A little seasonal light reading is just the thing. I thank TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler at no charge for my honest review.
About Finding Christmas:
Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 15, 2019)
With all the glittering decorations, twinkling lights, snow angels, gingerbread men and mistletoe, Christmas is Emmie’s first love.
This year, she can’t wait to share her favorite Christmas traditions with her boyfriend, Grant. She thinks he’s “the one.” So when Grant’s hectic work schedule has him more “Bah Humbug” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” Emmie creates a holiday-themed scavenger hunt to help him find his Christmas spirit. At the end of the journey, Grant will arrive at the charming town of Christmas Point where she’s planned a romantic weekend filled with holiday activities.
But Emmie’s plan backfires when a mix-up has the wrong guy following her clues! Sam, a best-selling mystery writer, thinks Emmie’s clever Christmas riddles are from his agent, who is trying to help him get over his epic writer’s block.
When he arrives at Christmas Point and finds the stunned Emmie, he immediately feels she’s someone special, but she can’t see beyond the fact that the wrong guy has shown up. Inspired by the small, charming town, Sam decides to stay and convinces Emmie to join him in a little holiday fun while she waits for Grant.
When Grant finally shows up, Emmie is disappointed to discover he’s not enjoying the activities she planned and can’t help wonder if he’s really the one for her. She also can’t get Sam out of her mind and all the great times they had together. With Christmas coming fast, Emmie will need the magic of the season to help steer her in the direction of true love…
About the Author:
Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy Award–winning storyteller, author, screenwriter, journalist, and national TV host. She has written original screenplays for Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime Christmas movies, including the Netflix sensation A Christmas Prince. Karen wrote the Hallmark movie and novel Christmas Camp, and the sequel novella, Christmas Camp Wedding. Traveling to more than sixty-five countries as the creator and host of Travel Therapy TV, Karen is constantly inspired by the diverse people, places, and cultures she encounters. All of Karen’s stories are uplifting, filled with heart and hope.
Every year I look forward to the Christmas movie season. There is something so comforting about the plots, the romances, the Christmas and most of all the snow because it always seems to snow. Now I can find that same holiday comfort food in a book. Given that I always have my head in a book and that I do sometimes like to read a lighter tale and this certainly qualifies.
There is nothing complicated or deep here it’s a light and fluffy and full of everything you want in a holiday romance. There’s the wrong guy, the right guy, the no I won’t, the yes I will and a scavenger hunt! In addition you will find a couple of recipes and holiday tips at the back of the book to really up the holiday cheer factor.
If you are looking for a happy escape from the everyday this book will do it for you. It’s a fast read and a delightful way to spend an afternoon or two. So settle in with a cup of hot cocoa and have a lovely time in Christmas Point.
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