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It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale #Review #Christmas #Romance #Contemporary

Another one that nearly got away – discovered this review still in my draft posts but should have been shared on release day. I’ve added the cover image and buy details… I’ll catch up eventually!

Title: It Started With Christmas

Author: Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture

Published: October 29th, 2018

Pages: 311

Rating:  5/5

This delightful festive romance is by the inimitable Jenny Hale ….that should be enough to tell go grab yourself a copy as soon as you can – you know you’ll be in for a real treat!

Finding a stranger, Joe, in residence, was a surprise for this grandmother and granddaughter, Holly, returning to their isolated cabin to celebrate Christmas. Mind you, the heavy snowfalls had made their journey treacherous so it wasn’t any wonder he’d decided not to risk the journey and stayed on after his rental time was up. He’s there planning his wedding but without his bride-to-be. As the attraction between Joe and Holly grows, despite them working together to organise his wedding to someone else. Will Christmas magic help these two find their happily ever after together or will her first love, Rhett Burton, woo and win her heart again? You’ll just have to read it yourself to find out!

A heartwarming festive story, with great characters, a special set of presents to be sorted and love to be found. It is a great story to read whatever the season and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone looking for a fun, festive romance to read.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley. This review is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.


A beautiful, feel-good Christmas story. You’ll laugh, cry, and fall in love with this wonderfully warm and MAGICAL festive romance…

Holly McAdams loves spending the Christmas holidays at her family’s cozy cabin, with its little red door and twinkling lights, tucked in the snowy hills outside Nashville. But this year will be different. Someone unexpected is joining them…

After Holly and her beloved Nana struggle through a snow storm to reach the cabin, they discover gorgeous and wealthy Joseph Barnes, who has been renting the cabin for the last few weeks, is now snowed in. And it looks like he’ll be staying for the holidays.

Determined to make the best of the surprise situation, Holly tries to bring everyone together by baking delicious treats and decorating the cabin with plenty of festive sparkle. She finds herself growing close to handsome Joseph, who is unlike anyone she’s ever met before, even if Nana isn’t so keen on the dashing stranger with the mysterious past.

But charming and irresistible musician Rhett Burton is also back in town. Thrown into close proximity with the person who used to be her best friend and the man who broke her heart, Holly realizes it’s time to face her feelings and figure out what she really wants from her life. But to complicate things, both Joseph and Rhett have secrets to reveal…

Will Holly be able to find herself and the love she’s always dreamed of this Christmas?

Discover the joy of Christmas in this gorgeous novel, celebrating the importance of friendship, the magic of love, and finding happiness by being true to yourself. 


Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)          Amazon (US)           Barnes and Noble

One comment on “It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale #Review #Christmas #Romance #Contemporary

  1. carhicks
    November 27, 2018

    Woo Hoo, another wonderful Jenny Hale Christmas romance. Great review Elaine.


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