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A Family Under the Christmas Tree In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog but first they must lea

  • Title: A Family Under the Christmas Tree
  • Author: Terri Reed
  • ISBN: 9781501144745
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Family Under the Christmas Tree By Terri Reed, In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom.David Murphy never knew much about kids But when his brother dies unexpectedly, David isIn this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom.David Murphy never knew much about kids But when his brother dies unexpectedly, David is granted custody of his six year old nephew, Troy, who he s only seen once a year since he was born He already has his hands full running his business, and he has no idea how to help the grieving boy When Troy runs off one day, David finds him at a park playing with an adorable and rambunctious Bernese mountain dog who leads him to Sophie.Sophie Griffith has spent her life travelling around the world as a photojournalist She has never stayed in one place for long, and her new assignment helping her grandmother for a few weeks is just temporary Once Christmas day comes, Sophie is off the hook and can leave for a new adventure Caring for her grandmother is a piece of cake but caring for her new Bernese mountain dog, Riggs, is a different story It doesn t help that Riggs strikes up a friendship with a lost little boy one day at the park and leads her to David.Neither David nor Sophie have time for romance But as they spend time together, they start falling for each other even though they know it can t go anywhere Sophie will be gone after Christmas, and the last thing David needs is another distraction as he tries to comfort Troy But as their faith and growing love for the boy and dog unites them, they wonder whether it s than a holiday romance and maybe Troy might finally get his Christmas wish for a family.

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    1. Well, already behind on my reviews for the year I m pathetic.This one kinda turned into a chore for me to read, honestly Numerous reasons and emotions were rehashed than once, which got a bit old, and the story is vastly different from the blurb Here s my own short blurb Sophie never intends to get married Instead, she s bent on proving to her Hollywood family that she has what it takes to be a successful international photographer When her grandmother summons her home to Washington after hurti [...]

    2. 4.5 starsThis is a book that you can snuggle up next to the fireplace and read with a sigh Sophie and David are two people who are very giving and loving but who have both guarded their hearts for very different reasons Louise is the Grandma who seems to be the matchmaker of the family Troy is David s nephew who now lives with David after the passing of his parents Put them all together, splashed with the holiday season, and it makes for a very loving and fun read Oh my gosh, I almost forgot to [...]

    3. A heartfelt Christmas romance, complete with a lovable little boy, a big puppy, and a sweet, meddling grandma Loved the setting of December in Bellevue, Washington, with the snowy Cascade mountains as a backdrop, evergreens everywhere and lots of rain and mud The author described it perfectly Filled with all the fun activities that makes Christmas special, from cookie baking, ice skating, a visit to a tree farm, and a church pageant, it made me want to join in with them all There was a lot goin [...]

    4. Sophie is a world traveling photographer who is basically married to her career When she goes to Washington State to care for her injured grandma between shoots, she meets David and his nephew, Troy David has worked hard for the last few years on his start up company to make sure he never suffers financially again He is also Troy s guardian, since his brother and sister in law died, and is struggling with the precocious boy The last thing either of them want is love, yet they each have an instan [...]

    5. This book is all sweetness and Christmas goodness If you are looking for a cute holiday romance then you should check this book out Curl up, settle in There is cookie baking, tree cutting and decorating, a visit to Santa and all sorts of traditional Christmas events.Honestly though It just may have been little Troy and the dog, Riggs who steal this show Cuteness overload David and Sophie both have hesitations in following up their attraction with a relationship Good thing Grandma is there to pus [...]

    6. First, the disclaimer I was provided a free copy of this book All opinions are my own That done, A FAMILY UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE is a sweet holiday romance which I m reading late, but it doesn t matter, right I love Christmas stories any time of the year David s brother and wife has died, leaving David the guardian for their six year old son, Troy Troy is very adept at pushing the boundaries I get that he s grieving and so is David, but I wouldn t put up with a six year old s disrespect and at [...]

    7. A Family Under The Christmas Tree is the perfect book for winter and thanks to living in the Southern Hemisphere and an advanced copy, everything was timed perfectly so that I could enjoy this in the cold months of the year I adore that cover, especially that cute Bernese you see, who I would like to steal and take home And I loved the setting, a wintry, snowy Washington The romance was very sweet and the family aspects heartbreaking, all of which combined to create a charming and enjoyable nove [...]

    8. A Little Bit of ChristmasChristmas is one of my favorite times of year I admit it, I m one of those people who turn on the Christmas music waaaaayyyyyy before Thanksgiving sometimes before Halloween and I love, love, love those Hallmark Christmas movies The description of A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed certainly sounds like a made for TV movie.First, the description of this book is not quite how the story happens Yes, Sophie Griffith comes to Washington State to care for her gra [...]

    9. Short Blurb In this heartwarming tale set during the Christmas season, a single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese mountain dog but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom This story is sure to warm the hearts of anyone this holiday season David finds himself guardian of his young nephew Troy when his brother and sister in law are killed in a car accident Both still raw a [...]

    10. 3.5 stars Awte This is a very sweet romance set around the Christmas holiday It has a very cute little boy and a lovable puppy that pull at the heart strings The rest of the characters are good, but for me the sweetness factor was the boy and the dog.The first half of the book was a little slow for me There is a lot of explanation about the past The characters are holding a lot of pain and it makes them wary or unwilling to enter into a romantic relationship David has a little boy to think about [...]

    11. rtbookreviews book re2.5 starsReed s latest is a sweet, romantic holiday tale There s not a huge amount of depth as the story mostly stays on the surface The love story is cute and perfect for a lighthearted read during the Christmas season It takes a while for the tale to find its footing, but once the characters get to a bit of self discovery things move a little quickly Predictable, but still endearing overall.Sophie Griffith travels the world as a photojournalist, but the only place she has [...]

    12. More of a 3.5 for me, but rounded up, because it wrapped up so sweetly, still fun, and definitely worth a quick escape There are definitely Christian elements to this story Both the h and H have moments where they turn to God to see what is in store for them in the relationship that develops as they meet each other and grow to like each other While both are busy with careers, they seem to not be able to have a future together Troy and Riggs with their moments of chaos and madness child and dog , [...]

    13. 3.5 starsIf you like binge watching the Hallmark channel during the Christmas season, here s another book to add to your TBR list for December A Family Under the Christmas Tree by Terri Reed is cute and sweet and romantic, and it will put you in the mood for cozy Christmas evenings.Sophie s grandma is just adorable Easily my favorite character in the book She s all twinkly eyes and matchmaking plans and homemade cookies, but she also has a mischievous side that reminded me of my own grandma Rigg [...]

    14. I was looking for a lighthearted Christmas read when I pulled this off the shelf It is that But there were so many eye rolling moments that I couldn t lose myself in the story, though I finished it, which is than I can say for other cheesy romance novels I ve read The emotions of both main characters were spelled out numerous times, pretty much summing up every chapter in the same way I appreciated that the religious aspects were not heavy handed, even if David s conversion is a bit too quick a [...]

    15. It all starts with a dog a little boyEverything about A Family Under The Christmas Tree was a delight to read I ve been a fan of Terri Reed s romantic suspense for awhile now but had no clue that she could write Holiday themed romantic comedy equally as well But I LOVED this book It was funny, sweet, sometimes poignant, tale of love and family I m a sap for books with pets in them and it only took a few pages for a certain Bernese Mountain Dog named Riggs to become pretty much my favorite charac [...]

    16. When reading this book, i thought it was going to be a mediocre book But, i found myself picking up the book and not wanting to stop Its a very light read and a very christmasy book It does well highlighting the meaning of christmas It has Christian tendencies to the book, but dont let that stop you reading this book The religion is a highlight in this book but the author does really well laying out both of the main characters stories and struggles Also, the dog Riggs is honestly the best part o [...]

    17. A Family Under the Christmas Tree is a sweet holiday romance between Sophie, a photographer who has traveled the world, and David, a stay at home computer programmer David has recently become the guardian of his nephew Troy when his brother and sister in law die in a car accident Sophie is spending a few weeks before Christmas helping her grandmother who hurt her foot when she fell over her new dog Riggs Sophie s grandmother, Louise, is David s neighbor and Troy loves playing with Riggs Louise a [...]

    18. A Family Under the Christmas Tree By Terri ReedRating 5 out of 5 stars____________________________________________________________Story NotesTerri Reed s latest Christmas story is a JOY to read and really grabs readers with its heartwarming story that also takes a look at what really matters in a person s life.I have yet to read one of Terri Reed s books that doesn t hold my attention and make me sad to reach the end This book was no exception and I can t wait to share it with my friends and fam [...]

    19. Terri Reed writes sweet romance And this book was no exception The storyline is somewhat predictable but still lovable A beautiful woman on the cusp of breaking through as a sought after photographer and an app developer who owns his company on his way to making it big Throw in an orphaned nephew and a sweet, loving, matchmaking Grandma and we have the makings of a sweet Christmas story The theme of faith is interwoven throughout the story Not taking God s mercies and gifts for granted, no matte [...]

    20. I found this book at my local library on the new book shelves The cover and title caught my attention and thought I would give it a try I am glad that I did It was a enjoyable, light read that brings fun and hope to life Give it a try, I think you will like it.

    21. So, yes, Christmas has come and gone but tis always the season for a heartwarming Christmas romance I ve only read Terri Reed s romantic suspense so I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this sweet love story It s official it s puppy love As in Riggs the Bernese Mountain dog pup Squealll His antics are hysterical and endearing and kept me grinning and ahhhing all the way through the read He might just be my fave hero of 2016 Okay, yes, there is a two legger hero in this novel as well and he s [...]

    22. This is another totally fluffy book There isn t a whole lot of hard substance to it, but I don t mean that in a negative way Terri Reed has written a very light story about a photographer and a computer programmer, his nephew, and her grandmother s dog Sophie is called to her grandmother s home when her grandmother falls and sprains her ankle David is the programmer who lives next door and has just been granted the guardianship of his nephew, Troy, after his brother and sister in law are killed [...]

    23. I found this heartwarming story to be just what I needed to read at this time of year It was a wonderful tale of two people who thought they had no time or need for romance due to where they were in their lives I put myself in both of their places and heartily agreed but sometimes love finds you when it s not convenient but it s the right time anyway Can you imagine being a bachelor, in charge of your own software company and having grown up poor, your background is one of instability at best so [...]

    24. I really enjoy Christmas stories, so anytime I get a chance to read a new one I do, even in August I was attracted to the charming cover of A Family Under the Christmas Tree, with its cute couple in a snowy setting and an adorable puppy The story has all the basic characters in place for a fun holiday read matchmaking grandma Louise endearing orphan Troy, who acts out in his grief over the loss of his parents bachelor uncle David, adjusting to being a caregiver while trying to run a successful b [...]

    25. This heart warming story will bring tears to your eyes as Sophie Griffith, photographer and David Murphy, IT guy and software developer discover what the most important thing in making a family is love After a tragic accident that has killed his brother and sister in law, unmarried David has become the guardian for five year old Troy His life has been turned on its head He is fumbling through parenting 101 while running a fledgling, but time consuming business.Sophia s grandmother and next door [...]

    26. Sophia is a photographer and is on her way to making a name for herself When she gets a call that her grandma needs her off to Washington she goes, but it seems her grandma has some other plans David is left his nephew after he looses his brother and sister in law unexpectedly When his neighbors granddaughter comes to town she make him really see whats important and he starts to question if he has his priorities straight Will he be able to see whats right in front of him or will he loose it all [...]

    27. This book is OK, I guess If you like cozy, Christmas romances, this book is for you I had a hard time maintaining my interest in the book The book was so repetitive, dwelling on David s and Sophie s feelings for each other, whether they should or should not get together David has his computer business, Sophie has her photography career where she gets to travel to beautiful places around the world I did love David s nephew, Troy His story had potential, with the loss of his parents and all, but t [...]

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