Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Christmas Ever After by Karen Schaler

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

From Karen Schaler, the writer of the Netflix phenomenon A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s Christmas Camp comes this new heartwarming holiday romance. Mamma Mia meets The Bachelorette in Christmas Ever After…

While promoting her next novel, a Christmas love story, author Riley Reynolds is caught off guard when she’s asked during a live national television interview how she can write about romance when she still hasn’t found “the one” herself. Scrambling for an answer, she quickly answers that she has had great love in her past and that love inspired her novels. Little does she know that this one offhanded remark will turn her world upside down. Three of her ex-boyfriends see the interview, and each, believing she’s talking about him, shows up for her Christmas Camp book event at the Christmas Lake Lodge, determined to rewrite his happily-ever-after with her! Over the festive weekend, Riley’s old boyfriends compete to win her heart, pulling out all the stops while planning the most romantic Christmas dates on the planet. Despite herself, Riley starts falling for each guy- again-but for different reasons. As Riley revisits each relationship and discovers more about herself, she embraces the magic of Christmas and finally finds true love and her own Christmas ever after…

Bonus Content: Christmas Ever After includes delicious original Christmas recipes and fun holiday crafts and activities.

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my thoughts:

Love, love, love!! What a fun book! Christmas Ever After is the perfect book to bring you some holiday cheer. I know it's still September, but the days are so dreary, that I can' help but look forward to the upcoming holiday season. And books are the best way to bring some of holiday excitement into your life, especially ones that read like a Hallmark movie.  So, I grabbed a huge cuppa, some chocolate chip cookies and settled down with my copy on a rainy day. I read and read and read until I got to the very end. Talk about a delightful read! Romance, a bit of drama, misunderstandings, old flames, and Christmas - what more could I want in a book!? 

Riley is promoting her new book when she's asked about "the One" and writing about romance. To quell any speculation about her lack of experience when it comes to falling in love, she dishes on a past romance that was the inspiration for her books. Not thinking much about her response, Riley heads off to her Christmas Camp event.  Unbeknownst to her, three ex-boyfriends saw the interview and are now convinced they are the inspiration for her books. So, what happens next? Well, they show up to her event and decide to woo her, again. Yep, it's a blast from the past experience for Riley and let's just say its surprising, funny, romantic, and nostalgic. Riley can't help but think back on each relationship and start looking at each guy as a new romantic partner...who will win her heart this time round? 

Schaler has written a terrific romance story that will hook you right from the start. You won't be a able to help but fall in deep with Riley and her suitors - cheering some on, trying to figure out who should be the one, and hoping for a Christmas love story ending. This is one book that you will thoroughly enjoy. reading. 

I would happily recommend Christmas Ever After to fans of Schaler and anyone looking for a holiday read - you will LOVE this book to bits!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Christmas Ever After  and the link to Karen Schaler's website - check them both out!!

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

This does sound like the perfect holiday read. :D

Ti said...

That cover is right out of a Hallmark movie. I never properly thanked you for introducing me to Hallmark Christmas movies. I love them!! I would like to spend some time cozying up in a house like that. I am glad you loved this book. We all need a good hug these days and sometimes we can find that in books.

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing more about my next novel Christmas Ever After and I love the comment about how books can sometimes be like a hug. I think that's SO true! When I work to design the cover concepts I always "see" the places in my mind and try and create places you would want to go. I know I'd love to go to the Christmas Lake Lodge right now! I hope you enjoy the story!

Sara Strand said...

I am almost done with this one and I am totally loving it! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

Laurel Ann Nattress said...

Your review put me in the mood for the holidays, Nadia. Thanks!