"Wonderfully touching story!"
Whitney Foster is finally on her first assignment for her
job. When she graduated college, she managed to land a
very good job in Chicago and hopes to do well on this
assignment. Of course, the fact it's in the middle of
Alaska isn't exactly her idea of a dream location. At
least it's better than spending Christmas with her mother
and husband number six, or is it seven? Her mother's track
record with marriages is abysmal and the main reason
Whitney has decided she's never going to get married.
Naturally, this hole in the wall location in Alaska
doesn't have an airport so Whitney's forced to take a
light plane to get there. At least she has some eye candy
in the form of the pilot, Colby. When the weather suddenly
takes a turn for the worse, they end up crashing. Thinking
she won't even be alive come Christmas morning, Whitney
decides to make use of the time she has left. When
Christmas morning does arrive, the two of them end up
being rescued and Whitney wants nothing further to do with
Colby is an Alaskan born and bred and loving the state, he
has no intentions of ever leaving. The only thing that
would make his life perfect would be a family. As a child,
his father left the day before his sixth birthday and
Colby hasn't seen him since. Colby vowed he would never do
that to a child of his. So when Whitney shows up at his
doorstop very obviously pregnant, Colby immediately tries
to do the right thing and asks her to marry him. This is
the point where Whitney informs him she has no intentions
of every marrying and she came to tell him he was going to
be a father and she would raise their son by herself. No
way is Colby going to take this!
Will Colby and Whitney get married? Will Colby be forced
to allow Whitney to leave and not be able to raise his
son? Will Whitney be able to get past her fear and get
SANTA BABY is a wonderful light-hearted story about
overcoming fears. Laura Marie Altom has done it once again
and written a beautifully funny story about love. I really
love Laura Marie Altom's books, and this one doesn't
disappoint as we combine humor and love in such a way,
we're always left with the heartfelt sigh at the end. Once
again, both our hero and heroine are wounded by their
childhood and must get past that in order to find love and
happiness. Both our characters are strong. The scenery is
fantastic. I have to admit, I loved when the two of them
were left at Colby's cabin and they went to watch the
bears. Of course, Whitney flunked her knot lesson when the
boat went floating away without them. If you're in the
mood for a "feel good" story set in a fantastic place,
read this one!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 13, 2007
One Christmas Eve ...
On her way to a job assignment in Alaska, Whitney Foster gets into a small plane piloted by Colby Davis--and the unexpected happens. The plane goes down during a storm. Not knowing if or when they're going to be rescued, Whitney and Colby spend Christmas Eve together--doing more than comforting each other!
The following summer, Whitney shows up in Kodiak Gorge, Alaska, seven months pregnant--and determined to persuade Colby to relinquish his rights to fatherhood. But Colby yearns to create a family with Whitney and their Santa-baby-to-be. Can he get her to fall in love with Alaska . . . and with him?
Will they spend all their Christmases together from now on?