Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer

"...you best think about that worm chewing a hole in your heart." (184)

Title:  Yuletide Redemption
Series:  Lake Endwell, Book 4
Author:  Jill Kemerer
Publisher:  Love Inspired
Release Date:  November 22, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction

A Mother’s Christmas Wish

After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life. She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam’s determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans. Despite his best efforts, Sam can’t take his eyes off the pretty caretaker. Her strength and her loving nature has him falling for her—and her baby. But he refuses to burden them with a man who’s not whole. Can Celeste convince Sam he’s daddy—and husband—material in time for them to celebrate Christmas together?

O yes. Do you have a worm that's chewing inside of you? Is it bitterness or is it self-doubt? Is it jealousy or something you're not even sure of?  Yuletide Redemption by Jill Kemerer deals with loss and the bitterness in life and towards God. And boy, was it a kicker! I almost wanted to jump in there and smack a certain character. I want to knock some sense into said character. Though I understand his/her plight and reason for such bitterness, but you can truly see how bitterness can "rot your bones." Not only such, it can drive away the good things in your life, and hurt those that love you.

Back to the book. Being the 4th book in the series, it really doesn't matter, because you won't get lost at all. This book focuses on our main characters, though other characters from the series does make appearances throughout.  I really enjoyed how the author penned Celeste's story, her struggle as a sudden single parent, and the survivor's guilt that continues to torment her. O, did I say too much?  For a story of this length, the level of life and internal struggles these characters face - heartwrenching is to say the least.

"Sometimes God's ways doesn't fit into our expectations..." (140)

Don't miss this story, just in time to bring some Christmas cheer!  It releases tomorrow!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Jill Kemerer writes contemporary inspirational romance novels with love, humor and faith. Besides spoiling her mini-dachshund and keeping up with her busy kids, Jill enjoys magazines, M&Ms, fluffy animals and nature walks. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Jill loves connecting with readers, so please visit her website, www.jillkemerer.com.

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  1. Thank you so much! It's an honor to see Yuletide Redemption featured on Just Commonly!

    1. Thanks Jill! The honor is all mine to have you here! More of your books coming for sure!

  2. I've been following Jill kemerer's books since her first release in 2015. This one sounds amazing. Thanks for posting your review.

    1. Thanks Terrill for stopping by! I have also have been following Jill's books. Thanks for stopping by!


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