A single father and a fashion photographer are brought together by a young boy and a mischievous Bernese Mountain Dog—but first they must learn to set aside their differences if they are willing to let their relationship bloom.
NASHVILLE (October 4, 2016) — From award-winning author Terri Reed comes a touching Christmas story about romance and the love of family. A Family Under The Christmas Tree by Terri Reed will be available October 4, 2016. (Howard Books)
David Murphy never knew much about kids. But when his brother dies unexpectedly, David is granted custody of his six-year-old nephew, Troy, who he’s only seen once a year since he was born. When Troy runs off one day, David finds him at a park playing with an adorable and rambunctious Bernese Mountain Dog—who leads him to Sophie.
Sophie Griffith has spent her life travelling around the world as a photojournalist. She has never stayed in one place for long, and her new assignment—helping her grandmother for a few weeks—is just temporary. Once Christmas day comes, Sophie is off the hook and can leave for a new adventure. Caring for her grandmother is a piece of cake—but caring for her new Bernese Mountain Dog, Riggs, is a different story. It doesn’t help that Riggs strikes up a friendship with a lost little boy one day at the park—and leads her to David.
Neither David nor Sophie have time for romance. But as they spend more time together, they start falling for each other even though they know it can’t go anywhere. But as their faith and growing love for the boy and dog unites them, they wonder whether it’s more than a holiday romance…and maybe Troy might finally get his Christmas wish for a family.