Book Review: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

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Title: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
Author: Jenny Hale
Publisher: Bookouture
Date: October 16th, 2015
Pages: 305
Format: eARC
Source: from Publisher for a review


Synopsis (from 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?



On a beautiful cover of this beautiful book, it is written “A feel good Christmas romance”.
Let me tell you, they didn’t lie!
I felt really, really good while reading this novel.
I played myself soft Christmas music in the background and it was the best experience.

The story follows two main characters: Abbey and Nick.

Abbey is a single mother who works as nurse. She has a passion for interial design and she daydreams about becoming a full time designer. She wants to provide the best possible life for her son. She is unselfish and has a good heart.

Nick is a workoholic with a teriffic memory. Did I mention he is a multimillioner who hired Abbey to design his house? Plus, he is also a good person with a big heart.

Now when I think about it, every single character in this book is a good person.
I’m not too sure what to think about that…

Max is Abbey’s son. He has a great role in this novel and I appreciate it. He is not in the story just for sake of being, and yet he is not annoying with his presence.

And now, let me intoduce you my favorite character: Señor Freckles, who is so irrelevant for the plot but, at the same time, he is that special ingredient this story needed.

The novel is written in third person.
It is a clean romance and, in my opinion, it could fit perfectly in the family prose genre.

If you’re thinking about whether or not you should read it, I’d say: just do it!
Grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, tea, boiled wine, boiled beer or whatever it is you like to drink when it’s cold outside, cover yourself with blanket and just… enjoy the ride.


Buy this book: Amazon US * Amazon UK * The Book Depository


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