Christmas has always been a special time for Noelle Parker. Winter evenings spent with family and friends, drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies at her family’s cozy bakery have shaped her love for all things festive. But this year everything is changing…
The beloved bakery is facing closure and Noelle needs a miracle to save Christmas.
Determined to raise funds for the family business, Noelle sets about revamping the bakery while juggling a surprise new job, caring for the elderly and cantankerous William Harrington in his luxurious, sprawling mansion.
As Noelle melts the frostiness of the house with cake baking, snowball fights and glittering decorations, she helps William to reconnect with a romance that has spanned decades and unexpectedly finds herself falling for his grandson – the gorgeous but mysterious Alexander Harrington…
In the countdown to Christmas, can Noelle save the bakery, reunite a family and create some magical memories of her own along the way?
Title: We’ll Always Have Christmas
Author: Jenny Hale
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: September 29, 2017
My Rating: 4 stars
If you’re in the mood to get ready for the Christmas Romance stories season, then We’ll Always Have Christmas will put you right in the mood… and then some. You’ll be reminded of several classic tales with some slight resemblances in the characters in this story. And that simply makes the romance part of this story a little brighter.
Noelle is a delightful character who this year isn’t quite as full of the joyous season as her name suggests. Life has tossed some hard knocks her way, but she has a solution, one that might give her far more than what she’s hoping for. Take one grumpy old man, one workaholic, one unique young boy and a woman who shines a special light on all their lives, mix well and you have a fun, at times sad, always hopeful and completely entertaining romance.
There are authors who simply have that special touch with Christmas Romance. Jenny Hale is one of them, while I enjoy her stories year round I especially love her holiday stories. I’d recommend We’ll Always Have Christmas to any romance reader who simply loves a good story, likable and believable characters and that touch of magic that the holidays bring.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
** This review originally appeared on my Keeper Bookshelf blog. It is re-posted here to keep all the Christmas joy in one place. **
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