Author: Alys Murray
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
She’s out to save the town from a real-life Scrooge…
Just as with any Hallmark holiday movie I’ve ever watched, I love this sweet Christmas tale. I’m overjoyed that the Hallmark Channel now has a fiction book division—releasing sweet, soul-stirring contemporary romances!
The Christmas Company, by Alys Murray, takes place in Miller’s Point, a magical town in Texas. Much of its charm is concentrated in Kate Buckner’s heart. She’s an optimistic, sentimental, Christmas loving, cheerful, life-long resident who believes there is good hiding deep inside everyone—even miserly Scrooges like Clark Woodward.
When Clark Woodward, the new CEO of Woodward Enterprises, blows into town and announces he’s shutting down the event-planning subsidiary, The Christmas Company, the residents of Miller’s Point are disappointed—to put it mildly. But Kate refuses to accept the finality of his announcement. No more Christmas Company means no more Miller’s Point magic, no more best-town-in-the-world Christmas festival, no more bright lights, bright hearts, or Charles Dickens story reenactments in the square. Kate can’t…she won’t accept this.
This delightful Christmas tale has it all—captivating characters, witty dialogue, a breathtaking town setting, a touching plot with a nice build-up, surprising revelations, sweet romance, and a heart-swelling storybook ending. What’s not to love?
I enjoyed immersing myself in Miller’s Point’s Christmas spirit. I’m reluctant to leave its charming townsfolk, and I’m hoping for a sequel!