"A Christmas to Remember" by Jenny Hale
Carrie Blake loves her job. As a nanny, she spends all day nurturing and playing with children. But they are other people’s children. In her thirties, she’s starting to feel the pain of not being able to share these wonderful moments with her own family. She is about to take on one more job for the Christmas holiday and then her mission will be to find a new career and a love life.
Single-dad Adam Fletcher is handsome and successful, but he is always working. And his children are missing out because of it. Even though his children are with him for the holidays, work comes first, and so he hires a highly recommended nanny to care for the children.
When Carrie arrives at the Fletcher household, she is dismayed at what she sees. Polite, adorable children, who need more than what money can buy. And so she sets out on a mission to make Adam see that it’s time for him to put his family first. But what she doesn’t expect to happen is to find herself falling not just for the children, but for their father.
A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale is a lovely story about the romantic and miraculous nature of Christmas. If you’re looking for a beautifully festive read this holiday season, this is a great choice.
I really enjoyed this book. Carrie is a nanny who is taking on a short-term job over the Christmas holidays. She is surprised when she arrives to find that the children have very little in the way of a relationship with their father and she sets out to change that. Which I have to admit, in the beginning made me think that I wasn’t going to like Carrie very much. I mean, who is she to just walk into the home and tell people that how they are living their life is wrong.
But with the introduction of Adam’s family, the dynamic in the house changes and Carrie soon becomes like a part of the family. And this is where the story really develops and it’s easy to fall for character likes Carrie and Adam.
Christmas, romance, warmth, and family, this book has everything you need for a good book to curl up with when the wind is howling outside. There are times in the book where it may seem like it is going to become predictable but trust me, read on. If you love a good holiday romance, pick this one up.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Netgalley. The opinions expressed above are my own.