Published by Bookouture on October 10th 2014
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
, 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!
Carrie Blake loves children, so being a nanny was fitting for a time. Now she feels like taking care of other people’s children is getting in the way of her meeting her goals in life. Carrie takes one last nanny job for Adam. He has two adorable children that are twins. As Carrie starts her job she notices that Adam is a workaholic and struggles to spend time with his kids. She seeks to rectify the situation by getting Adam more involved. Will Carrie be able to get Adam to realize the importance of family?
In an Oyster Shell – Another heartwarming Christmas tale from Jenny Hale.
The Pearls – My favorite part of this book as the main character Carrie. She was such a charming heartwarming character. Her passion for children jumped off the pages. Her audacity to stand up to her employer was commendable. The children were charming as well. The character growth that all the characters go through makes for a page-turning read.
The romance was a slow-burn one. It was clean. It was a nice change of pace where the happy ending doesn’t come right away. You have to work for it as you continue reading. It was refreshing to have a romance that had a prolonged wait to the happily-ever-after.
The Sand – It was a classic tale that I recommend for anyone looking for a charming holiday read.