New Book Release/Book Review: Once Upon a Christmas by Jane Porter

Once Upon a Christmas by Jane Porter

Tule Publishing (October 26, 2022)

Holiday Romance/Christmas/Contemporary Romance


Can the magic of the Christmas season lead to a fairy tale happy ending?

When Cara Roberts’ family plans an extra special Christmas to support her after her broken engagement, she wants nothing to do with the holiday. After learning her brother and his wife can’t use the cottage vacation they purchased, she impulsively escapes to an English cottage in the bucolic village of Bakewell, despite having no idea where Bakewell is.

Lord Alec Sherbourne of Langley Park is no fan of Christmas, but following in his parents’ footsteps, he annually donates his impressive 19th century country home to be decorated and opened on December weekends as a community fundraiser. This year, Christmas is complicated by the arrival of a pretty American woman who booked a cottage on his estate—only the cottage is occupied. Forced to take her under his vast roof, he’s dismayed when a storm and frozen pipes keep her with him longer than he’d anticipated. Even more worrisome, her presence is making it feel like Christmas for the first time in forever.

As these two holiday housemates become friends, is there something more in the Christmas air?





Wonderful, descriptive writing. A snowed-in Christmas with relatives who really aren’t that close. Jane Porter has created a story that reminds me of a historical but really is set in modern times.

I enjoyed how Cara brought the family together and created a fun holiday experience. Her curious and independent nature was the contrast to Alecs and I thought she made him loosen up and shine. The secondary characters were also a delight. I also loved the great historic English home. A wonderful addition to your holiday reads!

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 26, 2022)

ARC provided by publisher

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Once Upon a Christmas by Jane Porter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                                                                                                                          

I write both romance and women’s fiction, and I write in both genres because the stories matter, because women matter and families matter, and love matters very, very much. I love the very strong heroes because I grew up with some really strong women in my family. Even today, it has continued to surprise me that men sometimes are a bit baffled that I want to be so successful, that I have ambition, that I’m willing to work this hard.

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