Holiday Mini Reviews: Just Like Magic and So This is Christmas

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Just Like Magic

🎄Christmas Mini-Reviews🎄
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Just Like Magic
by Sarah Hogle
Pub Date – 10/4/22
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“The holidays were never her thing, until she accidentally conjures the Holiday Spirit…before her very eyes.”

This book was so quirky and magical! It was like a Scrooge but a very sassy, imaginative, funny one. Who gets endless wishes to help her see the Holiday Spirit with the help of the Holiday Spirit. She is in the shadow of her grandmother’s celebrity and in the public eye as a grandchild of a celebrity.

This book was hilarious and the whimsical romance I wasn’t expecting. So many new holiday ideas and traditions I would like to start!

Thank you @duttonbooks and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

The holidays were never her thing, until she accidentally conjures the Holiday Spirit…before her very eyes.

Bettie Hughes once knew the comfort of luxury, flaunting a collection of designer purses and an enviable dream home in Hawaii. That was before she lost all her money. Long obsessed with her public image, Bettie boasts an extravagant lifestyle on social media. But the reality is Bettie is broke and squatting in Colorado, and her family has no idea.

Christmas, with its pressure to meet familial expectations, is looming when Bettie plays a vinyl record of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” backward and accidentally conjures up Hall, the Holiday Spirit, in the form of a charming and handsome (if offbeat) man. Once the shock wears off, Bettie knows she’s stumbled upon the greatest gift: a chance to make all her holiday wishes come true, plus a ready-made fiancé.

But as some of Bettie’s wishes lose their charm, she finds herself thrown off-kilter by Hall’s sweet nature. Suddenly, grumpy Bettie is finding her heart merry and light. But the happier she gets, the shorter Hall’s time on earth grows. Can Bettie channel the Christmas spirit and learn to live with goodwill toward all men? Or will her selfish ways return as soon as the holidays are over?

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So This Is Christmas: A Novel


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So This Is Christmas
by Jenny Holiday
Pub Date – 10/4/22
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“USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday concludes her beloved royal Christmas series with an unforgettable romance about a confident American woman and the strait-laced royal advisor who falls hopelessly in love with her.”

This is the third in A Princess For Christmas series, Duke Actually was the last book. We see the characters from both prior books included in this story. This was a small town type romance where the American businesswoman comes to help evaluate a company that the King and the country are invested in. The romance is between her and the Kings equerry. I kind of love how they start off at odds and he starts catching feels first even though he fired the first shot. 

Thank you @avonbooks and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

âť“If you could visit anywhere around the holidays where would you go?
I’d like to visit somewhere that is snowing. We haven’t been to the snow in years.

Synopsis:

USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday concludes her beloved royal Christmas series with an unforgettable romance about a confident American woman and the strait-laced royal advisor who falls hopelessly in love with her.

Matteo Benz has spent his life serving at the pleasure of the Eldovian crown. His work is his life and his life, well…he doesn’t have much of one. When he is tasked to aid a management consultant who has been flown in to help straighten out the king’s affairs, he is instantly disturbed by her brash American manner—as well by an inconvenient attraction to the brainy beauty.

Cara Delaney is in Eldovia to help clean up the king’s financial affairs, but soon finds herself at odds with the very proper Mr. Benz. As intrigued by his good looks as she is annoyed by his dedication to tradition for its own sake, she slowly begins to see the real man behind the royal throne.

As they work together to return Eldovia to its former glory during the country’s magical Christmas season, Matteo discovers he is falling hopelessly in love with the unconventional American. But a man who has devoted his life to tradition doesn’t change easily. Can he become the man Cara needs, or will their love be another sacrifice to the crown?

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