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Can an unlikely romance return the magic of Christmas to an entire town?

All podcaster “Cheery Charlee” Ridgeway wants for Christmas is to land her one-millionth follower. But first, she needs a really good story. Amid hundreds of submissions, one stands out: a plea from Cape Sunset, a small fishing village that hasn’t celebrated Christmas since Jack Fortner lost his fiancé
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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published November 19th 2018 by Carina Press
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Beth
This was one of those feel good, heart warming, hometown Christmas reads that just make you love a sweet Christmas romance. Easy, entertaining and packed full of quirky but completely nice neighbors. In the end, its a story of healing. Healing a child's broken heart hiding under the facade of a cheery adult at the loss of her father and then mother. Healing a man's heart for the woman he loved and lost. Healing a town that has been hiding its heart trying to help a man that has become a hometown ...more
Quirkybookworm
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Warning: Like I said before, this turbulent story will toss you right into your Christmas mood before Halloween!
Ingredients:
1. Cup of cocoa
2. 3 or 4 snicker doodle cookies any choice will do as long as it's Christmas theme!
3, lazy boy chair with blanket
4. Christmas music....softly
5. Christmas Catch
6. Yourself, of course!
7. Dog and/cat optional but they'll keep ya warm!

Direction. Combine them together in one place. You know what to do!

This book is so good. You'll love the heroine and yet, strang
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nick
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, arc, contemporary

3.5/5

Didn't like the hero all that much. The story had strong Christmas feels though which I adored.

RTC
Mary
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

A cute story about two people who refuse to celebrate Christmas. One, because it brings back too many sad memories and the other because she's too busy granting other peoples Christmas wishes.

Jack lost his fiancee' suddenly four years ago during the town's annual Christmas parade. Blaming the holiday festivities, he petitioned the town council to cancel the parade and all outward signs of the holiday. Now, out of respect fo
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Ruthie Taylor
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a really enjoyable, perfect for getting you in the Christmas romance mood. It is a lovely story of ignoring-one's-past meeting up with refusing-to-move-on and realising that there is a place of common ground. It works because both characters have flaws and whilst they wear their mantles of choice well, we get to see their foibles too. Clearly two attractive, intelligent and lovable beings, one has earned the resp
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Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
If you've been following my blog for the past month, you know I've been on a Christmas romance binge. Well I think Christmas Catch may have just secured its spot as my favorite Christmas romance of the season. It's such a heartfelt story about more than just a man and a woman falling in love during the beautiful Christmas season. It's about learning feel and live again after experiencing a devastating loss. I adored seeing Jack and Charlee go from enemies to lovers and helping each other heal fr ...more
Janet
Dec 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Christmas Catch is what you get when you marry corny Christmas movies with the 80s classic, Footloose. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s the story of a town afraid to bring back Christmas traditions after a devastating loss occurred during the Christmas season some years ago, affecting the town’s hero in the process. No one quite knows how to get the Christmas spirit back, but if there’s anyone who can it just might be a beautifully spunky podcaster with a heart of gold. Predictable, yes, but e ...more
Wendy F
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I love small town romance, and that’s the best description of Christmas Catch!

It takes place in a small fishing town, where Cheery Charlee has come to return the Christmas Spirit they’d lost previously.

When I pick out books for the holidays I look for three things. First, I want a good romance, full of heart. I want the perfect scenery to offset the holiday spirit. And finally, I want a happy ending. You can’t write a book and call it a ‘Holiday Read’ if it doesn’t have a happy ending. It’s a mu
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Expected publication: November 19th 2018 by Carina Press
ASIN B07G49R9H7
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Can an unlikely romance return the magic of Christmas to an entire town?

All podcaster “Cheery Charlee” Ridgeway wants for Christmas is to land her one-millionth follower. But first, she needs a really good story. Amid hundreds of submissions, one stands out: a plea from Cape Sunset
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Mary Jo – ☆☆☆
A cute story about two people who refuse to celebrate Christmas. One, because it brings back too many sad memories and the other because she's too busy granting other people’s Christmas wishes.

Jack lost his fiancée suddenly four years ago during the town's annual Christmas parade. Blaming the holiday festivities, he petitioned the town council to cancel the parade and all outward signs of
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Matilda Dix
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really thought I would read a lot more Christmas romance novels this season, but the whole time thing got in the way. I did get to read Christmas Catch and I am glad I did because it was a perfect Christmas romance. Both of the main characters have stopped celebrating Christmas. Charlee stopped because she is busy with her podcast and granting other peoples Christmas wishes. Jack stopped because he lost his fiancée during Christmas and just blames the whole holiday for his loss. The whole town ...more
Anitajt
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jack doesn’t do Christmas
Cheerie Charlee a podcaster, likes a challenge
A great story of how grief affects a whole close community so much so, they haven’t celebrated Christmas in over 4 years.
Let the Christmas festivities begin....... or will in be a challenge to much for Charlee?
When I first started reading I must admit the story didn’t grab me, but I’m so glad I persevered, great characters and a believable storyline, plus a christmassy romance or two thrown in for good measure.
Thank you to
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Terrie
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Christmas is a time to rejoice and let the Christmas spirit heal you. Cape Sunset hasn't celebrated Christmas since Jack lost his fiancee, but all that changes when Charlee shows up and sets about landing her one-millionth follower for her podcasts. Christmas Catch is a story of healing, of learning to open your heart to healing and learning to love again.

The perfect heartwarming Christmas story to snuggle down with whilst eating mince pies and drinking hot chocolate. The very essence of Christm
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Anie
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Recieved from NetGalley

Christmas Catch give me me all the worm cozy feelings and put in such a Christmas mood, no I just can't wait for December. :)



Charlee has a Podcast with almost million followers. Every Christmas she pick an entry to make special Christmas episode and now she picked a town that stopped celebrating Christmas. She moves to town for few days to bring cheer and Christmas spirit. Only she doesn't count on making friends and falling in love, especially with the town Grinch, who mi
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Jill
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story!! Fun Christmas read to get you in the spirit. Nice blend of romance and a strong female main character. A few twists and turns with fun, well developed characters. We read for our book club. You should too!
Tracie
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a great way to kick off the holiday season. It was like reading a Hallmark movie. It was a sweet story with likable characters. It was romantic but not trashy and was also a tale of friends, family, and community.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Marielle
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: c-christmas
Super cute small-town Christmas romance. I grinned throughout most of the book.

Sadly, for me, the romance didn’t really kick in until the halfway mark, which made the resolution a bit rushed. But the Christmas cheer made for a good read anyway.
Annarella
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Christmas romance, perfect for a cozy afternoon when it's raining outside and you want to feel good.
I loved everything in this book: from the style of writing to the plot and the characters.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Carina Press and Netgalley for this ARC
Karen Cino
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute Christmas story that could be read year round. The story had a fresh twist.
K-BRC
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great holiday HEA Romance. This is heartwarming and will put you in the Christmas spirit. Recommended read.
Maureen
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, romance
I just love Christmas books. So when I saw the beautiful cover of ‘Christmas Catch’ I wanted to read more. After reading the book description I knew this was a book I wanted to read. A Christmas book about a podcaster called Cheery Charlee? That sounds fun right?! So I requested a copy and was excited to start reading this one for the HoHoHo Readathon.

In ‘Christmas Catch’ we meet “Cheery Charlee” Ridgeway. Charlee has been a podcaster sending positivity around for almost five years now. And now
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Cindy
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really, really loved this book. No, there wasn't a ton of steam. It was cute, heartfelt, and real. Jack broke my heart and Charlee was great! It was insta-love, but that doesn't bother me much. Because my marriage is a product of insta-love and while others say it doesn't happen and isn't realistic, it happened with my husband and me. But if that's not your thing, you should probably pass. I really loved the ending and the epilogue was great. The ball though. That was just beautiful. Utterly b ...more
Kelley
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Dec 15, 2019
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Oct 17, 2019
Shelley
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Dec 19, 2018
Cindy
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really, really loved this book. No, there wasn't a ton of steam. It was cute, heartfelt, and real. Jack broke my heart and Charlee was great! It was insta-love, but that doesn't bother me much. Because my marriage is a product of insta-love and while others say it doesn't happen and isn't realistic, it happened with my husband and me. But if that's not your thing, you should probably pass. I really loved the ending and the epilogue was great. The ball though. That was just beautiful. Utterly b ...more
Kristie
Yes, I'm already reading Christmas books. It was not planned, it was a necessity. The world is a dark and gross place with now, so I needed something bright and cheery. Christmas Catch did the job.

While I did not flip head over heels for the story, I really had fun reading it. The story itself is a little bit (a lot) unbelievable, but it is a CHRISTMAS STORY! Charlee was appropriately Cheery, and Jack was a tough and grumpy man. Bring the two together and they sort of evened each other out.

Thi
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Amanda
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sort of Sleepless in Seattle for the modern world. Cute and sweet. I enjoyed it.
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author. All opinions are my own.
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