A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor (Shadow Creek, Montana, #6)
Fall in love this holiday season with this heartwarming story about finding romance, the magic of Christmas, and the importance of family... Children's bookstore owner Addie Mayberry believes in the magic of Christmas. Or at least, she used to. So when a young customer needs some seasonal optimism, Addie sets out to give the vulnerable, heartbroken little girl the best Christmas ever. Which means helping the hottest man in Shadow Creek, Bella's surgeon father, find his holiday spirit. Addie's up to the challenge, but between tree decorating and late night talks, she realizes she's starting to fall hard for the one man she definitely shouldn't. Drew Barrett drastically changed his fast-paced life when he moved back to Shadow Creek, but it was all worth it to give his daughter a better life. He wasn't exactly winning dad-of-the-year awards before, so he's determined to make it up to Bella. And with Addie's help, he's slowly repairing his relationship with his daughter. The last thing he wants is to fall in love, since that road only leads to pain, but he can't stop thinking about Addie. Not only is she gorgeous, sweet, and great with Bella, she fills something in him he never knew was missing. But Addie wants forever, which is more than Drew can offer...

A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor (Shadow Creek, Montana, #6) Details

TitleA Christmas Miracle for the Doctor (Shadow Creek, Montana, #6)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 12th, 2018
PublisherEntangled Publishing LLC (Bliss)
ISBN-139781640637184
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Christmas, Adult, Contemporary

A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor (Shadow Creek, Montana, #6) Review

  • Nicola
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 stars.Crack out the mulled wine and mince pies fellow bookworms, Victoria James has arrived with her festive offering, taking us back to Shadow Creek for quiet bookstore owner, Addie and single dad and doctor, Drew’s romance. For me, a holiday read should have that curl-up-by-the-fire feel and A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor has exactly that as you settle in and quickly realise you’re going to lose your heart to the cutest, most insightful little girl, her babysitter and new best friend, 4.25 stars.Crack out the mulled wine and mince pies fellow bookworms, Victoria James has arrived with her festive offering, taking us back to Shadow Creek for quiet bookstore owner, Addie and single dad and doctor, Drew’s romance. For me, a holiday read should have that curl-up-by-the-fire feel and A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor has exactly that as you settle in and quickly realise you’re going to lose your heart to the cutest, most insightful little girl, her babysitter and new best friend, and her dad—determined to be the parent she so deserves. We’re going to be fine, just you and I.” And lose my heart I did as Drew and Addie lose theirs with a few little inadvertent nudges from Isabella along the way. As is always the case when I pick up a book by Victoria James, I literally read the whole thing in one sitting and whilst A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor may not have socked quite the emotional punch and depth others in the series have, it’s the perfect read for the season, filled with heart, humour and charm, once again highlighting why she remains a firm favourite. I’ve never met someone like you…you make me believe in everything good...” Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion.
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 - "Make a Christmas wish..." Stars!We return to Shadow Creek, Montana for the sixth book in Victoria James series of the same name. A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor gives us Addie Mayberry’s happily ever after, and with newcomer to town Dr. Drew Barrett and his adorable daughter Isabella. How time had passed so quickly, how she’d gone from a baby to a little girl. How many firsts he’d missed, he’d taken for granted… Drew has returned to Shadow Creek to concentrate on family. Being sole gua 4.5 - "Make a Christmas wish..." Stars!We return to Shadow Creek, Montana for the sixth book in Victoria James series of the same name. A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor gives us Addie Mayberry’s happily ever after, and with newcomer to town Dr. Drew Barrett and his adorable daughter Isabella. How time had passed so quickly, how she’d gone from a baby to a little girl. How many firsts he’d missed, he’d taken for granted… Drew has returned to Shadow Creek to concentrate on family. Being sole guardian for his daughter after her mother decides she wants an unencumbered life opens his eyes to just how little time he has had for her in the past. What with his high flying job as a city surgeon and active social life, Bella has grown up mostly in the care of nannies and babysitters. Being abandoned by her mother as well opens Drew’s eyes to just how much he has failed her so far as a parent. "I’ll never put anything above my daughters happiness again."Earning her trust again and being the best father he can be are going to be his main focus for the foreseeable, so meeting and falling in love with another woman are definitely things he is not looking for. That is until he meets shy, bookshop owner Addie, and his daughter turns into her biggest cheerleader, especially as they spend more time together when she becomes her after-school babysitter. They were everything she had ever wanted in a family… except for the fact that they were off limits. Low on the drama scale, I pretty much read this book in a sitting. It’s one of the less emotional reads from the series, but it offered up everything I want in an easy-going romantic Christmas read. Likeable characters, and a cute little girl, add an attraction that won’t quit it was the perfect read for an afternoon snuggled in a chair with your favorite hot beverage to hand."The minute I saw you I knew I was in trouble."ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Jonetta
    January 1, 1970
    Addie Mayberry left her job as a head librarian to open a children’s bookstore and she’s turned it into something magical. When 8-year old Bella Barrett wanders into the store, she and Addie develop an immediate bond. Her father, Drew Barrett, a highly successful surgeon, recently relocated to Shadow Creek, returning to his hometown to try and salvage his daughter’s childhood, which had been devoid of any meaningful parental attention. His marriage ended miserably with his ex-wife not even wanti Addie Mayberry left her job as a head librarian to open a children’s bookstore and she’s turned it into something magical. When 8-year old Bella Barrett wanders into the store, she and Addie develop an immediate bond. Her father, Drew Barrett, a highly successful surgeon, recently relocated to Shadow Creek, returning to his hometown to try and salvage his daughter’s childhood, which had been devoid of any meaningful parental attention. His marriage ended miserably with his ex-wife not even wanting shared custody of their child. Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted cover as this story is steeped in serious issues. Drew’s neglect of his daughter was real and he’s working hard to turnaround that relationship. Addie had an extremely difficult childhood, the subject of cruel bullying for years and the target of a hypercritical and insensitive mother. That damage left indelible scars to her self esteem but not to her wonderful spirit. Her relationship with Bella is just heartwarming and goes a long way in guiding Drew’s sincere intentions in the right direction. Of course, it was inevitable that they’d be drawn to each other but theirs was an uneasy road. I really loved this story as it dealt with some very tough issues not easily resolved. Bella was adorable and I liked how her innocence provided Drew a light towards a path to forgive himself and Addie a sense of self worth. Every story in this series deals with meaty issues and this was no different. I didn’t want this one to end.(I received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review)
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  • Esther
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by NetGalley and Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Rating 4.5This was a sweet and emotional Christmas romance. Drew is a successful surgeon and his Diva ex is a beauty/health blogger that is only interested in herself. We open with Drew and his ex having a discussion about their daughter, she is letting Drew know she doesn't want custody of their daughter or visitation rights either. It's too much for her and too time consuming. Drew is shocked, as he contemplat ARC provided by NetGalley and Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Rating 4.5This was a sweet and emotional Christmas romance. Drew is a successful surgeon and his Diva ex is a beauty/health blogger that is only interested in herself. We open with Drew and his ex having a discussion about their daughter, she is letting Drew know she doesn't want custody of their daughter or visitation rights either. It's too much for her and too time consuming. Drew is shocked, as he contemplates the bomb shell she just dropped, his mind races with the past and what not great parents they have been. After she leaves he turns and realizes his sweet Bella was standing there the entire time listening. He's hit hard with the realization things need to change and drastically, as parents the two failed miserably. He's a top surgeon in a big city, but this is not where he wants to raise his daughter. So after consoling her and promising her big changes will take place, one being he's going to be a better and more involved Father. He was moving home to a small town he grew up in. Shadow Creek is where Drew and Bella move to. Drew's nanny quits and he's in a dilemma. But Addie a bookstore owner has befriended Bella as she loves to spend time there. She steps up and offers to watch Addie when she hears of Drews problem. Drew and Addie are attracted to one another but of course keep it well hidden. Drew made the decision that Bella was his top and only priority and he won't get involved with a woman again and deprive Bella of his time and love. Addie has dealt with some cruel and terrible experience in High School as well a Mother dearest (I could just slap that woman) that have kept her walls up high to not be hurt again. I loved these two. Such emotion and character depth, and Bella was fantastic. This had so much heart and feeling to it. Drew dealing with his guilt and trying desperately to make it up to his daughter. But also seeing such warmth, love and happiness in Addie that he was very drawn and attracted to her. He was wrestling with some major attraction. Addie, was so sweet, genuine and warm. Her past hurt breaks your heart but yet it didn't make her bitter but even more determined to love people and care for them. And Bella stole her heart and she was determined that little girl was going to have a wonderful Christmas. The relationship between the three was beautifully done and very heartwarming.I also enjoyed the sisters, relationship as well as the other secondary characters. The mother, Addie's, was just horrible. The small town feel leaped from the pages and Christmas theme was prevalent and real throughout the story. The reason for the 4.5 rating is that not much steam. Now I don't need a lot at times but this did need just a tab bit more. The chemistry was evident as well as the attraction, but just a sprinkle more of steam would have been nice. 😊
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  • Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
    January 1, 1970
    I was so taken by this book—by Addie and Bella, in particular—that I totally failed to highlight anything! That is SO unlike me. Anyway, here are a few brief thoughts: I adore this series, and this holiday-themed installment is up there with my favorites. It was exactly the right book for me today—incredibly easy to sink into and enjoy, but still with Victoria James’ signature feels. Drew’s regrets, coupled with Addie’s Insecurities and Bella’s general sweetness, made this reviewer quite emotion I was so taken by this book—by Addie and Bella, in particular—that I totally failed to highlight anything! That is SO unlike me. Anyway, here are a few brief thoughts: I adore this series, and this holiday-themed installment is up there with my favorites. It was exactly the right book for me today—incredibly easy to sink into and enjoy, but still with Victoria James’ signature feels. Drew’s regrets, coupled with Addie’s Insecurities and Bella’s general sweetness, made this reviewer quite emotional. Especially when Addie did the motherly thing toward Bella—that defintely tweaked my maternal instinct in the best way. I’d definitely recommend not just this book but this entire series for lovers of sweet, small town romance. It’s charming, cozy and well-written. It’s chock full of likable characters and those cute little quirks that make places like Shadow Creek, Montana unique. And it always guarantees a warm smile and a happy heart at the end.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    Rating 4.5/5*This is a brilliant festive read starring Bella, a delightful young lady coping with hearing her Mum not wanting her and her Dad being a workaholic surgeon who hasn't previously made much time for her either. Drew realises he has missed out on so much in his young daughter's life that he decides to move back to the place he grew up in and to make Bella the most important person in his life. He's determined she'll never feel rejected or abandoned again, even if that means he'll be ce Rating 4.5/5*This is a brilliant festive read starring Bella, a delightful young lady coping with hearing her Mum not wanting her and her Dad being a workaholic surgeon who hasn't previously made much time for her either. Drew realises he has missed out on so much in his young daughter's life that he decides to move back to the place he grew up in and to make Bella the most important person in his life. He's determined she'll never feel rejected or abandoned again, even if that means he'll be celibate for the foreseeable future. However, his daughter has other plans, ones that he'll find hard to resist!This highly talented author has done it again! She's written a beautiful festive read with great characters and an intriguing plot together with a somewhat precocious matchmaker, too! This is a festive read to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart - I loved escaping into it!I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after reading it.
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  • Linda Quick
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book! Addie is a book store owner that steps in to help Drew, the new doctor in town, with watching his daughter after school. Bella, the daughter, quickly wins Addie's heart. Drew is also smitten, but has promised himself that he will not get involved with another woman so he can devote his time and energy to Bella to make up for all the time his missed in the past and build a strong relationship with her. Addie respects this, but is equally and, with her poor self image, doesn't fee Loved this book! Addie is a book store owner that steps in to help Drew, the new doctor in town, with watching his daughter after school. Bella, the daughter, quickly wins Addie's heart. Drew is also smitten, but has promised himself that he will not get involved with another woman so he can devote his time and energy to Bella to make up for all the time his missed in the past and build a strong relationship with her. Addie respects this, but is equally and, with her poor self image, doesn't feel worthy of him anyway.I loved the relationships in this novel and how the story unfolded. The characters drew me in and made me feel like I was experiencing their tale along with them. This is a sweet and poignant tale that fans of the genre will love. The story seemed to come alive on the pages and I was sorry when it ended. This one is a must read and should be on the top of your TBR list. The author is on my must read authors' list.
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  • Bette Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    Now this book is an example of why I love holiday stories. All that magic and romance of the holidays wrapped up in a beautiful family story. Addie and Drew are amazing characters and Drew's daughter Isabella is such a cutie. Small town life is new for Drew and his daughter. Drew had to admit he wasn't giving his daughter the life she deserved when her mother decides to completely leave both their lives so he packs them up and takes a job in Shadow Creek. His plan is to focus fully on Isabella. Now this book is an example of why I love holiday stories. All that magic and romance of the holidays wrapped up in a beautiful family story. Addie and Drew are amazing characters and Drew's daughter Isabella is such a cutie. Small town life is new for Drew and his daughter. Drew had to admit he wasn't giving his daughter the life she deserved when her mother decides to completely leave both their lives so he packs them up and takes a job in Shadow Creek. His plan is to focus fully on Isabella. That is until the shy unassuming bookstore owner, Addie Mayberry, comes into their lives. If Addie has her way this will be the best Christmas any of them have ever had.Fantastic story that is wonderfully written with characters that will steal your heart. I highly recommend this one.
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  • Ayekah
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this story! I'm loving the Shadow Creek series! Addie owns the children's bookstore in Shadow Creek, she loves kids and really has a heart for all of them. Especially one little girl who comes to visit and at first is hard to engage, but Addie has a way to open up the world to little Bella. Addie is a wonderful nurturer. Her father who is a famous doctor has moved back to Shadow Creek after his ex dumps her on him, he realizes that he can't devote himself to Bella or his job h I absolutely loved this story! I'm loving the Shadow Creek series! Addie owns the children's bookstore in Shadow Creek, she loves kids and really has a heart for all of them. Especially one little girl who comes to visit and at first is hard to engage, but Addie has a way to open up the world to little Bella. Addie is a wonderful nurturer. Her father who is a famous doctor has moved back to Shadow Creek after his ex dumps her on him, he realizes that he can't devote himself to Bella or his job he makes the move. Sadly, Drew doesn't know what to do with Bella. He was never around the first 5 years of her life, Bella had nannies and two parents who were never there. Drew is getting his feet wet with her, he's happy that Bella has someone and something to make her happy and that's Addie and the bookstore. When Addie's after school sitter quits, Drew is stuck with trying to find someone/place and Bella pops up with staying with Addie. Addie is open anyway and so she offers after a discussion takes place between she and Drew. Drew is attracted to Addie but his new hard rule is Bella is first and only. He's not having any part of another woman walking out on his daughter. Addie is attracted to Drew as well but he makes it clear that she's only there to serve a purpose, that is until he crosses a line then quickly redraws it. Addie has grown up in that town. She's got sisters who care, a mother from Hadesand Addie was bullied throughout high school. The backstory is well written and you get to read it, woven into the plot very well. Moving ahead these two push and pull along with little Bella. I really loved this one, the highs and lows and all the in betweens were perfectly written, I loved Addie what a great character she was and her love for children, watching her finally shut her mother down was a treat! Drew was a tough one, of course you love him but you also want to club him over the head at times and tell him to get in the game! Another great read to the series and a must read. I loved it.Take me to Montana!arc from NetGalley and Entangled for an honest review.
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  • Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    After realizing his fast paced city life wasn't conducive to raising a child on his own, Drew Barrett decided it might be time to take a step back from that lifestyle, for something a little calmer. And he knew returning to Shadow Creek would give them just what they needed, a quieter life, one where he could still do what he loved, but also give Bella the good, wholesome life she deserved. What he never wanted or expected to find there was love, the moment his daughter befriends a local shop ow After realizing his fast paced city life wasn't conducive to raising a child on his own, Drew Barrett decided it might be time to take a step back from that lifestyle, for something a little calmer. And he knew returning to Shadow Creek would give them just what they needed, a quieter life, one where he could still do what he loved, but also give Bella the good, wholesome life she deserved. What he never wanted or expected to find there was love, the moment his daughter befriends a local shop owner and they bond over their love of Christmas everything changes. This change isn't easily received, at first, it takes a persistent little girl and the magic of Christmas to turn it into a miracle they all needed!A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor is a beautifully crafted tale that will give a nice little tug on the heartstrings and leave you heart full of joy! I am a sucker for heartwarming single parent stories and this book definitely had all of feels and then some. These well crafted characters wandered onto the page, lured me into their world, and made me feel right at home, as if I were meant to be there all along. Early on I developed quite an attachment to them, Drew had a lot of old hurt to work through, and was quite adamant love wasn't part of his life plan, but love had other plans for him. I enjoyed watching him maneuver through all the unexpected changes in his life, and find the courage to open his heart to love again, Addie and him were a perfect pairing. If you are looking for a wholesome, feel good Christmas story, I highly recommend you pick this one up, it's certain to warm your heart and bring on some holiday spirit!I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving an honest opinion.
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