A Season of Hope (Ribbons of Love Book 1) by A.J. Matthews
A time for grieving? Or A Season of Hope?
Winn blames herself for everything. Her brother’s injuries. The fact that he’s in a wheelchair for heaven-knows-how-long. And that her nephew Tyler, who has autism, has had to adjust to so many changes in the last year. Her own holiday revelry last Christmas left her unable to drive—so her brother was at the wheel when a drunk driver collided with their car. Winn’s never been a huge fan of Christmas, but this year she downright dreads the upcoming festivities.
Leave it to her brother to relocate their family to the one place in North Carolina that goes all out for Christmas, attracting visitors from all over the southeast.
Eric loves two things: training service dogs, and celebrating the holidays, because nothing made his deceased sister happier than spreading joy, especially to children in need. Children like Tyler. And his aunt could use some Christmas cheer too. Despite the undeniable chemistry Winn and Eric share, her belief that she doesn’t deserve happiness because she’s made so many lives miserable gets in the way.
Can a cute kid and an adorable dog bring this damaged pair together, or will Winn’s guilt continue to drive her to deny her own happiness?