by Kimberley Montpetit
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Just released: November 3, 2014
Genre: Christian, Holiday, Romance, New Adult, Novella
Paperback: 582 pages (complete anthology)
Clean Romance with a humorous bite!
Ever since her high school boyfriend's death from a car accident three years earlier, Jessica Mason and her hometown of Snow Valley, Montana with all its awful memories have NOT been compatible. Running away to New Orleans on a ballet scholarship, Jessica cringes when she thinks about confronting Pastor John and the community church--she doesn't want to talk about God, not after He took Michael, the boy she was going to marry ever since third grade.
In the local scene of funky New Orleans, Jessica seeks out Madame LaBlanc, hoping Michael will absolve her of her guilt the night of the car accident in a seance, but the spirit world is silent and she fears the grief will drown her.
Finally succumbing to family pressure, Jessica reluctantly returns for Christmas - and the little town of Snow Valley does Christmas BIG. When she visits Michael’s grave in the church yard, Jessica is shocked to meet handsome James Douglas, Pastor John’s nephew, who’s studying for the ministry. No, she is NOT going to be attracted to someone who wants to be a preacher! Definitely not compatible! But James Douglas is unlike any minister-in-training she's ever met. James can not only dish back Jessica’s finely-tuned sarcasm but understands grief all too well, turning Jessica’s world upside down.
Can Jessica forgive herself for that terrible, fateful night? Can she take another risk on love?
A fast-paced romance with humor, family dynamics, Christmas, and kissing.
Then I hobbled off the stage like a zombie, certain I would never dance again in my entire life.
I found this to be a nice cozy (especially with the baking scene) romance.
The main character, Jessica, experiences growth in regards to overcoming grief and a past relationship.
There were some cute moments between Jessica and her love interest.
This is one of the stories from this collection...
Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there’s something for every wonder-filled child—and every couple who’s in love—or about to be.
Christmas in Snow Valley is packed with six wonderful Christmas novellas sure to bring romance into your holiday season.
* review copy courtesy of book tour here for more details on this book.