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Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas

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DREAMING OF A HEART LAKE CHRISTMAS by Sarah Robinson is the first book in the Heart Lake series. It has all the vibes of a Hallmark type of a Christmas story. Nola Bennett returns to her hometown of Heart Lake from Chicago for the holidays. She really wants to sell what she has inherited. The problem is, her best friend, Rosie, thinks Nola should return to Heart Lake for good, keep The Castle, and start her business in town so she can be close to friends and her much loved God children. Then there is the problem of her high school crush, Tanner Dean. Tanner is set in his ways and doesn’t want the small town he grew up in to change at all. Nola already has an offer from a developer to turn the property into high end condominiums. Will Tanner ever find peace and quiet again?

Nola inherits her grandmother’s home, The Castle, and goes back to her hometown to clean it out and get it ready to be sold.  The community of Heart Lake in DREAMING OF A HEART LAKE CHRISTMAS is filled with likable characters that you could see yourself becoming friends with. The women are strong and faithful to their families and the men are always trying to help them out. DREAMING OF A HEART LAKE CHRISTMAS is going to put you right in the middle of “the castle” with all of its problems! Sarah Robinson has a way of pulling you in and never letting you go! She will get you emotionally invested in all of her characters to the point that they feel like “real people” you know.

DREAMING OF A HEART LAKE CHRISTMAS is filled with family, new beginnings, getting over the past, love and loss. This story is a very heart tugging tale in Heart Lake and I loved every minute of it. The pages aren’t filled with romance but there is plenty of it. You will be believing in happily ever after and finding yourself wanting to pack you bags and moving to this charming lake town. The positive female relationships that these women share will make you want to go out and make some new friends. I love a good, small hometown, enemies to lovers, romance. A wonderful story from Sarah Robinson. I can’t wait to continue this series!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Forever Books through Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
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Nola is a successful business woman in Chicago who comes back to heart lake to sell her grandmother's house. 
Tanner is Nolas' best friends brother. He runs the family company now that their dad can no longer do so, but it's not his passion.
Both are god parents to Rosie's twins, 
Can they learn to get along not only for the kids, but for each other?

This was the Hallmark type Christmas book I needed in my life. It was the perfect amount of warm and fuzzy, tension and Witty banter between the characters. You could feel the sparks from page one, and it definitely left me wanting more from the small town of heartlake.
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Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas is the Hallmark movie in book form that everyone needs to read. It is a contemporary romance with a swoony second chance element. The characters were fantastic and my heart was filled with holiday spirit throughout.
 If you are in need of a book to put you in the holiday mood this is the one. I love when a book is able to transport me to another place through amazing descriptive writing. 
Overall I highly recommend this book if you love second chances, Christmas and happy ever afters.
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Heart Lake was such a fun place to spent a little time this holiday season! A face paced, swoony story with characters I could not get enough of. I enjoyed the plot points and overall would recommend to friends and family with rereads in the future.
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Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas by Sarah Robinson is a contemporary romance novel that is set during the Christmas holiday season. The story in Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas is a second chance romance that is told by alternating the point of view between the characters.

Bailey Bennett left her hometown of Heart Lake, Michigan for the big city and never planned to return but inheriting her grandmothers historic home has brought her back to the small town. Bailey plans to handle the renovations and head back to the city to open her own business but a snowstorm brings her together again with Tanner Dean who doesn’t want Bailey to sell and leave the town yet again.

Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas is not the first book I’ve read by author Sarah Robinson and it certainly will not be the last. I’m a sucker for small town charm especially at the Christmas season so it didn’t take me long at all to settle into the story and grow to enjoy the characters, including the secondary characters in the charming town. A lovely Hallmark-y type of Christmas read perfect for the holiday season.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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Such a cute holiday romance book! If you are looking for a Hallmark Christmas Movie in a book form? This is it! From second chance love to best friends brother also the setting a small town! So many good tropes! Definitely recommend a perfect holiday read
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This book definitely gave me Hallmark movie vibes, which I enjoyed! The romance was sweet and the forced proximity from the snowstorm provided a great opportunity for these characters to connect. Great friendships and family support, exactly what I expect to see with a small town romance. 3.5 stars!
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Dreaming Of A Heart Lake Christmas by Sarah Robinson

When sparks start flying, these total opposites, Tanner and Nola, discover Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.  He wants to stay in Heart  Lake, but she wants to pursue her career in Chicago.  Which one wins out?

I just loved this book.  Very interesting and just kept moving along.  Great characters.  A special Christmas romance novel.  I recommend this book.

Thanks to Net Galley for sending me an advanced reader’s copy for my review.

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I love Hallmark style Christmas reads so this book was a perfect way to curl up by the fire during the blizzard.  Best friend’s brother is so annoying….my sister’s best friend is just a kid turns into a hot romance that is doomed to fail as she gets on with her life in Chicago….. or is it.  Quick read with some characters that will make you LOL.
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I couldn’t put this book down- I loved it. Romance stories I enjoy most is when the couple has history together. Whether that’s second chance or just always been in love most of their lives and never perused it. This one is about Tanner and Nola who’ve known each other since high school. They’ve both always had feeling for each other but they never knew that. She comes back to town for business and things take off. Tanner is also Nola’s best friends brother. Read this book in just over a day and it’s a great way to end my holiday themed reading.
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This one was a little Hallmark-y for me. I also couldn’t really get into it, don’t know if it was the characters or what. Had some cute/fun side characters who for me stole the show. I think this is one of those I didn’t enjoy the leads. This one has a bit of spicy, small town Michigan at Christmas time with a snowstorm.  

It looks like the next book might be her friend and his sister, who I liked. So I will try it out! 
This is a good Christmas book but lost my attention midway through.
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3.5 stars for Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas. Thanks so much to Forever Pubishing for sending this one my way.

Once again, this book gave me all of the Hallmark Christmas vibes. If you're a fan of those types of movies, this book will be for you! Was it predictable? Of course. But it was still cute and fun. The small town sounded adorable and like a place I want to live.

I enjoyed some of the tropes featured like close proximity and second chance romance. My lower rating came from the miscommunication trope. That one annoys me sometimes. I don't mind slow burn romances but these two main characters needed to just get it together and have a conversation!

Read if you like Hallmark movies, cozy small town vibes and second chance romances with some festive Christmas fun.
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I love Christmas books. And this book is my favorite Christmas book that I have read this year. I love it
 Definitely a 5 star must read. This author is an amazing author
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This  is a new to me author and I have to say I am looking forward to reading more by this author!  I loved this book
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Small town Christmas romances are my favorite! Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas is a book version of Hallmark movies.

Nola Bennett has just inherited her grandmother's historic estate along the lake where she grew up. She dreams of opening her own consulting business and feels that by selling the house she'll be able to launch her business. She comes home at Christmas to go through her grandmother's things and ends up spending more time than she anticipated with her best friend's brother. Will he be able to convince Nola to stay in Heart Lake?

I read this on an evening and liked the characters and it had the right amount of Christmas cheer. It was perfect to curl up with with a cup of hot chocolate by the Christmas tree.

Thanks to Forever for a copy of Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas..
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When sparks start flying, these total opposites discover Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.
Calling all small town romance fans! Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas is the start of a new series, and oh so good! This book was sweet and tender, with a little bit of steam. I enjoyed the romance between Nola and Tanner, and I absolutely loved the town of Heart Lake. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. 

To raise enough money to start her own business, Nola Bennett needs to sell “The Castle,” her beloved grandmother’s historic house and get back home to the city. But Heart Lake’s most eligible bachelor is insisting she hang on to the property. He may be one of the hottest, grumpiest men she’s ever seen, but Nola has no time to pine over her high school crush.

All woodworker Tanner Dean wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet, but that’s not going to happen with infuriating, irresistible Nola Bennett back in town. How can he persuade her to keep The Castle out of the hands of greedy developers when sizzling attraction flares every time they’re together? And the more time he spends with Nola, the harder it becomes to picture a future without her—unless he can convince her, once and for all, that Heart Lake is exactly where she belongs.

Includes the bonus novella The Christmas Wish by Melinda Curtis!
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I have been on a real big kick in reading Christmas romances this year and this book was a perfect addition. A heart warming, feel good romance that is perfect for this time of the year or really any time of the year when you need a little warmth in heart!
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Are you looking for a Hallmark Christmas Movie in a book form? Sarah Robinson’s Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas will give you all the Christmas feels. 
Nola Bennett heads back from the city to her small home town to prep her late Grandmother’s house ‘The Castle’ for sale. Once she sells the house, she will be able to start her own business and have the life she always wanted. 
Tanner Dean wants a quiet Christmas and wasn’t expecting Nola Bennett (his high school crush, and  Sister’s best friend) to come back into town. She infuriates him because she is going to sell her historical property to a developer. 
When sparks fly between the two during a huge snowstorm, it has them both questioning what truly will make them happy in life and could it be each other?
This is the perfect cozy, Christmas read for anyone who loves a bit of enemies to lovers, second chance small town romance. There are also really fun support characters that add fun and laughs to this small town. 
Thank you NetGalley and Forever Publishing for an ARC of this Holiday Romance.
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Nola is only around town for a short while to pack her grandmothers historic house to help raise money to start a business. Tanner is a local who isn't happy with all the changes that are happening around town and defiantly not happy when he finds out Nola is considering selling her grandmothers charming historic house for it to be flattened by the next owners. As they hunker down as a blizzard comes through and spend time around friends and family both seem to find attraction with one another but its only a matter of time before she leaves.

I mean this story has been told before many times over and yet I still can't help but find enjoyment with it. I loved how the author made it unique in its town way. I enjoyed getting to konw the character and seeing the bit of conflict with what Nola was dealing with needed to sell her grandmothers place to get the money she needs but also dealing with the fact she would have to leave her god children, friend and Tanner behind when she goes back to her normal life. I enjoyed seeing how the small down charm slowly but surely got to her. I enjoyed seeing the romance between the two. Overall this was a pretty good book perfect for this time. Highly Recommend.
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