Brady Buchanon is the foreman of his family construction company, he's experienced in every aspect of the building process, hardworking, he's always a busy man. Every year he does a home makeover for one deserving family in the community, and he's looking forward to doing it again this year. He's got the fortunate recipient all picked, out be when he shows up with his brother to give the winner the good news, it is Brady who finds himself surprised.
Abby Wenster is a single mother, raising her daughter on the tips she earns waiting tables. But her daughter has special medical needs, which means that simple home improvement staples are put on the wayside, as she pays the medical bills and puts food on the table. At first Abby turns Brady down, she doesn't want to take charity, and there are others who need it just as much if not more. But she eventually gives in, for the sake of her daughter.
Brady finds his heart captured by Lila, and treats her like any other little girl. I loved how not just Brady, but his whole family made room in their hearts for Abby and Lila, inviting them to stay with them during the construction and welcoming them to their family gatherings.
Brady is man of strong faith , who figures out what he wants and goes after it. Abby is from a different side of society, an orphan who never really had anyone to count on but herself.
Overall, this is a heartwarming read, just in time for Christmas. I loved the mystery, and the dialog between Brady and Lila, and Abby too. A great book about family and faith at Christmas time.
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