* Review * CHRISTMAS AT HOLIDAY HOUSE by RaeAnne Thayne

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* Review * CHRISTMAS AT HOLIDAY HOUSE by RaeAnne ThayneChristmas at Holiday House by RaeAnne Thayne
Published by HQN Books on October 13, 2020
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In the town of Silver Bells, there’s always a feeling of Christmas in the air… Let love—and RaeAnne Thayne—melt your heart this holiday season!

This New Year will bring widowed nurse Abigail Powell a fresh start in a different city. Excited about the chance to create an unforgettable Christmas for her young son in picturesque Silver Bells, Colorado, Abby has been hired to take care of her dear friend’s recuperating grandmother. But sprightly senior Winnie insists she doesn’t need looking after. What she does need is help decorating her historic mansion, Holiday House, for a seasonal town fundraiser. Abby warms to the festive task, but she’ll have to contend with her own personal Grinch: Winnie’s prickly grandson, Ethan Lancaster.

Ethan Lancaster is good at a lot of things. Relationships surely aren’t one of them. His ex-fiancée convinced Ethan he was incapable of love, and he believes her…up until the moment he impulsively kisses Abby. What is it about this vibrant woman and her sweet son that knocks his world off-kilter? He knows they’re leaving town after Christmas. He just didn’t expect they’d be taking a little of his heart with them. But as he and Abby work together on the magical Holiday House through the record cold weather, visions of a different future dance in his head…one filled with warmth, love and a new beginning for them both.


A small-town Christmas delight! I can always count on RaeAnne Thayne to bring me a sweet small town romance, and one filled with Christmas spirit is all the sweeter. The characters were easy to fall for, the atmosphere was magical and the love story super pleasing. I would have liked to have seen the ending developed slighter more with a magical Christmas morning for Christopher, but overall it was sweet, sentimental and delightful.

Abigail Powell is a doll. She knows she hasn’t given her son the best of holidays over the last couple of years without her husband, but after the new year they are starting a new adventure in a new town without all of the memories crowding around, so she’s happy to get the opportunity to help out a dear friend with her ailing grandmother in a magical Christmas town.

Ethan Lancaster starts out a bit Scrooge-like, but he quickly warms up and becomes enjoyable. He’s less than pleased that his grandmother is being contentious about her injury and he wants her on the mend properly. He eventually realized Abigail and her son are good for the situation.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a holiday read filled with love, laughter and a whole lot of heart.


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