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A beautiful story about the magic of childhood Christmas memories, the strength of family and falling in love when you least expect it.

Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Scarlett Bailey – and anyone who loves the sound of Christmas songs and the sparkle of decorations on the tree – will adore this festive holiday treat!

Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they?

Carrie
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Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published October 10th 2014 by Bookouture
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Linda Klager I downloaded it on my Kindle. It is a sweet holiday story.

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Tami
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rezension kommt bald auf meinem Kanal!<3<3
Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
5 words: family, love, christmas, making time.

Damn, that was sweet! So sweet. I think my teeth hurt.

This book takes a very well used story line of a super-rich work-obsessed single dad who hires a nanny/au pair/party planner and all sorts of warm fuzzies ensue. And this book does it so well.

I actually loved every single character. Every one of them. I couldn't help it! Carrie tugged at my heart strings with all of the love she had to give, Olivia was just freaking adorable, David was seriously c
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Elaine
Oct 05, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
I already read and really enjoyed Love Me For Me by Jenny Hale and so I was excited to read this one, but unfortunately I really did not like it at all.

Carrie is a top nanny and has taken on a temporary job over Christmas looking after four year old twins Olivia and David, for their father Adam Fletcher. Adam is a workaholic, he is devoted to his job and sadly it leaves him with virtually no free time to spend with his family. Carrie picks up on this immediately and decides to do her best to ens
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☣Lynn☣
A cute holiday read. Too bad it took more than half of the book for it to get to the cute parts.
Kimber
This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble.

I received a copy of this book from Bookouture on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Carrie is a nanny, and while she loves her job, she's trying to plan for a future that allows her the time to make her own family. She falls for her new boss and his family and thinks that maybe they could be the future she's looking for. This novel is set against the backdrop of Christmas, which should inspire a c
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Sophie
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Posted originally http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/2014...

A Christmas to Remember is another charmingly gorgeous novel by Jenny Hale, who has fast become one of my favourite authors. I love festive books which focus on what I consider the most important aspect of Christmas, the family aspect, and this book includes that in abundance. In it we meet Carrie, who’s spending the festive season working as a nanny with single dad Adam and his two lovely children, Olivia and David. Adam throws himself
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Jo Hughes
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Bookouture, especially Kim Nash for sending me a copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

First off I would like to comment on the very lovely festive cover, really does make you imagine snow at Christmas.

When we first meet Carrie she is sat outside of Adam Fletchers house waiting to go in and start her new job. What Carrie finds is a man who has thrown himself into his work after his marriage fell apart. Adams children don't know him anymore and it breaks Carr
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Nicole
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my second book from Jenny Hale and I liked it as much as my first read of one of her stories.
Frankly always during this time of year I read a lot of Christmas books,just because if I catch some good one,it really brings me into season and I immediately start feeling christmassy. Well if I picked a good one is the base line. With Hale it definitely was the case.
Her characters are lovely,you get into them and can feel with them right after a few pages. She is able to write and create a ni
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Suzanne Zulauf
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite out of Jenny Hale's three novels! I didn't want to like Carrie, as she really shouldn't have had any reason to judge her boss. And actually, I loved that she had the children's interests at heart from the get go and she didn't let it bother her that she would have to stand up to their father. I knew I could count on Hale to turn this into a love story that I would find believable and one that I would root for. As the reader, I knew Carrie needed to ditch her self-help books, ...more
Rachel Gilbey
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you very much to Bookoutre and Net Galley for the advance review copy of this book. This is my honest review.

Carrie is a nanny, and before accepting the job with the Fletcher family, had already decided that this would be her last nannying job.

Adam Fletcher is a divorced dad to 4 year old twins Oliver and David, and runs a sucessful company. He at first appearances, appears to put his job ahead of all of his family, especially his children.

Carrie accepts a short term position over Christma
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Susan Buchanan
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as Coming Home for Christmas which I absolutely loved. I liked the fact Carrie was a nanny, but had her own life wishlist which wasn't currently being met, given the lack of opportunity due to the nature of her job. I loved the children's father - from the beginning. I really enjoyed the fact that children were such a big part of this book. Adam's family were lovely, especially his mum, and the side plot of his sister and her problems was very well done. The ...more
Stacie
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2 1/2 - 3 "I really wanted to like this more stars :("

So much potential, but the h annoyed me terribly. She constantly had these long inner monologues that drove me insane; and she was so insecure for no real reason at all. She kind of ruined the story.

What I liked was the premise of the story. Workaholic single father falls for the nanny that opens his eyes to what he is missing out on with his children and family by putting work before family. At Chrisrmas time at that! This would seem a no br
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Candy
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really festive, feel good story :) For a full review see my blog : candysbookcase.wordpress.com
Dawn
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ecopy of this book by Kim at Bookouture in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy to give. Kim really knows what books I like and I always trust her choices. Who could say no to a Christmas book, it has to be the best time of year for me.

The main character Carrie is a hugely successful nanny who has reached the point in her career where she has decided she needs to take control of her own life and plan for a family of her own and a fresh career. This was to be her
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Kim Griffin
Dec 28, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was really disappointed with A Christmas to Remember. I thought it would be light and sweet and get me into the holiday mood. Unfortunately, I was just annoyed by it. I hated the main character, Carrie. She seemed completely unprofessional and I thought she was probably in need of some mental help. She’s a nervous wreck through most of the book, second guessing herself constantly. She falls for the father, Adam, pretty much at the very beginning, even though he’s done nothing to deserve any ki ...more
Kim
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, kindle, net-galley
What a wonderful Christmas story- it envelops you in a warm wintry embrace right from the first scene. It keeps you turning the pages to be lost in the next magical event. The perfect Christmas read.

Carrie takes on a Nanny job over the festive season with really cute children and a wonderful house. Her employer is worth daydreaming over aswell. The trouble is that he is a workaholic and she is dismayed to see that he doesn't know how to interact with his adorable children. She pushes the boundar
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Lady
Carrie Blake is a nanny. She has been a nanny since she graduated from college. Now she is heading to her last job. Once she gets there she realize that she has her work cut out for her. Carrie sees that the father and the children really don't know each other. So it's her goal before Christmas to get them together and she might have some help with this by way of his family. His family will be spending the holidays with them. Is Carrie getting in way over her head in this job?

Adam Fletcher is a
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CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
2.8

This read like a Hallmark Christmas movie and I will not be surprised if it gets optioned as a movie (I should definitely be hired to do that by the way).

This is a clean, cute, and family centered story involving a lonely nanny and the distant father of two adorable twins she comes to work for.

There were some interesting parts but the biggest flaw of the book was the main character. Carrie was a very distant and passive main character and that was the flaw of the tense and voice that the wri
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Kelly
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, netgalley
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Bookoutre in exchange for my honest review.

This is my first Jenny Hale novel and in fact my first Christmas themed novel.

Carrie Blake is a nanny hired by Adam Fletcher to take care of his 4 year old twins over the Christmas holiday. Adam is a single dad and successful businessman. Carrie is saddened to see that he spends little time with his children and does not even seem to know them. Carrie sets out to bring Christmas to the house and encour
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Gurdeep Assi
Once again i enjoyed another read by Jenny Hale. I fell in love with the cover for a start as it was all romantic and christmassy. The story itself was warm and up-lifting and was based on the importance of...family. I loved the characters, especially the twins. Carrie, the main character i found quite annoying at first but she eventually grew on me. I loved the setting of the place, Virginia, reading about it i could actually picture the beauty of the place,vividly. What put a huge smile on my ...more
Mandy Baggot
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Carrie Blake arrives at Adam Fletcher's house, as nanny to his children, she doesn't expect the Christmas she has in store.

Adam is a workaholic who has become estranged from his own children. Can Carrie put this right and make Adam want to give up a little of the career that got him through his marriage break up?

A lovely Christmas story filled with tear-jerking moments as both Carrie and Adam find their way.
Rebecca
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on beccasbooooks.blogspot.co.uk

I love Christmas. Adore it, even. As soon as October comes around, I am a Christmassy mess of excitement, and I really don't care whether people find that annoying or not, because quite frankly, this is the time of year when I'm at my happiest. Weird, I know, but there's something magical about the festive season that, I guess, somehow brings me back to life. It's almost as if, throughout the rest of the year, through Spring and Summer, I'm hiber
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Angie
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
3.5 stars
Paris Baker
Originally posted on Paris Baker's Book Nook

I recently read Jenny Hale’s Love Me For Me, and pretty much swiftly became Jenny Hale’s number one fan. I therefore couldn’t wait to get stuck into her new Christmas book, but it also meant I was a little nervous, because I knew I was expecting so much from it, that it could easily be disappointing.

Luckily, within the first few pages, any worries and doubts I had melted away as the familiar warmth wrapped it’s arms up around me, and I sunk into the no
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Arielle Deltoro
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Christmas to Remember is a wonderful holiday story about love, life and learning to say yes to the things that matter most in your life. I absolutely adored this novel, it’s the perfect holiday romance!

Carrie Blake has been a nanny for ten years and although she adores caring for children, she yearns for the one thing she hasn’t managed to find yet; a family of her own. Although Carrie is an expert at caring for children, her own personal life is a mess. At 33 she has no semblance of a social
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Miss Book Eater
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley


I really enjoyed this! One of the best Christmas books I've read so far! It left me smiling till my cheeks hurt, left me wanting to read more, slow down reading as I wanted this to last long.

Not an insta-love, but a slow romance story and a re-building family journey story. When I can formulate words I will write a review.

I can highly recommend this book!

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Review:

I am still smiling when thinking of Adam and the rest of the Fletcher family! Such a heartwarming f
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Simona
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Book provided by the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review*

When I heard that there was going to be a new book by Jenny Hale, I was really excited! I love her stories and a Christmas book is always a bonus.

The cover is very beautiful and festive – perfect for this story. I’m in love…

Carrie Blake is starting a new nanny job, in Richfield, Virginia. It’s her last nanny job, after that she wants to change her career and study something new. For the first time ever her new boss is a
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Erin
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly a massive thank you to Kim at Bookouture for sending me a copy of Jenny’s latest Christmas novel to review. I first fell in love with Jenny’s writing last Christmas when I read her novel Coming Home for Christmas so I was really looking forward to reading this.

The story is all about MC Carrie Blake. Carrie is a nanny and spends her life looking after other people’s children and often looking after the whole family’s needs but now she feels like it’s time to put her own life first.

I loved
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Isabell
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes

I kindly received A Christmas to Remember in exchange of an honest review by the publisher.

My rating = 4.5

Carrie Blake has been a successful nanny for many years. At the age of thirty-three, having worked around the clock every single day and night with other families, she’d never had the chance to have a life outside of work. She hadn’t dated anyone seriously, and she hadn’t been able to learn who she wanted to be. Carrie wanted children, a loving husband
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Carla *Jen7waters*
**spoilers**
A lovely holiday romance about Carrie, a live-in nanny who loves her job and children more than anything, but at 33 she feels like she hasn't started living for real yet because her job is basically all she has and all she does in life; meanwhile all her friends are in relationships, married, have kids and families of their own, jobs that allow them to go home at the end of the day, and social lives--except her, and she wants all of that for herself too.

Her situation starts to chang
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