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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Holiday Books: It’s A Wonderful Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

Holiday Books: It’s A Wonderful Fireman by Jennifer Bernard
by Lynn Lovegreen

I’m an eclectic reader. Some days I read young adult, some days it’s historical nonfiction, or mystery, or mainstream romance. There are a few authors I read every chance I get, because I know I’ll enjoy the book. One of my go-to authors is Jennifer Bernard (http://jenniferbernard.net I met her through AKRWA (the Alaska chapter of the Romance Writers of America), but I’d read her sweet, sexy, funny romances whether I knew her or not. I can’t wait for the next book in her Love between the Bases series, which is about minor league baseball players.

Jennifer Bernard’s first series with Avon is the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, and as you can guess, it revolves around a fire station in California. The novella It’s a Wonderful Fireman has a holiday theme:
Hard-edged fireman Dean Mulligan has never been a big fan of Christmas. Twinkle lights and sparkly tinsel can't brighten the memories of too many years spent in ramshackle foster homes. Although he's established himself as one of the top firefighters at San Gabriel Station 1, he doesn't think he's good enough for someone like gorgeous Lizzie.
Lizzie Breen is used to fighting—from her alpha male brothers who try to smother in the name of safety to the childhood life-threatening illness she overcame. She knows what she and Mulligan feel for each other is a lot more than a fling, but she can't get him to see that. The only gift Lizzie wants to give him this season is her love, but he's not willing to accept it.
When Mulligan is trapped in the burning wreckage of a holiday store, a Christmas angel arrives to open his eyes. But is it too late? This Christmas, it'll take an angel, a determined woman in love, and the entire Bachelor Firemen crew to make him believe ... it is indeed a wonderful life.

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Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters. See her website at


Anonymous said...

Very fun book and a quick read!

Cheryl Hastings said...

Hi Lynn! I too an both an eclectic reader and a fan of Jennifer's! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us :)

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks to Anonymous and Cheryl Hastings for stopping by. Readers who pick up Jennifer's books are in for a treat! :-)

Diana McCollum said...

I love the title! "It's a Wonderful Fireman". I like to read different genres too. I usually read something sweet and romantic at night in bed. Thrillers or mysteries or paranormal etc during the day. At the gym I read on my e reader whatever I've downloaded, while I ride the exersize bike. Great blog post!

Jennifer Bernard said...

Thank you so much for posting about It's a Wonderful Fireman, Lynn! I'd like to offer up a copy to two commenters. I'll pick winners on Monday, November 16, so there's still time to get your comments in!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Cool, Diana. Sweet romances are a great way to drift off to sleep with happy thoughts. :-)
Thanks, Jennifer. I'm sure those two commenters will love the book. :-)

Agatha Townsend said...

I love all the firemen series by Jennifer. She does a great job making us love her books.

steph from said...

I do enjoy well-written holiday books, and I know anything by Jennifer is fantastic!

Krys barton said...

I love Christmas novels and this one sounds great

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks Agatha, Steph and Krys. I'm sure you'd love this book. :-)

Judith Ashley said...

Lynn, I totally agree with the other comments. Jennifer Bernard's books are a great read. I've read the Fireman series. Will have to check out the minor league baseball series.