It’s hard to be the new girl in town, especially around the holidays. But when the town is Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, there are plenty of folks willing to welcome you–and lovingly meddle in your
life . . .
High school English teacher Angie Holloway has been in this little Ozark hamlet for a few years, but she still feels like an outsider. And with no family of her own and single to boot, she’s rusty when it comes to opening her heart. Nevertheless, she’s been drafted to direct the annual Christmas pageant–whether she likes it or not. As for her assistant, that job’s been handed to Seth Parker. He may be smoking hot, but the brawny construction engineer is definitely not her type. After all, she loves literature, he “reads” blueprints . . .
While Angie tries to put a new spin on the show, and Seth tries to tolerate her correcting his grammar, they both resist the locals who insist on pushing them together. But when Seth finds her copy of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility–marked up with her revealing comments–he can’t resist trying to romance her using his newfound knowledge. And Angie is surprised to find that this big, handsome lug can read her like a storybook hero . .
Titles in the Coldwater series include: The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club – A Coldwater Warm Hearts Wedding – A Coldwater Warm Hearts Christmas –
Title: A Coldwater Warm Hearts Christmas
Series: Coldwater #3
Author: Lexi Eddings
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance
Published: September 25, 2018
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I love a good Christmas Romance, in fact, this is the only time that I will “jump” into an established series without making sure that I start from the beginning… because I’m a firm believer in knowing all the nuances of the people who make up a series. For Christmas stories I will set aside that rule of mine – and often I’ll find myself making the choice of going back and reading the entire series once the Christmas Romance season is behind me for that year. So many times I’ve discovered delightful series this way – all because of my Christmas Romance addiction.
A Coldwater Warm Hearts Christmas is part of a series that I have not yet read, and I wasn’t the least bit lost on picking up the important parts that I needed to know about this town and its residents. In fact, I’ll be picking up this series from the beginning in the New Year.
Angie and Seth make a perfect couple, eventually. First they have to get past their preconceived ideas about each other, and maybe past a few annoying habits as well. I liked them together and individually – it was fun and entertaining to watch them slowly change their minds about each other and come together on some important issues. There is an element of suspense in a sleazy ex-boyfriend and what he’s up to by showing up unexpectedly, and watching Seth take that jerk down was a cheering moment for me. I enjoyed the small town feel and antics of this community. Some laugh out loud moments, some tensions, and a very satisfying ending made this small town one that I want to revisit.
If you’re in the mood for a Christmas Romance that is entertaining but also leaves you with that special “feels good” impression – then you’ll want to check out A Coldwater Warm Hearts Christmas for yourself. I had fun with these characters, this story and I believe you will, too.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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