For most people, Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but not for Chloe Lewis. She plans to spend it as she does every other day— alone, escaping the harsh realities of the world through her art. Painting mountainous landscapes reminds her of the one brief time in her life when she didn’t feel so alone. The hallmark grizzly bear she incorporates into each and every painting has the same golden-brown eyes as the only friend she’d ever known. 

Sam Brown was only eight years old when Chloe moved to the small mountain town he and his family called home, but his bear knew right away that she was the one for him. In a cruel twist of fate, Chloe was taken away, but he’s never forgotten her – or what she is to him. 

When Sam’s cousin comes home for the holidays and shows him a painting he’d seen of a very familiar looking bear and signed simply “Chloe”, it might just be the break he’s been hoping for. A winter storm is coming but nothing is going to stop Sam from finding her and bringing her home. 

After all, Christmas is the time for miracles… 

Check out some of the other Howls Romances, although by far not all of them, on the Howls Romance page.  I’ve got a lot to get caught up on, and more added each  month – but what a fun time I’ll have.  🙂

Title:  A Very Beary Christmas
Series:  Howls Romance
Author:  Abbie Zanders
Published:  December 19, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

What an amazing Shifter Romance story.  Usually I’d be giving you a brief reaction of mine to the parts of the story revealed in the books’s cover description and them my own emotional feelings about the book.  I’m going to change that up a bit for a couple reasons.  First, the cover blurb gives you the necessary information to get started, and second – in this powerfully touching story I think you should experience it firsthand to get the full impact… and there is an impact for certain.

A Very Beary Christmas is a story of pain and loss, hope and love.  It will brings tears of anger and sadness to your eyes… but they will be replaced with the happy kind that shows the author understands just how to touch her reader’s emotions.  Sam knew from the first sight of Chloe that she was the only one for him and his bear.  They might have been children, but he knew.  When she disappeared off the face of the planet he was devastated but he never stopped looking for her or believing he’d find her one day.  Fate is a funny thing, it reveals things at just the right moments in time.

I loved A Very Beary Christmas.  Sam and Chloe will capture your emotions so very easily.  And since Sam has a rather large family – I hope we’ll get to visit with this particular clan of bears again one day.  I would highly recommend this story to any Romance reader across the genres.  You don’t have to enjoy Shifter Romance to fall in love with this couple.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle