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Christmas with the Sheriff ➮ [Ebook] ➩ Christmas with the Sheriff By Victoria James ➺ – Thomashillier.co.uk After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder Her place isn t in Big Sky Country any longerbut the time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and Christmas with eBook ✓ start a new lifeSingle dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend s wife for years But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do Now she s home and he doesn t intend to lose her a second time Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmasand forever.


10 thoughts on “Christmas with the Sheriff

  1. Claire Robinson Claire Robinson says:

    5 You came home for Christmas Stars Victoria James starts a new Shadow Creek, Montana series, with an emotive and heartfelt, Christmas read, and be warned, Christmas with the Sheriff is a book that you are going to need a healthy stock of tissues to cry into whilst reading.Grief, unexpected loss and dealing with the aftermath of those things, are not something I would traditionally want to read in a Christmas romance But I think when you take into the other aspects of Christmas that inc 5 You came home for Christmas Stars Victoria James starts a new Shadow Creek, Montana series, with an emotive and heartfelt, Christmas read, and be warned, Christmas with the Sheriff is a book that you are going to need a healthy stock of tissues to cry into whilst reading.Grief, unexpected loss and dealing with the aftermath of those things, are not something I would traditionally want to read in a Christmas romance But I think when you take into the other aspects of Christmas that include, family, love, remembrance, and letting go of the past, when done well it can be a special sort of mix Victoria James certainly hit the right note with Julia and Chase s story, and for all of those aspects You ll be happy again I promise I needed tissues right from the prologue with this story, and although after that point the book picks up five years on, you can very much tell straight away, that Julia is still struggling to come to terms with the loss of her husband and child, especially with the revelations that come to light afterwards But she has forged on and made a life for herself, a very successful one in the city Returning to Shadow Creek for Christmas brings back to the fore all of those long buried memories, but it also opens up the doors to new possibilities as well I m not a guy who wastes time wishing for things, but if I were, I wish you d stay Chase now a single father, and although being Julia s deceased husband s best friend, with her return to town he can t deny that the feelings he buried for her all those years ago, are very much still there But Julia isn t planning on staying past the Christmas period, and he has his daughter Maggie s feelings to take into account as well, getting attached to her may not be the best thing for either of them, but it s hard to deny his feelings when he sees just how well she fits with him, and with Maggie Now that you re here, he doesn t seem alone any That extra dimension you get when adding a child into the mix is explored with great result s in this book, and once again the author managed to pulltears from me when Maggie s vulnerable side came into play, I think it was all thepoignant, as she is such a sparky kid through most of the book There is a lot going on in this story, you can tell that the author is setting the scene for the series, with the introduction of a few characters, as well as giving a little back ground on a lot of them through the stories progression But its done really well, the tidbits you are given are pertinent to the plots progression, and it leaves you intrigued to find outabout these characters asbooks are released from the series Probably one of the best books I have read by this author so far, and I am looking forward to readingfrom the series in 2017.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review


  2. Eve (Between The Bookends) Eve (Between The Bookends) says:

    Five years ago Julia Bailey suffered the loss of her husband and young son in a car accident Needing space and time she left Shadow Creek behind Now she is back to spend the holidays with her family and friends When she comes face to face with Sheriff Chase Donovan, her husband s best friend, and the man who helped her all those years ago, sparks fly Sheriff Chase Donovan has always loved Julia, but she married his best friend Now she is back in Big Sky Country and Chase vows he will get J Five years ago Julia Bailey suffered the loss of her husband and young son in a car accident Needing space and time she left Shadow Creek behind Now she is back to spend the holidays with her family and friends When she comes face to face with Sheriff Chase Donovan, her husband s best friend, and the man who helped her all those years ago, sparks fly Sheriff Chase Donovan has always loved Julia, but she married his best friend Now she is back in Big Sky Country and Chase vows he will get Julia to take a chance on him and his daughter With Christmas fast approaching, and Julia planning to leave again Can Chase convince Julia to give love a second chance This was a bittersweet holiday read for me My heart broke for Julia and everything she had lost That said, it was also a very uplifting read Overcoming pain and tragedy, to find a love worth taking a chance on I ADORED Chase, he was just such a sweet guy The scenes with his daughter will melt your heart Julia frustrated me at times Because Chase was just so sweet and sexy, I wanted her to just stop dilly dallying and take that leap of faith Of course her fears stopping her from doing that were legit, so I tried to cut her some slack.Overall this was a fantastic Holiday read With great characters both main and secondary and it gets two big thumbs up from yours truly


  3. Nicola Nicola says:

    It s no secret that I am a huge fan of Victoria James writing and my Christmas wouldn t be complete without a festive themed read from her Christmas with the Sheriff is, for me, Victoria at her very best I d go as far as saying this is the finest book she s written to date and believe me, she s written some keepers To be able to take such a heart wrenching subject which hits you where it hurts, and create an enchanting, heartwarming romance filled with hope and promise, is a gift It was pit It s no secret that I am a huge fan of Victoria James writing and my Christmas wouldn t be complete without a festive themed read from her Christmas with the Sheriff is, for me, Victoria at her very best I d go as far as saying this is the finest book she s written to date and believe me, she s written some keepers To be able to take such a heart wrenching subject which hits you where it hurts, and create an enchanting, heartwarming romance filled with hope and promise, is a gift It was pitched perfectly and, for every moment that has you reaching for the tissues, there are manythat will make you smile For someone who has experienced such tragedy, Julia is one hell of a woman and her strength was quite humbling And when she returns to Shadow Creek to spend Christmas with her late husband s family, who themselves are wonderful, one man is particular pleased to see her her husband s best friend, Chase I love a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, and Chase dons his with the best of them I have to say though, as much as I loved Julia and Chase, it was Chase s daughter Maggie who stole so many moments throughout with her smart, insightful, sweet, honest nature She was so adorable I wanted to scoop her up and snuggle her and her relationship with both Chase and Julia brought much of the emotion Christmas with the Sheriff is the perfect opener to the Shadow Creek, Montana series and with Julia s brother in law Jack back in the fold, I can t wait to see what his story will bring I have a feeling it may well be emotional Copy received courtesy of the author and Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion It was my absolute pleasure.


  4. BookLover BookLover says:

    ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.There is nothing like a small town Christmas romance from Victoria James Her books make me smile the entire time I am reading them and Christmas with the Sheriff was no exception.We got a glimpse into Julia Bailey when she was at her lowest after losing her husband and child in a tragic accident As the story takes off, five years have passed and Julia was finally facing her ghosts and ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.There is nothing like a small town Christmas romance from Victoria James Her books make me smile the entire time I am reading them and Christmas with the Sheriff was no exception.We got a glimpse into Julia Bailey when she was at her lowest after losing her husband and child in a tragic accident As the story takes off, five years have passed and Julia was finally facing her ghosts and going back to her hometown and the family and friends she left so she could grieve and heal It became clear as the story went on that Julia had evaded the pain and lossthan actually healed from it Being back in Shadow Creek was tearing away at the walls she had built I adored how her late husband s family supported her and gave her space to mourn as they welcomed her back when with open arms.While back in Shadow Creek, Julia also had to confront her once dormant but now growing feelings for Chase Donovan, the best friend of her late husband Chase was so sweet and swoon worthy I especially loved his sarcastic spitfire of a daughter, Maggie Maggie stole almost every scene she was in Math, which is so boring Oh I used to think so too How much do you have left Fivequestions And then it ll be bedtime It s like our teacher is the Grinch s wife Maggie banged her head on her textbook dramatically once again Chase, who had secretly been in love with Julia since they were in school, was determined to to get Julia to open her heart to him and stay in Shadow Creek, where she belonged His backstory was heartbreaking and I wanted all good things for him A better match for Julia couldn t have been found, but he had a very uphill battle The snowball that landed in his face, however, was a cold reminder he had no business wishing for things that would probably never happen Loved this story I am really hoping this turns into a series I loved the cast of characters and hope to readabout them in future stories


  5. Irene Irene says:

    5 StarsWhat a beautiful and heartfelt read Christmas with the Sheriff turned out to be, loved it From the first few pages I knew this book was going to take me on an emotional journey I found myself crying and my heart breaking for this character I only just met I instantly connected with Julia, I felt everything she was going through I wanted to reach into my kindle to hug her tight and comfort her But I wasn t needed, Chase was there to offer her the support she needed to get through her w 5 StarsWhat a beautiful and heartfelt read Christmas with the Sheriff turned out to be, loved it From the first few pages I knew this book was going to take me on an emotional journey I found myself crying and my heart breaking for this character I only just met I instantly connected with Julia, I felt everything she was going through I wanted to reach into my kindle to hug her tight and comfort her But I wasn t needed, Chase was there to offer her the support she needed to get through her worse nightmare, losing her child and husbandAfter fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family Coming back to Shadow Creek was an emotional time for Julia While she needed that time away to grieve and rebuild her life, it was overwhelming how much she d missed her family and friends, especially Chase and his little girl Maggie.Watching the relationship between Chase and Julia unfold warmed my heart Their friendship slowly moved into somethingand even though Julia was scared of the feelings she had towards Chase she also couldn t stay away Chase has loved Julia forever, he knows he needs to be patient and willing to let Julia take the lead if they stand any chance of a future together swoon As a long time fan of Victoria James s writing, and I can honestly say Christmas with the Sheriff is my favorite book to date It was a beautifully written, heartwarming friends toromance that will bring out all the feels and I highly recommend it What a wonderful start to the Shadow Creek, Montana series Purchase LinksCA UK AUA big thank you to the publisher author for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts


  6. Jonetta Jonetta says:

    Julia Bailey left Shadow Creek five years ago following tragic circumstances She s returning for the holidays for the first time since she left and her emotions are running strong Chase Donovan was her rock when she needed him and now he s ready for a much deeper relationship This was sweet on the surface but, typical of a Victoria James story, some very tough issues roiled beneath I loved the idyllic Christmas setting and how it juxtaposed against both Julia s and Chase s personal circumsta Julia Bailey left Shadow Creek five years ago following tragic circumstances She s returning for the holidays for the first time since she left and her emotions are running strong Chase Donovan was her rock when she needed him and now he s ready for a much deeper relationship This was sweet on the surface but, typical of a Victoria James story, some very tough issues roiled beneath I loved the idyllic Christmas setting and how it juxtaposed against both Julia s and Chase s personal circumstances His seven year old daughter added comic relief and some very poignant moments It s a lovely story with a real emotional punch of both kinds I m looking forward tostories in this series I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  7. Veronica ⭐️ Veronica ⭐️ says:

    This was the perfect story to start my Christmas reading for the year.A classic friends to lovers trope Julia and Chase both had previous broken hearts and were reticent to recommit I loved both the main characters and Christmas With the Sheriff also has a wonderful cast of sub characters you will fall in love with also.Victoria James slips some deep topics into this light romance child neglect, single parenting, extended family, deep seated wounds and facing your fears.My first book by Victo This was the perfect story to start my Christmas reading for the year.A classic friends to lovers trope Julia and Chase both had previous broken hearts and were reticent to recommit I loved both the main characters and Christmas With the Sheriff also has a wonderful cast of sub characters you will fall in love with also.Victoria James slips some deep topics into this light romance child neglect, single parenting, extended family, deep seated wounds and facing your fears.My first book by Victoria James and I m happy to say I ve found a new favourite in the romance genre


  8. Ann Lou Ann Lou says:

    Julia lost her husband and son in a car accident and had to flee Shadow Creek The memories were too painful for her Fast forward 5 years and she s back to spend Christmas Holidays with her in laws Chase is the Sheriff and has a cute little girl Maggie He has been in love with Julia the first time he saw her in high school But Julia dated and married his best friend so decided to hide his love instead It s very sweet of him to keep a picture of Julia in his refrigerator and she has no id Julia lost her husband and son in a car accident and had to flee Shadow Creek The memories were too painful for her Fast forward 5 years and she s back to spend Christmas Holidays with her in laws Chase is the Sheriff and has a cute little girl Maggie He has been in love with Julia the first time he saw her in high school But Julia dated and married his best friend so decided to hide his love instead It s very sweet of him to keep a picture of Julia in his refrigerator and she has no idea at all about his feelings This is a story about losing, moving on, second chances and finding love all over again I thought they would make a happy family and Julia deserves to be happy again She had her reservations at first, not wanting to get her heart broken but in the end, Chase and Maggie owned her heart


  9. Cristina Cristina says:

    This book was so cuteeeee Although it has its sad parts, the love and the Christmas spirit were the strongest feelings I felt from this book Julia and Chase were so perfect for each other I m so happy I read their story And little Maggie was such an adorable child The lesson I learned from this book is that no matter how hard life was for you until the present, you should never take decisions based on fear You should face it and be brave You should give a chance to happiness even tho This book was so cuteeeee Although it has its sad parts, the love and the Christmas spirit were the strongest feelings I felt from this book Julia and Chase were so perfect for each other I m so happy I read their story And little Maggie was such an adorable child The lesson I learned from this book is that no matter how hard life was for you until the present, you should never take decisions based on fear You should face it and be brave You should give a chance to happiness even tho the possibility of failure seems to be bigger than the one of being happy


  10. Lenore Kosinski Lenore Kosinski says:

    stars I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review opinion.Well that started off with some crying Or maybe,like bawling It was an emotional prologue, that s for sure And there was definitely a sorrowful thread throughout the story, but there was also lots of great romance and laughs.I was drawn to both of our MCs right from the beginning My heart broke for Chase knowing he had this unrequited love stars I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review opinion.Well that started off with some crying Or maybe,like bawling It was an emotional prologue, that s for sure And there was definitely a sorrowful thread throughout the story, but there was also lots of great romance and laughs.I was drawn to both of our MCs right from the beginning My heart broke for Chase knowing he had this unrequited love, and seeing him want desperately to make a try for a romance with Julia He was just so sweet and caring and GOOD Definitely book boyfriend material I just wanted to hug him And I kind of loved how he knew when to step things up and call Julia out on what he wanted for them near the end My only problem with Chase was with his pastI loved that he had this past, but I didn t understand it If he left his parents, where did he go I got the impression this happened in high school, so how did he meet Michael, Jack and Julia How did they not know of this past It kind of felt like maybe it was added in afterwards, but the author didn t think it all through and provide continuity.Julia was pretty fabulous too, with a good mix of sass and sweetness Unfortunately her indecisiveness started to wear on me She was so back and forth, and I didn t really get to see the growth I was hoping for with her It was like I thought she was deciding things were worth it, and then she would revert to fear And quite frankly, I don t understand what was so different at the end shrugs So that kind of sucked Almost had me thinking 3.5 instead of 4, but I really did enjoy the sweet romance otherwise so whateverI ll do what I want I m not always huge on kids in stories, and occasionally I couldn t help but feel a bit disbelieving of the age of Maggie, but despite that she was pretty adorable and incorrigible all at the same timeeven if she didn t seem 7 most of the time PThe other aspect that makes me convinced of a full 4 stars is the secondary characters I really loved the in laws, from Edward and Cassy to Gwen And I enjoyed seeing glimpses of future stories in this series maybe Jack and Lily Gwen I will probably be keeping my eyes peeled for them, I enjoyed this author s writing style and am intrigued by the different personalities.So all in all this was a great book to finish off my Holiday Read a Thon It had some good Christmas magic, some heart, some laughs, and delicious romance


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