Friday, October 7, 2022

New Release! Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery ~ My Thoughts #HomeSweetChristmas @SusanMallery

Congrats Susan
on the recent release of
Home Sweet Christmas!

Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery
Holiday Romance,  400 pages
Published October 4, 2022 by HQN

With twinkling humor and heartfelt Christmas spirit, two friends find love in a town called Wishing Tree…

Until Camryn Neff can return to her “real” life in Chicago, she’s in Wishing Tree to care for her twin sisters. She’s not looking for forever love, not here. But handsome hotelier Jake Crane is a temptation she can’t resist, so she suggests they pair up for the season. No golden rings, no broken hearts. At his side, she sees her hometown through Christmas-colored eyes. The cheer is cheerier, the joy more joyful. She thought she had put her future on hold…but maybe her real life was here all along, waiting for her to come home.

New in town, River Best is charmed by Wishing Tree’s homespun traditions and warmhearted people. When she’s crowned Snow Queen, she’s honored but wary. Dylan Tucker, her king, seems like the stuff of sugarplum dreams, but she can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something big. As they perform their “royal” duties—tasting cookies, lighting trees—Dylan’s good humor and melty kisses draw her to the brink of love. But she can’t let herself fall until she uncovers his secret, even if her lack of faith means losing him forever.


My thoughts about Home Sweet Christmas ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"'Your teeth are lovely, Camryn. Did you wear braces as a child?'"

I love reading holiday books, especially this time of year. They really get me in the mood. Susan Mallery's books are always such wholesome and joyful stories. 

Wishing Tree is a town full of friendly, caring people who thrive on the Christmas season. Even the streets and businesses have holiday names. How wonderful would that be? I especially loved the group of women who are devoted friends and have each other's backs. And watching a little romance slip into some of their lives was so much fun to witness.

I haven't read book one in the series and I didn't feel like I missed anything while reading book two. If anything, it made me want to go back and read the first one, just to learn more about the wonderful people and community of Wishing Tree. 

Home Sweet Christmas is the perfect read if you are wanting to get into the season spirit right now. 

I received a copy of Home Sweet Christmas from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion of the book.

About the author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages.

Critics have dubbed Mallery "the new queen of romantic fiction." (Walmart) Booklist says, "Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor, and superb storytelling," and RT Book Reviews puts her "in a class by herself!" It's no wonder that her books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list.

Although Susan majored in Accounting, she never worked as an accountant because she was published straight out of college with two books the same month. Sixteen prolific years and seventy-four books later, she hit the New York Times bestsellers list for the first time with Accidentally Yours in 2008. She made many appearances in the Top 10 before (finally) hitting #1 in 2015 with Thrill Me, the twentieth book in her most popular series, the Fool's Gold romances, and the fourth of five books released that year.

Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Her heart for animals has led Susan to become an active supporter of the Seattle Humane Society. Visit Susan online at ~ Goodreads

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