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5+ stars for Staging Christmas – A Dickens Holiday Romance #holidayromance #holidayromcom #romcom #bookreview

Title: Staging Christmas – A Dickens Holiday Romance

Author: Kathryn Hills

Genre: Holiday Romance / RomCom / Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:


A comeback queen with a tarnished tiara. A computer nerd in over his head. All it takes is a car crash, a rescue dog, and a century-old ski lodge to make them believe in holiday magic.


Kendall Worthington lands herself on the naughty list the moment she crosses Dickens’ town line. No one anticipates a car accident. But leave it to her to wreck a local woman’s car. Not just any car. A wedding present from the lady’s beloved groom. It’s no surprise since Kendall considers herself cursed when it comes to love, romance, and all things weddings. After all her own nuptials disintegrated. Now she’s sworn off men—especially rich, entitled men—and relocated to the place known for its holiday cheer to start over as a single, independent woman.


Jamie Frisk knows all about challenges, the latest being how he’s going to pay off the astronomical mortgage on the mysterious Dickens landmark he purchased on impulse. What’s a software engineer going to do with a massive, fixer-upper like Iron Gate Lodge? Open it to paying guests again? His family thinks he’s crazy, and he’s beginning to agree with them. Thankfully, he’s got one very special woman with a flair for staging a comeback on his side.


Amidst all the spackle and paint—plus a hefty dose of holiday hijinks—these misfits manage to breathe new life into a place steeped in a legacy of love. Could they possibly host a wedding by Christmas? Working together they might just pull it off. And, with the help of Dickens’ magic, they may even fall in love along the way.


My Review:


Kendall swears she’s hexed when it comes to weddings, but one small town and a rescue dog may have the answer she’s looking for. Staging Christmas is a delightful holiday rom com I couldn’t put down. The small town of Dickens will enchant you. The descriptive narration will put you in the festive mood. The characters, including the furry one, will steal your heart.


Let’s start with the characters. Kendall is a ball of contradictions. She has trouble refereeing between her head and her heart. She’s smart, funny, and has had her heart broke. She’s relatable to all women and she drives this plot. Jamie is in deep trouble. He’s trying to restore a dilapidated ski lodge and he’s in over his head. Working with Kendall is torture, but can he convince her it’s love? Then there is Georgie, the adorable rescue dog. Talk about a scene stealer. Georgie is sweet, lovable and brings pure emotion to this story. All the characters are delightful and well-written.


The romance is paced well. Kathryn Hills writes realistic romance. You’ll fall in love right along with Kendall and Jamie. There are plenty of swoony moments along with funny dialogue.


In need of a romance to get you in the festive mood? Staging Christmas will certainly do that and more. So grab a mug of eggnog or hot cocoa and dive in.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


KATHRYN HILLS...Best-selling romance author, ghost hunter, dog lover, and iced coffee addict. She’s hauntingly romantic unless she’s writing sweet. From graveyards to country inns, get ready to explore spooky mysteries and have some sexy fun!


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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 commentaire
20 déc. 2023

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Staging Christmas! So glad you enjoyed Kendall and Jamie's romantic, fixer-upper romp through the festive season. Happy holidays to you and all of your readers!

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