Spending time on a beach, basking in the
sunshine, and watching pretty women in bikinis was what Deke
Halls was anticipating while he spent Christmas with his
family. Mutilating a reindeer monument, being arrested, and
convicted in a basketball court really wasn’t something he had
But he had been speeding, and he did have
the accident. As if that wasn’t enough, he’d done it in the
town of Noelle, Alberta where they took the Christmas season
very seriously. So now he was stuck in Noelle for the
holidays, serving his parole.
Laney McGovern had had her share of
cowboy truckers. They thought they could come into town, run
over anything, and skip out without any consequences. Well,
she was Judge of Noelle, and she was not going to allow Deke
to not have any consequences to his cavalier behavior. He
would need to work a day for each of the families descended
from the town founders.
Laney also decided she would need to
check up on him, as part of her judicial duties. She had no
doubt that he would try to weasel out of as much work as
possible. But as the days passed, Laney realized that not
only had she severely misjudged Deke, she was also starting to
have feelings for him. Yet with her position, and her
treatment of him, Laney feared that there was little chance
that he would be open to any type of relationship with her.
The dedication for Christmas on
Parole, is for readers wanting more stories from
Noelle, Alberta. As one of those readers, I can say that I
was thrilled to learn about this story and eager to read it.
I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas on Parole. It
was well developed, had a great cast of characters, and I
adored the hero and heroine. I was entertained with watching
Deke as he had to work off his parole, and I was moved as
Laney had to look inside herself and realize why she had
treated Deke as she had. Although this story follows
Reindeer Games, it stands alone, but those who did
read it will enjoy revisiting with several familiar
characters. Let me be the first to say that I now want a
third visit to Noelle.