Author: Devon Vaughn Archer ISBN: 0373860471 12/2007 CONTEMPORARY Publisher: KIMANI
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
CHRISTMAS HEAT is the story of two people united by sad circumstances. A Christmas Day fire, a nightmare that has haunted her forever, has left its mark on Audrey. She is a talented artist, caring mother and an intelligent woman, yet she can't forget the sounds and scents of the fire of her childhood. Conrad's father is the man who rescued little Audrey. He is compelled to meet Audrey, but he isn't as forthcoming about his presence as he should be.
I enjoyed this book. The story is interesting, but not really out of the ordinary. That may be one of its strongest points, the fact that any disaster or heartache could unite people the way Audrey and Conrad are united. It is a story that is identifiable to many. While the dialogue seems forced in places, that is easily overlooked given the other issues being brought to light. I would have enjoyed this more had the romance been more emotional.
All in all, though, CHRISTMAS HEAT is an entertaining tale.