The Best Gift by Eli Easton

Even when you know it's coming... it hits you like a ton of bricks - when you read this book come back and tell me in the comments that it's hit you... The Best Gift

From the blurb:

With help from a Christmas miracle, two bruised hearts find joy again.

Greg Cabot is the third generation to run Cabot’s Christmas Wonderland and tree farm in rural Vermont. But this year will be his last. Since the death of his son, Sam, in Afghanistan, Greg no longer has the heart to run a business based on holiday cheer. When he picks up a hitchhiking soldier on a snowy night, he finds the help he needs to get his farm through the holidays—and maybe much more.

Sergeant Robbie Sparks doesn’t have much to be thankful for this holiday season. Badly wounded in Afghanistan, he’s spent most of the past year in recovery and was discharged after ten years of service. When fate lands him at Cabot’s tree farm, he feels like he’s fallen into a snow globe reality. Friendly people, gorgeous trees, lots of Christmas kitsch… and Greg Cabot.

Greg believes he’s too heartbroken for romance, but those we love never truly leave us. A little nudge from heaven may help build a bridge for these two men trying to heal. If only they are willing to take that first step.

This stand-alone, long novella is a small town, Christmas cornucopia, May-December, hurt/comfort , military romance stuffed full of family and holiday feels.

Heather's Review:

Some books hit you in the feels right at the beginning and others sneak up on you and just tear you apart in such a good way... The Best Gift did that for me...

No spoilers, just emotions - and you know where the book is headed, it's laid out in easy to follow clues for the reader, but even when you know... you don't know... 

I probably sound like a bit of a lunatic.. but you need this book... you need the holiday magic that comes from reading it.  I could describe characters, I could describe setting, I could describe the prose and typically I do... but honestly this one is all about the feels for me... 

So just take my advice and read The Best Gift...  and come back and comment when the emotions hit you too...