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A Small Town Christmas

(Four Irish Brothers Winery #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  689 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.

High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do
Kindle Edition, 185 pages
Published October 29th 2018 by Tule Publishing
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This is the first book I have ever read by this author and what a treat! I loved the small town feel to this book. It really captured all the familial charm, especially with the Christmas background. There were a lot of secondary characters in this book but I never felt overwhelmed with keeping them straight which is a credit to the author.

Sam and Conor are both likable characters. I loved their chemistry and growing attraction throughout the book. Conor is confident and so into Sam. His course
I’m surprised there wasn’t a excel spreadsheet of comparison chart between dead wife and h.

The whole book was Emmy this and Emmy that and how Emmy would tell the H to marry the h if she was alive. YOU FUCKING POTATOES! If Emmy was alive she’d hang him by balls if he even as much looked at the h cause he’d still be married to saintly fucking Emmy.
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so cute, I melted like a snowflake! ❤️
It was also the first Christmas related book I read this year and my heart was filled with joy while reading it.
The main characters were full of kindness and this is why the book was perfect. Well written, with the right amount of suspense when it was required... Bravo! 👏 Maybe the Christmas part was a little bit short, but still the buildup made it all worth it.
P. S. Ali was the sweetest! 😍
Jacob Proffitt
This is a very light romance with a small-town holiday setting. The best word for this is "cute". Samantha and Conor are pretty much perfect for each other. Indeed, they're more than a little perfect just in general. As is Conor's plot-moppet daughter, Ali. As is the small-town setting.

But I was in the mood for something light and Reinhardt at least lines everything up well and I found I cared about Sam and Con, even though the plot was thin in pretty much every way. I was a little frustrated wi
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Samantha Hayes is a hot-shot lawyer in Chicago, but she needs a reprieve from the ultra stressful cases she’s been dealt as of lately. So Sam agrees to help her boss out with a family legal matter. Sam is excited to get a break from city life and soak up the holiday cheer in the small town of River’s Edge.

Conor Flaherty’s wife passed away two years ago and now he’s a single dad to his 4-year old daughter, Ali. He also runs his family’s winery: Four Irish Brothers Winery. But after his dad’s rec
Rating: 4.5/5

Well I have another author who I need to keep an eye out for - I loved this story and can't wait to read more in this series and by Nan Reinhardt.

The Flahertys are four Irish brothers who, you've guessed it, have a winery. Their ownership of the winery is under threat as the children of their step mother are encouraging her to claim a share in it after the death of her husband. Samantha, aka Sam, has been sent by her boss, another of the Flaherty brothers, to see if she can help sor
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was great. The characters were unlike me in terms of careers, social status, and family but they were well developed and emotionally relatable. Backstory and character development moved the plot forward. The level of description let me picture people and places in my mind. The plot didn't require any suspension of disbelief and didn't rely on prolonged angst. It moved along at a pleasant pace to a satisfying conclusion.
I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publisher via
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first book from Nan Reinhardt and I’m glad it was that start of a series. I look forward for the next book to come out. This was a typical romance book with a happy ending. Right from the beginning I found this book was easy to read, enjoyable, and I didn’t want to put it down.

*I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Very sweet and heart-warming story that's de rigueur for the holiday season. A family-oriented insta-love. ...more
What a fun and sweet holiday read with great characterizations. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and watching relationships bloom and tough challenges unwound.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Synopsis from the Publisher/
Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s w
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon

This is definitely a cute story, complete with a precocious 4-year-old girl who is, of course, wiser than her years (and has an amazing grasp on the English language).

I am interested in this family and the secondary characters (view spoiler) but the legal drama didn't feel all that urgent as it is a background issue but as a reader, I think I knew where it was headed before it even got there. I also, and I hate to say this, didn't fe
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt
Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.
High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Sam (Samantha) is a high-powered attorney in need of something less taxing after a tragedy occurred during her last case. So the case her boss assigns her - helping his own family fight their stepsiblings for ownership of their family winery, seems to be just the thing to help her get some much needed r&r. But before she can even make it into town, her tire blows on the side of the road and strands her in the pouring rain. Luckily for her, Conor is driving by with his precious (and precocious) d
Bette Hansen
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED! I'm so excited to see this is only the beginning of what I expect to be a great series to read. Coner and Samantha are amazing characters but Conor's young daughter Ali steals the show. It's been two years since Conor lost his wife and he just now feels himself coming back to life when he meets the new family attorney Samantha "Sam" Hayes. Sam needs a break from her high stress job in Chicago so handling a case in small town Rivers Edge sounds like the perfect thing for the holiday season ...more
Rebecca Lyman
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
This book very much resembled a Hallmark movie for me - it was cheesy and corny and syrupy sweet. That being said, right before the holidays is the best time to feel that syrupy sweet emotion and I did enjoy the book. Big city lawyer falls in love with a small town winemaker and single father - what could be sweeter than that? The sweet town and the friendly residents and their holiday celebrations really got me into the Christmas spirit. The plot was a little too anti-climactic for me, there wa ...more
Mary L H
A Small Town Christmas, the first book in Nan Reinhardt's Four Irish Brothers Winery series, is a well-written gem that was a joy to read. With Christmas, wine, good food, romance and wonderful characters, it is a feast for the senses that draws you in and doesn't let go.

Conor Flaherty is a widower who runs the family winery and has a precocious daughter, Ali. Conor's emotions have been in hibernation, and he hasn't looked at another woman since losing his wife. When a legal challenge threatens
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt is a heartwarming story, with delightful characters, especially one four-year-old, and a solid plot. I enjoyed the Christmas setting but this story of an estate will, and lazy stepsiblings could happen anytime of the year. It did make the lawsuit seem even more sadly awful by having it happen during the holiday season of gratitude, peace and love.

Single father Conor Flaherty is a heart stealer all on his own but no one could resist falling for this dynami
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve just loved A Small Town Christmas! This story of second chances for widowed winemaker Connor Flaherty and his four year-old daughter Ali is tender, heartwarming and an utter delight. I loved those two from the moment I met them, Connor with his heart-melting tenderness towards his little daughter and Ali with her impish smile and uber-cuteness.
Attorney Sam Hayes found her way into my heart pretty quickly too. It was wonderful to see someone who was so thoroughly efficient, yet so unsure of
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a great romance from new to me author Nan Reinhardt. I love the holiday season, brotherly love and wineries. So after reading the book blurb, A Small Town Christmas became a must read. It is a wonderful book, replete with great characters, a plot that twists and turns in all the right places, and an intoxicating love story.

Samantha Hayes is a successful and ruthless divorce attorney in Chicago. Due to an unbelievably harrowing and tragic situation, she needs a break from her life. So h
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
In need of genuine, heartfelt holiday romance? Tis the season to read of hearth and home, stories that remind us of what matters and why we fall in love. Nan Reinhardt's "A Small Town Christmas" spins a fresh twist on a familiar tale.

Lawyer and single 30-something Sam is given a case which takes her to her boss' family winery. Along the way, she meets by accident or providence, the very brother she is on her way to see. This is the perfect meet cute for Sam and Conor, both lost in their own way
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Four Irish Brothers Winery series starts off with Conor Flaherty’s story. In this book, Conor and his brothers are fighting to save their family winery from their step-mother who is contesting their father’s will.

Samantha Hayes is a Chicago lawyer and is representing the brothers. Sparks fly from the minute Conor and Sam meet, but neither of them is interested in a relationship. Conor is a widower raising his little girl, Ali, on his own and Sam is just interested in her career at the momen
Cathy Geha
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt
Four Irish Brothers Winery #1

Samantha and Connor meet when her tire shreds and she is stuck at the side of the road. There was attraction between the two but with a chance meeting that ended with goodbye rather than the exchange of names and phone numbers how could anything like romance ever be expected? Well, in romances one definitely SHOULD expect more and that is just what happens.

Connor has been a widow for two years and has a four year old daughter.
Becky Burciaga
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent start to what promises to be a series that should leave you waiting for the next book to be released. With tenderness (in the form of a four year little girl), the humor only brotherly love can bring on, and all the characters who’ll steal your heart, small town living has never seemed so appealing.

Conor and Sam are the recipients of the miracle of the healing grace of love, and the machinations of family and friends. They find themselves not standing a chance of not following thro
Yvonne Cruz
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a touching, sweet, at times heartbreaking but also heartwarming clean romance, this is the one for you.
The story centers around Conor Flaherty and Samantha/Sam Hayes. Conor is a widower with a four year old and part owner of a winery with his brothers. Sam is an attorney that works with Conor’s brother , Sean. He sends her to the winery when a lawsuit is presented to the family by their step-mother. Little did they know that the unexpected meeting in the middle of the nigh
Susanne Scott
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I’ve read by the author and it was a very touching and heart warming book.

The instant connection Conor and Sam felt, before they even knew who the other was, was amazing, as was the love Conor showed to his daughter when he turned his car around so she could see him help fix the tyre.

I love the whole town and the love and friendship show, the banter between the brothers and Aunt Bette. Conor dealing with his loss of Emmy was dealt with sensitivity and beautifully. I espe
Sherri Babb
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet Christmas romance book. It was set in a small town where every knows everyone. Samantha and Conor meet when he helps her change the flat tire on her car. Neither realizing that Samantha is the lawyer that Conor's brother sent to help with the lawsuit. There is such spark and such connection between these 2 from their very first meeting. You throw in Ali, Conor's adorable daughter and all the interfering towns people and you have yourself one great read. It was such a fun re ...more
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first time reading this author. I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, heartbreaking, and oh so heartwarming. I can’t wait to read the others in this series.
Conor Flaherty is a winemaker, widow, and single father. He and his brothers face there step mothers law suit against her rights to the winery.
His one brother sends his associate Samantha Hayes to Conor to help him out. What Conor does not expect is that the attorney to be a women. Yes he expects Sam not Samantha.
What transpires i
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it

This sweet romance has that strong sense of place that is one of Rhinehart’s strengths. Low on angst and pretty predictable, it is still an engaging read about a charming small town in Ohio. I like that Sam and Conor are a bit more seasoned than the usual run of romance couples. It was also interesting to read about Ohio wines, the place and the setting were lovely. The sweetness was a bit overwhelming, and Ali is most definitely a plot moppet, but all this could perhaps be excused in a
Marcela Sotelo
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I say I imagine the entire book as a Hallmark movie??

Anyway... This is the first Nan's book I ever read, I'm glad I did. This is a lovely Christmas story about fall in love again and trying new things. The author describes every little detail so perfectly that would make you never want to stop reading.

Her characters are so easy to fall for them, I have a special place for the four Irish brothers. I want more story from them.
Louise Bird
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about new beginnings, new Love and saying “No “ to selfish children.
Char’s children force her to initiate a law suit against her stepchildren for a fifth inheritance of the winery. This is what brought Sam to Rivers Edge to act as counsel for Sean and his brothers. That is how she meets Conor and his daughter Ali, there first meeting is a rainy one involving a flat tire.
Read on to find out how Conor’s grief is lifted and how the romance develops.
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Nan Reinhardt is a writer of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is also a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. She’s been an antiques dealer, a bank teller, a stay-at-home mom, a secretary, and for the last 17 years, she’s earned her living as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

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