About A Heartfelt Christmas Promise
• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin (September 29, 2020)
• ISBN-13: 978-1250312648
Vanessa Larkin was supposed to be spending Christmas in Paris, France on a business trip she hoped to enjoy as a working vacation. Instead, she’s been assigned to Fraser Hills, North Carolina—home of the Best Fruitcake in the USA—to convert her company’s property into warehouse space and shut down Porter’s, the fruitcake factory. Offering retirement packages and selling locals on new job opportunities may not spread holiday cheer, but Vanessa believes she’s helping secure the town’s future.
Mike Marshall’s family founded Porter’s. For decades, the factory served as the lifeblood of the community until his grandfather sold the business to a Chicago corporation. The sale cost the town its independence—and the Marshalls their family ties. A horse farmer, Mike was never involved with his grandfather’s company, but still felt Fraser Hills lost part of its identity. And as a widower raising a teenage daughter, he’s suffered enough losses in one lifetime. News of the factory’s closing means losing another piece of the town’s legacy.
Far from the skyscrapers and rapid pace of the city, Vanessa finds herself enjoying the easygoing rhythms of rural living. With Mike as her guide, she learns to appreciate the simple pleasures found in shared holiday festivities among friends. Fraser Hills is a town she is growing to love—and Mike
is someone she is falling in love with. Now all Vanessa needs is a Christmas miracle to give her newfound friends and home a gift they’ll cherish for many New Years to come.
Grab your Snuggie, your warm fuzzy slippers, and your hot beverage of choice, because its time for a Hallmark Christmas movie in a book! You think I’m exaggerating?? No way, this fabulous read A HEARTFELT CHRISTMAS PROMISE was written by none other than Nancy Naigle, who’s already had 5 of her books made into Hallmark movies!!! I’m not kidding. Head to her blog to see the schedule for all of them being aired throughout the month of December.
When Vanessa Larkin is sent to small town Frasier Hills NC for work instead of Paris, she’s not exactly thrilled. Hoping for a mini working vacation, she gets stuck in a nowhere town tasked to shut down a Fruitcake factory and give out retirement packages. Once she gets there she unexpectedly falls in love with the charming town and its quirky townspeople, especially Mike, a widower with a teenage daughter and strong ties to the community. As Vanessa continues to enjoy holiday festivities and making memories in this lovely little community, she finds herself hoping to somehow uncover a Christmas miracle for the townspeople that will sustain them for many more holidays to come.
This is the epitome of a Christmas novel right here, it has all the holiday feels, a little bit of small town drama, some sweet romance, and an ending that makes everyone jump for joy. With a wonderful cast of characters, and a ton of festivities, you are sure to get yourself right in the mood to start some Christmas carols and put up your own tree. It’s no wonder Nancy Naigle has had some of her books already made into Hallmark movies with stories like this. It is truly the heartwarming Christmas read you are looking for to put you in the mood, and will leave you feeling cheery and bright. Highly recommend. There is no way you can’t help but love this one, even if you are the biggest grinch!
Thank you to Nancy Naigle, St. Martins Griffin, and Kate Rock from Kate Rock Book Tours for my gifted copy of this book for my honest and unbiased opinion for review.
About Nancy Naigle
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm.
Now enjoying an early retirement from the financial industry, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home.
Nancy writes romance and women’s fiction for St. Martin’s Press, Montlake Romance, and Hallmark Publishing, including movies on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday programming.
Find out more about Nancy at her website: NancyNaigle.com
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