Monday, October 16, 2017

Review: Hope at Christmas by Nancy Naigle

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3673.0 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250108675
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (Oct. 10 2017)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XRJ36XV

Book Description

 A recently divorced woman and her daughter look for a fresh start by moving to a small town that embraces them in ways that only fate and the magic of Christmas can explain.

Sydney Ragsdale is divorced, but her husband is still calling the shots. In an attempt to shake free from his hold, she and her daughter, Ray Anne, head for tiny Hopewell, NC to the only asset her ex has no control over – a decaying farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. She finds solace at The Book Bea, the bookstore she’d loved as a child during her summer stays.

Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. Father of a twelve-year-old son, he’s Hopewell, North Carolina’s most sought after bachelor. His young bride abandoned him and his son just before Christmas and has never come back. It has left his son bitter about Christmas which is hard for Mac who loves the magic of the season. He’s been the Santa here in Hopewell since the year Seth was born. 

But when a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends Ray Anne running away. As Sydney tries to figure out what her next steps are she discovers all of the answers are right here in Hopewell.

About the Author

 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.

Look for Nancy's titles in the Adams Grove series.
Sweet Tea and Secrets
Out of Focus
Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes
Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies
Mint Juleps and Justice
Barbecue and Bad News

Porch Swings and Promises

Nancy also has co-written books with:

Phyllis C. Johnson ~ inkBLOT

Kelsey Browning ~ The Granny Series
Book 1- In For A Penny
Book 2 - Fit To Be Tied
Book 3 - In High Cotton
Book 4 - Under The Gun

Coming August 30th, don't miss the second book set in Boot Creek, EVERY YESTERDAY. (The followup book to Life After Perfect.)

Also, this October, look for Christmas Joy. A heartwarming Christmas novel.

Aside from writing she enjoys hunting for treasures in junk and antique shoppes, and getting crafty no matter what the medium from painting and digitizing embroidery designs, to weaving pine needle baskets.

A Virginia native, and spending most of her life in the Tidewater area, she now calls North Carolina home.

My Review

Hope at Christmas by Nancy Naigle is a stand alone charming Christmas story. I have read most of Nancy's books and they always warm your heart.

After her divorce, Sydney and her daughter moved from Atlanta to small town North Carolina. Sydney had inherited a farmhouse there. She and her daughter RayAnne settle there and Sydney finds a short term job for Christmas at a bookstore, The Book Bea. The Book Bea had delighted Sydney in her youth and she was just as entranced as a adult.

Sydney meets a local teacher, Mac, who is also divorced with a young son, Seth. It is a romance so you know a few road blocks will get in the way. Will true love win out for Christmas?

Hope at Christmas is filled with hope and the joy of the Christmas season. Lovely read. If you like Christmas stories then this one is for you!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review, and for helping spread the word about this release. I love the little town of Hopewell. I think it's my new happy place :)