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An enchanting story about the magic of Christmas, the importance of family, and the joy of falling in love during the most romantic season of the year…

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.
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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published September 29th 2017 by Bookouture
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Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Kim Nash
I am a complete newbie to Jenny Hale's books, but I have to say after the warmth and friendliness she exuded during our move to Virginia, I knew her books would contain the same endearing qualities. While she may not live in the same state as I do anymore, I still felt it was finally time to support one of my own, and I'm so glad that I did! I don't typically read lighthearted stories, but after a long string of doom and gloom it was a breath of fresh air to be able to submerge myself in a diffe ...more
Amy
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
So now that it’s October first I don’t feel as bad about all my Christmas book reviews. Halloween schmalloween, bring on turkey day and Christmas decorations!! I’ve had the pleasure of reading some really gorgeous holiday books but I think I may have found my new favorite, this was such a delightful read!

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
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Jules
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, christmas
Yay. I’ve now completed my third Christmas book of the year and it’s still September. I’m pleased to say this was another thoroughly enjoyable festive read.

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
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Deanne Patterson
The author really knows how to set up the atmosphere in this heartwarming Christmas book. The whole book through I felt like I was wrapped in a warm soft blanket of Christmas complete with the scent of evergreen,Christmas music playing an soft snow falling. This book really makes you realize how much you value family and spending time with them. So enjoyable! I am now on a hunt for more books to read by this author.
Pub Date 29 Sep 2017
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for a review copy in
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Melissa Rose
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Technically speaking, the Christmas season has been over for about a month. Nevertheless, that does not mean that I am ready to give up my fluffy, wintery reading just yet.

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
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Rachel Gilbey
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pure perfection of a cracking Christmas story that had me entranced from cover to cover. This book is easily the best Christmas book I have read so far this year, and has me really feeling the spirit of Christmas throughout.

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
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Terri Wino
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2017
I've got to hand it to Jenny Hale -- I don't know how she does it. I started this book feeling as if I was reading the same story she had written several times before. I thought it was ridiculous that Noelle was hired to be a caretaker for the elderly William -- and living in this mansion while doing so -- and yet, she was hardly ever home or taking care of him!

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
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Alison
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
As soon as there is talk of a Jenny Hale book I’m there! We’ll Always Have Christmas satisfied my need and surpassed expectation. And yes it’s another Christmas book in September! In case you haven’t noticed the mad rush for the festive season has begun.

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
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Kitvaria Sarene
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one was very predictable even for a romantic Christmas story, and the characters once again are just too good to be true - especially as it's all of them, but I did really enjoy it anyway! A cute and heartwarming story that definitely kept me in a festive mood. And even if they are too good to be true - I did like them, and it was good spending time with them. ...more
Gemma
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second Christmas book I've read by Jenny Hale and I am totally hooked.
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.
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Stephany
Dec 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
If you made a bot watch every Hallmark Christmas movie then asked it to write a script for one, it might be better than this book.
Anne OK
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

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
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ItaPixie
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 4-stars

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

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Angie
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Jenny Hale has a way with words that just gets me so emotionally tied into a book. Especially her Christmas books. Another feel good story with romance, moving on, and warm fuzzies that will probably bring a few tears. It’s a big focus on family and what they mean and also about putting things in perspective and keeping the past where it belongs. Lovely festive atmosphere that will have you begging for holiday magic in your own life. Highly recommended holiday read!

*Many thanks
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Natalie TBGWP
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
No one does feel good reading full of heartwarming beautiful romance and warm and magical Christmas' better than our very own Mrs. Claus, Jenny Hale.
We'll Always Have Christmas is testament to that.
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Donna Maguire
https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...

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
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Mark
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Not my usual choice of book or genre.....the book is very atmospheric ...loved the images it brought to mind of Christmas and the feel of Christmas on every page,,liked the characters especially Noelle,and I wanted to visit the bakery!!! flowed well and a book to enjoy leading up to and including Crimbo.
Nessa
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I have literally fallen in love with this book, was a truly wonderful heartfelt read from start to finish. It was so much more than a romance story, had lots going on and I was pretty much glued to the pages throughout and couldn't turn the pages quick enough.

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
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If you need a book that will get you into that Christmas spirit I think this is the perfect book for you .. I liked most things about it, the happy moments, the traditions, the family love and how strong and supportive they are to each other .. I liked how Christmas had a role in the story unlike most stories that I've read
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
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Dee Dee (Dee Reads for Food)
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm mad at myself for not reading this sooner. The definition of feel good. ...more
Karen Whittard
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a lovely Christmas read. I highly recommend it. But you will need to wrap up in a blanket, have some goodies and some hot chocolate to hand while you are reading this book.

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
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Frenchorchidea
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I am a big fan of Jenny Hale books and never miss her two releases (Christmas and summer one) but this time I was a bit disappointed by the story which was again the same as the other Christmas stories Jenny Hale write. I have read maybe 4 or 5 of her Christmas novels and they all follow the same patterns and storyline. I felt like reading the same story as her 2016 Christmas book. This is a bit of disappointment. I hope this year she will come up with something totally new and exciting.
Lindsay
I really enjoyed this one. The bakery aspect really kept my interest as well as all the inter-woven stories.
Ailish Fitzgerald
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First I would like to thank both Netgalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read this gripping new story from Jenny Hale in exchange for an honest review. I was very excited to read the latest festive book as she is one of my favourite authors who never disappoints and We'll always have Christmas is now my new favourite!

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
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Sharon
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers, Bookouture for this review copy given in exchange for an honest review. Also thanks to Kim from Bookouture for organising the Blog Tour and allowing me to be part of it.

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
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Ashley Foley
I loved this book so much I am already reading it again! I fell in love with every single character almost as soon as each one was introduced. I haven't been much in the Christmas spirit the last couple years and with a couple recent losses in our family was pretty sure I'd expect the same this year. But I tell you what, this book made me wish for December and snow and lights and small shops and family and love and hope and all the other things that make Christmas time so magical. Thank you Jenn ...more
Steffi
I already read several books by Jenny Hale and I always enjoy her new books, especially the Christmas books.

"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
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Gurdeep Assi
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful feel-good Christmas treat. This story is wonderfully heart-warming and a delight to read. Jenny Hale has the magic touch when it comes to writing about the story, the characters & the scenes of the setting. You are transported and captivated by it all. If you are going to read one book this Christmas, it has to be this one. It's a tale of love, loss and reinvention. Highly recommended, i loved it! Thank you, Jenny for the hours of pleasurable reading. ...more
Lisa Houston
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautiful cover on the book. The book for me started off a bit slow. i enjoyed it but felt it just lacked something. But it was a lovely story with a good mix of characters in there. In particular the speed picked up towards the end and was a lovely feel good read. I had originally decided on 3 stars but because of the lopevly ending it gained one back
Carolyn
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a typical Hallmark Christmas movie type of book. Entertaining, but just okay on the story. Rich man buying out her failing family business, they fall in love, blah, blah, blah. It's been done a ton of times. 2.5 stars/ ...more
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Jenny Hale is a USA Today, Amazon, and international bestselling author of romantic contemporary fiction. Her books have sold worldwide, have been translated into multiple languages, and adapted for television. Her novels Coming Home for Christmas and Movie Guide Epiphany Award winner Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses are Hallmark Channel original movies.

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