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Christmas on 4th Street

(Fool's Gold #12.5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,823 ratings  ·  536 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, Californi ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Harlequin HQN
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Jac (For Love and Books)
Sep 20, 2013 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
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. It was a nice change from crazy drama,lol!
Dec 23, 2013 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
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
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
nice and chrismassy but i didn't really connect with noelle or gabriel so 2 stars it is
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

Ok, so I admit it, Im a total slacker and I read this book weeks ago and I don’t remember a lot of details. I did a bunch of reading that week. Hey no judging I was on vacation and didn’t want to write. : ) So anyway, this book. It is definitely not my favorite of the series. It was alright, the typical cute and light hearted you have come to expect from Susan Mallery. This has not changed nor has her Fool’s Gold formula. They come together meaning to keep
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
Hard eh on this one overall. The shorter stories in this series always feel a little off, for the most part-- hard to fully develop a new character AND a romance in a shorter span of time, especially one that tries to do so many things at once (here the romance has to keep pace with Gabriel's family drama, Gideon and Felicia's relationship, the cats, the window competition, the avalanche... jesus, I forgot how much plot Susan Mallery stuffed into this book, and dramatically to its detriment??). ...more
Kathy Martin
Nov 15, 2013 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
Aug 03, 2013 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
Brenda B. Weir
Oct 04, 2015 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!
Mary McFarlane
Nov 30, 2015 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
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

• FOOL'S GOLD #12.5
• 336 Pages
• release date - 24 September - 2013

★★★★★ 5 Stars

Click here to see the Fool's Gold Series!

My Opinion:

Like all books in the series - I loved it!

I was in a huge Christmas mood after only reading one page!


I LOVE CHRISTMAS - and I normally don't read any Christmas books MONTHS before Christmas - but I couldn't wait any longer! I needed to know what Noelle and Gabriel's story would be like!

I had really high expectations - Fool
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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
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
Nov 16, 2014 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
Nichole Howell
Oct 27, 2013 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
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Never disappointed when I head back to Fool’s Gold with Susan Mallery. Once again she has brought magic back to Fool’s Gold for Christmas.
After Noelle got a second chance at life, she made some big changes in her life, including moving to Fool’s Gold and opening a Christmas store to keep the magic of the season going year round. With the holiday rush upon her she needs help running the store an
Sep 24, 2013 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
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books, i-own
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.
Julie Barrett
Sep 24, 2013 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
Sep 27, 2013 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
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
Tam B.
Oct 02, 2015 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
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
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
Sep 27, 2013 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
Anna Drenick
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
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