Katie, an author struggling to write her second novel, heads to Evergreen, Vermont for a holiday retreat—only to get an assignment to write an article about the town. On the train, she meets Ben, a former big-city reporter who’s now a librarian in Evergreen.
Katie’s initially skeptical about Evergreen’s love of Christmas; the place seems too good to be true. Meanwhile, Ben’s wary of Katie’s intentions. He’s protective of his small town, and he knows all too well how cynical the media can be. Then a hunt for a fifty-year-old time capsule leads to a remarkable discovery. As Katie and Ben get caught up in the community’s past and present, they both begin to envision new possibilities for the future.
Title: Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy
Series: Christmas in Evergreen #3
Author: Nancy Naigle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 3, 2020
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I always enjoy returning to Evergreen, Vermont each year. This year we’ll discover how two strangers on a train can connect yet still be wary of each other’s intentions as we watch the magic of one Christmas loving town show them the true reasons of this holiday season – love.
Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy is a fun, charming story of Ben, a resident of Evergreen, and Katie, a struggling author who must write about this small town full to the brim with Christmas spirit. Katie doesn’t buy into the hype about this place, there is no town that could possibly be so over the top for Christmas unless there’s an underlying ploy. Ben has left the chaos of the big city behind and now calls Evergreen home. He recognizes Katie’s skepticism and will do everything within his power to show her the err in her thinking… and perhaps convince her to stay right here – with him for the rest of their lives.
Add in a time capsule, a bit of a mystery, the shenanigans of the townsfolk, and tons of Christmas cheer and you’ll discover a Christmas Romance that will capture your heart, your imagination, and leave you smiling at the final page. I had a blast with Tidings of Joy – and if you love a good Christmas love story then you’ll find it right here.
*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.*
Available in paperback, audio, or your favorite e-reader – mine is the Kindle.