Karen Schafer delights holiday romance fans with this lovely Christmas gift.
Haley Hanson is one of the most determined heroines I have ever come across. I loved how focused she was on her job and the reasons she was so focused. Her closeness to her parents is admirable even if her determination sometimes overrules everything else. I liked that while she was far from perfect there was nothing objectionable about her. She wasn’t ruthless or evil or rude, she was just too busy for something she didn’t find important to her. I loved watching her interactions with her friend and other coworkers as well as her parents and her fellow Camp guests. I enjoyed her reactions to Jeff and his father and especially towards their furry friend. It was almost magical to witness her re-acquaintance with the joy of the season and see her partake in both little and large traditions. I enjoyed the innocent joy and the happiness this story gave me. If you enjoy your books to impart that warm holiday feeling then do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
The Story: Haley Hanson, while not exactly a Grinch doesn’t really have time in her life to celebrate the Christmas season, that is unless it is work related. So in order to win a big account she agrees to attend Christmas Camp. Soon through the influence of the owner and his son Jeff she begins to embrace the holiday spirit but will work always be her first priority.
From the screenwriter of the Netflix Original viral hit, A Christmas Prince, comes another heartwarming holiday story about a beautiful Grinch who’s determined to get her dream job even if it means spending a week at a Christmas Camp where she discovers an unexpected love.
Haley Hanson’s idea of the perfect Christmas is escaping to the Caribbean to work so she can avoid all the traditional Christmas distractions. Over the years, she’s sacrificed her personal life to climb the corporate ladder at a prestigious Boston advertising agency. Now she just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner. But first, her boss, Larry, thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to a Christmas Camp at Holly Peak Inn to help her find her Christmas spirit.
Arriving at the charming mountainside inn, Haley meets the owner’s handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark, but resists the attraction, refusing to be distracted from her goal of doing all the required Christmas tasks as fast as possible so she can get back to work.
At first Haley struggles with all the traditional Christmas Camp activities. It’s not until she finally allows herself to slow down, live in the moment, and let Christmas back into her heart, that she begins to grow closer to Jeff. But when he finds out Haley’s come up with a plan to help his dad save the struggling inn while he’s been trying to convince his dad to sell it, their relationship takes a serious holiday hit. Now it will take the magic of the season to bring these two hearts together.