5 stars for Fixing Christmas: A Dickens Holiday Romance - Dorrit’s Diner by @peggy_jaeger #romance
Title: Fixing Christmas: A Dickens Holiday Romance - Dorrit’s Diner
Author: Peggy Jaeger
Genre: Holiday Romance
Christmas has never filled writer Abra Charles with undiluted pleasure. If you’d been left on a doorstep on Christmas Eve morning, you might have a few issues with the holiday as well.
Abra’s avoided her hometown of Dickens for the past twenty Christmas seasons, but now she’s returned in an attempt to get her writing mojo back. Twice-divorced and with her third engagement ending in heartbreak, anger, and blackmail, Abra is now six months behind on submitting her current book. She hopes renting Copperfield House and immersing herself in solitude will cure her writer’s block and get her life back on track. The house she rents isn’t helping her achieve her goal, though, as one thing after another breaks, collapses, or floods.
Colton Bree, Dickens’ very own Mr. FixIt, can’t help but wonder if the new resident of Copperfield House is cursed. After being called to repair a broken window, he’s then needed to fix an exploding coffeepot, an overrunning toilet, and a washing machine that has a mind of its own. Bree doesn’t mind all the unexpected repair jobs, though, because the sexy renter is something to look at despite being a little neurotic and a whole lot of snarky.
Can Abra get her book done with all the distractions and craziness of her life, the biggest distraction being the flannelled hunk with the bedroom eyes and scowling yet oh-so-kissable mouth? Or will Dickens’ Mr FixIt have to step in and save the day and in so doing, fix Christmas for Abra forever?
All Abra wants for Christmas is peace and quiet until handyman Colten offers her something more. Writer Abra Charles tries to avoid Christmas in her hometown of Dickens whenever possible. Orphaned on Christmas Eve will do that to you. But Abra is against a deadline, and she needs someplace secluded to finish her book. So she rents a home in the hopes of getting her muse inspired. One thing after another goes wrong in the house she's rented. Dickens beloved handyman Colten Bree is on the job but between the loud noises, his sexy mouth, and his smoldering eyes, she's distracted. With holiday festivities in full force, Dickens folks are giddy with Christmas cheer and it's rubbing off on Abra. Can Abra get her book finished, even with all the people clamoring for her attention, especially handsome Colten? Is Colten able to do what no one else has been able to do? Bring the joy of Christmas to Abra's heart?
Fixing Christmas is a heartwarming holiday romance I inhaled like a batch of ginger cookies. This book has everything I crave in a holiday romance: plucky heroine, sexy hard-working hero, instant chemistry, small town, a cast of quirky minor characters, and a Christmas miracle. The plot moves at a nice easy pace. The dialogue is witty, snarky, and made me laugh. My heart went out to Abra time and again. I understood why she didn't like Christmas but at the same time, I wished for her to embrace the spirit of Christmas. The romance is definitely swoon-worthy with plenty of romantic comedy moments. The cookie baking scenes were such fun to read. Peggy Jaeger is the queen of romance and I truly love reading her stories. Fixing Christmas deserves a gold crown so scores of hallmarkies can enjoy it. If you're looking for a Christmas romance to dive into, pick up Fixing Christmas. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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I'm a #contemporaryromance writer who writes #RomComs about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If I can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, I've done my job as a writer!
#Family and #food play huge roles in my stories because I believe there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, I bring all topics of daily life into my stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents I longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through my books, I've created the families I wanted as that lonely child.
As a lifelong diarist, I caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit me at peggyjaeger.com where I'm blogging about life, writing, and stuff that makes me go "What??!" daily.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N