The presents are wrapped. The stockings are hung. And two precious miracles are preparing to make their debuts.
The most wonderful time of the year becomes even more joyous for Zane and Honor when their surrogate, Sophie, gifts them with an extra special delivery. And Brody and Kara’s dreams come true when their son arrives just in time for Christmas.
Return to your favorite small town and visit the whole gang, including Minnie the cat, in this heartwarming holiday novella from USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson!
Cait Sidhe’s Review
Cliffside Bay Christmas is a novella in the Cliffside Bay series. There are six books so far in the series, each following one of the couples of Cliffside Bay. This novella promises Christmas to be “The season of cats and babies” and it certainly delivers on that promise.
If you like your stories sweet and filled with a multitude of characters and their stories, then this is the series for you. There’s a big focus on family woven throughout all the different storylines. We get to spend a bit of time with multiple characters, each having their own definition of what family means to them. It goes far beyond blood in Tess Thompson’s world. Whether that’s an adopted child, a surrogate mother, or a half-sister, family truly takes center stage here. As Sophie’s mom says “We’re a complex family, but not a complicated one. In that, there are a few quirks of the family tree, but we all love one another very much.”
While each book is intended to be read as a standalone, I think this is one of those series that is better read collectively. If you are a series binge reader, that’s good news for you! With the sixth book published just last month, if you haven’t read any of the Cliffside Bay stories, now is a good time to pick one up!
3.5 out of 5 propellers!
Tess Thompson is a USA Today bestselling author of small-town romance and historical fiction, with nearly 20 titles across multiple series that focus on heartwarming journeys of triumph and humanity for colorful characters you’d love to be friends with in real life.
Tess holds a degree in theater from the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), and can be found most days at her desk in suburban Seattle, where she also makes her home with the hero of her own love story and their blended family of two sons, two daughters, and five cats.
Tess loves music, dancing, books, bubble baths, cooking, wine, movies, snuggling, Seahawks football, and hearing from her readers. Drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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