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Christmas on 4th Street (Fool's Gold #12.5)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,406 Ratings  ·  444 Reviews
There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped...Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published 2013)
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Jac (For Love and Books)
Sep 20, 2013 Jac (For Love and Books) rated it really liked it
After twelve books, I am still just as much in love with Fool’s Gold as I have ever been! And it’s the perfect place to spend Christmas! (No really, I wish I could pack up my family and spend Christmas in Fool’s Gold!)

This newest story features Noelle, the owner of The Christmas Attic and Gabriel, Gideon’s twin brother. And I have to say I loved both of them from their very first scenes!

Gabriel is seeing his family for the first time in years, having grown up in a high pressure family – where he
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
4.5 Amazing Stars!

I got a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review!

Another first for me! While still unable to get as much computer time as before, I been enjoying a lot of first time authors for me. Thought I started this one in the middle of the series, it wasn't hard to keep up with everything that has been going on. Sure it feels like the characters that appeared in the book are from previous books, but Christmas on 4th Street read like a stand-a
3.5 heartwarming,lovely and filled with Christmas spirit kind of stars

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"This was what she'd been looking for, she thought happily. Closeness. Belonging. And she'd found it."

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Oh yes, it's Christmas time in Fool's Gold too! And like the song "love is all around us",haha.
This is the second book I read in this series and I just love it! The hopeless romantic in me just jumps around feeling all giddy and excited while reading it.
If I would come up just one word to describe it, it would be LOVEL
Dec 23, 2013 Sandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, christmas
There is a fine line between good Christmas-cheesy and bad Christmas-cheesy.

This is the story of Noelle and Gabriel (let the cheese commence). Noelle runs a Christmas store (of course) which she opened in the town of Fool's Gold (really?) after a bout of Leukemia chased off her fiance and her employer. Gabriel is a trauma doctor for the US Army serving on life flights out of war zones with "break" rotations in Germany. He is understandably scarred and has an extreme commitment phobia.

I don't kno
Jul 11, 2013 Emma rated it liked it
Sweet and cute. Loved the characters like always with Susan Mallery. This lady knows how to write romance that's for sure but I feel like her last books have lost the oumph they used to have...

È un po’ come ritrovarsi in uno dei romanzi ricchi d’amore e buoni sentimenti di Debbie Macomber, ma leggendo SUSAN MALLERY c’è anche qualcosa di diverso. C’è un Natale magico, che giunge anche quando Natale non è. Trasmette le emozioni che la lettrice porta dentro di sé anche a fine lettura.
Il Natale è un periodo sempre particolare: o lo odi o lo ami con tutto il cuore.
Noelle Perkins lo ama. Per lei è il periodo migliore dell’anno e lo ha sempre atteso. Ora che il destino le ha concesso una se
Aug 19, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
I love Christmas stories (especially Fool’s Gold ones). So the fact that not only is this story a lovely holiday story, but Noelle (the heroine) OWNS a Christmas shop….perfect.

I couldn’t wait to read Noelle’s story. From the previous books I could tell that she was hiding a secret, and it’s a pretty deep one. She’s such a nice, hopeful, and (very) strong woman. Then there’s Gabriel, who is a reluctant soldier, a good doctor, and someone who has lost his way. I thought Mallery does a great job i
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided via NetGalley

Why I Read this Book: I’m a Fool’s Gold addict and read every book that comes out.

What I Liked: Noelle is such a sweet character. She left her chaotic career as a lawyer in Los Angeles behind and opened up a Christmas store in Fool’s Gold. And how she ended up in Fool’s Gold was great; she spun around until she got dizzy and stuck a pin in a map of the Unites States. I love that!

Gabriel has devoted his entire adult life serving in the Army as a trauma specialist
Kathy Martin
Dec 04, 2013 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
This was a sweet romance. It's Christmas time and Gabriel Boylan has come to Fool's Gold to spend Christmas with his twin. As an Army trauma doctor, Gabriel has faced all sorts of stress and has determined that taking a chance on love is a foolish risk because anyone could die at any time. Noelle Perkins has also faced a lot of trauma in her life but her reaction was different. She believes that love is worth any risk.

Noelle has come to Fool's Gold after a life threatening illness determined to
Brenda B. Weir
Oct 04, 2015 Brenda B. Weir rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Christmas

As usual an excellent read! Or rather, two excellent reads! What could be better than Christmas for love story settings? And I always love the Fool's Gold books. As far as I'm concerned Mallery can skip any other books and series, just populate the whole town and county with romances!
nice and chrismassy but i didn't really connect with noelle or gabriel so 2 stars it is
Nov 16, 2014 Vox rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Two broken souls find each other at Christmas, in Fool's Gold, no less. So you know what this means, right? Yes, you do. Gabriel, on the other hand, is a bit more clueless.

He and Noelle meet cute, and before too long, Gabriel is working for her in her Christmas-themed store. (GET IT? Her name is NOELLE? And she has a CHRISTMAS STORE?) The attraction between them is palpable, and they act on it. (THANK GOODNESS, because too often in romance novels, the characters don't for the longest ti
Dec 17, 2014 Patrisha rated it really liked it
Un romanzo delizioso, ben scritto, scorrevole con due personaggi che mi sono piaciuti da subito. Noelle e Gabriel sono una bella coppia, la loro interazione ti prende e apprezzi quel loro lato oscuro, nonostante, apparentemente, siano persone simpatiche e allegre.
Entrambi hanno un passato doloroso e la cosa che ho apprezzato tanto è stato come l'autrice abbia voluto mostrare due scelte opposte per vivere la stessa situazione. Gabriel rinnega gli impegni, si allontana da tutto e tutti perché non
Tam B.
Oct 04, 2015 Tam B. rated it it was ok
I was completely amazed but this was practically a DNF for me. I was skimming by about a quarter of the way through the book due to boredom.

I've read other books in this series (not all) and have enjoyed them. I read this one as part of re-reading some others in the series. This one was new to me. I even tried a sample first and enjoyed it.

But then it went down hill fast.

I know these books all follow the same pattern but that wasn't what bored me. I just couldn't get interested in the characters
Mary Wellen
Mar 22, 2016 Mary Wellen rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
All I can say is that Fools Gold has taken over my life and I'm not even mad about it! Another great story with strong group of people. Can't wait to keep reading
Kate McMurray
Cute. Plot is kind of a string of pearls, with each conflict popping up and then getting quickly resolved. I liked Noelle a lot, although having a character named Noelle own a Christmas store in a Christmas romance novel is a little on the nose?

Side note: kind of neither here nor there, but in the ebook I downloaded, the story ends around the 62% mark and then there's another novella and a bunch of other "bonus content." This was kind of a fakeout. When Gabriel has his declaration-of-love moment
Dec 26, 2015 Patrizia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanzi-rosa
Non c'è nulla da fare, Susan Mallery è una delle autrici che apprezzo di più.
Questo è un bel libro corto/racconto lungo, adatto al periodo natalizio.
Non ho capito perché la casa editrice abbia deciso di pubblicare solo questo di una lunga serie che ha successo (infatti è ancora in corso, in America). E' vero che si può leggere perché è una storia autoconclusiva, ma ci sono vari accenni ad altri personaggi che non si apprezzano molto perché, penso, non conosciamo le loro vicende, accadute in libr
Jonel Boyko
Jun 13, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With every one of these stories that I read I fall further and further in love with Susan Mallery & Fool’s Gold. Mallery’s intricately crafted storyline along with her fantastically captivating storytelling will keep you hooked for the long run. I read this novel in little more than a single sitting. The breathtaking yet down to earth descriptions paint a fantastic picture of this loveable town while her inviting narrative draws you further in.

And if the story itself wasn’t enough, the char
Nov 02, 2014 Paige rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, 2014-books
CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET was overall really good for me. I really enjoyed seeing Gideon and Felicia again as well as getting to know the Boylan family.


Gabriel was very different from Gideon in ways, yet he faces demons of his own too. Working as a doctor in the army has made him view life as temporary. He’s not willing to risk love when he could be gone tomorrow.

After a hand injury lands him in Fool’s Gold for the holiday with his family, he takes a job at Noelle’s Christmas store.
Oct 06, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, earc
I was so excited to read this novella. While it's not close enough to Christmas i really got into the vibe to read this. We've met Noelle in a previous book and i wondered what her story was. Susan Mallery has a great way of approaching serious things in her books and not make it all about that. She weaves it into the story with grace and makes you feel for her characters. Both Noelle and Gabriel who is Gideon's twin brother have had difficult things happen in their lives. Only difference is Noe ...more
It is time for us to visit Fool’s Gold again and catch up with some of the characters previously met. After reading Gideon’s story in Two of a Kind I wanted to be able to read about his brother Gabriel so I was pleased to see that he has been given his own story.

Gabriel is a trauma specialist in the army and is currently on medical leave and decides to visit his brother whom he has not seen for a few years as the family had drifted apart. Whilst in Fool’s Gold he meets Noelle who seems like a br
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Christmas on 4th Street is a delightfully charming read. Set in the wonderful Fool’s Gold this story is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, and make you want to run out a buy a set of Nativity Gourds! In this book you will read the story of Noelle and Gabriel. Noelle is for all you tough sensitive girls out there who still believe in love. Alone she has had to fight for her life and now she has decided to grab life by the tail and hold on tight. She is determined to win Gabriel’s love and l ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Noelle is the owner of the newest shop in town, The Christmas Attic. She is a kindhearted and sweet woman who has faced some difficult times in her life and has come through with a wonderful outlook on life. She soon meets Gabriel who is the twin of Gideon. Gabriel was raised that he had to be in the army even though it was not what he wanted. While serving as a doctor stationed in Germany he hurt his hand so now he is on leave and is spending the holidays with his brother. They get the news tha ...more
Nichole Howell
Oct 27, 2013 Nichole Howell rated it really liked it
You can never go wrong with a Susan Mallery book especially one from the Fool's Gold series. Christmas on 4th Street does not disappoint. In this book, we get Noelle Perkins' story. In previous books we get introduced to her, but now it's her turn for more attention. We also get to know more about the Boylan family. Gideon, from Two of a Kind has a twin brother, Gabriel who is visiting Fool's Gold for the holiday's along with their parents who they haven't seen in years.

Gabriel is a doctor in th
Sep 24, 2013 Angelique rated it it was amazing
Susan Mallery does Christmas like no one else. She captures the true drama and emotion of a dysfunctional family and pairs it perfectly with a love so amazingly sweet and perfect that no one sees it coming. Gabriel is a top notch military physician, he's used to dropping into the midst of battle and treating and hauling out the injured soldiers. He never expected to be the patient, or to spend the holidays with his family. But when Gabriel is suddenly injured, he is ordered to take a leave of ab ...more
Julie Barrett
Sep 24, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery
Thanksgiving in Fool's Gold and the holidays are approaching fast. Love this series and this one is devoted to Noelle Perkins who runs the Christmas Attic. She left behind a huge legal business and moved to Fool's Gold.
She's doing Felicia a favor by going to her house to feed the dog and let him go out. Problem is she meets head first the snowbank and then at the house it's not locked but there's a man there, Gabriel, Gideon's brother.
He's just in time for
I really liked this one, it was sweet without being overly sweet. I loved Noelle and how she handled Gabriel. Instinctively she knew what he needed to hear from the start and especially when he messed up, and you knew he would mess up because really it is Fool's Gold and we need the women descending with booze and food.

I thought it was fun to watch Gabriel's reaction to the town. It seems like all these tough guys come to Fool's Gold and are perplexed by the town, but it and the girl, win him ov
Sep 27, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I love Christmas in Fool’s Gold…. This charming romance centers on a slightly curmudgeon Doctor and the endearingly optimistic Christmas shop owner Noelle who with the magic of the holidays find romance. Readers are reunited with the quirky citizens of Fool’s Gold and treated to the madness of the town that makes this series work. My favorite quote from this book is “I look at a sunrise and I see promise.” That is what the spirit of this book is all about, hope and promise. Christmas on 4th Stre ...more
Home. Love. Books.
Apr 12, 2015 Home. Love. Books. rated it really liked it
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I like Susan Mallery, and this is by far not the first of her Fool's Gold series I have read (although one of these days I am going to start from the beginning and read all of them, cause I really feel like I am missing out on some great backstory). Even though I have a tendency to read these books out of order, I never feel like I am missing out on something, Mallery does such a great job of pulling you into Fool'
Debbie Lester
Dec 29, 2014 Debbie Lester rated it really liked it
Christmas on 4th Street is a reprint of a Christmas themed story in the Fool's Gold series by Susan Mallery. Readers looking for some extra special Christmas cheer for the holidays will love the Christmas setting and Noelle's quaint store, The Christmas Attic. In Mallery's typical happy-ever-after style, this book is perfect in front of a warm fire, with a cozy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate. Readers may know that a fairy tale ending is around the corner, but it's all in how you get there. A ...more
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