know he has a daughter. Holly travels to the small town of Safe Haven, SC to find Cash O'Dwyer. Cash is a multi-millionaire who has the ladies drooling over him and Cash has experienced enough of these ladies who are more interested in his money than in him. Cash ...more
Ashley *Booksbrewsandbarks*
2.5 rounding to 3. I am on a streak of good Christmas books but this one wasn't necessarily a high point for me. I enjoyed the female main character of Holly enough as her heart was in the right place and I saw a lot of myself in her as someone who struggles to take help when given and is independent to a fault. The male character, Cash, on the other hand drove me nuts. I felt like he was so immature and bratty about a lot, not necessarily recognizing that he could be resented for his rich boy ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Holly made her way to safe haven to find the father of her niece. This isn't the first time someone has claimed that he fathered a child only for it to turn out false and his history has made Cash wry of her claims. But after finding out there is truth to it he wants to be in his child's life. Holly is independent and refuses help but child support can help the baby. This christmas holiday is about to get plenty complicated.

Finally come across a book with some christmasy things going on! I
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this book 5 stars for a wonderful story!
Lee is an excellent author that can write a good story and can keep her readers engaged from beginning to end. I love that about her.
The plot of the story is wonderful too!
Christmas is my favorite time of the holiday!
I think what I love most about this book is how she can bring a character to Safe Haven out of the blue.
Holly is an interesting person. I just fell in love with her at the beginning of the story. Her strong, bubbly, personality is a
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holly shows up in the town of Safe Haven with her sister's child, hoping to find the babe's father. When she does find him, he's kinder and more understanding than she expects, as are his family and so many of the town's residents. However, she initially holds on to the secret about Cash being Penny's dad - and she's also holding on to other guilts. Still, a relationship starts to begin. But when the "ghosts of Cash's past" turn up, what has become his fragile new family is in terrible danger. ...more
Low Country Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain is the third book in the Safe Haven series. The novels are about the O’Dwyer Brothers. The novels are written around the O’Dwyer brothers and their finding their loves. There is also another storyline about how the brothers finally meet their mother, who was taken from them when the are young.

Cash O’Dwyer is the last of the unattached brothers. He feels he is not capable of relationships like his brothers. Holly Gibson is raising her niece quite
Becky Tatar
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cash O'Dwyer is the last of the 3 O'Dwyer brothers that is still single, and he likes it that way. Growing up with an abusive father, and a mother who supposedly deserted them, he feels that he's not cut out to be a dad, but can be a great uncle to his brothers' children. Then, Holly Gibson walks into his life, with baby Penny, claiming that Penny is his child, from a hookup he had with Holly's late sister, Tiffany. At first, Cash thinks she's lying, and only after his, well, cash. However, a ...more
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Holly has custody of her late sister's daughter, Penny. At her sister's request, Holly heads to Safe Haven where the baby's dad lives part time. Cash is a multi-millionaire playboy who has never wanted to settle down. When Holly tells him the baby is his, he thinks that she is just after money, after all this has happened to him before. However a DNA test proves that Penny is in fact his daughter.

The rest of the book we see the co-parenting relationship that develops between Holly and Cash as
Rachel DeVaughn
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first "Safe Haven" book that I've read and I really enjoyed it! Clean romance with sweet characters, great engaging story line, and full of holiday cheer.

I really liked Holly and Cash as the main characters, and as they worked past their first impressions of each other for the sake of baby Penny. I felt overwhelmed for Holly's sake as she got bombarded by Cash's family and friends, especially when they expected her to embrace them immediately and let them babysit baby Penny. It took
Marie Pinkham
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this Safe Haven Series. It followed three brothers who were dropped off as kids in this small, quaint town where everyone knows everyone and cares about their neighbors. As they grow up and form relationships, we see them emerge as beloved citizens of the Safe Haven community. Cash O'Dwyer was the third brother to have his story fleshed out. When an unexpected result from a past relationship shows up, he must think about his priorities and make the right decisions. He may even find ...more
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new author for me and I loved the story of Holly and Cash! After a rough childhood, Cash doesn't envision a happy ever after as father and husband, even though his two brothers have it all. As a millionaire he has a jaded look at women and narriage, it seems all that attracts them is his money.

Holly is different and she works hard to be independent. She just wants to ensure her niece Penny has contact and builds a relationship with her dad, who turns out to be Cash. The relationship develops
Tiffany Hall
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Low Country Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain

What a wonderful Christmas romance to add to my Christmas reading this year!
I truly enjoyed reading this story of Holly and Cash. I excitedly turned page after page as surprising twists and turns made this Christmas romance so intriguing.
Left to raise her niece as her own child, Holly sets out to complete her sister’s dying wish to let the father know of his child. Only the journey isn’t as simple as it seems. Holly never plans for her heart to get
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Safe Haven series, and it’s a great conclusion to the trilogy of the O’Dwyer brothers. Holly and Cash both had dysfunctional childhoods, and they are both independent, keeping themselves distant from others, hesitant to get too involved. However, when they meet, they both feel the pull of attraction and the feelings of maybe wanting that love and family connection despite their fears and concerns. Enter an adorable baby girl who binds them together as they help her ...more
Lovely Loveday
Low Country Christmas is the third book in the Safe Haven series by Lee Tobin McClain and is a lovely holiday romance. While this is part of the Safe Haven series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel. A story full of magic and mystery that is sure to bring the magic of the holiday season to life. A well-written story that reads like a movie and will hold your attention to the very end. McClain is a talented writer who has done her research and it shows. The attention to detail adds to ...more
Connie Carpenter
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whew! What a story! I have not read any of the other books in this series - but I had no problem following along. I will be checking out the other books in the series since this one was so amazing! In this book ittells the story of the O’Dwyer brother, Cash. Big City girl Holly has traveled to Safe Haven looking for her neices father. Who ironically is Cash. Follow this plot along as it is so engaging. The author has created wonderful, memorable characters. The plot is original and will leave ...more
Christine VanHalder
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This author was a first time read for me. I loved the pace and characters. I got a bit confused who was with whom. This could be cleared up with a timeline of characters at the front of the book. I didn't realize that this was book 3 in the series SAFE HAVEN. Lee's writing reminds me a lot a the style of Debbie Macomber. In fact it was a review by Debbie Macomber inside the novel that made up my mind to pickup and read this book. I look forward to finding and reading more of the Safe Haven ...more
Joan Arning
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
You will enjoy this clean Christmas story by Lee Tobin McClain! Holly is a wonderful independent young lady who loves and cares for her niece, Penny! A paternity test shows Cash is Penny's father! Safe Haven is a community where the residents look out for each other! Cash may be a multimillionaire but he needs to learn that he is not his father. I recommend Low Country Christmas to others. I received a complimentary copy of Low Country Christmas from the author. This is my honest opinion.
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Holly goes to Safe Haagen with Penny she can’t believe how the people treat each other. Cash is shocked when he comes home and finds a beautiful lady and a baby by his door. This book is truly inspirational and you won’t be able to stop reading it. Lee Tobin McClain is truly a wonderful inspirational author. She will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. I am honored to review books for her. If I could I would give this book a higher rating than a five star ...more
Margaret Yelton
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC from NetGalley and Harlequin-Romance in exchange for my fair and honest review.

I love Christmas stories anytime of the year. This was my first book from this author and found it to be very enjoyable. I love books that take place in small towns where everyone works together, and are always helping others out. The chemistry between Holly and Cash, was very good. I really enjoyed watching the characters grow as more of their past become evident. I would certainly recommend this
Patty Champion
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was the 3rd book in a series a out 3 brothers, who were abandoned by their parents, or so they thought. I felt that it started a little slow but once it started getting exciting it was impossible to put down. I loved how the book connected e everything togather..
Cash never wanted to be a father because he figured he was the. Oct like his father and follow in his footsteps. Was he right?

Thank you Harlequin and Netgalley for allowing me to read this title for an
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