Ornamental Graces by Carolyn Astfalk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In Ornamental Graces, Dan is damaged. The last woman he was with took every last ounce of self-respect when she dumped him. So when bubbly Emily comes into his life, he’s not sure how to take it.
Emily is trying to figure out where her life is going. She’s moved out of her brother’s place, but she’s not really taking life by the horns. When Dan comes into her life, she’s intrigued, but his hot and cold routine just confirms everything she fears about herself – that she’s just not pretty enough, and no man with a better option will give her the time of day.
This is a sweet romance – great for any time of year – in which two people find themselves as they find each other. There’s a deep Catholic resonance running through the story as well, which becomes as much of a redemption story as it is a romance.
Ornamental Graces is highly recommended if you love women’s fiction and romance with a sprinkling of Christmas magic thrown in.
**This book is clean!