on October 16, 2015
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.
Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
In an Oyster Shell – A heart-warming cozy Christmas read that I highly recommend.
The Pearls – Where do I start? This book was just about as lovely as they get. From cover to the end of the book. It was classy. My favorite kind of books.
I fell in love with the MC right from the beginning. She was easy to emphasize with and she starts out on a win. So her story engages you right from the beginning. Though I have read the story line a thousand times jaded millionaire, gets schooled by a down-on-her-luck girl. Never gets old to me. Hale did the story line well.
Going from the MC to the love interest. The author teased the romance out. You’d think he’d been won over, then something else got in the way. It kept me engaged and longing for a happy ending. Sometimes I wanted to shake the love interest at times. He was so stubborn! Which added to the great tension in the book.
I loved the details the author went into. Especially of the house that the MC ends up decorating, it makes you feel like you are there. It really gets you into the holiday spirit. As Jane Austen says “A good story always ends too soon.” This would be true for this book. I am going to add it to my classic christmas collections.
The Sand – Though I loved all the descriptions of the interior decorating, I think it also bogged down the story flow at times.