Welcome! Christmas Sweets by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine and Leslie Meier* releases October 29 along with Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart. Holiday Homecoming Secrets by Lynette Eason will be out on December 3 and so will Have a Deadly New Year by Lynn Cahoon. I will feature The Wedding Dress Christmas by Rachel Hauck on December 18 as part of the Celebrate Lit Book Tour. Do any of these titles appeal to you?
Christmas Angels can be purchased here* (Amazon UK*). You can find a list of Nancy Naigle's other novels here. She has written some lovely Christmas stories. Thank you for stopping by today and reading my review. I will feature Death by Jack-O'-Lantern by Alexis Morgan tomorrow. It is the second An Abby McCree Mystery. I hope that you have an enchanting day. Take care of yourself and Happy Reading!
Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle has Liz Westmoreland working as a project manager for PROEM Service Group in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is sorting through her mail at home when she comes across a postcard advertising properties for sale by auction. Liz pulls up the site and discovers her grandparents old lodge, Angels Rest in Antler Creek is available. It has always been Liz’s dream to run the inn and she quickly sets things in motion. The next day, Liz wins the auction and quickly heads up to Antler Creek. Matt Hardy did not win the auction for Angels Rest. The residents of the town still remember the sweet couple who ran it and the amazing Christmas displays they put on each year. When Liz arrives in town, Matt remembers her at the freckle faced girl who enjoyed fly fishing. Matt is happy to help restore Angels Rest to its former glory and spend time with Liz. The town welcomes Liz with open arms especially Maizey who own the Creekside Café. As Liz works on the property, angels that her grandmother owned keep popping up in unusual places. She believes this is a sign that she on the right path. But then an accident has Liz wondering if she has indeed made the right choice. Can Matt and the locals show Liz that she is home?
Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle is a magical Christmas story. Liz Westmoreland has had a dream since she was a teenager and she has a chance to make it come true. She purchases her grandparents old lodge at auction in as-is condition. An art gallery had gutted the interior and made some unusual design choices that must now be undone. Liz wants to restore Angels Rest to its former glory and carry on the traditions started by her grandparents. Matt Hardy is an architect who lives on the land adjacent to Liz’s. He remembers Liz from when she visited her grandparents as a child. Matt is eager to help Liz with her renovations and get an opportunity to get to know her better. I found Christmas Angels to be well-written with fabulous characters. I found the interactions between Liz and Matt to be delightful. I just loved Maizey who provided good advice and delicious food as well as Krissy, Matt’s sister. Elvis was another great addition with his playful antics, unique grin and wiggling backside. I enjoyed the authors depictions which allowed me to visualize the story. There are tender scenes that just made me smile. There is an opportunity for a second book (hint, hint) featuring Matt’s sister who would like to open a shop in the town and the deputy who caught her eye. Christmas Angels is a heartwarming tale that that will linger with you long after you finish reading it.
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