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Jenna's Christmas Wish

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Santa, if there's one thing I want for Christmas more than anything, it's someone to spend Christmas with, not as an after thought invitation because they feel sorry for me, but someone who really wants me to be there.

Full of loss and sadness after the death of her mother, romance author Jenna Heart travels to a December writer's retreat quite a distance from her home at
ebook, 140 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Belo Dia Publishing Inc. (first published November 1st 2015)
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Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jenna's Christmas Wish is such a wonderful holiday story. Full of loss and sadness after the death of her mom, Jenna goes to a writer's retreat quite a distance from home. She's determined not to explain her loss to avoid sympathy and enjoy the retreat for what it is. Along the way Jenna meets some wonderful people that seem truly interested in her. When one of them is a very popular and highly sought after cover model named Nicolo, she wishes she could have someone like him in her life.

Nicolo i
Phylis Carpenter
Jenna is a shy quiet person so she kinda blends in the background. Her best friend Chyna doesn't seem to be treating Jenna like she should be. Jenna is a writer and goes to a writers get together and meets a really good looking actor.

What do you think Jenna's Christmas wish is. Read the story and you will find out.

A really good book.
Julie Barrett
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jenna's Christmas Wish by Debra Parmley
Book starts out with Jenna who heads to TN for a book signing by authors.
Love hearing about this as I can't even imagine what it entails as I've never attended one either.
Love how everything is planned well in advance with speakers and the book signing, refuge where you learn about wolves.
The cover model man is also there with his mother, who's a lead author that other women are falling over themselves to get his attention.
She doubts she'd be good enough fo
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
Jenna is an author, a rather shy one too. She meets a cover model at a work shop and he's not all one would imagine. Her best friend is a negative bitch, she needs to get rid of her. I was so glad she was wrong. Jenna is grieving and Nicolo's family sweep her into their arms for Christmas. This was a fast paced short and sweet novella and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ...more
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
This was a cute short Christmas read. Loved Jenna and Nicolo. Hated Chyna who was a royal witch with a capital B.

Jenna is a romance writer who recently lost her mom. This will be her first Christmas without her mom and Jenna's greatest wish is to spend the holidays with someone that really wants to be with her for her, not because they feel sorry for her. What she doesn't expect is to find it with Nicolo, an actor/model that she meets a book conference she attends. Chyna, her supposed best frie
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author Jenna is a last minute replacement at an author event just before Christmas. Also present is book model Nicolo, every woman's dream but Jenna doesn't see herself as book girlfriend material. She is also struggling to re-build her life after the death of her mother. When Nicolo starts to develop an interest in her, she can't believe he would be interested in her. With her supposed friend Chyna telling her negative things all the time about herself and Nicolo's interest in her, it is not su ...more
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the story and the characters very much. It's an unusual take on the popular rock star trope, in that the heroine is mature and has a real career, in addition to having been primary caregiver for her terminally ill mother. Instead of a rock star, the love interest is an actor/model, and he is a younger man. The characters play true to life, she being shy and full of self-doubts (perpetuated by a business associate who crossed boundaries in the guise of friendship) and he being a sweet f ...more
Maranda Raven
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jenna Heart is a romance writer at a conference. Low and behold she meets Nicolo Maldini. A cover model that she is lead to believe can have any woman he wants. Well Nicolo sets his sights on getting to know Jenna. Jenna has a little devil on her shoulder; her old critique partner Chyna. Chyna isn't very nice and is constantly criticizing Jenna. Needless to say I don't prefer Chyna. Too much hatefulness and negativity from her. Will Jenna get her ultimate Christmas Wish or have to listen to I'll ...more
N. Kuhn
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
This is a great clean romance. As I started reading this book, I despised Chyna. I felt Jenna deserved better friends. This is a sweet, quick read. Nicolo is every author's dream! A hot cover model, who is into you?! Whoot! I really enjoyed the author's use of events, it was close to realistic. The way the story unfolds is fun, and makes for quick reading! Snuggle up with this holiday story and leave yourself smiling afterwards! Enjoy.
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good read. Jenna's friend, she could do w/out, putting her down and encouraging her. Nicolo and his mom were nice. But boy this crazy girl he dated only once is a piece of work. This is a nice clean book w/out a lot of drama and sex. Jenna's an author and she's finally gotten back in the groove since her mom passed away. She is quite and shy, and is uncomfortable in her own body. HEA. Received this as a christmas gift. ...more
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend reading this book, so you can get to know Jenna and Nicolo.
Jenna is a lonely author who just lost her mother. She attends an author signing and meets model/actor Nicolo.
Nicolo is attracted to Jenna's kind nature and she is attracted to his good looks and big heart.
Discover more about Jenna and Nicolo in this lovely, short story.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jenna's Christmas wish by Debra Parmley was a sweet Christmas story filled with a combination of sadness, happiness and romance. I loved the characters and the setting. Jenna, the main charater is a romance writer on a retreat where she meets Nicolo, a model/actor. This was a fun holiday story. I look forward to reading more of Debra Parmley's books. ...more
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Debra's story is a wonderful romantic Christmas theme that gave me something to look forward to every time I picked it up. I believe she really gets into her characters as she's writing her stories. This one was so fun to read! I was so excited to see how Jenna's Christmas would end.
Karla Andrews
This was a short nice Christmas story. Jenna is shy and can't believe that Nic would fall for her. She is a writer that took care of her mom in her dying days. Now it's her time to get pampered. And loved on.
Great story.
Helen Simpson
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heather Hollister
I absolutely loved this story. It is full of love. Jenna is a great character in this book. I hope you enjoy it too.
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very sweet holiday story. A romance writer and a cover model meet at a writer's retreat and magic happens. ...more
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Romance Author Jenna Heart has been out of the game for a while. Taking care of her mother and then dealing with her grief has left her insecure and floundering a bit. Going to a signing is the best medicine.

One of the attendees is cover model Nicolo Maldini. A pleasant surprise is he is attending with his mother Angela, a breast cancer survivor. Both Nicolo and his mother are lovely people and Jenna enjoyed the time with them, the wolf sanctuary dinner, the signing and the dinner hosted by the
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

First time I've read any Debra books really enjoyed it . Found a New author I will have to read more of her books. Really liked this book
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