Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Nanny’s Christmas Wish-Ami Weaver

The Nanny’s Christmas Wish

Ami Weaver

Harlequin Special Edition, Oct 22 2013, $5.50

ISBN: 9780373657803

Widower Dr. Josh Tanner feels guilty over the death of his wife Lucy as they parted in anger just before she died; his in-laws remind him of his culpability while his mom believes otherwise. Josh hires ex-teacher Maggie Thelan as his son Cody’s live-in nanny. Maggie concealed from her employer that she is Cody’s aunt as she recently learned that Lucy was her half-sister; and she coveted the position so she could get close to her nephew without revealing long kept family secrets.

As Christmas nears, Josh and Maggie struggle with growing feelings of desire; with both adhering to the tacit agreement of no romance especially since Josh, who cannot move on past his mom’s death, comes first. Soon Maggie knows she loves father and son, but fears the truth will not set her mind free but only break her heart.

The Nanny’s Christmas Wish is a warm holiday romance as the adult protagonists push love away out of fear of rejection as much as concern for the hurting youngster. Cody is a delightful child struggling with the death of his mom and ultimately transfering his feelings to the kind nanny. The tertiary characters add depth to a wonderful Yuletide tale.

Harriet Klausner

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