christmas-ivyTitle:  Christmas Ivy
Series:  Christmas Forever, The Second Season #1
Author:  Joanne Jaytanie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 5, 2015
Publisher:  Books To Go Now
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Ivy’s always been a part of Christmas; can this Ivy put down roots in Forever Christmas, where the spirit of the holidays never fades?
 
Ivy Harper is a survivor. Deprived of college by a selfish mother and stuck in a dead-end job that can’t pay the bills, it’s the last straw when she finds herself a crime victim, too. Hoping for a new start, she flees to the big city, only to end up homeless. Her one chance is an intern program that offers a new life on a farm outside a small town. But can a farm job provide Ivy’s artistic soul the security and fulfillment she needs?
 
Mason Weatherly is exhausted. A leading surgeon, ER doc, and specialist in internal medicine, Dr. Weatherly is in constant demand. Unfortunately his seventeen-hour days and long weeks mean he has no relationship or personal life. Frazzled and desperate for a break, Mason decides to visit his brother, Colton, before Colton settles down. Mason needs to discover for himself how a small town and a tree farm managed to tame his career-driven brother.

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas Ivy.  no true spoilers, promise.

If Christmas isn’t the time for miracles then I don’t know of a better time.  Ivy and Mason both need a break from life for vastly different reasons – yet still desperately needed nonetheless.  On a small tree farm, with a unique combination of Christmas trees, crafts and a place to stay a while, Christmas Forever offers hope and a change of pace.  Ivy and Mason will find challenges, comfort and a different direction for their lives in a most unexpected person – each other.

I enjoyed Christmas Ivy so much.  It’s refreshing to discover a romance that addresses what is truly happening in our crazy world today.  Not everyone has opportunities, some have to discover their own way and others simply need a helping hand to find their feet securely under them.  Yet everyone deserves a second chance at happiness or a chance to start all over again with a new beginning.

I am addicted to Christmas romances all year long.  And Christmas Ivy is one story that will be on my re-read each year shelf.  I sincerely hope you’ll give Ivy and Mason to slip into your heart and your Christmas reading traditions as well.  They are a lovely, realistic couple who need to find that one person that is right for them .. no matter how on the surface they seem so very different.  I loved this one, and I believe you would, too.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

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