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A Jingle Valley Wedding

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New York executive Julie Tate knows what it takes to win in the financial world, but her big-city success could never prepare her for her latest career move. When her brother abandons the failing family farm, Julie hopes its salvation lies in transforming it into western Massachusetts’s newest premier wedding venue. With her social-savvy friend Freddy in her corner, Julie ...more
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published November 6th 2015
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Sue
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Julie and her brother are co-owners of Jingle Valley Farm in western Massachusetts. Julie has a high powered job in NYC and her brother manages the farm. As the novel begins, her brother has decided that he wants a new life and he leaves the farm to move to Arizona, hoping that Julie will agree with him to sell the farm. Julie and her best friend Freddie, decide to renovate the house and barn to make it a bread and breakfast and a party and wedding venue. With the cost of renovations rising and ...more
Ann
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have loved each book that I have read by this author, and I got this one the minute it was released. I was not disappointed. It is a wonderful read with delightful characters and a story line that I thoroughly enjoyed. Julie is a New York executive that is notified by her brother that he is wanting to sell the farm that has been in the family for generations. She is determined that will not happen and it was definitely interesting following her and her best friend Freddy as they try to ...more
Teresa Kander
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a new to me author, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. It was a quick, easy read with plenty of likable characters--and a few not so likable ones.

The friendship between Julie and Freddie is incredibly well-written. I also enjoyed following Thomas's new life in Arizona, and the renovation of the farm into a wedding venue. Freddie and Julie meet some interesting and quirky people who add to the enjoyment of the story.

I hope that we get to read more about this characters in
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Michelle A. Vezina
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love it.

I enjoyed this book very much. I grew to really like Julie and Freddy like new friends. Thanks Martha for another wonderful story. I would like to read more about them. Another book?
Kathleen
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Jingle Valley Wedding is a delightful romance story of family tradition, friendship, and new beginnings.

Author Martha Reynolds weaves an enjoyable romance tale told in the alternating third person narrative, and set in NYC, Phoenix, Arizona, and Dalton, Massachusetts, that follows the journey of siblings Julie and Thomas Tate, who decide to make major changes in their lives.

Thirty-four year old Julie Tate is a career driven financial executive living in NYC. Julie's thirty-six year old brother
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Leah
Apr 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
In Jingle Valley Wedding, by Martha Reynolds, Julie Tate is a savvy businesswoman whose only worry is who to take to the upcoming New Year’s Eve party. However, her bliss is interrupted when her brother leaves a message that he has given up the farming life, wants to sell their inheritance of Jingle Valley Farm, and is moving West to reside with their other siblings. Julie is heartbroken at the idea of letting their generational farm be sold outside the family. When she shares her dilemma to her ...more
Kate E. Stephenson
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Jingle Valley Wedding might be the anti-romance novel. Author Martha Reynolds paints an oddball picture of classic family drama across generations and sibling gaps. Baby girl of the family Julie Tate loves the farm on which she grew up but couldn’t picture herself ever actually living there again. Baby boy Tommy Tate finds himself back on the farm he thought he’d escaped and is hating every minute of it. Having abandoned the farm to the younger generation, the elder Tate siblings watch the drama ...more
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
Review originally posted on my blog: Lampshade Reader

Give me some more Jingle Valley please!

This was such an enjoyable read for me. As soon as I met Julie and Freddy I just knew that I would like the story. Thomas wasn’t so endearing, but it was interesting to hear his part of the story and his point of view. I liked that the point of views changed from character to character, it made the story fun to read. Although, I do have to say that the only drawback was the sometimes short scenes. Just
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Erin Kathleen (CTBookGirl)
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story revolves around two siblings who inherited a family farm...though only one of them wants to hold onto it while the other is determined to move forward. Julie, who is a NYC single career woman, finds letting go of the farm unthinkable while her brother Thomas can't get out of there fast enough and begin the next chapter of his life, post divorce. The story flips between Julie and Thomas though I think the heart of the story belongs to Julie and her determination to hold onto this family ...more
Emma
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I love the way this book starts off. Julie is living a busy life living in New York City and working as an executive. Her brother, Tommy is running the family farm that he and Julie co-own. When Tommy decides that he is done with the farm, Julie knows she can't let it go up for sale, so she makes a huge jump. She quits her job, rents out her NYC apartment and decides to turn the Jingle Valley Farm into Jingle Valley
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Michelle
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, chick-lit
Julie Tate moved away from rural Massachusetts to start a life in New York. Already a success in the financial field, the last thing she wants to do is lose that security and happiness. What she didn't know was that even though she thrived in this lifestyle, she would end up back to her roots when her brother decides he can no longer run the family farm.
With the help of her friend Freddy, Julie decides to turn Jingle Valley Farm into a rustic wedding venue. With both of their large savings
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Margaret Tidwell
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
FTC: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation for this review and all opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.

A Jingle Valley Wedding by Martha Reynolds was an okay book. I enjoyed this book but at time's I thought things were rushed and at other times I felt like they could have cut out other parts of the story. Even with that being said though I still truly enjoyed this author’s style of writing. I really enjoyed all the
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Carol
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Jingle Valley Farm has been in the Tate family for generations. The older Tate siblings moved out west and left Julie and Thomas the family farm. Thomas decides he has had enough of the farm and wants to move to Arizona to find a new job and hopefully find love. Julie does not want to sell the farm. Julie and her friend Freddy buy Thomas's share in the farm in hopes of turning the house into a bed and breakfast and the barn a wedding reception/party destination.

It was interesting following
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Bonnie
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
This book was a quick, fun and easy read. I like that the main female character can have a best friend that's a male. These two characters are likable and funny and become partners in buying a farm to turn into a wedding venue. Great story with a possibility of a sequel.
Rhonda
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked the characters and their interaction. The concept was great and shows what can really happen with family. It was a good story and read well! Would recommend! Given copy for honest review!
Eileen C. Callahan
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Didn't Want It to End

This is a very enjoyable story and I'd like to spend a weekend with these characters...oh wait...I just did! More please!
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I am the author of nine novels, including the Amazon bestsellers CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST and BITS OF BROKEN GLASS.

My writing has appeared in Magnificat magazine and my very short poem was read by journalist Connie Schultz during National Public Radio's "Tell Me More" poetry challenge.

I live in Rhode Island, never far from the ocean.

My novel VILLA DEL SOL won the 2018 Book Prize in Literary Fiction
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