A Christmas Hope

A Christmas Hope

by Stacy Henrie

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In this special holiday novella, Stacy Henrie returns to the World War I setting of her Of Love and War series for a heartwarming read that's perfect for the Christmas season.


Having experienced the heartache of unrequited love, Maria Schmitt desperately seeks a new life. Landing a position as a clerk in a Sioux City bank is just what she needs to get started on her journey toward healing. But a dashing stranger soon puts her job-and her heart-in jeopardy.

Saving lives was all Dale Emerson ever wanted to do . . . until a fateful day in France shattered his career as a surgeon. He lost everything that mattered, and the last thing he wants to do is resign himself to a life without medicine working at his uncle's bank. Then he meets Maria, a compassionate woman who can see past his scars to the man he once was-and the man he could be again. With Christmas right around the corner, these two wounded hearts may find that hope and a little holiday cheer are just the ticket to letting go of regrets-and embracing a future full of love and possibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455532506
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Of Love and War , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 135,574
File size: 334 KB

About the Author

Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. While she had a goal to write and publish a book one day, she turned her attentions first to graduating with a bachelor's degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances as a stay-at-home mom. Stacy loves reading, interior decorating, romantic movies, and most of all, laughing with her husband and three kids. She appreciates the chance to live out history through her characters, while enjoying all the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century.

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A Christmas Hope 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
Maria is starting over--as a bank clerk in a town a few hours away from home. The bank owner wants to retire and his dashing nephew, wounded from the war, steps in as manager for awhile. The way Maria and Dale meet is charming...and quite funny. I was immediately drawn into the story and rooting for the relationship to develop. But as for that relationship...there are a few hurdles to overcome that just may be too much for this couple to endure. Even though this is a novella, it was surprisingly well-developed. Maria is a very positive, cheerful woman. She's been hurt, yet she makes it her mission to make life a little better for those around her. She is able to see straight to the heart of people and in turn, many want to be around her. She has a way of making changes in her place of business in a time when woman didn't have much of a say in matters. Dale's dreams have been shattered and he seems almost stunned by the events. His calling in life is to be a surgeon, but he can't very well operated with his permanent injury. He's broken and and Maria makes it her mission to fix him. I love the way they help and soften each other. I love the writing style and the characters really come to life. I'm looking forward to more! Content: mild talk of war; no language; mild kissing. Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
I. SO. SO. SO. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! Filled with love and romance and heart-ache and crushed dreams and teasing and determination and hope and healing. TIS THE SEASON FOR SECOND CHANCES World War I is waging and many women have filled in at the work force. Maria is one of the first women to work as a bank clerk and she is determined to prove her worth. She is also determined to bring the Christmas spirit into the bank. Dale Emerson is now her new boss. After being hurt in a battle and losing one eye, Dale has come home to take over at the bank. But Dale has always dreamed of being a surgeon, not a banker. Maria has the ability to see past Dale's injury and is as determined to secure his future as she is her own. But when a medial school teaching offer AND an old girlfriend show up Maria wonders if all of her efforts have been in vain. Now Dale must decided what he wants more... A MUST-READ CHRISTMAS ROMANCE!