Synopsis: “I became paralyzed with fear. Tears started to run down my cheeks as I sat motionless on the bed facing the locked door.”
Patty had slowly opened up to Bob. She thinks she might be falling in love with him. Even so, he has gone back to New York, and she has not heard from him in two weeks. It is another loss for her. First, her mother died when she was young, and then her husband, Matt, was killed in Afghanistan. She has lost all that were close to her. All but her dad and he is her rock. He is the one that gives her strength.
In, The Christmas Gate 2, Patty’s life becomes like a roller coaster, with the ups and the downs. She loses, and then wins, only to lose again. Then Patty is rocked with an emotional bombshell. She tries to gather herself together, then only another heartbreak again.
She resigns herself to wait at the old farm house until Bob returns to her. She unleashes what Bob had uncovered during his earlier stay, and she too is taken on a journey that will bring to the surface the things she has buried deep inside her, things that she has forgotten, things she refuses to confront, and things that could eventually set her free. Patty and Bob’s story continues in, The Christmas Gate 2.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed the first book, The Christmas Gate, so I was very excited when the author sent me the second book to read and review.
This book picks up right after the first one ended but is told from Patty’s point of view. Patty has been through a lot and goes through a lot in this book. At the risk of mentioning spoilers, I will stop describing here 😉
There were some moments in this book that really surprised me and I had no idea how the author was going to “fix” the situations. I found the story very clever and sweet.
I really liked Patty, and getting to know her better in this book. She’s a tough gal on the outside but the reader discovers that she is still dealing with some hurt and frustration issues.
I read this book in one sitting and enjoyed it just as much as the first one. I would definitely recommend it.
I received this book from the author to read and review. All opinions are my own.