Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses – Jenny Hale
Title: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
Author: Jenny Hale
My rating: ★★★★★
It’s not Christmas yet, but since Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses came out last week, I just had to start reading it right away. Last year I have read a few Christmas novels. Two of them (Coming Home for Christmas and A Christmas to Remember) were written by Jenny Hale. They were lovely so I could not wait to start reading this one.
What the book is about
An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.
Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
What I think about the book
Once again a great novel by Jenny Hale. I really enjoyed it and I was seriously getting in a festive mood. I will have to wait a while before I can start decorating our flat, but at least I can read more Christmas novels until then. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses was a great start of my Christmas reading.
This story has wonderful characters. Not just Abbey and Nick, but I loved little Max as well. Now that I am a mother, it was as if I could actually see Max through Abbey’s eyes. I finally realize what it is like to love your kid like that and what it’s like when others (especially the man you love) are nice to him. I can’t wait for my baby boy to be bigger so we can start our own traditions together. Reading this story definitely gave me some great ideas for the future.
Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses is the perfect story if you are searching for something romantic. It is a classic girl meets boy story. You know they will fall in love, but that is exactly what I wanted from this novel. I wanted them to fall in love and see what challenges life would throw at them. It’s not just about love though, it is also about living your dream, whether that would be starting your own business or learning how to relax and enjoy your family. These are challenges that most of us can relate to in a way. Following your heart can be scary, but I also know what it’s like to be super busy and forget to enjoy life as well. Not that I’ve got millions on my bank account to show for it…
Speaking of millionaires… I’ve got one small remark. Once again the female main character in the book is thinking about the future and a possible career change and the male main character is a rich man who seems to be a complete workaholic. The stories are different and I really enjoy all of them, but it was something I noticed. It is not the kind of man I would fall for, as I am usually more into artistic and quirky guys. Still Jenny writes those characters so well that they do become attractive. And since the story is super romantic I didn’t really mind who the characters were. I just wanted them to be together. Therefore I still think that this book deserves five stars.