Title: All I Want for Christmas
Author: Jenny Hale
Release Date: October 6th 2016
Genre: Chick Lit, Christmas
Christmas comes once a year . . . But true love comes once in a lifetime.
Snowflakes are falling, there’s carol singing on every corner, and Leah Evans is preparing for a family Christmas at her grandmother’s majestic plantation house in Virginia. It won’t be the same now that her beloved Nan is gone, but when Leah discovers she has inherited the mansion, she knows she can give her daughter Sadie the childhood of her dreams.
But there’s a catch. Leah must split the house with a man calledDavid Forester. Leah hasn’t heard that name in a long time. Not since they were kids, when Davey was always there to catch her.
Now David is all grown up. He’s gorgeous, successful, and certain of one thing: Leah should sell him her half of the house.
They can’t agree, but as they share memories over wine by the log fire, Leah notices a fluttering in her stomach. And by the look in his eyes, he’s starting to feel it too.
Will it be Leah or David who must give up their dreams? Or, with a little bit of Christmas magic, will they finally understand Nan’s advice to them both about living life without regrets … and take a chance on true love?
Leah recently lost her grandmother and Christmas this year won’t be the same. She’s really missing her, but she wants Christmas to be special for her daughter Sadie. Leah has known that she’ll inherit her grandmother’s plantation, but suddenly finds out that her gran changed the will and she inherits only half of the plantation and her childhood friend David inherits the other half. She hopes to change his mind and buy him out, but things won’t always go that easily. Listening to her friends’ advice, Leah decides to move in the house, because David is already living there. Will Leah have a Christmas she dreams of? What happens when Leah and David live together at a house filled with wonderful memories?
It’s a Christmassy story that is more centered around family and friendship rather than romance, but that makes the story different in a good way. I liked how all the characters came together for the holidays and also how the mystery guest got to part of the family as well. Even though I didn’t feel the romance between Leah and David very strongly, I really enjoyed the story overall.