I love Christmas and books, so when I got a chance to do a review on this book it's no suprise that I jumped at the chance.
Jenny B Jones is a great author and her books always make me smile and have gotten me through some tough times.
A Sugar Creek Christmas is a great read, the blurb read's (taken from Amazon):
Sometimes all love needs is a second chance.
Morning television show darling Emma Sutton has just been fired.
The only way to get her job back is to find a holiday story to warm the
coldest heart. So when her hometown of Sugar Creek, Arkansas, needs a
Christmas event planner, Emma moves back, sure her story lies in the
town’s desire to become a tourist’s holiday wonderland. The plan is
perfect—until Emma meets her new boss.
Charming, handsome Noah Kincaid isn’t just Sugar Creek’s newest
mayor. He’s also Emma’s ex-fiancé. Ten years ago Emma left Noah her
ring and a goodbye note, but it’s haunted her ever since. The last thing
Noah wants to do is work with the woman who broke his heart, but Emma’s
desperate to prove to him that her bah-humbug ways won’t interfere with
Emma finds it’s more than the mistletoe drawing her back to Noah.
Whatever they had is clearly not over, but Noah’s kisses can’t protect
Emma from a past that won’t leave her alone. As the snow falls and the
trees glisten, love will come to Sugar Creek. But will it come in time
to make all of Emma’s Christmas dreams come true.
I got sucked into this book extremely quickly and loved the charcters, Jenny has mastered the art of creating the best grandmas (Maxine (Katie's foster grandma) in a Katie Parker Production is one of my all time favourite charcters) and Emma's is no exception - an ex spy who still goes on missions while also keeping up with the towns gossip and her grandkids is such a warm welcome to the typical grandmas you find in books.
Emma is a great charcter and despite the fact that she hates Christmas you see that she has reason behind it and eventually see her come round to it.
Noah is a kind guy, who though he got hurt in the past by Emma still cares about her and is prepared to look beyond their complicated past and the fact she hates Christmas.
The storyline is a bit prediactable (though not cheasy in anyway!) but has a few twists here and there and its a page turner for sure! Its a great book to read if you want to get in the Christmas mood (and has turned me off wanting a white Christmas after hearing how hard it can be getting anywhere with snow!) and want something with substance but not too heavy.
Overall its a great read and one I know I will reread the closer it gets to Christmas, once again Jenny has written a winner.
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***I received this book in exchange for an honest review.