We'll Always Have Christmas
Christmas has always been a special time for Noelle Parker. Winter evenings spent with family and friends, drinking hot chocolate and eating cookies at her family’s cozy bakery have shaped her love for all things festive. ...more
Noelle, sweet Noelle is at a crossroads in her life, she wants nothing more than to create an idyllic home for her and her son Lucas but she’s struggling. Her family bakery is about to close an ...more
For me this was a story of three parts – a family bakery facing closure, a contemporary romance between two of the main characters, and for me, the most touching part was of an old man reminiscing about his past and a forbidden first love when he was a young man. I loved how all these parts linked together to create a heart-warming story with ...more
Pub Date 29 Sep 2017
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for a review copy in ...more
So, for my third book of 2020, I chose We'll Always Have Christmas; a novel that I read a few years back, and that I remembered enjoying.
It was just as deliciously cozy as I recalled.
While there was a certain degree of predictableness in this book, I truly loved that there were three different stories at work: The bakery, Alex ...more
For its a story of many elements that meld together so well, in some ways that may surprise you, while I can see aspects of Christmas favourites in there too. For example the workaholic who needs to be reminded about the importance of family, the old man who is slightly grum ...more
Then there's the "romance" with Alex. They spend a couple hours in each other's company and a kiss happens already. In the real world i ...more
Jenny has such a sweet style of writing she is able to blend several layers so they all run smoothly into one story. This has mum Noelle and her six year old son Lucas in the midst of trying to save the family bakery business. She is also a carer ...more
She captures everything that is Christmas so perfectly.
Friendship, family, gingerbread, peppermint and romance.
The characters that she has created in both the books I've read have all been so kind, honest and lovable.
Both stories held forgiveness and hidden truths, and were both so delightful.
A perfect book for right now. ...more
In case you haven’t noticed, the last minute rush for the festive season is at full speed. Frazzled shoppers, kids home for Christmas break and all kinds of last minute chores to be accomplished (those cut-outs still need to be decorated). Yet, it's also a time when we need a break to catch our breath, and a warm and cozy book always serves the purpose well.
With only three books left in my Twelve Days of Christmas books-on-review, I'm marking this one off the list with this review. With ...more
Sorry I'm late to the party but I love to read Christmas novels all year round so I can feel the magic whenever I feel down.
Jenny Hale is one of my favorite seasonally authors,her books catch my attention right away with the pretty covers and they keep it with the heartwarming words.
I've enjoyed to read this story so much,I grew attached to all the characters even the grumpy ones.
Noelle,our heroine,feels pretty stressed thinking about the future now that her plan to run her gram's bakery is pr
*Many thanks ...more
This for me was a truly feel good festive read!
I had fallen in love with the story after just a few pages and I sat and read it in one evening, the words flowed, the characters were spot on and the plot kept me entertained throughout. Genuinely loved it and I could easily sit and read it again over the festive period.
Jenny Hale is and remains one of my go to authors for when I need a genuine pick me up - so glad she has just signed a new contract for more ...more
I loved the Christmas cosy feel to it and the bakery and family history behind it was wonderful to read and discover. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the characters, and seeing how things would turn out for them all. All of ...more
although I didn't root for Alex and Noelle at the beginning but I couldn't help but to laugh with them as they were making memories together and it sounded so much fun .. it ...more
Noelle simply loves everything about Christmas. But this year things are going to change as the family bakery is being faced with closure and it needs a Christmas mircle all of its own to save it.
Noelle is not going to go down without a fight and is determined to raise the money the bakery needs in order to keep ...more
This story follows Noelle Parker who is single mum to six year old Lucas. Her family own Hope and Sugar Bakery and Noelle is very passionate about this bakery which was run by h ...more
Noelle Parker is a single mother to little Lucas. She has always wanted to run the family bakery and provide a good and plentiful life for her little boy. After losing her job, she thinks this is her chance to do this but when she returns home she finds the bakery is facing tough times a ...more
"We'll always have Christmas" is another book which I really liked because of the wonderful setting. The book has a lovely and wintery atmosphere which I enjoyed a lot. It is also a very heart-warming story about family.
Noelle is a single-mom and tries everything to make her sons life memorable. I really liked how she tried to teach him the importance of simple things and she did an amazi ...more
She was included in Oprah Magazine’s “ ...more