Monday, November 25, 2013

Her Holiday Hero

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DALEY, MARGARET
HER HOLIDAY HERO

The Soldier's Gift

The holidays are right around the corner, but Captain Jake Tanner is struggling to find Christmas cheer. Having survived a devastating attack overseas, he has emotional scars that run deep. When Jake meets beautiful widow Emma Langford, his heart is unprepared for the feelings she inspires.

Training service dogs has taught Emma to recognize those in need. She wants to show Jake that a four-legged companion is the best therapy, but she's afraid that the closer she gets, the more her own wounds are revealed.

Together, Jake and Emma will discover it takes a different kind of bravery to open themselves to love—and to healing.

Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts.

My Review:

I just love this series!!!! And there are so many different kinds of therapy dogs to highlight that I'm hoping it's around for quite a while.

Daley knows how to tell a compelling, vibrant story. Her characters are real, and unfortunately, their dilemmas are all too heartbreakingly believable as well. I love her realistic portrayals of life -- both the failures and the successes and there are plenty of both in this thought-provoking read.

I don't want to give the plot away so I won't reveal too much though I will say I was really captivated at the way the author meshed Jake's struggles with Emma and  her son's. There were parallels there that I wouldn't have seen before reading this book.

Her Holiday Hero is a romance with substance and an important message that is all too relevant in our society today (and brilliantly dealt with, I might add). A definite must read.


Giveaway Opportunity

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Her Holiday Hero 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 December 1 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

29 comments:

  1. What a wonderful review! It certainly makes me want to grab a copy of this special Christmas story! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  2. Thanks, Britney. It's a great read. Good luck!

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  3. I agree with you about this series by Margaret Daley. I read the first one, Healing Hearts, a few months ago and it was such a good story.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Fascinating too, to see how dogs can change lives like that. I just saw on the news that they are training dogs to detect blood sugar levels for kids with type 1 Diabetes. Amazing! Good luck on the draw Brittany.

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  4. I love Christmas stories and Margaret Daley books always make me smile!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. She's an author you can always count on for an excellent story. Good luck rubynreba

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  5. Thanks for the great review. I always enjoy her stories so I can't wait for this one- it sounds compelling.

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com
    Thanks,
    Deborah

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    1. You're welcome Deborah. Good luck!

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  7. Margaret is a new author for me, but I've heard so much about her and her books... so count me in on this one.

    rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Becky -- she's amazing. You have lots of good reads ahead of you. Good luck!

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  8. Margaret is a fantastic author. Enjoyed your great review. This book sounds wonderful. I love books that confront these problems. I have a friend that lost her 25 year old son from the Iraq War and I didn't think it would affect me. Oh, how I was wrong. It broke my heart and still does. I love reading these books knowing they will have a happy ending.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That's so sad, Barbara. You will definitely get a HEA in this read but I love the way the author doesn't gloss over the repercussions of war either. Good luck!

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  9. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Sounds good. Looks like my dog on the cover.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. Very noble looking dog, Boos Mum. :-) Good luck!

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  11. Dogs are amazing and loyal companions, I'd love to win this one! The German Shepherd reminds me of my dog, Rex, that I had to leave behind when we moved this summer. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Ohhh, so sad that you had to leave your fur buddy behind, Merry. That had to be heart wrenching! Good luck on the draw.

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  12. Another good one by Margaret. I would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  13. Sounds like a great book and a great review
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  14. Thanks for the Awesome giveaway!!!
    richmond.abigail@gmail.com

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    1. You're welcome, Abigail. Good luck!

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  15. That's a great review...love a story with a dog in it!! thanks for the chance to win! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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    1. Me too, Eliza. And my dog is in complete agreement. Good luck!

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  16. Kav, your review makes this sound like a must win. And I love margaret Daley tho I have a hard time winning her book. I would love the chance to win this one. Thanks. Maxie
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

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