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The Christmas Company written by Alys Murray is a wonderful new holiday book for 2018. If you love a good holiday romance, you are going to love this book. If you are not a huge fan of romance, I’m betting you are going to love this book just as much! The writing is so funny, smart, emotional and memorable all at the same time. It’s hard to put this book down.
Matters only worsened when he arrived inside to see a house overflowing with decorations and frippery. (Yeah, frippery. He was so enraged he’d had to dip into his grandfather’s vocabulary for a word to describe it.)
Set in the small Texan town of Miller’s Point, an annual Dickensian Christmas festival makes this place something special to everyone that visits for the holiday celebration. The people who live in Miller’s Point KNOW how special this place is, and how the entire community can pull together each year to make holiday magic happen. Kate Buckner takes her role in the celebrations very seriously, so when she hears that Christopher Woodward has passed away she is truly saddened. Mr. Woodward was a good, kind man who lived in Dallas, and he was the CEO of the company that funded The Christmas Company and made this town celebration possible.
Now the town is meeting the new CEO, Clark Woodward, who is the nephew of the late Christopher Woodward. He has decided that he will be shutting down The Christmas Company subsidiary effective immediately. The town is shocked, and Kate makes it her mission to make things right. Christmas is Kate’s favorite holiday and she simply can’t understand how Clark can’t feel the same way. Kate’s first attempt to make Clark see the special side of the holidays, is to decorate the building that he is staying in with all the decorations that he had ordered to be taken down around the town. His sentiments include wanting to puke chestnuts and digging deep for an appropriate word from his grandfather’s vocabulary, frippery, to describe the frivolous sight surrounding him.
Is Kate ever going to be able to get through to Clark? Or will the town’s celebrations be lost forever? More importantly, when Kate really pushes hard to understand Clark’s point of view, is she going to be able to hold on to her love of Christmas? This book takes the reader on a journey that really makes you think about the holidays and what makes them important. This book even includes a special treat of an original recipe for Sweet Potato Biscuits with Country Ham to add to your holiday menus. I hope you’ll take some personal time to enjoy The Christmas Company this holiday season!
Disclosure: Thank you to Hallmark Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.
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