Review: 'Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses' by Jenny Hale (2015)
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?
If you're searching for the perfect novel to get you into a festive December mood, be sure to pick up one of author Jenny Hale's Christmas books; trust me, you won't be disappointed! Two years ago I read and reviewed my first Jenny Hale title, 'Coming Home for Christmas' (click here to read my review) and I straight away fell in love with her writing and her ability to paint a gorgeous Christmas picture that made me feel all warm inside! Last year's 'A Christmas to Remember' was another stunning read (click here to read my review) and this year Jenny has once again released a festive book in the form of 'Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses.' Another Bookouture release which I couldn't wait to sit down with and one I knew I would fall in love with!
Single mother Abbey has always put her son Max and family on the first place, moving her dream of becoming an interior designer to the back burner. However, when completedly unexpectedly Abbey's job as a nurse for elderly lady Caroline leads to a fantastic opportunity, Abbey knows she has to take it with both hands. Caroline's grandson Nick Sinclair is a businessman with lots of money and a big house that needs to be decorated before his family comes to visit for the holidays. There are no rules and no budget; what more could an interior designer ask for? But Abbey can't help but worry about Nick; he only seems to be hiding in piles of work and doesn't take time to enjoy what's around him. Can Abbey not only change Nick's home this Christmas but perhaps also the man himself...?
The lovely winter book cover of 'Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses' already sets the tone for this novel perfectly; it's a stunning read with that magical touch of Christmas I personally look for each December. After having read several of Jenny Hale's novels, I've come to love her writing style and her books always live up to my expectations, especially her Christmas books. Some books use the word 'Christmas' in the title but don't really have anything to do with the holidays, but Jenny's novels breathe Christmas from start to end. All the descriptions of the amazing decorations and a fabulous Christmas atmosphere really make her books the ideal reads to pick up in the lead-up to the end of December, if you ask me.
I straight away fell in love with main character Abbey and her cute son Max. Abbey is a devoted mother who is finally given the chance to make her dream of becoming an interior designer come true when she takes on a job at Nick Sinclair’s mansion. Nick is the perfect male character for a Christmas novel; handsome, rich, and needs a woman to remind him of what exactly is important in life. This novel is about family, love, friendship, and the Christmas spirit, and it is beautifully written as well, making it a must-read for any chick lit fan this December, if you ask me. ‘Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses’ is an uplifting, heart-warming and truly festive treat that left me with a big smile on my face and made me long for Christmas even more!