Review: CHRISTMAS JOY by Nancy Naigle
Release date - 18th October 2016
Book length - 350 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
A heartwarming Christmas story about family, friendship and finding love in unexpected places.
Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams.
Ben Andrews isn’t your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Falls. He’s helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour—and win—the last several years. He’s not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak.
Ruby seems overly concerned about Joy being able to handle Molly. Under the impression she’s referring Molly the bunny that is one of the menagerie of animals, Joy’s not worried at all until the next morning when a little girl named Molly shows up. For the sake of her aunt, Joy is forced to partner with Ben while Ruby is on the mend to help with preparation for the Christmas tour and, in the process finds her career-focused heart dreaming of a family.
Will the magic of Christmas help her to open her heart and find her everlasting joy?
Joy Holbrook's entire life is centred around her career as a Market Research Executive, and with a promotion up for grabs, she is determined to get that corner office. But when her Aunt Ruby injures herself, Joy returns to the small town of Crystal Falls to check on her. After all, Aunt Ruby was there for her when her mother died and is the only family she has left. It doesn't take long for Joy to realise that this is not a straightforward injury, and when Ruby asks Joy to help with her farm and to get the place ship-shape for The Christmas Cookie Crawl, Joy wants to take care of everything all by herself. But Crystal Falls is very serious about the holidays and nothing prepares Joy for the huge workload in front of her. Add in a little girl called Molly to look after, a close-knit community who know all of your business, and a sexy accountant who infuriates her at every turn, and Joy is reaching the end of her tether. But fate has a way of leading you to what you need, and maybe Joy needs to step off the career ladder and let people into her solitary life.
With plenty of Holiday spirit and a charming community, CHRISTMAS JOY by Nancy Naigle is a charming, festive read. A little slow to start, it did take me a while to get invested in the story, but I got there, and this story will definitely warm your heart on a cold afternoon. Joy is used to being alone and dealing with everything by herself, and she struggles with accepting help and kindness, so it was lovely to see her let down her barriers and let go of her fears. CHRISTMAS JOY by Nancy Naigle is a sweet, Christmas tale about love, and taking chances.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle, writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense.
With a career spent on the cutting edge of technology in the banking industry, she never let go of her dream to write. Now she works full-time writing stories that are a calming blend of community, family, and the simple things in life. She writes the kind of stories she hopes will provide an escape from the hectic day-to-day in the make believe worlds she creates. For more information:
Website - www.nancynaigle.com
Twitter - twitter.com/NancyNaigle
Facebook - www.facebook.com/NancyNaigleAuthor
*Book received from Publisher via Netgalley.com
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