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An Unforgettable Christmas by Ginny Baird
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it was amazing
bookshelves: contemporary, family, fiction, holiday, inspirational, romance, womens-fiction

"An Unforgettable Christmas", from author Ginny Baird, is a touching holiday romance filled with seasonal spirit that will gladden readers' hearts. Angie Lopez, widowed at a young age, is a hard-working mother of a young son, Pepe. Due to the twists and turns in her life, Angie, her son, her mother, and her grandmother all live together in an apartment in the small resort town of Hopedale, Virginia--which is famous for the Hopedale Valley Springs Ski Resort. Angie works as an accountant and salesperson at Singleton's Jewelers--a first-class store which sells fine jewelry and gifts. Angie's boss, Sam Singleton, is a perfectionist--a man driven to excel in success. While Sam is a fair employer, and certainly not a total "Scrooge", he remains remote in his relationships with others--even with his father, David. Angie and her own family are very close, and they support each other and make things work for the best. When Sam suffers a memory loss due to a bad fall, Angie feels that she must take him in to her own home while he recovers. Sam has no close friends, and his father is aging and suffering from his own health issues. Sam is embraced by the Lopez family: Angie's hero-worshiping young son Pepe, her mother Elena--a caring and dedicated labor and delivery nurse, and Lita, her free-spirited, artistic grandmother. It's quite a different holiday for them all, and as bits and pieces of Sam's memory start to come back, the reasons for his quest for success and status also become clear. Sam's mother died when he was just a boy, and his grieving father thought it best to send Sam to a private school, never imagining the isolation Sam would feel and how it would shape his outlook on life. The car accident which killed Angie's husband also killed her father, so she and her mother were both widowed at the same time. Sam and Angie have both known great loss, and they have each moved forward with their lives in different ways. As Sam interacts with Angie's family, she sees the warmth and kindness beneath his polished exterior. He sees the true beauty of the lovely woman who is not only an excellent employee, but a friend whose company he enjoys, and his heart begins to thaw. Angie is equally attracted to Sam, but there are issues they both must resolve. When Sam does fully regain his memory, will they once again be just employer and employee--or is there hope for a happy future--one that sparkles diamond-bright? On a personal note, I loved this story even more for its setting: The beautiful mountains of Virginia, where I live less than an hour away from an historic, world-class resort and natural hot springs.

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Started Reading
September 21, 2019 – Shelved
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: family
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: holiday
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: inspirational
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
September 21, 2019 – Shelved as: womens-fiction
September 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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