When Lisa takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has closed. The place was a beloved local tradition, and she decides to use her skills as a professional retail designer to bring it back to its former glory. She charms a local contractor, Kevin, into working with her, and the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another.
One of the biggest surprises of all is finding the mysterious 25-year-old letter to Santa that never made it to the North Pole. Who really wrote it, and will its request come true at last? And will Lisa and Kevin figure out what they’re truly wishing for?
This sweet small-town romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Incredible Apple Dumplings.
My Review: This sweet Christmas story really struck a chord with me and sends you on a chase that somethings are just not what they seem. Lisa and Kevin's chemistry is awkward, but enjoyable as they come together in what can be a challenging time of year for some. Their character quirks really makes their romance so much more natural though. Does that even make sense? :-) Do you remember that first time you met your significant other and battling those flutterings and trying to talk yourself out of having a crush? Honestly, you won't regret picking this one up. 5 hearts on this one and this will be one of those I add to my re-read list on my Kindle.
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“That’s enough for today, you can put your shoes on.” Her words confirmed that the door was firmly shut. I set about doing as I was told, trying to find a way to get that warm look back in her eyes. I felt like today was the day to push it. She had let down her defences, if only for a moment, and I’d had enough waiting.
“So,” I said, moving in to stand close enough I could smell her. Shit. That sexy aroma would stay with me all day.
“The answer is no, again,” she muttered, not looking up from her device.
“You don’t know what I was going to ask.”
“Yes I do. You are going to ask me out for a drink or dinner. Again. And I am going to blow you off. Again.”
“And what if I have a different sort of proposal?”
“Will it end up with you asking me out?” she asked on a sigh but looked up at me with her big eyes partially hidden by her dark hair dancing across her brow and falling at her cheek. This look, the dancing spitfire eyes, a smirk on her mouth, head tilted to the side exposing her neck and shoulder as she waited to pounce on my next words, was one of my favourites. It’s what I conjured when I took care of myself lying in bed, in the shower… Enough.
“Well, that would be up to you. If you want to go out after, then sure, but I don’t do relationships,” I told her, unable to hide my grin as her brows furrowed.
“After what?” she asked, trying to look bored and failing. I could see the heat in her cheeks as she figured it out. I stepped closer, forcing her back, and she ended up against the shelves.
About the Author:
Returning from the States, her career took a different turn as she started working at the Red Cross and completed her Masters of Law in Human Rights. As one of the few non-lawyers in the class, her essays were far more floral than the rest, something that caused the discerning professors to shake their heads. Through working and studying, she realised there are other ways to win hearts and minds.
While she’s spent the last 14 years as an advocate against poverty and homelessness, the desire to change the world through storytelling has only got stronger. She now lives in the Alpine Valleys of North East Victoria, Australia with her husband, daughter, son, two dogs and seven chooks. When she’s not doing the whole mum thing, working at a homelessness agency, renovating her farmhouse, or trying to do laundry bleary-eyed at midnight, she is writing.
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A rising star, a down-to-earth teacher, and a Christmas touched by wonder.Country music star Kris Trabeau heads to Charming, Mississippi, to convince his aging aunt to sell her farm and move into a nice retirement community. She''s not having it, and she enlists her neighbor Tory Hudson to help her remind Kris why the farm means so much.especially at Christmas.
After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Tory''s not feeling the holiday spirit. Still, she agrees to co-chair a children''s concert and silent auction to benefit the after-school center where she volunteers. As Kris helps her with the concert and spends time with the kids, the attraction between them becomes harder and harder to ignore. Can he trade spotlights and city lights for the place where the music began?
This funny, emotional romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Jingle Bell Fruitcake Cookies.
My Review: This is my first from Liz Talley, but I'll definitely be adding her to my list of authors to one-click!
A Down Home Christmas was a heartwarming read. It's easy to get swept up in trying to make the right career choices, and thinking you're making the right decisions for family, but fate sometimes has another plan for you. Kris Trabeau learns that very lesson and gains so much more in return.
5 Hearts for this read and I highly recommend you get this book right away.
Unexpected romances really are the best thing ever on the screen, the page and in real life. You also can’t go wrong for a hero starts off knowing what he doesn’t want from life and ends up doing the complete opposite. Ha!
Five hearts from this girl and you seriously need to get your hands on this one.
Now to see if I can send oodles of emails to the W Network here in Canada to see if they can run this movie again. *crying emjoi* I NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE. LIKE NOW.
Did you watch this movie? Let me know what you're favorite part was in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you.
Publisher Description (borrowed from Barnes & Noble):
She came to the beach to write…
But she’s getting distracted by the surfer next door.
Jenna, a single mom and successful author, has five weeks to deliver her next young adult novel to the publisher. This year’s summer getaway with her kids will be a working vacation.
The only problem? Lucas, the devil-may-care surfer in the beach rental next to hers. He cranks up his music at night, hosts loud volleyball matches, and allows his dog to run around at will.
Jenna often blames him for her writer’s block. But before long, she begins to see a new side of her neighbor at the shore. Maybe opposites do attract…but will that attraction fade like a sunset once summer is gone?
This funny, emotional romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Shrimp Scampi.
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We are so excited to celebrate the release of THE DEFENDER by Donna Grant with you today! THE DEFENDER is the fourth book in Donna's Sons of Texas series and it is now available on all platforms.
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About THE DEFENDER:
Their love knows no borders.
A loner who exudes danger, Lev Ivanski has spent his life in service to one man, someone he loves and respects. But things are changing. Rapidly. Lev and his boss have allies and friends and a new mission more important their than business, all because of the Saints. This clandestine organization needs to be taken down, and Lev has the skills to help. What he doesn’t expect is to be at the mercy of a woman who makes him crave more than he ever thought possible.
Determined and dedicated, Reyna Harris is used to danger and living on the edge. An ex-CIA operative, she’s been embedded with the Saints for years, trying to take them down from the inside. When her cover is blown, she is forced to trust a man she just met, fighting their way out of one battle after another. But there’s something about Lev that Reyna knows she can trust. And love. She needs Lev – and not just to take a swipe at the Saints. Together they’re an unstoppable force. And with their friends, they just might succeed in their mission.
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About DONNA GRANT:New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas. Connect with her: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Goodreads
Layna Pimentel is a multi published author of romance since 2013. Educated in computer technology, her true passion is all things romance: music, books, movies and food of course.