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Monday, December 16, 2013

Forever Christmas by ChristineLynxwiler....Review

 On the 16th day of Christmas, I brought you this review:

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Kristianna Harrington always dreamed of a Christmas wedding. But after two broken engagements, she's content to forget romance and run her Christmas shop in Jingle Bells, Arkansas. She thinks her biggest fear is making it down the aisle as maid of honor in her best friend's Christmas wedding, with at least one ex-fiancé looking on. But when her beloved Jingle Bells is threatened, Kristianna struggles to sort through her jumbled feelings concerning the handsome lawyer hired to change the town name and her childhood sweetheart who has returned just in time to come to her aid. Will her heart discover the truth before both her town and her Christmas spirit is extinguished?

From My Perspective:

 I love to read Christmas stories and truly, I could listen to Christmas music all year round!  But hey, that's just me and who I am.  I am sure I would fit right in with the town of Jingle Bells, Arkansas.

So reading Christine Lynxwiller's, Forever Christmas, was right up my snowy little alley!   The premise of  changing the town's name in order to provide jobs for the town's survival was original and interesting.  From either side of the ensuing arguments, the reader could empathize and understand the opinions that divided the town.   Characters were well developed, with one in particular having a lot of surprises to reveal to all involved.   It was a very clever story and a nice read, portraying small town life during a struggling economy.
Could they survive a devisive situation and come to some kind of an agreement that would save them?   And would Kristianna overcome her reputation as a runaway bride?

This story was charming and sweet with a bit of a fairytale ending.   Sometimes, the hardest things we live through are the things that we look back and smile on, realizing that the struggles shape and make us who we are!   I'm giving this sweet tale,  4 Winks!!!   Try it for yourself and then smile.  Jingle Bells, Arkansas, where Christmas is in the heart all year round!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. 

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