Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy

by Nancy Naigle

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)

Katie visits Evergreen, Vermont to work on her next novel. On the way there she meets local Ben and the book shows their relationship development throughout her time there. Besides Ben, Katie also meets the other town folk. She is swept up in the Christmas traditions, some of them seem too good to be true. There is cookie baking, ice skating, caroling, wishing upon a magic snowglobe and the mystery of a secret advent calendar. 

Overall I enjoyed this story, especially because of the town it took place in and the heartwarming relationships between the characters. It is truly a Christmas feel-good story! There are so many characters in town that you almost feel like you are in the town yourself while reading the book. The book is based on a Hallmark film, and even though I haven’t seen it, it shows through in the book. There are a lot of characters and points of view, which sometimes makes it a bit harder to follow. Also, I sometimes was doubtful about the ages of the inhabitants and there was some repetition of facts that I found unnecessary. But, the plot of the story was fun and it was an easy Christmas read! If you want to read a story full of snowy weather, Christmas traditions, roasting marshmallows by the fire and newfound love then this is definitely a book for you! 

I got a copy of this book via Netgalley and would like to thank Netgalley, the publisher and the author, Nancy Naigle, for this fun read. I read this voluntarily and all my opinions are my own. 

An Imperfect Christmas

by Tanya Russell

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

I loved this cozy Christmas story!

Maggie’s life is perfect until in a short amount of time everything falls apart. With the help of her family, whom she’s visiting for Christmas this year, she slowly tries to put her life back together.
She hasn’t been home for 2 years, and the reason why she hasn’t will be there too…

I absolutely adored this cozy, love, winter town Christmas story!

With so many things going wrong in Maggie’s life, I think the author has connected the way in which Maggie acts and her past experiences really well. It makes you feel for her, knowing what she’s been through and allows you to understand why she does the things she does. The narrative changes between Maggie and the other main character, which I really liked because you get a more in-depth picture of their thoughts. The other characters in the story are also written really well. Some of whom you may come to love… others not so much.

This book is full of Christmas, love and family (and a snowy town – who doesn’t love that!). I would definitely recommend this book. It’s a great book to read during Christmas time (or any time of year if you love Christmas as much as I do! 🙂 ).

Thank you to Tanya Russell, Sapere Books and NetGalley for letting me review this book.