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A Sugar Creek Christmas

(Sugar Creek #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  565 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Sometimes all love needs is a second chance.

Morning television show darling Emma Sutton has just been fired. The only way to get her job back is to find a holiday story to warm the coldest heart. So when her hometown of Sugar Creek, Arkansas, needs a Christmas event planner, Emma moves back, sure her story lies in the town’s desire to become a tourist’s holiday wonderlan
Kindle Edition, 163 pages
Published December 10th 2014 by Sweet Pea Productions
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This was a nice second-chance love story. Emma up and left her fiancé to pursue her career in television. She always wanted to be a lead anchor and is well on her way, until she messes up and admits she hates Christmas on national TV. Her boss and fans are upset so she is sent on an assignment to find an inspiring Christmas story. She returns to her hometown of Sugar Creek, where she runs into her former fiancé. Even though its been ten years, the sparks are still there. They're forced to wor
Susan Snodgrass
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jenny B Jones is one of only 3 authors I know of that can make a novella feel like a full length book. I absolutely love her work. She takes ordinary people and ordinary circumstances and turns them into the most wonderful stories.

When I start a Jenny Jones book, I feel right at home and my heart smiles. It's not long, though, till I'm busing out laughing and crying all at the same time. She knows how to tug at your emotions, that's for sure.

Emma Sutton is a fast rising star on the national mo
Natalie Walters
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun and entertaining. A great holiday read with memorable characters, especially Sylvie who had me laughing and wishing this fictional phenom into real life! This is a clean read but not what I would consider overly Christian fiction--even though there is a faith element within the story. There was some language, I think one or two words, and some romantic/sexual innuendo. Though it had a bit of a slow start, the plot picked up and I ended up enjoying the story.
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
After taking some time off from the title of author (one she owned nicely), one of the funniest ladies blessed with the gift of prose is back. The second book to be published from Jenny B. Jones this year, this novella is the first in her brand-new series of novels that also are going to explore a kind-of new genre for the author. But, more on that later. First, the story goes… Emma Sutton is one of the rising stars at her morning TV gig. In fact she’s on the fast track for an anchor seat, only ...more
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Anchorwoman Emma Sutton makes a surprising mistake on the job by saying that she hates Christmas. To vindicate herself, she must bring the perfect Christmas story to her employer. She returns to Sugar Creek, her hometown, to cover their Christmas-y atmosphere for her story. However, her new boss is Noah Kincaid. Noah is her former fiancé. Noah is startled to discover he’s working with Emma. After all, ten years ago, she broke his heart with false promises of marriage. Can he find it in his heart ...more
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a long time fan of Jenny B. Jones I was ecstatic when she started releasing books again and as soon as I found out about this Christmas novella I immediately downloaded it. It was definitely money well spent as I absolutely loved the whole thing!
Emma and Noah were great characters and it was so cute watching them fall in love again. I loved how Noah was able to help Emma not only rediscover the joy of Christmas but also the love of the One who the season is all about.
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I love this book! I literately clapped at the end of reading it. All of the character's were great in this book, My special favorite was Sylvie, Emma's grandmother, she was so funny and supper sassy! And I love how she was an ex CIA agent, just brilliant. I love the witty banter between all of the characters, they had me laughing. Jenny B. Jones has written a beautiful Christmas story about love, family and forgiveness. I would definitely recommend this book (and every single book she's ever wri ...more
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I've got to say that although I enjoy Jenny's writing style, I was disappointed to see some crude language on the pages. It made me sad to see a change in this authors' books from a clean contemporary Christian genre to a somewhat iffy secular genre. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it; I am just left wanting more. ...more
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was adorable!! Great characters-- both main and side (Sylvie cracked me up!), witty dialogue and a great romance about reconnecting with lost love. The perfect Christmas romance to be enjoyed during any season...but especially around the holidays! Loved it!
Jane Lebak
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read this in early January because I wasn't quite ready to let Christmas go yet. Emma is a news anchor who got caught with a hot mic talking about how much she hated Christmas. She's got one shot at career redemption: cover a story so full of Christmas that everyone will believe she's changed. Her home town is trying to become a Christmas wonderland, so she returns to Sugar Creek, AK to cover the story and work as an event planner for the mayor--only to discover the mayor is her ex-fiance Noah ...more
An enjoyable Christmas romance featuring a young journalist who will lose her job unless she can come up with a story of true Christmas spirit after announcing on TV that she "hated" Christmas. She returns to her home town of Sugar Creek that once a year becomes totally immersed in Christmas and hopes that somehow she can find the Christmas Spirit. Little does she know that Christmas isn't the only things she will find. ...more
What a great novella! This one will put a smile on your face and warm your heart! I loved the characters (main and secondary), the sparks, the story and how it all came to life! I flew through the pages and couldn't put it down till the last page - literally! It was the perfect read for the evening and in general... I came away from this one with that awww, giddy, sweet romantic, happy feeling.

Christmas or not, this is a story to be enjoyed! I cannot wait for the next installment in this series.
A definite 5 star. Loved this book. I laughed throughout, like out loud in public and cried. And the ending sigh worthy. Ps edited to add I so wish this was a movie...
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not what I expected

2.5 stars - This was my first book by the author. I thought she wrote Christian fiction, but this book was disappointing. The story was good, but I could have done without the crude lines peppered through out the story.
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and tearful

Witty dialogue. Emotional character growth. Open romance. And a message if you are willing to be still and let it sink in. I enjoyed these characters and their reunion at Christmas time.
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wanted a light, fluffy Christmas read and enjoyed it for exactly that.
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOOOOVED this book! 😍 It was everything I had hoped it would be. All the heart and humor of Jones’s other books with a perfect amount of Christmas warmth and cheer. Not to mention great characters. I highly recommend this one to everyone! 🥰
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Emma Sutton has been fired from her job at a television network when she is caught on air saying she hates Christmas... To get her job back she needs to find the true meaning of Christmas and write an inspirational article that will win back the public favor.

So she heads back to her home town of Sugar Creek, Arkansas to be with her grandmother, Sylvie, who has arranged with the mayor for Emma to work as the marketing director for all the Christmas festivities. But by the time Emma gets to Sugar
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I really liked the different aspects of this story- the tension between Noah and Emma, Emma's quest to overcome her aversion to Christmas, the geriatric CIA retirees, and the community that brings it all together. The awkwardness of her situation is portrayed realistically- she's not welcomed by everyone with open arms and she feels like she has to prove herself to Noah and the community. Her grandmother has complete faith in her however, and uses her vast array of CIA skills to orchestrate scen ...more
This novella has everything one would expect from author Jenny B. Jones: humor, heart and a swoon-worthy hero. Of course, with a holiday twist.

On temporary hiatus from her morning news anchor job, Emma Sutton finds herself headed back to her hometown, Sugar Creek, to find a holiday story to make up for her on-air announcement about hating Christmas. When she finds a position as an event planner of Sugar Creek's Christmas events, she thinks it's the perfect solution to get her story and back to
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Sugar Creek Christmas by Jenny B jones

I loved this quirky Christmas story. At first you kind of go - OK I see where this is going it’s your typical Christmas miracle type book, but then you start to meet the supporting characters and it helps to round out the story. I love the eccentric grandmother with the hint that she may work for the CIA and is retired… only not really. I found the main characters Emma and Noah to be relatable well-written. Perfect story to get me into the Christmas Spirit
Jul 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Oh my. What a sweet, adorable, cute, clean, warm hearted Christmas story. I didn't know the plot of this book before I got it (currently free on Amazon!), but I adore Jenny Jones so when she tweeted about it, I bought it in an instant. And I was no disappointed.
Ms. Jones has a wonderful way of creating characters who feel like your best friends with back stories that just break your heart and put it back together again. If you're looking to get into the Christmas spirit, pick this one up and be
This was such a fun Christmas read! It's full of lots of laughs and a ton of heart.

Emma Sutton loses her job as a news anchor at America's favorite morning show after she says, on air, that she hates Christmas. The only way to get her job back is to find the most inspirational and heartwarming story. A story that will bring a smile to even the worst Grinch. So she heads back home to Sugar Creek, Arkansas looking for her one shot at redemption, looking for her Christmas.

This story is full of won
Nancy Holte
I read a review that compared this book to a Hallmark movie like that was a bad thing. Well, I love Hallmark movies, and yes, "A Sugar Creek Christmas" did remind me of them. It's categorized by many as a Christian novel and did have many Christian themes scattered throughout the story. That said, there was also talk of reading steamy books and the like, that some readers might find objectionable. However, there are no sexually descriptive scenes or inappropriate language (that I can remember (a ...more
Sam C
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh damn I didn't expect for this to be so emotional! But we're near Christmas so I guess everything is emotional at the moment.

I discovered this author just this year and I've absolutely adored everything she does and this was not the exception. I must admit that when I started I believed we were going to take back on the characters from the previous novel so it was quite a surprise to see we had new ones and oh my God did I loved them!

I felt like I was watching a Hallmark movie while reading
This was a sweet love story.

Emma is a morning news anchor hoping for a star anchor spot until she makes a blunder on television and is sent on a conditional temporary leave.

Noah is the stand-in mayor for the small town of Sugar Creek and also a lawyer.

Emma and Noah dated in college but she broke his heart. They are thrown together through her need for a job and a meddling grandma. I always enjoy quirky side characters and this story definitely has a couple.

There is an important message about
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-tbr, own-kindle
I’ve read the other books written by Jenny B. Jones, set in Sugar Creek but for some reason, I missed this one! I’m glad I picked it up this Christmas time and read it. It was just the thing to put me in the holiday mood.
I loved the interactions between Emma and Noah and all the fun quirkiness with Sylvie and Frannie. These characters bring the little town of Sugar Creek to life!
Whenever I read a Jenny B. Jones book, I know I’ll enjoy it. I’ll be entertained with humor, quirkiness, drama, and sw
K Huskić
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a story about Emma, a newsreader in New York. After an on-air declaration that she hates Christmas, she is tasked with writing an inspirational Christmas story to get herself back into everyone’s good books. Emma heads back to her home town of Sugar Creek to get inspired and there she finds her new boss is also her ex-fiancé from ten years ago. They still have feelings for each other and Emma ultimately needs to decide what she wants to do with her life - go back to a career she doesn’t ...more
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021, 2021-5-stars
The title of this book is fitting because just like sugar, it's the perfect remedy for whatever ails you. I desperately needed an uplifting, fun, romantic, make-me-giggle story and this was PERFECT. Emma and Noah had sparks zinging from the start and Emma's grandmother (Sylvie) and Sylvie's best friend (Frannie) were HILARIOUS in their gun-toting-granny ways. Whenever these two ladies showed up on the page, I was laughing out loud. The only draw back was it was written only from Emma's POV. Woul ...more
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Four-time Carol Award winner Jenny B. Jones writes contemporary romance with wit, sass, and Southern charm. Since writing for both women and teens leaves her with very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. www. ...more

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