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From Karen Schaler, the writer of the Netflix phenomenon A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s Christmas Camp comes this new heartwarming holiday romance. Mamma Mia meets The Bachelorette in Christmas Ever After...

While promoting her next novel, a Christmas love story, author Riley Reynolds is caught off guard when she’s asked during a live national television interview how sh
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Kindle Edition, 385 pages
Published September 29th 2020 by HawkTale Publishing
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Lisa
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy free from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I love Christmas book’s and Christmas movie I love to hear and sing Christmas songs. So this book was meant for me. I hope Christmas Ever After will be made into a hallmark movie. A very enjoyable read it on me in the Christmas spirt 5 star read.

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Riley Reynolds isn't exactly Scrooge, but she hasn't celebrated Christmas since she was a young girl. Her most recent novel didn't do as well as she had hoped though and her publisher thinks it's time their top romance author gives reader their wish, a Christmas novel. Christmas Camp, a well-known hosted event at gorgeous bed and breakfasts, is the key to getting her holiday juices going. Only, her fans are going to be there and her publicist may h
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Mackey
Christmas Ever After is such a FUN and FUNNY book! The premise was a bit different from other holiday rom-coms but the romance was just as plentiful! Karen Schaler has written holiday themed books in the past and a few may be familiar to you if you watch the Hallmark Channel this time of year. Christmas Ever After was just the story I needed this week leading up to the "big day." It was a reminder of love, the importance of family and also gave a big nod to celebrating eco-friendly. I loved it a ...more
Melissa Borsey
This is the story about a Riley, an author and a self proclaimed grinch who has to become Miss Christmas for a Christmas Camp she is hosting for a new Christmas book she is supposed to be writing. Then it turns into an episode of The Bachelorette and I just wanted it to end. I will admit to enjoying the cheesiness of it all, it would make for a great Hallmark Christmas movie. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Lisa
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy free from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I love Christmas book’s and Christmas movie I love to hear and sing Christmas songs. So this book was meant for me. I hope Christmas Ever After will be made into a hallmark movie. A very enjoyable read it on me in the Christmas spirt 5 star read.
Deanne Patterson
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deanne by: cnnamongirl@aol.com
Nothing says holiday spirit like the descriptions in this book.
I love Christmas time,the feeling of goodness this time of year brings.
So cozy up by the fire with your warm drink,hot drink and blanket and let the book take you away into a winter wonderland!

Published September 29th 2020
I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.
All opinions expressed are my own.
maiaisreading
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas Ever After by Karen Schaler 4.5 stars

Oh this book reads like a Christmas #Hallmark movie! It’s so fun. Riley is like the grinch and has never celebrated Christmas for many years. As a way to save her career, she has to host a Christmas Camp at Christmas Lake! You can’t get more Christmassy than that!

To top that, she is placed in a room with Santa everywhere and a Santa sleigh for a bed! I’d love to see that in the movie. And oh! The Santa alarm clock says Ho Ho Ho! LOL! I really love t
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Asheley
I knew when I settled into this one that it would be delightful and full of holiday feelings. I’ve enjoyed every one of her holiday stories so far, and this one was just as enjoyable!

This is one of those stories where a person that doesn’t enjoy Christmas at all is thrust into something very Christmas-y and eventually opens her heart to the holiday season. I always, always love this type of story! In this case, famous author Riley Reynolds is told by her publisher that she needs to write a Chri
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Wulfwyn
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love Christmas books. I love Christmas movies, especially Hallmark ones. They always leave me feeling so good. This book did not disappoint!
Riley is an author in trouble. Her last book missed it mark and now her publisher wants a Christmas romance. Should be easy except Riley doesn’t have a special person in her life and hasn’t celebrated Christmas since she was eight years old. What in the world was her team thinking when they set her up for a Christmas Camp with her fans and started marketi
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Bridget
Author Riley Reynolds is not a fan of Christmas as she lost her father at Christmastime when she was a young girl. Her last novel, a summer read, didn't do well and now she is promoting her latest offering - a Christmas love story. Her new publicist, Mike, has organised the promotional book event being held at Christmas Lake Lodge in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, hosted by Riley. Caught off-guard during a tv interview, Riley accidentally reveals details about having experienced great love in ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
What a lovely , festive light read. A Fun and flirty (but only flirty no steam here, just romance) , quick read , I knew I’d love it, but I didn’t realise how much ! It’s a lovely read, but I am it’s target I love a sweet Christmas Romance. I could see this as a Hallmark movie , it would be so good

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Andrea Pole
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Christmas Ever After by Karen Schaler is the second Christmas-themed story that I have read from this author, and I must say that even from this small sampling, Ms Schaler can certainly bring the holiday spirit, even on a grey and drizzly day in October. If you have watched and enjoyed A Christmas Prince on Netflix (also written by Karen Schaler) you are in for a treat with this sweeter than a candy cane story.

Riley is a highly successful romance author but her last book seemed to lack a persona
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Cori
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! The perfect cozy Christmas read! Exactly what I needed and wanted to read at this time of year! I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was perfect. Highly recommended if you want a festive holiday book!
Kat Wrinkleberry
An amazing book. The best christmas read of 2020... I never knew what to expect with a new author but the setting blew me away and i thought why not?
Well i am not disspointed in this one bit. We begin in NYC with Ardley having to make a TV interview to discuss her upcoming book which will be a Christmas romance. Riley has no Christmas cheer or traditions so this is going to be a huge problem for her. Her TV interview goes from bad to worse and before you know it Riley is being marched to Colora
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Becky
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First sentence: Reynolds heard them moments before she saw them. People were singing Christmas songs, different Christmas songs, all at the same time, in exuberant, joyful voices. There was “Joy to the World,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” “What in the world . . .” Riley said as she stepped out of the hotel elevator into the lavish lobby of the Royal Grand Central Park, one of New York City’s finest hotels, and found more than a hundred high-spirited Christ ...more
Annette Rodriguez
Aug 12, 2020 rated it liked it
✨BOOK REVIEW ✨

Nothing says Christmas like a bourbon and coke by the pool in the summer sun right!? 🤪 just kidding! Thank you so much to @netgalley for this ARC of Christmas Ever After.

The writer of Netflix’s A Christmas Prince wrote this book. And y’all am I so excited. It’s about an author who is promoting her next novel, a Christmas love story. She is holding a huge even called Christmas Camp to help promote her book. But chaos ensues when three of her ex boyfriend show up at the camp to win h
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Caryn - iam.caryn
After reading three Christmas novels by Karen Schaler, I’m officially saying that I will read every Christmas novel she ever releases.

Her books are like a hug infused with Christmas magic.

Christmas Ever After might be my favourite book now. I loved being at a new location and having a new furry companion. Our male hero is definitely something special.

But most of all, we have Riley. Stories dealing with grief always hold a special place with me. Seeing her journey and building friendships at Chr
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Justin Turczak
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karen does wonders with a Christmas story every year for last 2 years been looking forward to her books. This had simular plot of Christmas camp with different aspects at times but after some same story line turned into its own but still good just not as good as other books. Her books can easily get you in the mood for the holidays so always suggest them plus the dogs are always cute in the story. 4.5/5.
Zach
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute Christmas story. It got a little crazy at times, and I don’t think the characters responded like real people would. Especially the exes.

Anyway, very cute and fun read.
Maryann
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Christmas themed books. Especially when I need a boost. This book was perfect. The characters were well developed. The setting was magical. Comet was a great addition. A real love story. No sex. Riley learns to embrace her past and rediscover Christmas. I loved the traditions, the recipes, and the crazy sweaters. Need a lift? This might help. Thanks, Netgalley!
Peggy
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pleasant and fun Christmas story about an author trying to rediscover her muse, A series of unfortunate mistakes and the meaning of Christmas and true love. Wonderful characters and fun situations. Enjoyable.
Read While It Rains
A cross between The Grinch and Mamma Mia!, Christmas Ever After is a wonderfully festive read, full of heart and Christmas spirit. This read is perfect for getting in the festive mood with snowball fights, Christmas baking, ugly jumpers and of course, some romance. I absolutely loved the setting of this book- it was cosy and so comforting to read. It was also great to see Riley Reynolds truly come around to Christmas, embracing the memories of her past, with some emotional moments.
This was my f
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ReadingGirlReviews (Gina)
A new book by Karen Schaler? Of course, sign me up. The queen of holiday romance, dubbed “Christmas Karen” by the press, has finally released her newest holiday read on 9/29, and I’m thrilled to have gotten a copy.

Author Riley Reynolds is writing a “suggested by her publisher” Christmas book to win back her readers after her last book tanked. Problem is, Riley hasn’t celebrated Christmas since she was 8 years old, and knows nothing about a traditional Christmas. When she’s caught off guard in an
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Book Review:

I received “Christmas Ever After” by Karen Schaler from Netgalley for my honest review.

Christmas for most is a magical time of year and so we meet Riley Reynolds an author who has been a successful journalist, travel writer and writer of romantic novels but never a book about Christmas. Riley hasn’t celebrated Christmas since her dad passed away when she was 8 years old. Now Riley is thrown into an interview that her publisher Mike has set up to announce a Christmas Camp Event at a L
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Pj Ausdenmore
So. Much. Fun. Take one not-so-cute first meeting, a tanking writing career, a heroine who hasn't celebrated Christmas since the age of eight, and a manipulative PR manager with the brilliant idea to save her reputation with a Christmas-themed, author-reader weekend at his college roommate's family lodge. Visualize a small mountain town, frozen lake, lots of snow, and forced proximity with Christmas on steroids. Add in three party-crashing ex-boyfriends, each under the assumption that he's the h ...more
Beth
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romance writer Riley is in a bit of a writing slump. The sales of her last book were not great and her agent is not happy with her and if she doesn't turn things around her publishing house will drop her. The agent has the perfect solution, write a Christmas romance. The only thing is Riley has not celebrated Christmas since her father died with she was a child. Her publicist comes up with a plan, Let's have a Christmas Camp for some of her fans. They can help her come up with ideas for her new ...more
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Have you ever heard of a Christmas Camp? It’s a total immersion into the holiday season for guests enrolled in the “camp” (it’s usually a warm inviting Inn). Having written two previous books in the Christmas camp series, Karen Schaler brings us to a new holiday destination full of all the Christmas joy we’ve come to expect.

Riley Reynolds is a journalist turned romance writer. She’s had success with several books already and has quite a fan base. Unfortunately, her last romance novel was lacking
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Sarah Dressler
Oh my goodness! There are SO MANY things I love about this cozy little Christmas novel!!

The storyline follow Riley, a woman who does NOT connect with Christmas at all, and the need for her to host a Christmas Camp (yes, THE Christmas Camp cozy novel) at Christmas Lake Lodge. I mean, doesn't the name alone- Christmas Lake- make you want to visit??

So, I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud during this endearing novel. SO MANY cringe-ey hilarious and heartwarming moments for Riley.

I love
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Julia
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas Ever After by Karen Schaler is a most delightful contemporary Christmas novel that will warm your heart and leave you smiling.
Log cabins, snow, Christmas trees and Santas are everything you need for the festive atmosphere – but what happens if you really want to avoid Christmas every year? This novel will awaken the spirit of Christmas in your heart.
Christmas is a time for making memories but for one character, a childhood trauma has meant Christmas was never celebrated again. Misunder
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Margie
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready for an explosion of Christmas cheer! Christmas Ever After is an abundantly fun and heartwarming Christmas romance.

This story is chock full of Christmas. Best-selling author Riley Reynolds' last book didn't sell as well as her previous books. Something is missing. Her publisher and agent task her with writing a Christmas romance next, which is a very popular sub-genre in the industry. The only problem is Riley doesn't celebrate Christmas and has no clue what to write. She's scheduled to
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"A holiday publishing darling." Entertainment Weekly

Writer of the Netflix sensation A CHRISTMAS PRINCE, Emmy Award-winner Karen Schaler has written five Christmas movies and four Christmas romance novels, Christmas Ever After, Finding Christmas, Christmas Camp, and Christmas Camp Wedding, in the last three years, earning her the nickname “Christmas Karen” in the press. Karen's next heartfelt holid
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