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Can two childhood friends return the spirit of Christmas to this small town?

When Nicholas Frost comes back to Christmas Valley, he’s shocked. The town he fondly remembered as a Christmas wonderland is now completely barren of the season. He learns that his landlord uncle banned his business tenants—everyone in town—from openly celebrating Christmas after his wife died. Whe
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Published November 9th 2020 by Tule Publishing

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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, christmas
Small towns love to do up the Christmas holiday like no other time of the year. A town called Christmas Valley would have the best presentation with the citizens loving and appreciating every element of it. However, this small town, despite its name, doesn't do Christmas at all. One of the town's wealthy residents has decreed there shall be no decorating or celebrating the holiday in his town. Mr. Frost lost his wife several years prior. Since then, he closed himself off from the town he and his ...more
BP34
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nick and Angela were childhood friends but life separated them. When he returns home he can barely recognise his once cheerful town. It's void of any holiday cheer or decorations. The holiday spirit has totally disappeared and he finds out that it's mostly because of his uncle. He's torn between family loyalty and working for the grinch or bringing the holiday spirit back.. Lots of drama as he's reunited with his special childhood friend Angela. The spark is there and the chemistry explosive. Th ...more
Vikki Vaught
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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I freely admit that I will (and do) read Christmas Romance year-round, but with a fierce focus in the time leading up to the holidays. I’ve not come across a romance quite like The Christmas Secret before… and please, please make this a yearly event where we can come visit Christmas Valley once more with Christmas in full bloom and that special magic of the holidays everywhere in sight. Please.

But, not this year – at least not out in the open where the town Potter/Scr
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Emma
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Secret Christmas by Mallory Kane and Deborah Cox
Can two childhood friends return the spirit of Christmas to this small town?
When Nicholas Frost comes back to Christmas Valley, he’s shocked. The town he fondly remembered as a Christmas wonderland is now completely barren of the season. He learns that his landlord uncle banned his business tenants—everyone in town—from openly celebrating Christmas after his wife died. When his uncle demands that he spy on the townspeople, Nick is torn. Should
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Sue
I received this arc from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This was a sweet story about a town called Christmas Valley. Angela Corker runs a restaurant that her mom left to her upon her death. The town used to be known for its magnificent Christmas celebrations and decorations. After the death of Terrence Frost’s wife many years ago, he bought up the buildings in town. As a condition of the leases, the tenants are forbidden to celebrate Christmas. Terrance injures himself sking a ...more
Paula
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Secret Christmas by Mallory Kane and Deborah Cox give a thumbs up in a way to It’s a Wonderful Life. What if Potter has taken over the town in that 40’s film? Would it have been exactly like the movie predicted? OR What if by chance Potter had lost a wife who loved Christmas, so he was bitter instead of so much greedy? What if instead of doing as he commanded, the town formed a resistance? Well that is what this contemporary romance story actually is all about. Though there is also a grown n ...more
Debbie Caswell
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The is is a superb small town Christmas story with a more than slight nod tho the classic a Christmas Carol

Nick Frost and Angela Corker where childhood friends but each went their desperate ways as they grew older She stayed in the town of Christmas Valley Now Nick has returned and he is confused when he discovers a town that no longer celebrates Christmas something he remembers fondly from the past. he soon discovers that it is all due to his uncle he lost his wife and has forbidden all the bus
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Sandi Ramirez
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-challenge
How does a place called Christmas Valley end up with no Christmas spirit? Well, that just wants Nicholas Frost wants to know when he drives into town and sees what used to be his favorite town at the favorite time of the year. Nicky gets called to town when his uncle is injured and he drops all and comes to help him. Is it because he loves him? Well, it is more because Nicky wants to make sure his trust funds get released on time on his birthday so he can pay his employees. When he runs into Ang ...more
Rachel Kennedy
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great read.

Nick is only in town to see his Uncle, who has recently had an accident. He needs to keep him onside to make sure he gets his inheritance. When he gets there, he finds that his uncle bought up loads of the commercial property and has banned christmas from being celebrated.
When Nick meets Angela again, his childhood friend, what he doesn't know is that she is running the town's secret Christmas. Both of them are keeping secrets, but the more time they spend together they become more
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Paula Pugh
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Scrooge lives and has destroyed the Christmas Spirit in Christmas Valley. But, little does he suspect that there are Christmas elves all around the Christmas-less town. It’s up to a Christmas tradition keeper and Scrooge’s nephew to figure out how to bring Scrooge back to enjoying Christmas in this cute and enjoyable story.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sherri Babb
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is such a cute Christmas read. I loved it from start to finish. Nick and Angela were great together. I loved the town, and I loved the people in it. The story for me reminded me so much of Christmas in so many ways. It made me laugh, it made me crazy and it made me happy that Christmas was just around the corner. It also helped me escape from daily life for a while. Definitely a five-star read. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.

Debra  M.
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a quick read I honestly didn't want to end.Ms.Cox & Ms.Kane are new authors to me,one I will be reading more of in the near future.Nick comes home to Christmas Valley to see his uncle after his aunt had passed and doesn't recognize the town that goes out of their way to celebrate the holidays ,but it seems his uncle is keeping the town from decorating ,modern day Scrooge you might say. ...more
Jacki
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
What I liked:
The characters
Friends to lovers
Standalone
HEA

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from Tule Publishing.
Louise Bird
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a amazing Christmas romance with a Secret Christmas twist.
I am so glad I had the pleasure of reading an arc of this book!
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Bestselling romance author Mallory Kane has published over 40 romantic suspense titles between Harlequin Intrigue and Tule Publishing Group, and she has multiple independent projects spanning genres. Mallory loves romantic suspense with dangerous heroes and dauntless heroines, and she enjoys tossing in a bit of her medical knowledge for an extra dose of intrigue.

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