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One for the Christmas TBR: Home Sweet Christmas, Susan Mallery

With thanks to Mills and Boon for my gifted copy of this read, I am thrilled to be chiming about this gorgeous Christmas read.

Christmas wrapping up the plot:

With twinkling humor and heartfelt Christmas spirit, two friends find love in a town called Wishing Tree…

Until Camryn Neff can return to her “real” life in Chicago, she’s in Wishing Tree to care for her twin sisters. She’s not looking for forever love, not here. But handsome hotelier Jake Crane is a temptation she can’t resist, so she suggests they pair up for the season. No golden rings, no broken hearts. At his side, she sees her hometown through Christmas-coloured eyes. The cheer is cheerier, the joy more joyful. She thought she had put her future on hold…but maybe her real life was here all along, waiting for her to come home.

New in town, River Best is charmed by Wishing Tree’s homespun traditions and warmhearted people. When she’s crowned Snow Queen, she’s honoured but wary. Dylan Tucker, her king, seems like the stuff of sugarplum dreams, but she can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something big. As they perform their “royal” duties—tasting cookies, lighting trees—Dylan’s good humour and melty kisses draw her to the brink of love. But she can’t let herself fall until she uncovers his secret, even if her lack of faith means losing him forever.

Bobs and Books honest review:

Ooh this gives such warm fuzzy feelings on cold winter nights. Loved the interfering mother how she just wasn't handled well at all- Project Jake's bride was simply hysterical as Helen just wants to see her son loved up.

The Snow King and Queen storyline too was just so super cute for this time of year.

I loved reading about both couples equally, and was itching to watch it all unfold. Great backstories, secrets to be revealed and a whole lot of love between them too.

Reading about small towns (and living in them) can often feel claustrophobic but this felt joyous and I'd definitely sign up to live there. Great to see a sense of community throughout too.

Festive fun at its very best.

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