I am not the one who celebrates Christmas, but there is something about these Christmassy reads that fill the empty place in my heart that I didn’t know I had. This book by Jill Monroe was one such cute one which had love, secrets, happiness, warmth, betrayal, hope, and most important of all — forgiveness
Quinn and Nolan’s journey towards reaching their goal and finding love. Quinn wanted to restart her forefathers‘ company of making Christmas ornaments, and Nolan, the glass artist, had just survived a bad fire which destroyed his house and work. Both came together to restart the company, but one of them had a secret.
Jill Monroe was brilliant in weaving warmth in her words. There was joy in every action of Quinn to celebrate Christmas, it made me long to celebrate with her. Quinn was passionate, bold, with so many dreams in her heart. I loved the excitement in her voice. Nolan took time to open up and it was nice to see him falling in love with her in every page.
The story was formulaic as in every love story, but Jill’s writing brought in the magic of Christmas and made me count the days. Romance, secrets, betrayal, forgiveness made the rest of the story but what touched my heart was Quinn’s family. They were loud, boisterous, but their heart was so big that even I was pulled in.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Hallmark Publishing, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart.
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Jill Monroe is the international bestselling author of over fifteen novels and novellas. Her books are available across the globe and one has been adapted for the small screen. When not writing, Jill makes her home in Oklahoma with her husband, enjoys daily walks with her dog Zoey, texting with her two daughters who are away at college and collecting fabric for items she’ll sew poorly.
Quinn has inherited the farm and workshop that once housed the famous Hardwick Ornament Company. She invests everything in reopening her family’s business and hires glass artist Nolan Vesser, whose family used to design ornaments for hers, to work his creative magic.
After an accident burned Nolan’s studio to the ground, he thought he’d lost everything. But when he looked in his safety deposit box for his renter’s insurance, he came across an overlooked piece of paper that changed everything.
As Nolan spends time with Quinn, she sparks his artistic inspiration. But when she learns about his secret, can their new romance survive?
Publication Date: 6th November 2018
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
I love the sound of this one. Great review. ❤
Hey baby, how are you and where are you?
Are you all set for Christmas?
Hey! I’m so busy, I tried to plan not having book reviews until the 26th! Lol. All set. How are you? ❤
That’s great… I am…. Ummm… Reading Christmas books
I’ve never read this author but your review is indicating that maybe I should, you are hazardous to my TBR!
Hehehe… I just searched for your Mistletoe books on kindle unlimited as my credit card is a bit wonky(read as maxed) hehehe but no luck. But I found a cute cozy Christmas mystery and I am quite enjoying the murder mystery 😍😂😂
Check netgallery for Sarah Morgan’s The Christmas Sisters. Im currently reading that one.
Oooh I will… You are amazing and fast.. I am too slow nowadays🙄
Lovely review, Shalini! Loud and boisterous – sounds like my family lol
Hahaha and the games they played were simply hilarious
This sounds like such a cute read! Hehe.
Very very cute… I am reading only cute books so far
Great that Monroe brought the magic of Christmas to this story! Awesome review!
I am deliberately reading such cute books, my heart feels cozy ❤️❤️
Loved the review! So much to the season besides the birth. It’s that common happy feel and love for the family and neighbor. A time to remember and reflect and it sounds like this one hit on all points.
Aaah Gin… Perfectly said… I want 2 more books which make me feel that. You do know my last Christmas read made me want to bop him one. Aaah no violent thoughts…. Got to get to warm thoughts😂😂
This looks adorable. I’m a slacker and haven’t read ANYTHING Christmassy this year *face palm* Hope you have a great holiday week, Shalini!
Thank you Didi… I need 2 Christmassy books more… 😂 😂 To finish the year with it
Lol does kids books count? 😂😂 I could point you in the direction of some very compelling 10 pagers 😉😅 .. that’s really all I’ve got lol
Hahaha… They should but ideally I am doing romance or cozy… I have posts for all days but 3…and one of them is the 25th where I have nothing… Blank….only a merry Christmas pic… 😂 😂
Lovely review! Love that you loved it!💚❤️❄️
Yayyy Christmas is great.. I am celebrating by reading books
Perfect! My more hectic day is the day after Christmas so I will have a chance to read quite a bit on Christmas as well! My kids are older so they don’t even get up early!
Oooh that’s my birthday 😉😉😘
Merry Christmas 🤶 🎄 ☃️
Oh happy early birthday! Both my mom and daughter are December babies!
Yayy December babies are cute
Thank you so much
thanks..same to you..do check my blogs too and share love.
Ahh, my fiancee is a glass artist. I personally know what kind of work they do and what beautiful things they produce. He does, in fact, make ornaments by order. They’re so beautiful. This sounds like a great story. Great review.
Wow… Sounds so good… Wow ❤️
I’m not a Christmas fan but this sounds so cute and perfect for the holiday 🙂
This is my first time of reading Christmas books… ♥️♥️
I do love a Christmas romance.
Yayy this was cute♥️
I love anything Hallmark & Christmas! This sounds great!!!
Thank you… This was really nice 💕 Merry Christmas
I just loved the way you presented this review .
Aww…. Thank you so much… Have a happy Christmas 💕
Your opening paragraph thoroughly explains the spirit of Christmas! I’m glad you were able to feel it!!
Awww… Thank you so much… Best compliment ever.. Happy 2019 💕
I am so glad that even though you do not celebrate Christmas, the Christmas Spirit shines through these books and lets you feel the love. Great review Shalini, another that I still need to read.
I love Christmas, I always have. There is something in the air which makes this whole month warm… I love it😍😍 thanks Carla