Some dreams were never meant to be…
Renowned architect Josh McDaniels spent ten years avoiding his hometown and the unforgettable memories of his youth. But when a former classmate phones him before Christmas with a proposal he can’t refuse, he finds himself back in the small town, surrounded by holiday festivities and engulfed in memories of a blue-eyed girl.
Amanda Masterson knows three things about Josh. She loves him, he loves her, and he’ll walk out when those feelings terrify him, as he always does. Ten years ago, he abandoned their dreams. Eight years ago, he returned to break her heart again. Now, he’s back once more, and this time he’s jeopardizing not only her heart but her daughter’s as well.
Can the spirit of Christmas overcome a past riddled with mistakes? Or will fears and doubts destroy the greatest gift of all?
John Daniels is an architect in his childhood hometown. I don’t believe I have ever read a novel before with the main character and architect, but I loved it and Claire did a wonderful job with it. After reading the blurb I thought I would dislike Josh for breaking Amanda’s heart twice and now coming back. I guess I somewhat expected him to break it again, and leave Amanda and her daughter Emma worse off then they were.
I loved Amanda as a character. She was such a sweetheart, that had a lot of bad things happen to her. She has a beautiful daughter Emma, who was just adorable. I love when characters pull at your heart, and Amanda and Emma did that. Emma’s father died in a car accident.
I loved how the the relationship grew with Amanda and Josh. It felt real, and not at all rushed. I enjoyed how Amanda was somewhat being resistant, because of what happened between them before. When you have a child you need to worry about them being hurt when the boyfriend leaves as well as yourself. Their relationship was slow building and you had wonderful interaction between them. As Amanda and Josh re-kindle their romance, you can’t help but fall in love with them.
All I want for Christmas… is Big Blue Eyes, proves once again that Claire Ashgrove is a talented author. The characters are unforgettable, and the story is believable. You can add All I want for Christmas…. is Big Blue Eyes to your list of Holiday traditions because it is defiantly one for the keep shelves.