Because It's Christmas (Love That Man) (Harlequin Superromance, No 815)
Because It's Christmas - Love That Man - Harlequin Superromance, No 815 Author:Kathryn Shay To most people in the small town of Bayview Heights, high school principal Seth Taylor's a hero. But Seth's never forgiven himself for a mistake he made years ago. And neither has Lacey Cartwright the woman he's falling in love with. Seth's "mistake" cost her and her family dearly. But that's all in the past -- or is it? — If Lacey starts to show... more » her support and her true feelings for Seth, will she lose what's left of her family? If she gives up Seth, will she lose her chance at happiness? With the holidays approaching, Lacey's hoping she won't have to make that choice. Because it's Christmas and Christmas is a time for love and forgiveness and family.« less
Lacey Cartwright has returned to her hometown to care for her ailing grandfather and take over the family newspaper. Her scathing articles about the local high school and its principal, Seth Taylor, show everyone what she thinks of Seth's work with children. She and her grandfather blame Seth for her brother being kicked out of school and eventually sent to prison. But when
Seth invites her to sit in on some of the school committee meetings, Lacey sees another side of the hardworking school administrator. He cares abut the children and their well-being. He also wonders if he could have done things differently where Lacey's brother was concerned. As Lacey and Seth grow closer and outside problems keep pulling them apart, they wonder if they will ever be able to build a life together.
This is the second book in Shay's Bayview Heights series. Kathryn Shay has written an emotional story. The plot could have went many directions. I'm happy to see the author didn't go for the easy fix (getting the brother out of prison) and had the characters actually solve their problems. My rating: 4 Stars.