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It Started with Christmas

Narrated by: Helene Maksoud
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

A beautiful, feel-good Christmas story. You’ll laugh, cry, and fall in love with this wonderfully warm and magical festive romance….

Holly McAdams loves spending the Christmas holidays at her family’s cozy cabin, with its little red door and twinkling lights, tucked in the snowy hills outside Nashville. But this year will be different. Someone unexpected is joining them....

After Holly and her beloved Nana struggle through a snowstorm to reach the cabin, they discover gorgeous and wealthy Joseph Barnes, who has been renting the cabin for the last few weeks, is now snowed in. And it looks like he’ll be staying for the holidays.

Determined to make the best of the surprise situation, Holly tries to bring everyone together by baking delicious treats and decorating the cabin with plenty of festive sparkle. She finds herself growing close to handsome Joseph, who is unlike anyone she’s ever met before, even if Nana isn’t so keen on the dashing stranger with the mysterious past.

But charming and irresistible musician Rhett Burton is also back in town. Thrown into close proximity with the person who used to be her best friend and the man who broke her heart, Holly realizes it’s time to face her feelings and figure out what she really wants from her life. But to complicate things, both Joseph and Rhett have secrets to reveal....

Will Holly be able to find herself and the love she’s always dreamed of this Christmas?

Discover the joy of Christmas in this gorgeous novel, celebrating the importance of friendship, the magic of love, and finding happiness by being true to yourself.

©2018 Jenny Hale (P)2018 Bookouture

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  • Lolasark
  • 02-12-18

a great story

i was not a fan at the beginning with some of the forced southern accents, but gave it a second try and so glad i did. this is a wonderful story. it keeps you guessing up to the end.

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  • Hearts
  • 21-12-18

disappointing

character development was inconsistent. behaviors and event did not add up. very disappointed after reading other reviews. I just couldnt like the main character, she was stupid, and the others were underdeveloped.

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  • nanny
  • 23-01-19

Tennessee accents

The story was good but the Tennessee pronunciation of some words was not accurate. I was born and raised right outside Nashville and the pronunciation of certain words were annoying to listen to.

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  • Julie Belle
  • 03-01-19

Painful....

I thought this story would NEVER end. Too much repeating itself over and over and over and over and (you see where I'm going?) Never really felt a spark between the main characters and the granny was just TOO angry and really almost unnecessary - as was Rhett.
The narrator would have been perfection itself had she not attempted a Southern accent. NO, just NO!
Save yourself the pain...
On the plus side - We'll Always Have Christmas (by the same author and narrator) was VeRy good!

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