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A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom

by June McCrary Jacobs

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Amber is pretty fresh to Apple Blossom, but she absolute loves teaching. However, right before Christmas, her student Mary Noel is involved in a tragic accident. Now Amber wants to try and do everything she can to make it better. With the help of a new-found friend, Amber may be able to help her pupil, her pupil's family, and even help herself in the process.

This is a relatively short but fun read. Amber is a young teacher who would do anything for her class, and this love of her students is soon put to the test. Amber's young pupil Mary Noel is involved in a sad accident, and Amber just knows she must do something. While visiting Mary Noel, Amber meets a friend of the family, the dashing and sweet Paul. Amber and Paul are a great match in multiple ways. They grow closer as they work to serve Mary Noel and her family.

If you are looking for a sweet romance that will raise your spirits for the holidays, this is a great choice. If I had one little complaint, it would be that Amber and Paul were a little too perfect. I mean they practically had no flaws. However, if you're escaping from the business of the holidays, you may want a story with very little to bring you down. This story just lifts up. It is a fun and quick read for your holiday season.

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  l_manning | Nov 10, 2014 |
5 STARS

This is a good Christmas story. The reasons I gave it 5 STARS it touched me in so many ways. I cried some sad tears in the beginning, In part of the story I wanted to shout for joy. I even cried some happy tears. The characters to me were real.

The setting was a small community. That one brand new teacher made a difference and got the town to work together for one little girl and her very worried parents.

The drama starts right off and touches the heart strings from the first page. Amber learns one of her student Mary Noel was hit by a car. She will heal with broken bones but worst of all her puppy was with her and died. Mary Noel saw all the blood and injuries. She has closed down has not spoken since.

Before Amber can say anything to her students they all tell her about Mary Noel and her dog. Amber's class pull together for Mary Noel they make lots of cards for her hospital room and other things.

Just thinking about the story makes my eyes water again. It is so neat to see all the people pulling together to help where they can. They make a big difference by working together.

Paul works with Mary Noel's father. He helps keep the business going while Mr. Simmons stays at the hospital. They won't let Mary Noel leave until she opens emotionally.
Paul and Amber meet in the hospital and start working together and come up with a plan to help. As they are working they start to fall in love very vast.

This book is a clean read, It does feature church, prayer and Christmas eve midnight service. It all fits so well into the story.

I will look forward for more books from June McCrary Jacobs in the future. I really enjoyed her first novel.

I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by NetGalley and Cedar Fort

publication: October 8th 2013 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media 144 pages ISBN 9781462113521 ( )
  rhonda1111 | Oct 8, 2013 |
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Six-year old Mary Noel Simmons was hit by a car while riding her bicycle and suffered a broken arm and leg along with numerous bruises and abrasions. Her Scottie dog, Cocoa, died in front of the girl's eyes in the accident. As a result, Mary Noel has withdrawn completely from the world and will not respond to her parents, teacher or doctors. The physicians have warned her parents that Mary Noel will not be released from the hospital until her mental and emotional condition improves dramatically. Paul Watkins, a carpenter and employee of Mary Noel's father's company mentions to Amber Kellen, the girl's first grade teacher, that he would like to organize a fundraiser for the Simmons family to help offset some of their astronomical medical bills. Amber enthusiastically agrees to help and Paul and Amber embark on a plan to present a snow festival for local families. As they grow to know each other, Amber and Paul develop a strong friendship and then fall deeply in love. The fundraiser held on Christmas Eve, Mary Noel's seventh birthday, not only raises funds to assist the Simmons family with their medical bills, more importantly it raises little Mary Noel's spirits. Happily and to everyone's relief, the girl emerges from her depression. On Christmas Day, Paul proposes marriage to the unsuspecting Amber. Agreeing not to have a long engagement, the two make plans to marry on Valentine's Day.… (more)

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