When the heroine of The First Love Cookie Club young Sarah Collier faithfully follows the “kismet cookie steps”, she dreams of Travis Walker and knows without a doubt that she is destined to marry him. Unfortunately, when she suffers a horrendous humiliation in front of the entire town, her dream falls apart like so many stale cookie crumbs in between her bed covers. I’m talking about the type of grand scale embarrassment that has you fleeing from a place you love and vowing never to return.
While Sarah eventually gets on with her life, becoming the author of a bestselling children’s book, she also takes careful steps to shut herself off emotionally. But the walls she’s built are about to go the way of the crumbled cookie because of one adorable, yet unfortunately critically ill little girl named Jazzy. When Jazzy declares that Sarah has written her favorite book and would love to meet her, Sarah has no choice but to go back to the scene of her greatest humiliation. What could be worse? Well, how about having to meet Jazzy’s father – the source of her emotional torment – because her father is none other than Travis Walker.
“The First Love Cookie Club” is a holiday romance with a heart. The author has created unmistakable characters, and yes, they each have their issues to get through, but they are real, and you feel the angst, as well as the warmth through their growth. There’s nothing quite as irresistible as a man who loves his child, and there’s something exciting about a woman who can hold her own, work through her issues and grab onto happiness. If you’re looking for an endearing romance that really makes the miracle of the holidays shine through, then this book is for you.
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Maria Lokken is an avid romance reader and an award winning television producer