THE CHRISTMAS PROPOSITION (3) by Cindy Kirk: Handsome former professional baseball player Derek Rossi has sworn off dating for six months, after calling off his engagement. He wants to take time and regroup until he meets the beautiful Rachel Milligan. Rachel, a nurse and foster mom to a preteen named Mickie, is widowed and holding on to the memory of her late husband, Tom. Though she’s drawn to Derek, she doesn’t want to betray Tom. Derek realizes this, yet he hopes that she will consider making room in her heart for him. This is a sweet story, though the plot feels a little cookie-cutter.
Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates