Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers
Book Review of --
Christmas Reflections (Forever Christmas Book 1) by Joanne Jaytanie
Overall star rating --- 3
About the book:
As a teenager Juliet Swanson couldn't wait to get out of her home town of Glenville, WA and move to the big city. She moved to California to attend college, and then went to work for a large corporation. It didn't take her long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn't the life she wanted. She moved back to her home town, fell in love with the 'family feel' of living there and has a close knit group of girlfriends she shares everything with. Now if she could only find a way to make her dream career a reality she would have it all, except for Mr. Right.
Colton Weatherly is a city guy who eats and breathes his career as a project manager for a acquisitions corporation. He is assigned to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort, along with the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm. By his estimation it will be an easy close, and he plans to wrap it up in one short weekend. What he didn't plan on was butting heads with Juliet, who is not the average 'local girl.'
Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 19
-- Story & characters -- 7
-- Cover & title -- 7
-- Editing & formatting -- 5
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The Christmas Quotient --- 3
** How many Christmas trees a book gets tells how Christmassy it was. The scale runs from 1-7 trees. **
The review --
This is a nice book, a fun light read, that has a nice Christmas theme running through it. It's a nice story of 4 friends who decide to buy the local Christmas tree farm, and set up their own business.
Of course, there is romance involved, in the way of the representative of a company that has other plans for the Christmas tree farm. There are, needless to say, bumps and jolts along the way of this romance; but it all culminates in a happy ending.
If you're wanting a fun romance to read over Christmas, this book will fill the bill.
Genre -- Christmas romance
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- mild to moderate
Violence rating -- mild
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