Oct 10, 2014

A Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale

A beautiful story about the magic of childhood Christmas memories, the strength of family and falling in love when you least expect it.

Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Scarlett Bailey – and anyone who loves the sound of Christmas songs and the sparkle of decorations on the tree – will adore this festive holiday treat!

Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they?

Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life.

As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing, the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree!

The only problem could be her boss… single-dad, Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, but he’s always working. Doesn’t he realise he’s missing out on precious moments with his son and daughter?

As Adam’s family arrive for Christmas including his sensitive sister, Sharon, and his fun-loving elderly Grandpa, Walter, Carrie realises that she might just have found the perfect allies in her quest to persuade Adam to loosen up. There’s still time for Carrie to make this the best Christmas ever… after all, Christmas is the time for miracles, isn’t it? Let the festivities begin!


Carrie can't celebrate Christmas with her own family, because she has a job to do. She works as a nanny and even though she loves the work it's time for her to start a life of her own. She doesn't want to keep taking care of other people's children, she'd like to have a family and a job that doesn't require her to be present 24 hours a day. She loves children and she will miss them dearly, but before she can figure out her life she has one more job to fulfill. She's been hired as a temporary nanny and has to watch two adorable children. Their father doesn't seem to have time for them at all. He's always working. Even when his family arrives to celebrate the holidays with him and the children Adam is too busy to spend time with them. Carrie tries to get him more involved in the life of the children, because that's her job isn't it? She doesn't want him to miss out on any beautiful memories he could share with them. From the first moment she's been falling for this man, but this family isn't Carrie's and she keeps reminding herself that she's the nanny or is she actually more than that for this family?
A Christmas to Remember is a beautiful story. Carrie is such a gentle person. She reads self help books as she thinks those will help her figuring out her life. There's a lot she still needs to discover. While she makes sure the relationship between the children and their father grows she's getting stronger as well. There are some great moments between her and Adam and I loved reading about them. A Christmas to Remember made me feel sad quite a lot. The way Carrie was missing a life, the fact that Adam missed such vital years of his children's lives and the struggles of Adam's sister didn't leave me with a very festive feeling. The ending is really good and it lifted my spirits, but I would recommend you to read this book before or after Christmas and not during. That doesn't mean I don't think it's a good book, the exact opposite actually, I think it's great. When a book can make me feel so much the author has done her job very well. I can't praise A Christmas to Remember enough. I loved this story and it's certainly one I will remember for a very long time.

1 comment:

  1. This story sounds lovely :-) i think I should read a few christmas books as well this year, although I might wait until December to do so.


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