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Title: Oh, Christmas Night
Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: November 5th, 2019
Rating: 5 /5*
I try never to miss any opportunity to travel to Marietta, Montana to reconnect with the fantastic community that Tule authors have brought to life there and when the author is Jane Porter, well absolutely no hesitation in reading it! I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I read this latest story.
This festive read has Californian accountant, Rachel Mills, being gifted the old bookstore in Marietta by her godmother who she hasn’t seen since the funeral of her mother. The store has been closed for three years and Rachel has no memory of ever visiting it. However, she learns of the gift soon after being told a man has been given the promotion she’d hoped would be hers. Rachel decides to go to see just what she’s been given……
Atticus Bowen has been negotiating to buy the bookstore for more than eighteen months and is shocked to discover it has changed hands. He thinks it will be easy to persuade Rachel to sell it to him so he can convert it into another steak restaurant to add to his growing chain. However, she’s more astute and attractive than he’d imagined and he finds himself helping her open up the store for the festive season….. As the attraction between them grows, Rachel gets more conflicted about just what she wants from life. Her plans have never included moving to Marietta, running a bookstore or falling in love! Is it time to rethink her plans or is Atticus really just striving to achieve his own business goals?
it was great to catch up with some of the familiar Marietta characters again, though I suspect this would work well as a stand-alone book, too. The dilemmas faced by Rachel and Atticus are beautifully portrayed in this lovely festive read and it has a very heartwarming, emotive finale. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend this and all the other Marietta Tule stories!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she’s been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever.
Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant—the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta’s Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren’t practical or viable businesses, and he’s making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she’s going to open the bookstore doors for December and ‘explore her options.’
The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer — something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical….or the best decision of her life.