Review: All I Want for Christmas

Posted 31st December 2021 by Emma in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: All I Want for ChristmasAll I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale
Also by this author: Coming Home For Christmas, Summer by the Sea, A Christmas to Remember, The Summer House
Published by Bookouture on 6th October 2016
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Love & Romance
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

Christmas comes once a year . . . But true love comes once in a lifetime.
Snowflakes are falling, there’s carol singing on every corner, and Leah Evans is preparing for a family Christmas at her grandmother’s majestic plantation house in Virginia. It won’t be the same now that her beloved Nan is gone, but when Leah discovers she has inherited the mansion, she knows she can give her daughter Sadie the childhood of her dreams.
But there’s a catch. Leah must split the house with a man called David Forester. Leah hasn’t heard that name in a long time. Not since they were kids, when Davey was always there to catch her.
Now David is all grown up. He’s gorgeous, successful, and certain of one thing: Leah should sell him her half of the house.
They can’t agree, but as they share memories over wine by the log fire, Leah notices a fluttering in her stomach. And by the look in his eyes, he’s starting to feel it too.
Will it be Leah or David who must give up their dreams? Or, with a little bit of Christmas magic, will they finally understand Nan’s advice to them both about living life

One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I love Jenny Hale and I love her Christmas books so I was very excited to find I had an unread one on my list.

I really liked Leah and David. It was so obvious from when they first met again at the plantation that there’s something there. I loved seeing them get to know each other again. It was so sweet.

I loved little Sadie, what a kid. She is so adorable and so grown up for her age. I was very impressed by her gymnastic abilities too.

This book had it all, a grand estate, the hot chocolate, the warm fuzzy moments. It was exactly what I was looking for. I loved the plantation it sounds like a fantastic place to grow up and at Christmas well it just seemed magical.

This is a great Christmas Escape!

About Jenny Hale

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 released my second book, Love Me for Me, this past summer, and my next novel, A Christmas to Remember is out now.

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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