Sunday, December 20, 2015


Title: Dixie’s Gift

Author: Barbara Edwards

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy/futuristic Romance

Pages: 53

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

Synopsis: Ellen Carter deeply grieves for her husband Dan, but at least she still has Dixie, her beloved Malinois.  However, soon Dixie leaves her too. But the faithful dog cannot rest easy in heaven while her mistress is unhappy.  Dixie pleads with the Archangel Michael to let her send help, and intercedes for Ellen in the only way she can.  But will Ellen get the message, and more, importantly, will she accept Dixie’s Gift?

Sexy newcomer Michael Burke can barely take enough time from his successful restaurant for a decent night’s sleep, let alone romance.  Still, he is intrigued by the beautiful widow and can’t resist entering her shop. Sparks fly, and when Ellen has an accident in a snowstorm, he comes to

Her rescue. Trapped by a blizzard and aided by Dixie’s Gift, Ellen and Michael find more than shelter—they find love.

Review: Ellen is grieving for her husband and her dog, Dixie that she has lost. She is not really living her life. She is kind of just existing and knows she needs to do something but just can’t get out of the funk she is in.

Dixie is at heaven’s doors and decides not to go in. He or she needs to help Ellen. She sees how much pain she is in and wants to help her start living again.

Michael is the answer to Dixie’s prayers. Michael helps Ellen up after she falls outside her store in the snow. She is favoring her knee and Michael is concerned she needs to go to the Emergency Room. Ellen isn’t having it. She makes her way home but not before making Michael promise to call her when he gets home. The storm is getting pretty bad out.

Michael worries that Ellen is going to be stuck in her house from the snowstorm and brings her a generator to make sure she is ok. When he gets to her house, he finds a little puppy there and brings him inside. Ellen thought the dog was Michaels and vice versa. They wind up taking care of him until they can find his family. Michael decides to go out to the store and get groceries for Ellen and winds up stranded at her house. This makes for an interesting evening.

I loved this heartwarming story. Ellen and Michael both were not living their lives to the fullest. One was still grieving and the other was so busy working his life was passing him by. I also loved Dixie trying to help his mistress. This story was very short but it was very touching and I couldn’t put the book down. I highly recommend it.

I am giving it 4 Flaming Hearts.

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