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. B ...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
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
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
4.25 Hearts Ooooooh this story just gets to the heart. I just loved William. Yes he is a cranky old man but he is also sweet and I would love to sit with him listening to his stories. I can just see sitting in front of a Christmas tree and having his eyes glaze over with memories of the past.
Alexander is an interesting character who has his own issues but somehow worms his way into your heart and Noelle is just wonderful. I enjoyed all the parts of this ...more
It may be a little predictable at times, but that doesn’t really matter as this story does exactly what it sets out to do. It leaves you with a lovely warm glow and the feeling that all is right with the world. Perfect escap ...more
I don’t want to type too much about the storylines as I have a nasty, unintentional habit of giving away far too many spoilers about books I have enjoyed. Noelle Parker (an apt name for a Christmas book) and her family have a bakery, which sounds divine. Friends can meet for a hot chocolate, a goss ...more
Is it me or is it starting to feel Christmassy around here? Jenny Hale is back with yet another festive treat in the name of; 'We'll Always Have Christmas'. Lets be honest here, regardless of whether you feel that September is 'far too early for Christmas', Jenny Hale's brand new novel is guaranteed to make you think anything but. Who knows, after reading it you might decide to put your Christmas tree up ready for Hallo ...more
Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.
While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, an ...more