Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Release Day! The Christmas Charm by Deanna Lynn Sletten ~ My Thoughts and a #Giveaway! #TheChristmasCharm @DeannaLSletten

Happy Release Day!

Congratulations Deanna
on the release today of
The Christmas Charm!

The Christmas Charm by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Holiday Women's Fiction, 148 pages
Published November 1, by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Cover Created by Deborah Bradseth Book

Small-town charm and a family on the brink of disaster as Christmas brings its much-needed magic to those who need it most.

1959 – June and Patrick Elden spend their very first Christmas together in their tiny downtown apartment in the rural town of Redmond. As newlyweds, they have their entire lives ahead of them, and their dreams of a home and family loom large. Despite not having much money, Patrick surprises June with a beautiful Christmas star necklace as a symbol of all the years to come. And as their life grows and changes, the story of that little necklace becomes a family tradition that their children and grandchildren cherish throughout the years.

2022 – Jessica Paxton hasn’t returned home for Christmas since the passing of her beloved Grandma June. Despite being an accomplished divorce lawyer in Minneapolis, she still cowers at the thought of spending time in her childhood home with her mother without her grandmother as a buffer. Her mother hasn’t forgiven her for a long-ago tragedy, and frankly, Jess hasn’t forgiven herself either. But her younger sister has begged her to come home, so she does. What awaits her is a family full of problems and tension between her and her mother at its worst. Should Jess turn tail and run for home, or will the Christmas traditions of the past prove strong enough to hold this family together?


My thoughts about The Christmas Charm ~~

(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 line.)

First line—"Christmas Ever 1959 ~ June Elden waited anxiously for her husband to come home from his long day of work at his father's daisy farm."

First of all, can I just say that this is one of the most beautiful covers ever? I love everything about it and it totally gets me in the mood for Christmas. 

And then there is the beautiful story within this amazing cover. I've loved all of Deanna's stories and this one will stick with me for a long time. 

Not only is there a heartwarming story about Christmas traditions and love, there is the lovely significance of the star necklace and what it means to generations of this family. Oh, and there's plenty of family drama involved also. What would families be without drama, right?

I fell in love with this whole family and loved being a part of their world for a short time. The Christmas Charm is a wonderfully written tale that pulled at my heartstrings as family issues are resolved. And yes, I may have teared up a few times from the emotions I was feeling.

I loved everything about The Christmas Charm, from the amazing cover, to the beautiful Christmas necklace and it history, to the family drama and love that was surrounding them all. This is the perfect story for everyone to get lost in, especially this time of year. I highly recommend it. I know you're going to love it as much as I did!

I received an ARC of The Christmas Charm from the author and this is my honest opinion.

Deanna Lynn Sletten is the author of The Ones We Leave Behind, Miss Etta, The Women of Great Heron Lake, Maggie's Turn, The Lake Harriet Series, and several other titles. She writes heartwarming women's fiction and romance novels with unforgettable characters. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing on the lake in the summer.

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Deanna has a huge giveaway over on her webpage and I want to share it here with all of you! 

First Prize will be the original star necklace from the cover + a $25 Amazon Gift Card and second and third prize will each be a $50 Amazon Gift Card.



Be sure to check the sidebar for all of my current giveaways!

1 comment:

  1. Susan - Thank you so much for this beautiful review. I loved writing this Christmas story and I hope readers will enjoy it too.


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