Oct 18, 2017

SMP Romance Holiday Blitz: Hope At Christmas by Nancy Naigle Review

Hope At Christmas
By Nancy Naigle
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: ARC provided by the Publisher

Sydney Ragsdale is divorced, but her husband is still calling the shots. In an attempt to shake free from his hold, she and her daughter, RayAnne, head for tiny Hopewell, North Carolina to the only asset her ex has no control over – a decaying farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. She finds solace at The Book Bea, the bookstore she’d loved as a child during her summer stays.

Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. Father of a twelve-year-old son, he’s Hopewell, North Carolina’s most sought after bachelor. His young bride abandoned him and his son just before Christmas and has never come back. It has left his son bitter about Christmas which is hard for Mac who loves the magic of the season. He’s been the Santa here in Hopewell since the year Seth was born.

When a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends Ray Anne running away. As Sydney tries to figure out what her next steps are she discovers all of the answers are right here in Hopewell.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Hope at Christmas is about fresh starts, getting past hurts, and new love, and it's all set around a book Shop! Which, in my opinion, is where romances should always be set. Lol

But getting back to the story; Sydney Ragsdale and her daughter Ray Anne had moved to Hopewell, NC, to live in the house she inherited from her grandparents. And to fill in the days while her daughter is at school, and before she stars her new job. She helps out at The Book Bea, which is the local book store, and her childhood safe place. But now, the store and the town become more than Sydney and Ray Anne ever dream!

I loved this book, it's a totally a feel good book,  with a modern, after divorce twist. The characters are enjoyable, and the plot, heartwarming. If you like clean small town romances, this is the book for You!

I give Hope at Christmas 4 stars!

USA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home. Nancy is the author of Christmas Joy.

1 comment :

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Hope at Christmas, Cara! Thanks for sharing with all of your friends.
    Hugs and happy reading~