She never dreamed her holiday would include her hometown, a dog, or a firefighter.
But a mysterious charm bracelet predicted it all…
Ashley’s supposed to be having the Christmas of her dreams. After four years of working at an upscale jewelry store in Manhattan, she’s finally going to get a little velvet box of her own—from her boyfriend Jeremy, who’s taking her on a romantic trip to Paris. What could go wrong?
Ashley heads home to Owl Lake instead, falling asleep on the train ride there…and waking up with a beautiful antique charm bracelet on her wrist. Soon, she realizes that each silver charm predicts an event that happens in real life. What does this mean for her and Jeremy…or her and Aidan, her former high school boyfriend, who’s now a local firefighter? Is there still a chance that she could have the perfect Christmas?
Title: Christmas Charms
Author: Teri Wilson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4.5
Christmas Charms is such an uplifting story full of Christmas, romance, possibilities, and believing in yourself – even if that means stepping off of the path you thought was the right one. Plus just a touch of magic that delights at every twist and turn of Ashley’s and Aidan’s journey.
First off, the cover is simply stunning and screams small-town Christmas to me, so visually I was hooked before I even read the first page. Then I was completely engaged as Ashley’s hopes for her future with her boyfriend are dashed and she makes the choice to return home to Owl Lake. A stranger on the train ride home will give us the magical touches with a charm bracelet with a mind of its own. Add in a second chance to get love right with Aidan, the ex-boyfriend Ashley left behind when she set out to follow her dreams and you’ll have all the ingredients that are necessary for a lovely romance, a glimpse into the future, and a love worth fighting for this second time around.
To be frank, I don’t need a lot of words to simply say… this is a heartwarming, touching romance set around Christmas that will capture your imagination and your heart from beginning to the end. I loved every moment of Ashley’s and Aidan’s romance, their struggles to see each other as they are now, and the belief that love never truly dies. Christmas Charms is filled with the holiday spirit, interesting secondary characters, and the feel of stepping into a winter wonderland of emotions.
If you simply love a really good Christmas Romance (any time of the year, but especially right now) then Christmas Charms is exactly the gift you should give to yourself this Christmas season.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Hallmark Publishing 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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