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The Christmas Plan

(Silver Bell Falls #6)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  83 reviews
If only life was a cheesy holiday movie…
Unfortunately for Aspen Harris, her life doesn’t even come close.

Finding herself unemployed just before the holidays, she has no choice but to move back home and in her parents’ house. And that means leaving behind her best friend Gabriel and all her dreams of someday owning her own chocolate shop. So when Gabe suggests she come to S
Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published November 17th 2020 by Chasing Romance, Inc.
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Sophie's Reading Corner
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aspen and Gabriel have been best friends for a while. Something happens and Aspen decides to move back to California. Back to her parents and away from her Gabe. In his effort to keep around her for a while more, he invites her to his hometown, Silver Bell Falls.

This was such a cute read! This small town reminded me of Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls. I loved their friendship and how easy and effortless their relationship seemed with each other. The transition to something more was a bit sudden
Nov 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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The Christmas Plan is the sixth and final book in the Silver Bell Falls series. It can definitely be read as a stand alone. The town is a "Christmas" town and one that I am, intrigued enough to want to go back and read the earlier books. This is a friends to lovers story and ended up being an OK read for me. The main reason is that I just had a hard time getting behind Gabe and Aspen as a couple. They worked great as friends, but their romantic relationship felt a bit forced. There was just no h
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, review-crew, author
Best friends Aspen and Gabe’s story was amazing, emotional, magical and unexpected for both of them. I absolutely loved reading The Christmas Plan by Samantha Chase book six in her Silver Bell Falls series and struggled to put it down.

Aspen Harris has always dreamt of owning her own chocolate shop, but finding herself unemployed just before the holidays puts that dream off a bit longer. Now she has no choice except to move across the country, back home to San Diego and live with her parents. Eve
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it

I love my holiday reads I'm always looking forward to. Aspen and Gabe have been bestfriends for a while. When Aspen has job trouble and plans on moving away Gabe invited her back to his home town for a reprive before anything. Silver Bells is very Hallmark esque Christmas feels all the way. But Gabe has jaded feelings about that while Aspen loves the holiday season and all those things that make a place magical.

When they get there Aspen really finds herslef really drawn to feel of the town. I
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-arc, 2020-e-book
Will the magic of Silver Bell Falls capture the hearts of Gabe and Aspen while vising Gabe's family at Christmas. Gabe and Aspen have been friends since college and didn't want to ruin their friendship but they only have this short time left before Aspen moves across country, so what can hurt to have a small fling.

This story will have you shed a few happy and sad tears, so much emotion throughout. Loved the banter between them. I have always loved this small town, full of tradition and friendlin
Sandy S
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
THE CHRISTMAS PLAN is the sixth instalment in Samantha Chase’s contemporary,adult SILVER BELL FALLS romance series. This is videographer Gabriel Andrews, and chocolatier Aspen Harris’ story line. THE CHRISTMAS PLAN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. All of the story lines in this series take place around the Christmas holidays.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Gabriel and Aspen) THE CH
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet friends to lovers
Aspen and Gabe have been best friends and neighbors for many years. When Aden loses her job and decides to make some changes, Gabe decides to invite her to go back to his hometown with him for the holidays.
First off I Loved being back in the sweet little town of Silver Bell Falls, I absolutely adore that little town and all of it’s wonderful residents. It’s definitely one of those towns that reminds you of a Hallmark Christmas movie, how could you not love it. It’s
Erin Lewis
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 star review of The Christmas Plan (Silver Bell Falls #6) by Samantha Chase

I love stories based around Christmas, it’s my most favourite holiday of the year. I also love stories based in small towns so The Christmas Plan was a win/win for me.

I have read several books by Samantha Chase and I found this one to be as well written and enjoyable as her previous books. This is videographer Gabriel Andrews and chocolatier Aspen Harris’s friends to lovers story. After Aspen loses her job and before sh
Kari Hansen
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Aspen’s work situation becomes unbearable, she finds herself with no income and few options. It appears her only situation is to put her dreams for the future on hold and return to her hometown where she will have the support of her family. If that isn’t difficult enough it means leaving her best friend Gabe behind.

Gabe and Aspen have been best friends for years and he is upset by the latest turn of events. Since she embraces everything Christmas, he convinces her to spend the holidays with
Donna Smith
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Silver Bell Falls might be one of my favorite places to visit. I might be sad to know this is the last book in this series but I pray Ms Chase will return to it through other characters. Why do I love this place so much? First, it’s all about Christmas. Second the residents of this town get behind and support each other. Small town living, as Gabe sees it can be a blessing and a curse. Everyone knows your business. Aspen Harris wouldn’t know. She’s only lived in big cities. When she becomes embr ...more
Bev Sten
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Chase takes up back to Silver Bell Falls, the Christmas town that celebrates like no other town. Aspen finds herself unemployed just weeks before Christmas. Her best friend Gabe talks her into celebrating it with his family in Silver Bell Falls. Aspen is reluctantly moving back home hoping to save some money to open her own Chocolate shop. So a trip to Silver Bell Falls for Christmas makes sense to spend the most time she can with Gabe.. Samantha Chase is really good at friends to lover ...more
Isha Coleman
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whimsy, wit and romance are too irresistible to resist. Chase continues to give the heart what it wants. The Christmas Plan is a Hallmark movie waiting to happen. Aspen and Gabriel are a walk down memory lane that I will gladly take again and again. Two lost souls who found their home without ever having realized. Full of emotion deep enough to swim in and chemistry more explosive than a firework, Chase provides the sweetest gift to cuddle up with this holiday season.
Lynn Lim
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE a good Christmas romance, and the Silver Bell Falls series by Samantha Chase is one of my favorite Christmas series, EVER! The Christmas Plan is the 6th wonderful book in this Christmas series, and I think my favorite or rather second favorite, the 1st being “Christmas in Silver Bell Falls”, the first book in the series. I could not wait for this book to hit my Kindle. And yes, I am finished already!!! By the way, I already bought the Audible version, and plan on listening as s ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

The Christmas Plan is the last book in the Silver Bell Falls series by Samantha Chase. I haven't read any of the other books, but there was no need since this is a stand-alone novel.

The story follows Aspen, a Chocolatier. who was recently fired and is now trying to figure out what to do next in life and Gabriel, a not so successful filmmaker who goes every year to his hometown to help with the family business (his family sells Christmas trees). Aspen is a little lost and is in a slump,
Tammy’s  Timeout
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

The Christmas Plan by Samantha Chase is a wonderful book that has all the things I love about Christmas time reading.
🎄Snow, hot chocolate and Christmas trees
🎄Fun banter, and characters that are easy to fall for.

Set in Silver Bell Falls, a small town that loves Christmas, we meet Gabe and Aspen, both living in Atlanta and best friends. Gabe was born and bred in Silver Bell Falls and travels each year to stay with his family who own a Christmas tree busine
Debbie Hanson
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The Christmas Plan
Silver Bell Falls #6
Samantha Chase

I think I’ve caught the Christmas bug, I’ve been enjoying holiday movies, so enjoying a holiday story was a must too, and The Christmas Plan didn’t disappoint. It had all the goodies for my enjoyment, a cute couple, small town Christmas, Christmas lights and a little sexiness, all culminating in an excellent story you could share with others.

Long time friends Aspen (even her name reminds me of Christmas) and Gabriel (Gabe) are at an im
Josselyn Radillo
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

My Thoughts:
It was so many wonderful things wrapped up into a great story perfect for the holidays!

I loved this story. Loved how it made me feel. Loved reading about a romance long desired and finally realized. I felt happy and I reveled in the holiday magic the story embraced.
The author's writing is so simple, sweet, and laced with the holidays' spirit that kept me captivated, devouring the story in a single sitting.

The author managed
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a way to wrap up a much-loved series! My very favorite trope, friends to lovers, is front and center when Gabe and Aspen spent the holiday season in his home town of Silver Bell Falls, before Aspen moves home to her family in San Diego. Having been in each other’s daily lives since college, either is happy about the big move, but they are also slow to make the changes and take the chances needed to keep Aspen on the east coast and the two of them together.
Aspen is all about Christmas, roman
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gabe and Aspen are a delightful couple who bring to life a Christmas tale of love through the lens of friends to lovers. The story returns to Silver Bell Falls which is a magical community full of love, community and the magic of Christmas.

The vivid descriptions and delicious accounting l of the amazing chocolate had me craving a gourmet hot chocolate and treats. As expected Gave’s family and the citizens of Silver Bell Falls are loving and welcoming. The town embodies the Christmas and holiday
Michelle Pierce
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a perfect send-off for this charming small-town series. I fell in love with Silver Bell Falls way back in the first book when we met Melanie and Josiah and now, we have to say goodbye to our friends and this amazing town. I really liked Aspen and Gabe and their friendship and how they are there for each other no matter what and I especially liked how he got her to go with him back to Silver Bell Falls for the holidays. His family was great, and it was fun watching everyone greet Aspen when ...more
Angela Reed
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Kay Pflueger
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a die-hard fan of Hallmark Christmas movies, I love any books written about the holidays! Samantha Chase has created a wonderful series set in a fictional town of Silver Bell Falls. I can always count on her to get me into the holiday spirit with her stories… the town oozes Christmas charm and spirit and one cannot help but smile while reading these books.

Aspen and Gabe are friends who are faced with the challenge of a separation due to Aspen’s upcoming cross-country move. She has lost her jo
Mary L H
Samantha Chase takes us back to Silver Bell Falls one last time for a charming, romantic best friends to lovers story.

Videographer Gabriel Andrews is an introvert and people watcher who grew up in Silver Bell Falls. He distanced himself from the town but returns every year to assist his family at their Christmas Tree Farm.

Chocolatier Aspen Harris is an outgoing people person who dreams of opening her own chocolate shop. She is at loose ends after quitting her job because of an offensive boss and
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Friends to lovers, one of my absolute favorite tropes! Add in that it’s a Samantha Chase Silver Bell Falls story, it’s Christmas, and there is lots of chocolate involved, and I totally want to live in this story. I feel like Aspen, our heroine, in that regard and I really like her thoughts about living in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Gabe, her best friend, grew up in such a place and offers to take her there to spend Christmas with him and his family. Gabe and Aspen fell under the spell of his fe ...more
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you’re wondering what will get you in the Christmas spirit, download The Christmas Plan by Samantha Chase

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

Ahead of Christmas, Aspen looses her job as a chocolatier. She’s being living in Atlanta, trying to make it, but things don’t look good. As she contemplates throwing in the towel and moving across country to live with her parents, her best friend Gabriel offers her a few weeks reprieve and invites her to join him in Silver Bells Falls.

“Sleigh be
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Christmas Plan is a final farewell to Silver Bell Falls and an absolute gift from Samantha Chase!

Gabe and Aspen are best friends, living in Atlanta and making the most of their lives as a chocolatier and film maker, until Aspen falls into unsavory circumstances at work, quits her job and faces the reality that she has to move home to the family she's not close to in California.

Gabe doesn't want to lose his bestie, and insists on taking Aspen home with him to Silver Bell Falls for the holid
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Chase has dialed up the emotion & Christmas cheer in the wonderful story of two friends. Gabe & Aspen have been best friends for years. When Gabe finds out that Aspen has lost her job & has to move home to get back on her feet, he feels he has to do something. He’s sure that if she moves home, they’ll lose their connection & she’ll give up on her dreams. It wasn’t hard to convince her to go to his hometown with him before heading to her parents. Once they enter Silver Bell Falls, the town & ...more
Renee Entress
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, crazy chemistry, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Christmas in Silver Bell Falls (Silver Bell Falls, #1)
Christmas On Pointe (Silver Bell Falls, #2)
A Very Married Christmas (Silver Bell Falls #3)
Snowed in for Christmas (Holiday Acres, #2; Silver Bell Falls, #4; Pine Harbour, #8)
Christmas Inn Love (Silver Bell Falls #5)

This is Aspen and Gabriel’s story. Aspen knows sh
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No one does inviting, small-town charm and warmth quite like Chase, and I can’t get enough of this Christmas series! It's like the end of an era, with this book being the last in the series, but these stories beg to be enjoyed over and over.

Aspen and Gabe have been best friends for years. After she loses her restaurant job as a chocolatier, Gabe invites Aspen to go home with him to his parents' home for the month of December where he'll help his dad with their Christmas tree farm. Not only does
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aspen finds herself jobless just before the holidays and is left with no choice but to move back home with her parents. Gabe always visits his parents for Christmas to help them around their tree lot and celebrate the holidays. When he comes to know about Aspens situation, he offers her to go with him to Silver bells, which she gladly accepts.
In Silver bells, Aspen also gets an outlet to her passion of making and selling chocolates. And living in close proximity to Gabe, makes the two best frien
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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