Friday, 10 October 2014

A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale

What They Say:

A beautiful story about the magic of childhood Christmas memories, the strength of family and falling in lovewhen you least expect it.

Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they?

Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life.

As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing , the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree!

The only problem could be her boss… single-dad Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, but he’s always working. Doesn’t he realise he’s missing out on precious moments with his son and daughter?

As Adam’s family arrive for Christmas including his sensitive sister, Sharon, and his fun-loving elderly Grandpa, Walter, Carrie realises that she might just have found the perfect allies in her quest to persuade Adam to loosen up. There’s still time for Carrie to make this the best Christmas ever… after all, Christmas is the time for miracles, isn’t it? Let the festivities begin!

What I Say:

I would like to thank Bookouture, especially Kim Nash for sending me a copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

First off I would like to comment on the very lovely festive cover, really does make you imagine snow at Christmas.

When we first meet Carrie she is sat outside of Adam Fletchers house waiting to go in and start her new job.  What Carrie finds is a man who has thrown himself into his work after his marriage fell apart.  Adams children don't know him anymore and it breaks Carrie's heart.

Carrie sets out to build bridges between not only Adam and his children but with his family as well.  Little does she know she will lose her heart to him.  Having out her own dreams on hold, she is now restless for her own family and wonders if she is doing things for the right reasons.

Carrie is really lovely she knows how to work with children ensuring they have a fab time even though she is crushed under her own anxiety issues.  She also speaks her mind to Adam and makes him see things his family have been trying to see.

Adam is hot! What more can I say? He's my idea of Sean Bean when he was in Sharpe, I little rugged looking.  Adam is lost, has never failed at anything before so when his marriage failed he hid in his work, I was hoping Carrie would help Adam find his way back.  Don't we all want to mend a sexy guys broken heart? 

Jenny asked me would I like to share a beer with him, my reply was I'd like to drink a beer off him but drinking a beer with him would be great too (read the book to understand the relevance).

This is for me is a wonderful Christmas story, romantic and totally enthralling read that's set around everything Chrismas is about, children, family and some friends, add in beers, what more can you want? This is a page turner from the very first page and I wonder if Jenny will write about a couple from the brewery, just an idea!?!? x

About The Author

When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.

While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result is Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about friends, family, and the magic of love at Christmas.

I have just released my second book, Love Me for Me, this summer, and my next novel, A Christmas to Remember will be out in October.

When I’m not writing, I’m a District Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, a mother of two boys, and a wife to a very supportive husband.

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