Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Romance and Caring at Christmas


Finn, once a successful chef, is now a cab driver hoping to make enough to keep a roof over his head. He’s not delighted when he’s sent to pick up Callie, an ancient, wheelchair-bound lady with dementia. He just wants to get rid of a troublesome fare, but Callie takes a liking to him. Soon she’s calling him for all her rides even if sometimes she forgets to pay him.

Sydney, Callie’s granddaughter, is a first year associate at a cutthroat legal firm. She’s done good work, but now the stakes are higher. The firm is planning to downsize. She’s told that she’s not on the list to be fired, but that is contingent on winning a lawsuit for a major client. The fact that’s it’s probably not winnable raises the stakes.

Callie wants to care for her grandmother, but she’s pressed on all sides feeling responsibility to both Callie and her law firm. Finn is a likable character. He doesn’t want to be saddled with the responsibility for Callie, but she reminds him of his mother, who he treated badly in her last days, and he can’t break his tie to Callie.

This is a heartwarming Christmas story. There is romance at the end between Sydney and Finn, but it’s not the main point of the story. This is a story about caring and responsibility and the rewards for doing what is right.

I highly recommend reading the Author’s Note at the end. She focuses on current research on what makes us happy and surprisingly, or perhaps not, finds major parallels to the Bible.

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for this review.