The Plot (from Goodreads):
Welcome to Holly Ridge, home of the best Christmas festival in the tri-state area.
When the future of Holly Ridge depends on the success of the Christmas festival, who better to plan it than the former mayor’s daughter, Blaire Greene? Prodigal daughter returns home to save the day, Blaire must work within the state’s guidelines and framework to plan a Christmas festival that will restore the town’s budget and save the town charter.
The guidelines stipulate Cole Thomas, the CFO from rival town Winterberry Glen, must oversee Blaire’s festival planning. Cole hates Christmas and is more comfortable dealing in numbers, control, and emotional detachment. He has finally found a way out of Winterberry Glen, and he doesn’t plan to let anything, or anyone, get in the way of that goal.
Thrown together time and time again to plan the festival, Blaire and Cole begin to learn new things about their towns, themselves, and each other. When the festival draws to a close, what will carry on through Christmas and what will they leave behind?
Carry Me Through Christmas is a small town, rivals-to-lovers novel featuring Christmas references, charismatic townsfolk, endearing friends and family, a few open-door steamy scenes, lots of laughs and even more heart. Happily ever after guaranteed!
Thank you to the author for a gifted e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
There’s nothing more exciting than reading a book by someone you know, even virtually! A huge congratulations to Rachel Holm on her debut novel, Carry Me Through Christmas.
Carry Me Through Christmas contains all the things I love most about holiday romances. It’s got homecoming, save-the-small-town vibes that are so popular in Hallmark movies, enemies-to-lovers, trapped in a snowstorm with only one bed, and so much steam!
Blaire Green is my favorite kind of main character. She’s determined, driven, a little bit snarky, and the sort of person I could see myself befriending. She and Cole have great chemistry, and the banter between them was so well-written.
Carry Me Through Christmas is certainly a very strong debut. I can’t wait to see what Rachel writes for us next! This book is out now, so make sure you grab a copy in time for the holiday season.
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