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Christmas in Smithville

(Hometown #4)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  885 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Gloria hasn’t had an easy life, she’s learned her lessons the hard way. She may have dressed flashy and dated a lot, but that’s in the past. Now she’s determined to change her reputation, and working along side the women in town as they prepare for the Christmas Pageant will give her a chance to prove she’s not a flirt. Small towns never forget, but will Smithville give he ...more
Kindle Edition, 1, 217 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Augustine Press
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Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gloria is a beautiful woman. Unfortunately, she is also unlucky in love. She lives in the small town of Smithville, where everyone knows everyone and your social life is ripe gossip.

Gloria has dated most of the men in town and the local women have started to resent her. She has dated most of their husbands before they committed. Now she feels she shouldn’t dress nicely or go on any more dates. She feels her chance to find love has passed. She has low self-esteem and doesn’t want people to notic
J. W. Garrett
“A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear.” Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

I would like to thank the publisher for this ARC [advanced reader copy] provided via Netgalley.

Book 1: Hometown Girl at Heart: Tara and Justin
Book 2: Hometown Girl After All: Julia and Chad
Book 3: Hometown Girl Forever: Lizzie and Elliot

After I started reading this… I discovered it was part 4 of the Hometown Series. That explained my feelings of “what the heck is going on” and solved my question of ‘did I m
Mar 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Small town and so very heartfelt.

So the memory isn't the greatest, but this book was my favorite - which is saying something because there were spots in each of the four books that brought me to tears. I love how the people in this little town take care of each other. I did feel like this ending was a little abrupt - would love to find out more about what happens to those in the town. I suppose if I can't read it, I can imagine it. Totally recommend this book and the others.
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This enchanting narrative was filled with friends, family,and plenty of Christmas joy. Both Gloria and Ned felt like they could become a better version of themselves and therefore, feel more comfortable with the folks in their community. How great was it that they should both become interested in each other? This charming story will give the warm fuzzies and touch your heart. Good Read!!!!
Clint Austill
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An Excellent Christmas Love Story

This is a very enjoyable read with great relatable chatacters. Well written and the story itself just puts you in the Holiday mood. Highly recommend this book for your Holiday reading....A MUST READ 😀😀👍👍
Sheila Dugan
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I enjoy reading uplifting, romantic novels. This fit the bill and made me think about it even when I wasn't actually reading it.😀
Catherine Geist
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This book was a good book & interesting. The storyline was different & interestin The characters kept you interested & it had a surprised ending.The story shows we can misjudge someone & make their life so miserable..
Beverly Kee
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again this author has out done herself!

Loved each of this series, once you start reading one, you can't put it down! It was so awesome to see Gloria win with Ned! What a cute ending!
Dec 06, 2018 added it
Sweet clean romance with a lesson on being nice to others.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Small town America with characters that have real struggles makes this an interesting, albeit light read.

Smithville is set in somewhat rural Pennsylvania, less than an hour from the big city. Gloria is the gal who struggles to be accepted by the members of the community. Her boss and a few women have welcomed her with open arms while others are downright nasty to her.

She's volunteered to help with the upcoming Christmas pageant. Mutual friends notice a 'connection' or chemistry between her and
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gloria and Ned

Gloria just wants to fit in, only the women of Smithville won't let her forget her past and move on. Especially Nadine! It's not like Gloria has done anything to the women! The only problem is she thinks she has to prove herself. So she makes a pact with herself and she promises she won't flirt or even talk to a man while working on the annual Christmas pageant with her friends. However, she keeps being thrown together with the deputy Ned. He's really nice and everything, but,she c
Carole Mckee
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Christmas Story

First, I have to say that I was delighted to learn that this story takes place in Southwestern Pennsylvania, where I am from. And it's a small town romance--my favorite type of story. Gloria, who really has done nothing wrong, and has contributed to the community, is the victim of ugly gossip. But she has good friends who believe in her and stand by her, including deputy sheriff Ned. She has worked hard to prepare costumes for the Christmas pageant and avoid anything tha
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun cute holiday read.I really liked Gloria she had not had it easy and has a reputation for being a bit easy but is convinced to prove to the small town she has changed, but they just won't see past her past reputation.Ned is the Deputy of her small town and has seen the change in Gloria and is looking forward to getting to know the new her better.A really cute read just perfect for a lazy afternoon ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just read this book and it got me so excited for Christmas! I love the characters and the way the author switches between the perspectives of the two protagonists. Nothing like a small town at Christmas.

I've read all of Fullmer's books and I just love them! She is so great at providing the romance I crave in a book, but also presenting it in a very realistic way. I often find myself laughing out loud because of how much I can relate.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved Gloria and Ned's story. Their story just wanted to make you swoon. Just like in all of the previous books, the people of Smithville did not disappoint either. This was a sweet, fun, quick read. Hometown Girl Again is the fifth and final book in series, and I really hate to see this series end. :-( ...more
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute and fun
What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Hometown

I look forward to reading more from Kirsten Fullmer.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Robert Floyd
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A thoughtful story

This is a thoroughly insightful tale about love in a Christmas setting. The author develops the characters gracefully as the story blossoms into a modern-day Cinderella tale.
Susan Harner
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Christmas in Smithville (Hometown series book 4)

I am in love with this series. The innocence and pure love, of friendship s. Peace, love, not all around Christmastime.
Pam Jackson-gorsline
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is a good story with some twists and turns that keeps you reading. The characters were fun and interesting.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Lovely sweet story that almost had me in tears a few times. I enjoyed this feel-good book. A few typos didn’t put me off!
Kathleen H. Fox
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a very nice, light read. A real feel good book!
Catarina Águas
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a very cute book and I was curious about Gloria's story. I was very glad for her and how it all turn out. Ned was such a cutey, Gosh, I loved him, they were perfect for each other ...more
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it

Such a sweet, heartwarming Christmas story. A small town with the perfect backdrop of lovely characters. I wouldn't mind living there.
Sandra Evans
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Leaves me wanting to read the rest

I enjoyed this book. It is safe for most all ages. Interesting cast of characters. No violence or sex. I especially liked the deputy.
judi dearmond
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good read!

Such a charming story! The characters were so sweet! A true Christmas dream come true! This is a !just read
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story has everything you could want from it. You get a delightful romance, insight on Gloria, and cameos from all your favorite Smithville characters. If you haven't read the first three books you won't feel lost, but if you have you'll love seeing your favorite people weave in and out of each other's everyday life. I love Kirsten's stories because they are more of a character study than a romance. The plot line stands on it's own and the people are what make the books shine. The romance is ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
A quote:
“She looked up, searching his face. He was very striking with his strong jaw, wavy mass of hair, and easy grin. His fine physique certainly didn’t hurt either. But he was Ned. The deputy. Solid and true; kind and thoughtful. And his stutter… she smiled at him, tenderness showing through. His tripped-up words were the thing that made him seem human, accessible”. (Quote from ARC)

This is a really entertaining book, with great ma
Sara Jo
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Despite being set in what I gather is a modern day, the characters, behaviors, mindsets, and spoken words belong more to an outdated age. A young girl who is nice to everyone but once dressed provocatively and never hurt anyone she dated is being ostracized as if she’s some floozy in the 50’s? Far fetched and at times, ridiculous.

I was given a copy of this book for free by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, christmas
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Kirsten is a writer with a love of art and design. She worked in the engineering field, taught college, and consulted free lance. Due to health problems, she retired in 2012 to travel with her husband. They live and work full time in a 40' travel trailer with their little dog Bingo. Besides writing romance novels, she enjoys selling art on Etsy and spoiling their three grandchildren.

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