Thursday, December 15, 2016

Other Than a Halo

Other Than a Halo: A Christian Romance 

Christmas in Montana Romance #2) 

Kindle Edition, paperback

by Valerie Comer

  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Publisher: GreenWords Media 
  • Publication Date: November 3, 2016
  • ASIN: B01M71ELSR

Even though she's a new woman in Christ, single mom Bren Haddock was no angel as a teen. Now managing the Hiller Farm for a CSA, life is good until a friend offers to enter her daughter into the Little Miss Snowflake Pageant. Old insecurities flare when she meets the intriguing head of marketing for the pageant.

Rob Santoro isn't so sure about handling the pageant portfolio until he meets Bren. Soon he's fallen for her and her two kids, but when a Thanksgiving adventure goes awry, he's left wondering how to love a woman who refuses to be loved.

What will it take for Bren to retire her tarnished halo and move into a fulfilling, forgiven future?

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I purchased a Kindle copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, I really enjoy Ms. Comer's books (one of my favorite contemporary romance authors) and OTHER THAN A HALO is no exception. It is well-thought out with realistic characters, broken and forgiven, a strong faith message that is flawlessly inserted, and a hero who is so sweet, kind, and considerate. 

There is (as I said) a strong faith message, and also a strong farm message, as Bren is a farmer, managing a farm that was started in the first book in this series (More Than a Tiara). I like the way Ms. Comer combined beauty and nature, farms and fantasy. I also loved how even the hurts were used to minister to the hurting -- just like God to do so. 

If you like contemporary romance, try Ms. Comer's books. A great read, and highly recommended. I loved this story and can't wait to read Ms. Comer's next book (coming next month, though it won't be in this series). Check her books out. 

Christmas in Montana Romance Series

1. More Than a Tiara
2. Other Than a Halo
3. Better Than a Crown (fall 2017)

Enjoy the rich heritage and innate charm of Helena, Montana, in this Christmas romance series celebrating all that winter and Christmas has to offer. This Christian contemporary romance series includes heart-warming stories of love and second chances as Marisa, Bren, and Heather discover love amid the glitz of beauty pageants.


Marilyn R. said...

Other Than a Halo sounds like a refreshing book to read. I enjoy Ms. Comer's books, too. Thank you for sharing.

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks so much for this review. I'm glad you enjoyed Bren and Rob's story.