Oh, Christmas Night by Jane Porter
Tule Publishing (November 5, 2019)
Holiday Fiction/Holiday Romance/Christmas Romance
Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she’s been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever.
Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant—the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta’s Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren’t practical or viable businesses, and he’s making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she’s going to open the bookstore doors for December and ‘explore her options.’
The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer — something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical….or the best decision of her life.
“Dreams can change”
I love romances books set at Christmas time. I especially enjoy the romances set in Marietta with the tight-knit, supportive community. They have the must haves for a Christmas story – cold and snowy, small town community, decorations, traditions, and holiday magic. Oh, Christmas Night has all of those. I really liked both the main characters. Their relationship was set at a good pace, and though they had obstacles to overcome, they got their HEA in a realistic way after realizing their dreams and goals had changed. Jane has created a wonderful, emotional romance. The epilogue was perfect. I read the ebook version, but am buying it in print for my keeper shelf.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 22, 2019)
ARC provided by author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of forty-nine romances and women’s fiction titles, Jane Porter has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award five times and won in 2014 for Best Novella with her story, Take Me, Cowboy, from Tule Publishing. Today, Jane has over 12 million copies in print, including her wildly successful, Flirting With Forty, picked by Redbook as its Red Hot Summer Read, and reprinted six times in seven weeks before being made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear. A mother of three sons, Jane holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and makes her home in sunny San Clemente, CA with her surfer husband and two dogs.