A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale

Name: A Christmas to Remember
Author: Jenny Hale
Format: ebook
Pages: 316 pages
Release date: 10th October 2014
Publisher: Bookouture

Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they?

Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life.

As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing , the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree!

The only problem could be her boss… single-dad Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, but he’s always working. Doesn’t he realise he’s missing out on precious moments with his son and daughter?

As Adam’s family arrive for Christmas including his sensitive sister, Sharon, and his fun-loving elderly Grandpa, Walter, Carrie realises that she might just have found the perfect allies in her quest to persuade Adam to loosen up. There’s still time for Carrie to make this the best Christmas ever… after all, Christmas is the time for miracles, isn’t it?  Let the festivities begin!

My thoughts

I kindly received A Christmas to Remember in exchange of an honest review by the publisher.

Carrie Blake has been a successful nanny for many years. At the age of thirty-three, having worked around the clock every single day and night with other families, she’d never had the chance to have a life outside of work. She hadn’t dated anyone seriously, and she hadn’t been able to learn who she wanted to be. Carrie wanted children, a loving husband - a family of her own. With children, Carrie was a natural - but in her own life, she felt helpless.
As Carrie starts a new nanny job in Virginia she is leaving her home in North Carolina, her family and friends behind. When Carrie arrived in Richmond she knew looking after Adam's Fletcher children will be a blast. They live in a wonderful mansion and the kids are just adoreable. Carrie quickly noticed that Adam is a workoholic. He's running a brewery in town and is choosing everything over to make it a success. It's heartbraking to see for Carrie what Adam is missing out with his children. It seems like they have no bond at all, so Carrie makes herself the misson to bring the Fletcher's family back together. Will she succeed?

Jenny has done it again! I loved Jenny's previous novels Coming Home For Christmas and Love Me For Me and also loved A Christmas To Remember. 

I enjoyed reading about Carrie's journey. She is auch a heart-warming character. You feel that she loves being a nanny. She is so good with Adams children but frankly, I had some tiny issues with her. When Carrie is around Adam she behaving like a teenanger sometimes, not a thirty-three years old woman. In everything she is doing (besides watching after children) she's so insecure and is questioning everything, seriously too much of a thinker! It bothered me that Carrie is complaining a lot about her life needs do move forward. THEN JUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

Now about the Fletcher's Family. Not only Carrie enjoyed them, I fell in love with them very quickly. These are a lovely bunch of people! For me, Olivia and David are the stars of the show, I constantly wanted to cuddle them.They bring you so much joy and happiness.

With A Christmas to Remember she has done another brilliant job and created such a magical chrismassy fell good read with full of heart. She's an fantastic author and with every book her writing is growing. In A Christmas to Remember Jenny Hale's writing is outstanding, her writing style at it's best.

4.5 cupcakes for A Christmas to Remember

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3 Kommentare:

  1. I am definitely not ready for Christmas yet, but I will have to remember this one come December!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. Hi Isabell,

    I can't even bear to think about Christmas yet either, although I wouldn't necessarily say that I would have to wait for Christmas to read a Christmas story. I sell books also and find that if someone enjoys reading books by a particular author, they will buy them no matter what the season.

    I don't tend to read a lot of chick-lit, but they are easy stories to read and will often fill in the time between slightly more serious books, as a bit of light relief.

    This sounds like a good author to keep on my list, a very nice review and thanks for the recommendation.


  3. I am always looking for a good romance with the single/nanny theme. I don't know why, I'm just a big fan of the idea. Sounds like you enjoy this novel, and boy I am glad to see some Christmas books rolling in!


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