All I want for Christmas | A woman is expecting to inherit her grandmother's farm only to find out that half of it has been willed to a boy she grew up with when she was little but hasn't seen in years. This was every kind of cheesy and predictable, but so enjoyable. I read another Jenny Hale Christmas story last year and wasn't that crazy about it, but I found this to be the perfect mix of friendship and romance with the perfect holiday backdrop. I was sent this book from Netgalley for review, opinions remain my own.
Twelve Days of Christmas | A woman tries to kill her scrooge-like neighbor with kindness as part of a 12 day challenge she documents on her blog. I've never read anything by Debbie Macomber, but after requesting this from Netgalley I realized she's quite well known for her Christmas novels, and I've seen a few pop up as made for TV movies on the Hallmark channel. The blog element was fun in this one, but I thought the main character was really annoying, which took away from some of the enjoyment. I was sent this book from Netgalley for review, opinions remain my own.
Winter Stroll | Funny story with this one...I thought this was the first book in the three part series, but was talking with Heather on instagram and she mentioned she was reading the first book (Winter Street) and I was like wait, what?? Winter Stroll is definitely the second book, which explains why I was so overwhelmed/confused when I started reading this- I thought it was just because I was doing cardio at the gym and probably not paying attention as much as I should have been.
Taking all of that into consideration, and removing my confusion, I still enjoyed this for a holiday themed book, though I think there was a little too much going on, and one too many characters. It definitely makes you feel like Nantucket is one of those perfect little Christmas towns with fun events. I would highly recommend starting with the first book though.
The Mistletoe series by Richard Paul Evans is on my radar for next year, along with My True Love Gave to Me (read Lindsay's review). Do you have any favorite holiday books?