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Falling for Christmas

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Welcome to Creighton Falls, New York… a town time forgot where miracles happen…

Glamorous city girl Hannah Ford wasn’t thinking when she walked out of a Christmas party and drove three hundred miles into a snowstorm; she just needed to escape. Thankfully local carpenter Sam Taylor comes to her rescue, and the unlikely pair are forced to spend a snowed-in Christmas together.
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Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
When Hannah Ford got upset at a holiday party when her ex-boyfriend showed up with his new girlfriend she wasn't thinking straight when she hopped in a car and decided to just drive to get away and clear her head. Right before Christmas she heads north until she ends up near the Canadian border in a small town with a blizzard steadily coming down. Pulling off the highway her small car immediately gets stuck in the unplowed roads.

Sam Taylor is out on the roads that night having come from plowing
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
This is such a sweet romance by Kate Hewitt. It takes place in upstate New York and the characters are well developed for such a short story. I'd like to see more of Hannah and Sam in a future book!

I received this book from NetGalley and Tule Publishing for an honest review.
I’m definitely in the festive mood after reading this lovely Christmas story!

Hannah Ford is New York city born and bred but she’s just walked out of a Christmas party and driven over three hundred miles into a blizzard just to escape. Unfortunately, other than a signpost indicating the Creighton Falls is the next time, she really doesn’t know where she is, where she’s going, what she’s going to do - and it is nearly Christmas! Not only that but now her car’s going nowhere, stuck in the snow. Sh
Rita Kayla
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
The magic resides in SIMPLICITY.
Falling for Christmas has two main characters, Hannah and Sam. There are of course some others present in the story but they barely appear and we can say that all the actions are done by those two. However, the book is far from boring.
It starts with Hannah running away from New York and actually we feel that we are running away with her. So not only, you picked this book for a moment of escape from reality, the heroine is doing so too.
As I usually say when it was
This ebook was included with my Kindle download of "A Yorkshire Christmas" and it is virtually identical to the plot of that story.

Here it is:

A beautiful (of course) woman from the big city ends up in a small town where she just happens to be rescued by a handsome (of course) man. They spend a few days together and it's true love. Obviously.

I actually liked this story slightly better but it was still pretty weak. Also - neither story really had anything to do with Christmas other than that th
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Meh. I just didn't care about the two main characters... ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Dec 08, 2017 rated it liked it
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Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was almost exactly like the last one except the names have changed. Girl gets stuck in the snow right before Christmas. Boy finds girl and they spend Christmas together, but they come from different lives and it can’t work...or can it? 🙄
Jeanne Loudin
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a sweet romance!

This story is wonderful, happy and so delightful! Not a long story but so very sweet and perfectly imperfect right to the end! I recommend it and I promise you will too!
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another one that was a bit too short but otherwise a good story.
Jo Hurst
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was an extra with a Yorkshire Christmas and essentially was the same book with s different setting. Rich city girl, car stuck in snow drift, farmer and love. Pretty poor really.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2018
Caveat romance is not my favourite genre and because of that, this was a bit too much on the romance front for me. However for romance fans this is an nice little festive read.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
A quick read that had everything you’d expect of a Christmas romance.
Inoffensive & heart-warming but with no depth ...
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Another sweet read. Stranded city girl is rescued by handsome country bumpkin. Sparks fly, emotions are revealed, things happen, then the book ends. Not much more you can say about a novella.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Another easy happy read for Christmas
Char (1RadReader59)
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What’s it like when your heart’s has never experienced true love pure love without strings. Not even that of a parent's?
Hannah Ford had been raised in the heart of Manhattan by single oh so professional mother. Who was very aware of style, weight, and the financial standings her daughter would need to meet. So at a very young age harped about her maintaining her size 6 clothing. Not to mention there wasn’t one holiday that they ever celebrated unless they were attending a party her mother coul
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Falling For Christmas is the introductory story ( a 0.5 if you will) for the new series Falling For The Freemans which debuts in 2016. We are introduced to a truly tiny town of Creighton Falls, New York, that has been on the downswing over the last years. The main and largest building in town is the hotel which the Freeman family owns and have basically abandoned. There are a very few business still operating, barely… and some are on their very last legs. It is
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
Falling for Christmas was a cute, lighthearted read, perfect for this time of year. Hannah and Sam are two likable characters whom I wanted to see end up falling in love.

While Hannah and Sam are total opposites on the outside - Hannah's a sophisticated city girl and Sam is a country boy - they actually share a lot in common. Both have had their hearts broken by relationships that didn't work out, both have moms who weren't there when they needed them, and both are lonely. Overwhelmingly lonely.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Falling for Christmas by Kate Hewitt
Welcome to Creighton Falls, New York… a town time forgot where miracles happen…

Glamorous city girl Hannah Ford wasn’t thinking when she walked out of a Christmas party and drove three hundred miles into a snowstorm; she just needed to escape. Thankfully local carpenter Sam Taylor comes to her rescue, and the unlikely pair are forced to spend a snowed-in Christmas together.

All Sam planned for Christmas was to get drunk alone. The holiday has always been somethi
Angel Hatfield
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hannah is from NYC and had been at a Christmas party and walked out after seeing her ex fiance and walked out and just started driving then the weather was getting bad and she realized she had went three hundred miles and the snowstorm was turning into a blizzard and she turned off an exit and gets stuck. Sam is a carpenter and accountant from the country. When on his way home Hannah flags him down and Sam rescues her and since there is no where to stay Sam even lets her stay with him.Sam and Ha ...more
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
They were just two strangers spending Christmas together under unusual circumstances.

Stranded in the tiny town and staying in a stranger's house was not how Hannah Ford saw her Christmas escape. She left a Christmas party after her ex-fiancé showed up with his new girlfriend. Hannah had to get away. She didn’t want to spend Christmas in New York City. She just got in her car and drove. A few hours later, she loses control of her car close to the town of Creighton Falls.

Sam Taylor was on his way
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
Shelves: romance
"Falling for Christmas" by Kate Hewitt is book one in the "Falling For The Freemans" series. This is the story of Hannah Ford and Sam Taylor.

Hannah is a city girl that escapes a Christmas party where her ex and his new girlfriend are attending. She drives 300 miles to escape and ends up stuck in the snow in this tiny town of Creighton Falls, New York. Hannah is dressed for a Christmas party, not for a snowstorm, but thankfully she is rescued by Sam the local carpenter and jack of all trades.

Donna Parker
Oct 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Each year I'm 'Falling for Christmas', this title makes me think of falling in love, with Christmas and a person. Love can be found, in unexpected places - of our community, our whole world, or even in your own heart. This book, which I received from Netgalley for an honest review, while not dazzling, does not disappoint if you're looking for romance, passion, and unexpected love. Although I wouldn't recommend getting in your car and driving into a winter night just because you're upset about yo ...more
Book Gannet
Another cute Christmas read from Tule, this time pitching a city girl against a country boy in upstate New York with a blizzard, some heartache and lots of tangled up feelings thrown in.

The romance between these two is pretty tentative throughout. Hannah is at a bit of a crossroads, finding herself dissatisfied with her life but unsure what to do about it, while Sam is existing more than living. I don’t feel like I got to know either of them too well, because Hannah doesn’t really know what she
Bonnie Gonzales
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hannah Ford had planned on spending her Christmas holiday at a country estate she was invited to stay a few days after the house party but then her ex showed up with his new love and she decided she would rather be any place but there, grabbed her bags and drove till the snow was just getting to close to a blizzard so she took the next exit, Creighton Falls it said. As she came off the ramp the road was not plowed it was dark and with the snow she couldn't see and suddenly she is stuck. She is ...more
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Falling for Christmas is touching and gentle and just a lovely story. It's short and so perfect for an afternoon curled hp with a hot chocolate in front of the fire.
I liked both Sam and Hannah. Both are believable characters packed with flaws and self doubt. The sort of people you'd meet in any office or country town, both Sam and Hannah are hiding past hurts that very much impact on how they interact with each other. Hannah is carrying a huge burden of self doubt thanks to a controlling ex-boyf
Books and Spoons
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the scenario where you get stuck in the snow, being rescued by a handsome, kind stranger, and end up spending Christmas together... It has been one of my favorite plots in Christmas stories for a long time. And this didn't disappoint either.
Sam and Hannah has chemistry, but they both have learned some tough lessons with relationships, and carefully proceed here.
Sam is not very talkative, but they have all the winter fun they can, in the small town. There is snowmobile driving, snowshoe wa
Jenn Belden
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
She's a city girl, running away from a holiday stay at a country estate after her ex shows up with his new fiancee.

He's a reclusive carpenter who is intending to survive the dreaded holidays with a bottle of booze.

They have nothing in common, but are trapped together in a snowstorm after Hannah gets stranded, having blindly driven 300 miles, not knowing her destination.

Sounds like love? Not quite.

Hannah vows to survive the storm and get out. Sam plans on surviving her stay. However, Hannah break
Margaret Sholders
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kate has written another book to send straight to my heart. There is a lot of angst in this story. That leads to lots of spoilers. Kate put out her people in to true story lines. They are seeming to be strong but they have been damaged in one way or another. Hannah has only had her mom. Spoiler. Now she ran from her ex and her boss. Spoiler. Sam is a loner. He has lost so many things and people in his life. It is a blizzard to bring him back to himself. Hannah drove 300 miles to the Thousand Isl ...more
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