Title: Jingle All the Way
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
Page Count: 275
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Love can transform even the best-laid plans in this heartfelt Christmas novel from the queen of Christmas stories, Debbie Macomber.
Trapped in the middle of five siblings, Everly Lancaster always had big dreams. Now a top real-estate executive, Everly finds her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. Sensing her stress, Everly’s boss insists she take December off. At first, a month away seems crazy—how will the company survive without her? But Everly’s mother convinces her otherwise. She deserves a vacation—plus, when she returns, she’ll have no excuse to skip family Christmas like she did last year.
But after her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified to realize that she’s about to spend the next two weeks trapped—with no Wi-Fi!—in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. Slowly but surely, she realizes he is right: the sights are spectacular. And with each passing day, Everly’s relationship with Asher deepens, forcing her to take a long, hard look at her priorities.
Everly and Asher begin to see magic in the possibility of a life together. But as the cruise nears its end, and Everly’s family Christmas approaches, both must decide if love is worth the risk. A merry surprise may be in store in Debbie Macomber’s newest holiday delight.
Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber is a contemporary romance standalone novel. This romance is set in the Christmas holiday season and also includes a bit of virtual travel for those like myself that love exotic settings.
Everly Lancaster and her business partner have made a success out of the company they began after college but with that success has come long days. When Everly’s assistant who happens to be her partner’s niece makes one mistake too many Everly wants her fired but her partner thinks Everly should take a nice vacation and reconsider.
Everly really doesn’t want to leave the business with some important projects in the works but decides that the luxury cruise her assistant booked didn’t sound too bad. However, after rushing through a snowstorm and several flights later Everly finds herself aboard a ship heading down the Amazon which is far from luxurious and on top of it all she gets sick from an insect bite making a crew member have to nurse her back to health.
Having read a lot of Debbie Macomber’s books and always enjoying them I was not surprised to find myself immediately caught up in this latest Christmas tale. It was fun to head down the Amazon along with the main character with all the experiences that included. I would have liked a bit more romance to the relationship which the timing didn’t allow too much of but otherwise this was a nice read for the holiday.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot.
In 2021, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include It’s Better This Way (July) and Dear Santa (October). In addition to fiction, Macomber has also published three bestselling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.
Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas”, Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved and five have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling Cedar Cove Series which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.
She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie and Wayne live in Port Orchard, Washington, the town which inspired the Cedar Cove series.
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