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Not Christmas Without You by Jane Porter #Review #Romance #Marietta #readztule

 

Series: Love On Chance Avenue #4

Title: Not Christmas Without You

Author: Jane Porter

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Pages: 278

Published: December 6th, 2018

Rating: 4.5/5

 

Anyone who enjoys contemporary, heartwarming romance will probably, like me, love this delightful addition to the Marietta romances. There are so many familiar families, characters, events and places in the story, it is like visiting a community you know well and feel at home in. If you’ve not read any of the stories set there, you’re really missing a treat! As usual, even though so much is familiar to me now, you really can read and enjoy this story without knowing any of the others – but I suspect it will certainly tempt you to read more in future.

In this story, Charity Wright is one of the Wright sisters who grew up on Chance Avenue and she still lives there with her parents now. She’s had another failed relationship and is really fed up. When her travel agent friend suggests Charity go to check out the Little Teton resort for her, Charity decides to go, pretending to be her friend. When she arrives she meets a handsome gentleman who is pretending to be a sports writer and, although she’s sworn off men till next year, the two get on brilliantly and have platonic fun together, even though they’re both attracted to the other. When it comes to time to leave he discovers she’s from his home town and has no idea who he really is. This is a story which starts with impersonation and ends with romance but only after and accident, interfering ex-partners, a lovely dog and lots of Christmas trees!

I have absolutely no hesitation at all in highly recommending this book to anyone who enjoys lovely, heartwarming romances with a brilliant dose of festive spirit added to the mix. This is a story of overcoming fears, acknowledging your soul mate and taking a chance on love. I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

She’s swearing off men, but the rules don’t apply to him Charity Wright has a history of picking the wrong guys and has decided to swear off men for the month of December–no dates, no kisses, no holiday romance–a decision made all that much harder when she meets the man that could be her Mr. Right, Marietta native and professional baseball player, Quinn Douglas. Just out of a long term relationship, Quinn Douglas isn’t looking for love at the Little Teton Resort, and he certainly isn’t interested in a girl from home, but now that he’s met Charity, he can’t get her out of his mind. Charity even has him rethinking his career and life on the road. Is Charity the missing piece he’s been looking for?

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

I’ve read and reviewed the other books in this series – click on their titles to read my reviews.

Take Me, Cowboy

Miracle on Chance Avenue

 

Take a Chance on Me

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