Title: We Need A Little Christmas
Series: Evergreen Lane #2
Author: Sierra Donovan
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating: 4 stars
With its festive Snowed Inn and year-round Christmas store, the pretty town of Tall Pine knows how to do the holidays right. But this year, Liv Tomblyn’s homecoming trip may be bittersweet. Liv’s grandmother died soon after Thanksgiving, leaving a lifetime of belongings to sort through. Soon Liv is surrounded by memories, including a retro silver Christmas tree. And there’s Liv’s old friend Scott Leroux—the one-time class clown who’s become the town’s go-to handyman.
Scott enjoyed helping Liv’s Nammy with little fix-it jobs in recent years, but now he’s wondering if the crafty grandma had a much larger project in mind. Everything—from Nammy’s mysteriously malfunctioning heater to that silver tree—seems to be conspiring to throw Liv and Scott together. Not that Scott objects. For though Liv insists she’ll leave Tall Pine when the holidays are over, he’s hoping their holiday kisses might thaw her resolve and make this Christmas truly unforgettable…
Titles in this series include: Do You Believe In Santa?, We Need A Little Christmas
Read on for my thoughts on We Need A Little Christmas. No true spoilers, promise.
Returning to Tall Pine once again was such fun. I adored last year’s Do You Believe In Santa? and have it on my re-read list for this year’s Christmas season. Oh, and watch for familiar faces to pop up now and then – I love running into old friends. *grin* This year we’ll meet Liv and Scott, former classmates whose lives separated into different directions after school. Liv moved away to start her own business – Scott stayed in Tall Pine becoming the “go to” handyman around town. But now their lives are going to come together once again – and with a little meddling from a loving Nammy’s spirit who knows what magic might happen this Christmas season.
We Need A Little Christmas is full of a loved grandmother’s sweet memory as Liv settles down for the difficult, yet loving task of packing up her beloved grandmother’s belongings. She’d meant to come home sooner, but four years had passed in the blink of an eye and now Nammy was gone. In recent years Scott had done many repairs at Nammy’s and found himself somewhat adopted into the older woman’s affections… and perhaps her matchmaking as well.
I enjoyed Liv and Scott’s slow fall into love. Definitely a clean romance, this couple seemed guided by unseen loving hands with all the small odd things that were happening around them. I like to believe that Nammy was doing her matchmaking still. Scott is a content, happy man doing what he loves. Sure, fixing things isn’t a big money maker type of job but he enjoys tinkering and the satisfaction of a job done well. Liv is driven in her work, and will only be home for a few weeks. Can love keep her here with Scott? Only time, and reading the story will tell.
This is a story that has many emotions wrapped up in it. Sadness, grieving, frustration, happiness, hope and eventually love. I wouldn’t call it depressing but I will say that if you have memories of your own loved ones that have passed on… you might bring back a memory or two, hopefully they’re happy ones.
We Need A Little Christmas is a charming, loving and satisfying Christmas Romance. One that I’d recommend without hesitation. You’ll feel good, enjoy a clean romance and maybe relive a few Christmas memories of your own.
*I received an e-ARC of We Need A Little Christmas from the publisher, Kensington Books – Zebra and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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