Thursday, October 14, 2021

Review: A Lighthouse Christmas by Jenny Hale

A Lighthouse Christmas
by Jenny Hale

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 276
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A totally perfect and heartwarming page-turner about everyone’s favorite time of year––the beauty of being at home with family, believing in second chances, and the magic of Christmas, when anything is possible… A gorgeous festive treat for fans of Debbie Macomber, Pamela Kelley, and Sheila Roberts.

When Mia Broadhurst’s grandmother passes away, Mia returns to the quaint seaside village of Winstead Cape, where Grandma Ruth ran the historic lighthouse on the edge of the coast. Mia can’t bear to part with the last piece of her grandma––the lighthouse that has been in their family for generations––but with her life back in New York, she has no choice.

With the snow falling, Mia works with real estate agent Will Thacker to restore the old lighthouse. She tries not to get lost in his deep blue eyes that match the Atlantic Ocean. After all, she’s only back for Christmas…

As a fire crackles, Mia packs up Grandma Ruth’s belongings. Waiting for her is a black-and-white photograph with a faded inscription on the back—the key to a family secret hidden for decades. Could the truth save the lighthouse and show Mia where her heart belongs?

Kritters Thoughts:  One of my favorite things to do is to pile up the holiday romances and just read away.  I read this one during a weekend where I was recovering from a minor medical thing and these holiday romances are the perfect read when you need something light and easy, but filled with love and the magic of the holiday season.  In this book, Mia Broadhurst has returned to Virginia where her grandmother passed away to pack up the pieces and put up for sale the lighthouse and cottage that has been in her family for years.  She wishes she could keep it, but with it comes a load of debt and work that neither her, nor her sister, nor mother are prepared to handle.  

Mia was a great character to follow in this story.  While I may have rolled my eyes a few times at the troubles she was dealing with with her ex or soon to be ex, I kept my respect for her and her work ethic as she worked hard to prepare the lighthouse for sale with a very cute real estate agent!  

While not my favorite sub genre of literature - relationship dying, do I want to save it, oh maybe it is a good thing it died!  With the focus not completely on this dying relationship, but also on her sister and mother and this property from her grandmother, I was glad that there was more to this book than the ex lingering in the background.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 121 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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