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Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa

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I always love Nancy Naigle’s books. This was a fabulous follow up. I’m so excited I got to see it play-out as a Hallmark movie.
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Lisa decides to visit her childhood home of Evergreen for Christmas. Once she arrives, she finds that the General Store that holds so many of her memories has closed after the death of the owner. She decides to use her skills as a professional retail designer to help bring life back to the store to entice a buyer that will keep it as it was. She works with Kevin, a contractor who has his own memories of that store. While cleaning it out, they find the old mailbox to send their letters to Santa. In it, they find an old letter with a Christmas wish. Can they work together to grant that old wish?

This book was made into a Hallmark movie and I think it's perfect. I love these stories. OF COURSE they all follow the same blueprint, but I just don't care. I love the quaint little town where everyone knows each other and the gossip mill runs at full force. This was a perfect read right before the holiday season and I intend on putting more on my list for next year from Nancy Naigle. Now that I know Hallmark publishes some of these movies as books, I am DEFINITELY going to look for more.

Four out of Five stars for me. Thanks to Netgalley and Hallmark Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Another sweet Hallmark Christmas movie in book form. It was a sweet read and a quick read.  I enjoyed it but I didn't love it.
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Lisa returns to the town of Evergreen, where she lived as a child. Christmas was magical there, and she wants to experience that feeling again.

On the trip into town, she meets Kevin, who's stranded at a stop sign. He turns up again, delivering a Christmas tree for the inn where she's staying. And guess who shows up for the third time at the diner where Lisa's having dinner!

You'll have to read the book to discover if Lisa finds her magical experience!

I would highly recommend this title to anyone who loves romance without graphic detail and Hallmark movies!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a free digital copy of this title to review from Net Galley.

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Since I hugely enjoyed the first part of this series last winter, I had high expectations for the sequel. Unfortunately, those weren't met completely. The story was sweet and corny, as was expected and is only forgivable at this time of year. Every character was super nice and super helpful, also nothing really wrong with that (especially in a Christmas novel). 

It was rather the writing style that irked me at times. It was often very simplistic, and rather a pure description of things than narrating a story. You could really notice that Nancy Naigle wrote this book based on a movie - she often just wrote down what she saw on the screen and what the characters said to each others.
While I often moan about too much feeling in some stories - here it was lacking a bit. Some things just seem too forced, especially the romance between the 'supporting characters'. This is also taking up quite some pages, and in my opinion steal them from the main protagonists and the evolvement of their relationship. Also, the old letter that is the motif for the whole story, remains a side note and does not get the attention it needs.
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This book is so Christmassy. I hadn't seen the movie, although, I'll look out for it now.

Lisa goes to Evergreen on a last minute whim. There she finds that her professional skills could be useful to selling the general store - which used to be a special Christmas landmark to her. The store used to have a letterbox where people sent letters to Santa. There's also a snowglobe that grants wishes. 
It has all the Christmas stuff you'd ever want and two sweet romances to boot. The only way to describe it is 'a Hallmark Christmas movie in book form'... which is exactly what it is!
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I love Hallmark movies, especially Christmas ones. When I saw this book was available, I jumped at the chance to read it. Even better is that it is written by one of my favourite Christmas story authors, Nancy Naigle. It is the perfect Christmas read and when you finish reading it, watch for the Hallmark movie to be aired again this year. Lisa and her partner are stagers, but not for homes, for stores. After a successful job in Boston, Lisa hops in her car and drives to Evergreen. She lived there until she was seven, when her family moved and had never been back. Feeling nostalgic at Christmas, she ends up in Evergreen and quickly finds herself immersed in a project. Daisy's General Store was a place she loved, but Daisy has died and the store is now closed. The mayor of Evergreen, Ezra, now owns the store that he inherited from Daisy, his godmother, but it is in danger of being repossessed by the bank. He is trying to sell it, but it needs a lot of work. Kevin is also back in town visiting his father for Christmas. Lisa finds out that he is in construction, so she recruits him to help with Daisy's. Nick has some baggage that he needs to overcome and his lack of trust causes more than one misunderstanding. With a contractor, a stager, and a lot of community help on board, will they be able to fix up the store and sell it to someone who wants to leave it as it is before the end of the year?

This was a delightful story. It has all the things I enjoy in a Christmas romance such as likable characters, small town atmosphere, townsfolk working together, a Christmas festival, a bit of misunderstanding, a clean romance and happily ever after ending. I loved the history of the town and how they try to bring back the old celebrations. It was a feel-good story that had me reading it in one sitting. There was also a bit of a mystery thrown in that added another fun storyline. I definitely recommend this story to those who enjoy Christmas romance, especially if you love Hallmark movies. After you read this book, see if you can find the movie playing this year on the Hallmark Channel
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"Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa" is a great follow-up novel to "Christmas in Evergreen." The story includes some familiar locations and characters, and is a fun and seasonal reading experience. The characters are likeable and realistic. The plot moves along at a good pace to maintain reader interest. Just a touch of Christmas magic adds intrigue to the story. This is a perfect story to read for a little holiday joy. Readers will surely get into the spirit of the season with this feel-good novel.

I received this book from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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Such a cute follow up story to Christmas in Evergreen. I have not seen the movie, I am hoping it plays this Christmas so I can see it come to life!

Thank you NetGalley for this ARC.
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Christmas in Evergreen is a fabulous read! I intended to read only one chapter just before bed and wound up staying up late to read the whole book. I thought it was great! I would love to read more by Nancy Naigle in the future. 
Five stars.
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If you love Christmas and decorating for the holiday as much as I do, this book will awe and inspire you with it’s sweet romance with loads of small town Christmas charm and you’ll be in holiday heaven! I read an early copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
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Loved this book!  I struggle with finding enough time to read during the holidays so its fun to read Holiday books during the summer :)
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Just who was the author of this letter to Santa?
"Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa. Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie" by USA Today best-selling author Nancy Naigle was published by Hallmark Publishing. In this Christmas romance novel Lisa Palmer and Oliver, her business partner, work together in Burlington to prepare the Spruce Collectibles store for its annual Christmas sale. Both of them travel all over and have little time for family. After the job is done Lisa is heading to her hometown Evergreen in Vermont which she has not visited since she was a child because she hated to leave there when her parents were moving, once again, whereas Oliver plans to head back to Boston.
Lisa is met with the shocking reality that one of her fond childhood memories, Daisy's Country Store is closed because Daisy passed away the previous year and nobody bought the store. She meets Kevin who challenges hear to do give the store a face-lift in order that it can be sold. Lisa plans to stage a Christmas gift shop and during the preparations they discover an undelivered letter to Santa. Who is the author of the letter? What will happen to Lisa and to Oliver when things work out differently as planned?
This is the second book by Nancy Naigle which I read and I can highly recommend it. It is easy to read and has believable and wholesome characters. Furthermore, as do the Hallmark books, it contains the recipe for apple dumplings.
The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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I love Christmas In Evergreen and Letters to Santa is just as adorable as the movie. If you loved the movie or Christmas books in general, this is the perfect start this year. Great story!!
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The perfect Christmas  love story, Christmas in Evergreen has a little bit of everything.  This book is set in the most amazing little town and Lisa and Kevin help to bring back a true treasure to the town and encounter some Christmas magic in the process.  This is a great story and will leave you with that HEA feeling.
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Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for the opportunity to read this book in return for review based upon my honest opinion. 

 What can I say about the town of Evergreen that you don’t already know.? It’s the best place on earth to be at Christmas time, As good as the movies are, as a book, it is even better.  I really enjoyed the story, it left me with a warm fuzzy feeling where I just want it to be drinking hot cocoa by the fire and watching the snow fall lightly outside my window. Such an enjoyable book and I was left with such a good feeling.
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A sweet and heartwarming book. Not too be missed. Love Christmas books and love Hallmark movies. This book just put me in the mood for Christmas. 
So pick this book up. 
No matter when you read it. 
Ms. Naigle sets a beautiful story line.
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So thrilled to go back to Evergreen with this sequel. Loved this continuation of one of my favorite Hallmark movies. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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I love Hallmark’s Christmas in July movie celebration and I think Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa in novel form is the perfect way to keep the celebration going into late summer. Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa was one of my favorite holiday films from the 2018 collection and I’m beyond glad to see it’s been turned into a novel by the talented Nancy Naigle. 

Lisa returns to her hometown for the Christmas season and gets the unique opportunity to bring a childhood staple back to life. Along the way, she meets a charming contractor (Kevin) who helps make her dream a reality. Along the way, they stumble on a letter to Santa that’s a quarter-of-a-century old. Lisa and Kevin pair up to give Evergreen a Christmas it won’t soon forget.

Such a sweet book, with a cute romance at the center. Great characters and although the plot is a bit predictable, it’s a heartwarming story. Perfect any time of the year, but I can’t recommend Christmas In Evergreen: Letters to Santa (or the original Christmas in Evergreen) enough as a way to kick-off the holiday season this fall.
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A great follow-up to the novel Christmas in Evergreen. A sweet, feel-good story that will leave you with a smile on your face. A perfect story to show what grit and determination can help you achieve.

An easy read that is perfect for several generations of the family to share.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher, Hallmark Publishing, through NetGalley. Any and all opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
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