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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale--A Review


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?


This was a great Christmas story, romantic and clean and delightful.   I absolutely loved it.  This read was all about what Christmas and family mean!

The characters:  strong, realistic, likable.    There were no grinch like characters, definitely no one that everyone loves to hate.    Nick's biggest drawback was being such a successful businessman dedicated to his work, his company and making money, to the exclusion of a private and passionate life.   Abbey was passionate about life.   She loved her family more than anything and she cared about the people in her life.   She was a hard worker, but not at the expense of her loved ones if she had any control over situations.

The setting:   Christmastime.   Hale did an excellent job of describing the mansion and the grounds of the Sinclair property.   Comparing Abbey's apartment and life to that of the Sinclairs provided a stark contrast.

The plot:  flowed smoothly from start to finish and made for an interesting journey as our main characters, Nick and Abbey, realized their mutual attraction and the importance of sharing their lives and dreams.

The conflict:  two totally different worlds and priorities collide.   Can they somehow be turned into one life, redefined with compromise and reordered priorities?

The resolution:     Let's say, just what the reader wanted!

One of the best Christmas romance reads ever!

I rated this a 5 wink read!

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.    I purchased this book for my own personal collection.

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