ISBN: 9781301884315
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
When Elaine discovers she's pregnant, she hesitates telling her husband, Ethan. They're newlyweds and want to wait until they're ready to start a family. Ethan surprised her by accepting early parenthood, embracing the idea more fully than either of them expected. But when they receive bad news after a prenatal exam, both must face that their charmed lives were about to come crashing down around them.

Do Christmas wishes really come true? Elaine would stake her life on it!

Limerick City, Ireland

The best feeling in the world had to be lying in a lover's arms, exhausted after a night of lovemaking, totally and absolutely sated. Elaine snuggled closer to Ethan, weaving her legs with his and grinning at how his leg hairs tickled her.

The warm, masculine scent of his damp body permeated her senses. He smelled delicious. So much so, she'd practically gobbled him up over the last several hours. Perhaps she would again, she thought, trailing her fingertips across the ridges of his broad chest, circling his nipples.

His strong hand grasped hers and brought it to lips framed with dark stubble, kissing the backs of her fingers. "Please, love. I can barely move."

Elaine glanced down the solid length of him to the twitch beneath the sheet just covering his hips. "Could have fooled me."

Ethan leaned over, propped up on an elbow and looked down at her. "Isn't it enough you kept me up all night," winking at the double meaning, "but you want to make me late for work, as well?"

"You weren't complaining an hour ago."

He bent to kiss her. His lips echoed the passion they'd shared through the night. When he leaned away, his deep voice was soft, his blue-eyed gaze intense. "And I never will, Lany. I love you and will always be here for you."

Tears threatened. "Will you?"

Nodding, he said, "Aye. Always."

"And you truly want this baby?" she asked, rubbing her belly. When he nodded, his grin answering more than his voice could, she added, "Oh, Ethan! You make me so happy." She slid her arms around his shoulders and he came to her instantly, burying his face in the curve of her neck, kissing her there.

After I read this book, I've come to the conclusion that I want to marry an Irish man, and not just any Irish man, but one that is exactly like Ronan. And the reason why is because I instantly fell in love with Ronan from the moment the story first introduced him . . . Kemberlee Shortland takes this regular romance and turns it into something beautiful with her amazing talent for writing. You'll be whisked within the pages as you experience a journey of love, friendship, and heartbreak. And in the end, the only disappointment you will have is that it ended. All in all, being the first book that I have read from Kemberlee Shortland, I have to say that I am quite impressed and will be looking forward to reading more of her work in the near future. ~ Noelle Summers, Smashwords reader
Very lovely story, beautifully written. ~ hrhsophia, Smashwords Reader
Life was pretty much perfect for Elaine (Lany) and Ethan and even though they hadn't planned to start a family right away their love was strong enough to sustain anything as long as they would be together. They would discover that love is the most powerful gift of all especially when St. Nicholas is around on Christmas eve to help miracles happen. *** Shortland writes a powerfully emotional story that moved me to tears with an intensity that took my breath away. ~ Marilyn Rondeau
"The Power of Love" by Kemberlee Shortland focuses on newlyweds Elaine and Ethan as they expect their first child. When they receive the devastating news that Elaine's heart will not withstand the delivery, "The Power of Love" receives a whole new meaning. . . Kemberlee Shortland's heart-rending tale will leave the reader in tears. Never has a story been so aptly named as this one! The depth of emotion displayed between Ethan and Elaine is simply stunning. Kemberlee Shortland proves herself to be a true force in the romance genre with this gem! ~ CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
Set in Ireland, present day. Elaine and Ethan O'Donovan are devastated when the hospital doctor informs them that Elaine's heart is too weak to survive the birth of their unborn child. Sometime within the next few weeks, Elaine would die in labor. On Christmas Eve, though, anything is possible. ~ Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews