Christmas with the Sheriff - Victoria James

Christmas with the Sheriff

By Victoria James

  • Release Date: 2016-11-07
  • Genre: Holiday
Score: 4.5
From 861 Ratings


Discover the true meaning of Christmas with this beautiful, poignant story about overcoming loss, the strength of family, and finding love again…

It’s been five long years since Julia Bailey lost everything. Returning to Shadow Creek is every bit as hard and painful as she expected, but she’s determined to finally face her fear, which also means spending Christmas with her former in-laws. For the first time in forever, Julia begins to feel the twinges of holiday spirit, especially as she spends more time with an old friend, the irresistible town sheriff, and his adorable daughter.

Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan was secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss, he knew Julia needed to go, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.

Each book in the Shadow Creek, Montana series is STANDALONE:
* Christmas with the Sheriff
* The Baby Bombshell
* The Doctor's Redemption
* Baby on the Bad Boy’s Doorstep
* The Firefighter's Pretend Fiance
* A Christmas Miracle for the Doctor


  • Christmas With the Sheriff

    By Fan from AZ
    It took nearly the entire book for the main character to get past her own “perceived” fears. It was a bit much even for me. LOL That being said, the author did a good job developing the characters and I would be interested in reading the next book.
  • Good

    By PattiA810
    I liked the story. The emotional swings that Julia goes through is heartbreaking. After losing her husband and toddler in a car crash, Julia believes that she is strong enough to spend the holidays with her in-laws and friends in Shadow Creek. New feelings emerge, what ifs bubble to the surface and the longing to be back in the small town make the holidays very difficult for her. The characters of this Montana town are protective, supportive and understanding. They are real people who take care of their own. It is a warm and charming Christmas story that brings peace to the past and new beginnings for the main characters.
  • Snooze

    By romerosway
    Cliche and boring. Skipped more than I read.
  • Great read

    By 1 Banker
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Julia & Chase were a delight to spend time with.
  • An amazing story!

    By 777sails
    What a fantastic story. I was enthralled right from the very emotional beginning. The plot of the book was very well written. The story just flowed through my mind just like a movie. Maggie (Chase's daughter) was an enchanting little one. I just wanted to hug her. Chase was a perfect male hero. His is strong and understanding and just so yummy!!! He has been in love with Julia since the first time he saw her in high school. Julia was a beautiful but wounded soul who marries another man (Chase's friend). After tragedy strikes, Julia moves away for five years. She comes back at Christmas time to spend a month before going back to Chicago. Chase only has a few weeks to help Julia see that she needs to stay in Shadow Creek with him and Maggie. With Chase's patience and love, it was wonderful to see Julia overcome her tragic past and move on. Make sure you have some tissues handy. There are a couple of scenes that may make you tear up. This book has my favorite dual POV. That look into what the character is thinking and feeling at the moment really helps me to understand their actions. I highly recommend this book. It will draw you into the wonderful town of Shadow Creek. You will want to move there (at least I do!!)
  • Light hearted light reading

    By Hope in Gulfport
    It ended too quickly!!!
  • A beautiful Christmas story

    By penny42058
    Julia has been gone from Shadow Creek, Montana for five years. She returns for the first time, since she buried her husband and son, to visit her in-laws for the holidays. This is an emotional read that will have you flipping the pages to see what she learned after Michael’s death and to see if she is able to have a relationship with Chase, the hot sheriff. I won’t leave any spoilers, so grab your copy and get ready to fall in love with this small town series.
  • Cute Xmas Story

    By $$wing
    Loved the story. Could not put it down! Well written.
  • Home

    By GmaLeena
    Julia Bailey left Shadow Creek, the town she loved when her whole life crashed around her. After she had to bury both her husband and her son together. She dealt with the grief of losing them as well as the secret she learned afterwards. Now she's back home to spend Christmas with the Bailey's. Coming home was tough, but she's comforted again by the extremely handsome sheriff Chase Donovan who helped her before. But by spending more time with him she dreams of a life she wishes she could have. But could she actually open herself to the possibility of losing it all again? Chase and his daughter Maggie are two peas in a pod, as he tells her. After his wife ran out on them, Chase has done everything possible to make sure Maggie has everything she needs. Especially all the love he could possibly give her. Chase has secretly love Julia since they were kids, but she married his best friend. After they lost him Julia left town, now she's back and he refuses to let her slip through his fingers again. How can Chase convince Julia to open up her heart and let him in? How does he keep her from running away? Can Julia let go of the past as not only see, but let the love that's right in front of her in? You'll have to read CHRISTMAS with the SHERIFF to find out. This story was amazingly written, I thoroughly loved reading it. What a heartbreaking but love filled story! I received an ARC via IndieSagePr and Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Sweet and Emotional Romance

    By BookSnuggle
    "Christmas with the Sheriff" by Victoria James is book number one in the "Shadow Creek, Montana" series. This is Julia Bailey and Sheriff Chase Donovan's story. It's been five years and Julia is back in Shadow Creek for the holidays. Julia still has unresolved issues from the past plus a secret about her late husband. Chase has always loved Julia but since she ended up with his best friend had kept quiet about his feelings. It's been fives since her husband's death and since Chase has seen her. Chase was determined to not let her get away this time. I could feel the chemistry and attraction between Chase and Julia. They seem so right for each other. The problem is Julia doesn't know if she can put herself in the position to be hurt again. Chase even though he loves Julia his daughter is his top priority. Will Chase and Julia take a chance on love? Chase and Julia have a lot of emotional baggage to work through in order to find their happily ever after. This was an emotional love story. At times you may cry, laugh, or want to knock some sense into Julia and Chase. I enjoyed this sweet and heartwarming romance. I also loved Chase's daughter, Maggie. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.