Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers
Book Review of --
The Christmas Bargain: (A Sweet Victorian Holiday Romance) (Hardman Holidays Book 1) by Shanna Hatfield
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for…
As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. When he calls in a long overdue loan, Luke reluctantly accepts a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.
Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with the banker as payment of his debt. Held captive on the farm by her father since the death of her mother more than a decade earlier, she is grateful to leave. If only it had been someone other than the handsome and charismatic Luke Granger riding in to rescue her. Ready to uphold her end of the bargain as Luke’s cook and housekeeper, she isn’t prepared to marry Luke as part of a crazy Christmas bargain.
Book creation ratings:
* Max. total of 30 possible *
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The review --
Absolutely awesome book that you'll enjoy reading at Christmas time or any other time of the year. The author does an excellent job of bringing to life not only the town of Hardman, but the lively characters as well. The story she spins will simply draw you in and wrap it's arms around you. Needless to say, I simply loved the book, and it was a fun and refreshing read. Just the thing for your holiday reading.
Genre -- historical western romance, christmas
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- very mild
Violence rating -- mild
** The author's links **
Amazon author page