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Juliette Martin does not ever want to celebrate Christmas again, not when it means reliving the last one after her six-year-old son, Jeremiah, passed away on Christmas Eve.
She and husband, Gabe, find themselves snowed in at a mountain cabin with a pair of strays. Juliette desperately needs a miracle to save her marriage and restore her faith in God. Can a stray dog and an orphan boy help her believe in the magic of Christmas and the power of love?
©2015 Rachelle Ayala (P)2017 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC
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By anne on 12-04-17



This was really sweet...a story of a couple struggling with the death of a child and there healing journey!! I really liked it...Its short and sweet and kept my interest the whole way through!!

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By Isha Coleman on 09-03-17


Christmas Stray had me catching my breath while losing my heart. Juliette and Gabe's story is as profound as it is heartbreaking. What once was strong, has been fractured by grief and hopelessness. Ms. Ayala tackles the subject of lost faith and broken hearts, while inspiring readers with her courageous characters. No parent should have to endure what this couple did. However, an adorable puppy and an equally lost little boy give this broken couple a chance at healing and moving forward. KLEENEX IS A MUST!!

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By A D. on 09-13-17

Story About Love, Loss and Finding One's Way

Most romances are about the initial meeting and love between two people. It usually ends with a HEA. Reality is that this is when the hard stuff comes in and most relationships are only as good as the commitment, trust, respect, communication, etc. it is built on.

This book is about a married couple who lost their 6 year old son to leukaemia one day before Christmas. It is one year later and they are struggling in their relationship, grief and Christian faith. They have come to a cabin to give their relationship a fighting chance. Just when they are connecting, at least physically, they are stranded in a snow storm with a little boy and his puppy. Their guests, as only children can do, bring the couple out of their comfort zone and force them to really consider themselves. There is always room for growth, the possibility of second chances and the potential for a Christmas miracle.

The story is touching and sweet. Rachelle Ayala creates realistic characters, which makes it easy to relate to them. Definitely Christmas feel-good vibes!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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By Emma Jane on 12-06-17

A truly heartwarming story!

A tip to a cabin 1 year after the death of their son. Julieette and Gabe are on the cusp of divorce when they a stray puppy and an orphaned boy abandoned in the snow. Together they learn to believe in miracles and have faith in God. I'd highly recommend this book.

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.*

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