Book Review: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe kisses by Jenny Hale

christmas misltRelease date: 16th October 2015

Publisher: Bookouture

Source: Netgalley



Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?


The Review

I honestly wasn’t sure that I would like this book but once I started the book I just could not put it down.

It is a heart warming story about love, family, discovering your dreams and lots of Christmas spirit. Don’t forget mistletoe’s and lots of kisses.

Meet Abbey, she works as a nurse to Caroline Sinclair. But Abbey didn’t always want to be a nurse, once upon a time she wanted to pursue her dreams which included a husband, children and lots of art. But a fun night with her boyfriend many years ago resulted in an unexpected pregnancy and along came Max. Abbey is bent of providing everything she can for Max and her family so when she gets the opportunity to decorate Caroline Sinclair’s grandsons house, Abbey is really excited. And while Abbey is overwhelmed with this opportunity she is also excited about doing something she is passionate about.

Her first impressions of Nick are not a great ones, first of all he works too much and seems almost always distracted, a bit short with her like he has to get back to much more important things. But when he does a very simple nice gesture for her over thanksgiving, she starts to wonder if she has misjudged him.

As Abbey works tirelessly to get Nicks house ready for the festive season, she doesn’t expect to develop feeling for Nick or for her son Max to like Nick.

Things between Nick and Abbey are put on hold as Nick plans to return to New York right after Christmas, is this the end of Abbey and Nick?

What did I like? Well lets see…. everything. I loved all the characters in this book, and let me be honest, that rarely happens. Reading about each of them put a smile on my face. Max was a personal favorite, his innocence and openness was endearing. I didn’t like Nick at first bit as the story went on, I liked him more and more. It just shows that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to men “most times”. The story made me see that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and that love comes around when you least expect it also it touched on the importance of family, and having quality time. This book really made me feel super Christmassy with all the decor and snow. Had me wishing I had lots of holly, mistletoes, a snow man and gigantic Christmas trees. Truly a family festive read, perfect for this time of year!


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