Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Scarlett Bailey - and anyone who loves the sound of Christmas songs and the sparkle of decorations on the tree - will adore this festive holiday treat!
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!
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Carrie Blake is a nanny. She has been a nanny since she graduated from college. Now she is heading to her last job. Once she gets there she realize that she has her work cut out for her. Carrie sees that the father and the children really don't know each other. So it's her goal before Christmas to get them together and she might have some help with this by way of his family. His family will be spending the holidays with them. Is Carrie getting in way over her head in this job? Adam Fletcher is a single dad who has his kids for Christmas for the first time. He hires Carrie to tae care of the kids for the holidays., cause he will be working most of the holidays. and his family will be there. The real reason is cause he's a workaholic and he really doesn't know his children. But things start to change little by little once Carrie arrives. But is this change for the better or not? This is my first time reading anything by this author and I loved it. I really enjoyed reading this boo. I can't wait to read more by this author. I will be adding this author to my favorites. I highly recommend this boo to others to read.
This is the perfect time of year for holiday themed novels. I thought I'd get myself in the mood by reading a novel or two with this theme. While going through my reading pile I noticed Jenny Hale's latest release. I read and really liked Jenny's Debut novel, Coming Home for Christmas, and thought A Christmas to Remember would be perfect. The story started off great and I found myself immersed in Carrie's world. I loved how giving and kind she was. I also loved the twins, Olivia and David. At times they were the adorable precocious four years olds I expected them to be and at other times they acted much older than their ages. I liked Adam too, but it took me a little longer to warm up to him. I wasn't sure what it was that was keeping him away from his adorable children. And I absolutely loved Adam's family. Besides the characters, I enjoyed seeing the family come together and be there for each other. I loved seeing Allie and Robert from Coming Home for Christmas it was such a great way to catch up with them. I found that the first half of the book seemed a little slow, but at about half way through it picked up. I was a little worried Carrie wasn't going to be able to find what she was looking for and was frankly very surprised by the twist near the end of the book, but everything worked out the way it should. This story will tug on your heart strings and capture your attention. It's sweet, with lots of tension between Adam and Carrie, but with a resolution that will leave you happy. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
A Christmas To Remember by new to me author Jenny Hale introduces the reader to a story of Carrie Blake, a nanny who is at a crossroads in her life, working in a field she loves but has decided she needs to embrace new experiences in her life. Her last job as a nanny is a temporary assignment for Adam Fletcher, a workaholic single father and his four year old twins, David and Olivia. Carrie quickly learns that Adam’s relationship with his children is virtually non-existent and takes it upon herself to convince Adam to actively participate in the Christmas festivities with his family. I enjoyed the story, but I found Carrie annoying with her inner monologue about her personal insecurities. I also struggled with her determination to confront Adam on his lack of parenting skills. I kept thinking she was out of line and it wasn’t her place to tell Adam he needed to work on his relationships. Despite my initial reservations about Carrie, I got so immersed in the story and what would happen next. I quickly saw how much Carrie loved her job and how enthusiastic she was to make Christmas wonderful for the entire Fletcher family. I really liked Adam and was very curious about the backstory of why he worked so much instead of spending more time with his family. The arrival of his parents, grandfather, sister and brother-in-law made the story more enjoyable with their individual personalities. The author does a wonderful job of illustrating the emotions by all of the characters and the blossoming attraction between Carrie and Adam was a joy to witness. If you are looking for a story that is sweet and full of Christmas whimsy and spirit, then this book is a good choice. <i>Disclaimer:</i> I received a complimentary copy of <i>A Christmas To Remember</i> from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.