Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber


Book Summary

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber has Everly Lancaster at her wits end over her assistant who made another large and embarrassing mistake.  Annette is the niece of Everly’s partner, Jack Campbell who does not seem to notice her mistakes or spoiled nature.  When Everly confronts Jack about firing Annette, he insists that she take a month off to relax.  Jack requests that Annette book Everly a luxury cruise and leaves all the details to her.  Before Everly can protest, she is booked on a two-week cruise with all the necessary paperwork and shots.  She arrives at the ship in Brazil to find it is not a luxury cruise.  The trip allows passengers to learn about the Amazon rainforest and explore the area.  There is no internet, television, or phone service.  Everly becomes ill on the first night and Asher Adams takes care of her during her recovery.  The more she gets to know the naturalist, the more Everly likes him.  The time spent recuperating gives Everly a chance to examine her life and her priorities.  Everly and Asher enjoy their time together.  As the cruise nears the end, they must decide if they can make a relationship work in the real world.  Can they find a way to compromise and overcome their differences? 

My Thoughts

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber is a charming Christmas tale. It contains Debbie Macomber’s trademark writing style.  The author has a way of drawing a reader right into a story which was what happened to me with Jingle All the Way.  Everly Lancaster aka Daisy has spent the last six years working to make the real estate company she, Easy Home that she co-owns with Jack Campbell a success.  Work has dominated her life to the detriment of her family and other relationships.  Now she has an inept assistant who happens to be her partner’s niece.  Jack insists she take a thirty-day vacation.  The inept assistant is tasked with finding a relaxing cruise in a warm climate.  You just know that this is not going to go well.  What ensues are embarrassing and humorous situations along with a chance for a romantic encounter.  Asher Adams is a naturalist who works on the cruise Everly takes down the Amazon River.  He is the perfect counterpart for Everly.  A beautiful setting and a cozy cruise ship have a way of bringing two people together.  Staying together, though, is the tricky part.  I enjoyed meeting Everly’s large, boisterous family.  It is amazing how time gives us a different perspective on our family and where we grew up.  I liked that Everly took her time while laid up to gain a new perspective about the cruise as well as reflect on her life.  I was surprised by how quickly this story flew by for me.  I loved the epilogue that nicely wrapped up the tale.   Jingle All the Way is a heartwarming holiday story that will leave you smiling.  I wish we did not have to wait a year for Debbie Macomber’s next holiday novel.  Jingle All the Way is an entertaining holiday story with an incapable assistant, wardrobe woes, tribal tribulations, insect irritation, sociable siblings, and Christmas cheer. 

Jingle All the Way can be obtained from Amazon* along with other major booksellers.  You can find Debbie Macomber's other novels here.  Thank you for stopping by today and reading my review.  In addition to Jingle All the Way, The Light of Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd and A Haven for Her Heart by Susan Anne Mason were published today.  I will be featuring The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd next time.  It is the 3rd book in The Cornwall Novels.  I hope that you have a positive day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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