Operation White Christmas: An Escape to the Country Novella
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Operation White Christmas was a quick, very sweet, and lighthearted read. I enjoyed the plot. Both Jim and Hollie have had some hard times. Jim's a widow, Hollie finds out her fiancé is cheating and they break up. Together Jim and Hollie find peace, healing and happiness. I loved all the snowy Christmas fun. Jim and Hollie were both very sweet characters. I do wish as a reader I would have got to know them better. Because it's a short story it wasn't very in de ...more
I loved both main characters and the chemistry between them was AMAZING!The story itself was short but very interesting and well-written.Both main characters have a strong and emotionally heavy backstory which made me like them even more.And who doesn’t love llamas?
SNOW+ROMANCE+HOLIDAY SPIRIT+LLAMAS= PERFECTION.
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Hollie has been jilted almost at the altar (2 weeks before), but only because she has sprung her fiancé (boyfriend of 8 years!) when seeing a text message from what is obviously a girlfriend. No spoiler here. It’s how the story opens.
What a Christmas turkey he turned out to be! Was he really going to go through with the ceremony? Probably . . . and j ...more
After she arrived at her accommodation in Niagara Falls, an exhausted Hollie was shattered to discov ...more
What a wonderful read! While I was reading the story, I felt the Christmas atmosphere and couldn't wait for snow and to start with Christmas decoration.
The story starts with Hollie getting her heart broken by her now ex-fiancé. With her friends help she decides to make the best out of her sour situation and fulfil her wish of a White Christmas. Two months latter and finally landing on Canadian soil things don't go as planned, but lu ...more
My first book by Nicki Edwards...and it won't be my last.
What a sweet book..and so very touching. It will have you tearing up.
Hollie Douglas left Australia and decided she was going to make a dream of hers come true. A White Christmas, and after being dumped by her fiancé and finding out that he was cheating she set out for "Operation White Christmas"..only she did not expect to get stuck in a snow storm in the middle of rural Canada. What was sh ...more
A cute, romantic, fuzzy, heart-warming holiday read.
The characters were sweet and likable, I enjoyed the 'culture clash' elements (Aussie meets Canadian) and the book had just the right length for this kind of story. I'm not too big on insta-love, but considering this is just a short novella, I'm more lenient on that.
I would have loved some sort of epilogue, though, just a little peek into the future (view spoiler)[to see if Jim and Hollie's long distance relationship was working (hide ...more
I’ve been surprised by how many allegedly Christmas-themed books have very ...more
Hollie and Jim are wonderful, the setting makes for a quaint, quirky white Christmas and the romance was slow and sweet. This is one I would buy and read again. Short but packed wit ...more
Operation White Christmas was a sweet holiday read.
It was heartwarming watching Hollie and Jim get acquainted and fall in love.
I enjoyed this well written romance, the characters were likable and relatable with a great connection.
Overall this was a perfect holiday read that will leave you full of happy feels.
Thank you Momentum Books via NetGalley for the advance copy.
It had been a long time since he'd had a woman wrap her arms around his waist and hang on like her life depended on it. It felt nice. Very nice.
After two months on her own, the touch of a man felt nice. Very nice.
OPERATION WHITE CHRISTMAS was a lovely, sweet contemporary Christmas romance. It was a quick read - one you won't want to put down once you've started. The cover initially drew me to the book; Just look ...more
‘Operation White Christmas’ is a second-chance romance story and a sweet Christmas novella: perfect for reading in front of the fire. It was full of raw emotion and I liked the characters a LOT. Both seemed to be internally vulnerable (aka full of emotional baggage per blurb) but full of spunk and resilience that I greatly admired. There were many times that I laughed out loud or grinned along with...more
All Hollie wanted was to experience a white Christmas, so a Canadian holiday was booked as her honeymoon. Unfortunately her fiancée Steve broke off the engagement two months prior to the big day. Her friend Mackenzie jumps to action and together they plan Operation White Christmas, so that Hollie can have her wish. She embarks on her 'honeymoon' by herself, unfortunately she didn't rea ...more
Hollie is an unlucky person and has had bad luck when it comes to organising time with her partner. She decides to plan the perfect anniversary only to have it thrown back in her face.
Her husband to be turns out not to be the person she thought he was. Leaving her alone for Christmas. She decides to cancel the wedding plans and head Straight for the honeymoon vacation only to find out Steve has cancelled it. She finds herself stranded in Canada when a mystery man helps h ...more
This is part of the Escape to the Country series, but will work fine as a stand alone. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Operation White Christmas is a short novella packed full of Christmas charm and magic. When Hollie’s jerk of an intended groom cheats on her months before the wedding she is done with him. But her dream of experiencing a truly white Christmas in Canada, that’s one dream she doesn’t have to give up. The trip is planned so when Hollie’s best friend convinces her to go get her one lifelong dream of a snowy, pure white Christmas anyway – Hollie sets out on the ...more
The story is this book was very well written and well developed and the plot was very fast paced and kept my heart beating just a little bit faster with the hope of true love still existing. The characters in this book are quite simply, wonderful, if I had to use one word. Hollie and Jim, two regular people who, for Hollie is in the wrong place and for Jim who is in the right place at the right time and hap ...more
Of course, being a novella there’s no room for a long drawn out romance, but I have to admit this one was just a bit too sudden. Considering Hollie splits up from her partner of eight years just two months before her wedding, she doesn’t seem all that cut up about it. Tru ...more
Hollie's fiancé, Steve, is a jerk- she completely dotes on him while he ignores her and is unapologetically rude. On their 8-year dating anniversary, 2 months before their wedding, Hollie goes to great lengths to plan an at-home evening to celebrate. Of course, Steve forgets, comes home and makes some rude remarks about all of the candles and blows it off to go to a friends house. While he's getting ready to leave, a ...more
I love the way Ms. Edwards writes this story. You can see, ...more
It’s a novella, which makes a quick read that lef ...more
Hollie has been dreaming of a white Christmas and has planned on taking a trip to Canada for her honeymoon, however her boyfriend leaves her 2 months before the wedding. She decides to cancel all the arrangements for the wedding except her trip to Canada. She didn't cancel her hotel accommodations but her ex had. ...more
Hollie was couple month away from wedding..She decided to have special dinner with Steve who she has been with for eight years. Steve did not want to spend special dinner with Hollie on 8th anniversary and he brakes off with her.
Hollie's good friend Mackenzie came up with a plan called operation White Christmas for Hollie. Hollie decided to take that trip by herself but Steve cancels hotel reservation and she was heading to a B&B. On her way to ...more
After spending three years in a regional city in New South Wales, her love of small country towns was further developed. One day she plans to escape to the country with her husband Tim and li ...more
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Half an hour later Mackenzie had created an entire Operation White Christmas Pinterest board. When she was finished, she sat back, folder her arms across her chest and stared at Hollie with a satisfied grin. "Who said you need a man?”