Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Doctor's Christmas



God could not have chosen a worse time to send Dr. Grant Hardesty to Button Gap. Three abandoned children were depending on Maggie Davis's clandestine care until their mother returned. Maggie didn't think she could trust the by-the-book doctor with her secret. Until she got a glimpse into his soul...and God's mysterious ways became as clear as a starry night.

Maggie knew her trust was well placed as this once-aloof doctor opened his heart to the children...and her. But as Grant's time in Button Gap ended, she prayed for one more miracle. Could God make this man who seemed to have everything recognize that it all meant nothing without Maggie's love?

My Review:

I had a hankering for holiday reading plus I wanted to review Christmas books early enough that the giveaways would reach their destination before Christmas so I ordered some early Christmas reads online at Harelquin. Unbeknownst to me, all three books that I ordered are re-releases of previously published material. That's fine by me since I wasn't reading Love Inspired 5+ years ago, but some of you might have been so I'm giving fair warning.

The Doctor's Christmas was originally published in 2003 and it was interesting to see how the line has changed over the years. There's more uninhibited sharing of the gospel in these earlier stories which I happen to love. And this book has all the necessary ingredients to tug at your heartstrings and leave you humming Christmas Carols long after you close the book. In fact it would make an awesome movie. Tight plot, children in peril, lost soul begging to be found, a close-knit community with some interesting characters and a sweet love story all wrapped up with a Christmas miracle. Honestly, a Christmas read can't get any better then this!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Doctor's Christmas, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 14 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. thanks for the chance to read this heartwarming story, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  2. Your welcome, Karen. Good luck!

  3. Sounds like a great story to curl up with a warm blanket and read with winter coming! Thanks for givin me a chance to win!

  4. I love Marta Perry's books, and would love to win a copy of her new Christmas release. Thanks so much for offering this great review and giveaway!

  5. Don't forget the hot chocolate, Jody! That would round out the perfect reading session! Good luck!

    Your welcome, Nancce. Good luck.

  6. (I don't want to enter this giveaway, but...)

    Thank you so much for sending me Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie! Looking forward to diving into this great book. :)

  7. Love the cover of this great sounding book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.


  8. Your welcome, Rachelle!

    Good luck Wendy!

  9. Wishing Maggie a happy ending. Thanks so much for the review and give-a-way.

  10. Love the cover of this book and love Marta's books. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the offer.


  11. I'd love to read this book by Marta Parry. And I am SO ready for Christmas. What a grand way to slide into the season, with a great book by a great author.
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  12. This book sounds like a story. I can't wait to read more about Maggie and Grand. I love the cover of this book with the Church and the snow covering the ground. I love Marta's books!


  13. Good! Another Christmas book. I love them. Thanks for this chance to read one by Marta Perry. Just know I'll love it. Please enter me. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

  14. I have a friend who loves Marta Perry... I would love to win this for her (maybe she'll let me read it!). :)


  15. I enjoy Christmas stories and Marta Perry is one of my favorite authors so I know I would enjoy it.

  16. I love Christmas novels! I would love to review this for you!


  17. I like stories with an unashamed witness in them, please sign me up for a sweet Christmas story! Thanks, Kav.
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  18. I've enjoyed reading some of Marta Perry's writing before. This sounds like a good one!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

  19. Now this is an author I know well. I would never miss an opportunity to win one of her books.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

  20. I love Christmas stories! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com