Twelve Days of Christmas
Tamara Gifford has always taken care of her younger brother. Now he is over fifty miles away from her at school. It is Christmas and she hopes to spend some time with him; that is until she receives the letter telling her that he has been invited to Oakley Park by a friend of his from school to spend the holidays. When she’s hears gossip about the scandalous holiday parties that Lord Oakley has thrown since leaving the army, Tamara decides she must find a way to save her brother. So she sets her plan into action to rescue him, however, when she Meets Lord Oakley, he is anything but what she expected.
Lord Oakley, Ashford, has been out of the army for two years. However, he is still recovering both mentally and physically from war. When he meets Tamara he finds someone who has also been wounded by life, but still willing to help him discover his future by dealing with his past. Can these two lost souls find peace together or will life and their past defeat them?
I am a sucker for a good Christmas read, and this one does not disappoint. I loved all the characters, Tamara who was so selfless and strong that she did not even realize life was passing her by and Ashford who was struggling to just remember his past, and could not see a future. Even the secondary people really jumped off the pages, the two young brothers who find themselves in more trouble than I think either believed to be possible, were so memorable. I found this story to be touching in that it made me hope for a happy ending, a perfect Twelve days of Christmas for these two most deserving people. It moved me back in time to the holiday traditions of the past and I wanted to stay there. Ms. Miller has written such a sweet story that brings the characters to life as she sweeps the reader away in time. I would recommend this lovely book to anyone who is looking for a story to put them in the Spirit of the season. I loved it.