An emotional sweet romance... The Ornament Keeper by Eva Marie Everson (Review)

The Ornament Keeper
By Eva Marie Everson
Christian Contemporary Romance, Novella, Christmas
Paperback & ebook, 144 Pages
September 24th 2018 by New Hope Publishers (AL)


Award-winning author Eva Marie Everson wraps up a Christmas story of hope, love, and forgiveness just in time for the holidays.

The Ornament Keeper, a contemporary Christmas novella, features Felicia and Jackson Morgan who are spending their first Christmas apart after twenty years of marriage. But a lifetime of gifted ornaments helps Felicia piece together the story of their marriage and the one mistake of unforgiveness she made before they said, “I do.”

Can these memory-filled ornaments reunite this family before Christmas? Only time will tell. 

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My Review

THE ORNAMENT KEEPER is so much more than a sweet historical romance. It's a heartfelt story of lost dreams, second chances and redemption. It's the story of learning to accept imperfections and past mistakes in order to begin healing. Between the Christmas small-town setting, the strong family dynamic, and sweet romance, readers are sure to fall in love with this story.

I was expecting this to be a short and sweet story, especially at novella length, but what I found was a deeply emotional story of this couple's history and current situation where they find themselves separated. I loved the genuine characters from the start, although I would have loved to get a better view of Jackson. Felicia is a strong character who is lost and has let something that happened years ago blind her to what she has in her marriage and with Jackson. I appreciated that no one spelled it out for her. She had to figure things out on her own. It's heartbreaking and emotional, bringing me to tears in a few places. I could see how both her and Jackson had created issues in their marriage until they were no longer partners. I loved how she finally figured out what her issues were and faced them. I did want more from Jackson's end as he played his own role in the fallout and I felt that was somewhat unresolved, but otherwise it was a satisfying, and perfectly sweet, ending.

In the end, was it what I wished for? A thoroughly enjoyable story of heartbreak, love, and forgiveness that inspirational romance readers will love. I certainly did.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from JustReadTours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

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