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Christmas Wishes and You by Alyssa Bailey
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
WHAT IS IT YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING THIS YEAR?
What a delightful and heartwarming Christmas story that is also a second-chance romance. Two people who were sweethearts but then broke up, each going off to college to pursue their medical degrees and careers. One fateful night, they will reconnect—but before they do, an accident, a stranger, and a wish made and granted.
Beth Silverton will be nearby when a three-vehicle accident takes place. She will start triage wanting for more medical aid to arrive. The elderly gentleman in the first car makes her think of Santa, and he asks her questions as if he knows her. So what is the one wish she would want more than anything?
“Trevor Darrington. Every year. I just want him. It’s silly, really,” she smiled and shrugged, “but there it is.”
“The white-bearded man nodded sagely. “The one who got away. Yes, that would definitely be a gift to cherish. Don’t forget, my dear, Christmas is all about wishes, hope, and love. Allow the unquenchable hope that created your heartfelt wish lead you to healing love.”
Trevor Darrington felt it was the kindest thing to do, give up Beth, allow her to have a life, enjoy college, and be free. But it has been a decision that haunted him. Now, seeing Beth again, the woman he has always loved, he wants her again. But, has ten years ruined their future, or do they have a chance to see if they still have feelings?
“Beth, we were more than lovers, we were friends first. We can go back to the beginning. Start over now that there aren’t any other obligations to come between us. I still dream about you.”
I love the communication, the easy way they still are comfortable with each other, but the knowledge that a decade has passed and that they must work back up to a relationship. What was a childhood, teenage romance now involves two adults who have been apart. Sure, they dated others, but was there ever anyone else that they were in love with?
The story has some mystery, suspense, danger, romance, and passion. Two people realize that even with all the time that has passed, the spark is still there. I liked how Trevor isn’t pushing or controlling but concerned and caring, especially when danger plays a role. He is a man in love and protective of his woman. Sometimes, when you think you will lose what means the most, you realize where your future lies.
“Did your fondest wish come true for Christmas?”
As a fan of Ms. Alyssa Bailey’s writing, I truly enjoyed this lighthearted Christmas tale. It is a wonderful reminder that sometimes, wishes and dreams do come true—never give up.