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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm is a charming and endearing story of second chances, family and forgiveness. Lucy has embarked on a book tour with her author boss and friend Brynn during the holiday season and it isn’t going very well. She had hoped that Brynn would feel inspired to write in her downtime and rejuvenate her poor health, but it seems that things are getting worse than better. Things take another turn when Brynn’s unbeknownst son unexpectedly appears and joins the tour. Now there at their last stop on the tour and hopefully they can end on a good note without anyone the wiser about Brynn’s last book and health scare.

The author has created a wonderful story in which the characters are relatable and lovable. Your heart goes out to them to know their sufferings and doubts and desires. Family is important to everyone for different reasons and those reasons are what brings this community together for the holiday season. It was a well-thought-out plot which goes at a good pace and insightful moments for the characters. The unexpected romances for both Brynn and Lucy is a slow build and they are each caught up in the spirit of the holidays. How can you not be affected by the snow and the events at the tree farm? I thoroughly enjoyed this story and the inspirational moments just added just the right touch to set these characters on their right path. I love holiday romances and this one sparkles with comfort, love and family.

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This is a good book. The two main characters are Lucy and Caleb. When they meet there is an instant attraction. Lucy is a personal assistant to a romance author. Caleb works for a nonprofit. Lucy is on a book tour with her boss. Caleb shows up at one of the stops. Come to find out he is the author’s son that she gave up for adoption. He goes on tour with them. He is concerned about his mom’s health. Lucy and Caleb grow closer. They fall in love.

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This was a fantastic holiday romance. I liked the plot and the characters were a lot of fun. Very much recommend this book.

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This is a Christmas Romance. I really enjoyed most of this book, and the characters were so great. The farm they ended up at was everything. I did find the middle of this book slowed down the pace, and there were a lot of parts I found to repeat. There were parts of the book I just want the characters to just talk to each other, so they can just stop saying the same things over and over. I did enjoy the Christmas stuff in this book. I received an ARC of this book. This review is my own honest opinion about the book like all my reviews are.

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I received this book through NetGalley as an advanced read.

I love Christmas all year long and this book was perfect for the holidays. Lucy is an assistant to Brynn and they are going on a book tour. The tour is in small towns and when they arrive at Spruce Hill Farm, the owner is not happy to have guests. His daughter entered their small town in the running for a chance to be a stop on the book tour.
Brynn's son shows up and Lucy doesn't trust him and thinks that he is only using his mom. Brynn is sick and throughout the book she faces challenges as she is supposed to be writing a new book. David and his daughter face their own secrets. You will fall in love with the characters in this book and the story. I can't wait to read more from Kathryn Springer and we will buying this for our library!

Thank you NetGalley!

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm is a story that will fill you with so much emotion as you are reading it. I believe that we meet people in our lives for a reason and this one is set in a small town and filled with Christmas spirit.
Grab a cup of cocoa and a comfy chair and spend the day wrapped in this book. You will be so glad you did.
Thank you NetGalley, Kathryn Springer and Harlequin-Romance for the copy of Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm. This is my personal review.

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This is such a charming book that's perfect to get readers in the holiday mood. I've read many books by Springer, and they never disappoint. I love the small town and how they all come together. This is a sweet romance, but that angle is not overpowering. And the descriptions make me want to visit Spruce Hill Farm! The cast of characters is wonderful, varied, and relatable. They rely on God for guidance. The Christmas story from the gospel of Luke is a wonderful addition to this story that the perfect read for snuggling up in a blanket with a cup of cocoa.

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A very solid, albeit predictable, Christmas story. The plot was decent, characters were cute and enjoyable, and I liked the positive message and Christian values. I struggled to become interested. It felt very vanilla to me.

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This book was fair. It seemed like a beautiful setting for a story. I grew bored from time to time but overall it was pretty good.

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I received a copy from NetGalley; this is my honest review
Fun, clean, holiday romances (a few are going on) with no drama and with a bit of mystery. Funny, endearing and easy to read. Would recommend.

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This charming Christmas story will put you in the Christmas spirit. A dreamy, storybook hero will come to life in the flesh. Lucy Gable is an assistant to a best selling author, Brynn Dixon. Lucy has set up a small book tour to some small towns to help promote Brynn's book. It seems everything that can possibly go wrong is going wrong. To make matters even worse, Lucy knows a secret. Brynn is not well, but Brynn does not want anyone else to know about her mysterious illness. Then Lucy gets a reals surprise when Brynn's son shows up at one of the tour stops, a son that no one knows about. When he offers to tag along and be their driver to the next stop, Lucy is not a happy lady. Lucy is a fixer. She is a take charge kind of gal. She has order to everything and does not like it when something, or in this case, someone upsets her apple cart. She also has preconceived notices about Caleb. She has made assumptions about Caleb without having all of the facts We know what happens when we assume.

Their last stop is a beautiful tree farm in a tiny town named Frost. They are met by a host who is not in the mood to be a host. David McRae did not want this tour stop at his small bed and breakfast and tree farm, and he makes his disgust about the whole situation known. he is barely civil to them. His daughter wanted this for their farm, and she is not home from college yet. You will see that underneath that gruffness is a man who is brokenhearted and just completely broken. All of these characters need a second chance, and being stuck in this small town that looks like the North Pole seems like the perfect place to be for rest, relaxation, healing and a little romance. This book had some emotional scenes that will bring tears to your eyes. This book was charmingly full of hope with endearing characters and poignant moments that make the Christmas spirit come to life off of the pages. The scenery descriptions are breathtaking from beautiful Christmas trees, horse drawn sleighs, mistletoe and snow everywhere.

Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for this ARC. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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A new author for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful holiday story. Brynn, an author, is struggling with medical issues. Lucy, her assistant, covers for her on the latest book tour. When Brynn's son Caleb , who no one knows about, appears to spend the holiday with his mother, all bets are off in controlling the situation.

One calamity after another affects the book tour. A crotchety grump of an innkeeper, David, surprises everyone. The secret son , Caleb, reveals his intuitive nature in uncovering secrets, and Lucy comes to terms with her writing skills.

The small town setting and townspeople rally around Bryan and Lucy . All in all, an uplifting book that I'm hoping is part of a new series. Loved the setting, characters and storyline!

Although I received a free ARC ebook from the publisher and Net Galley, all opinions are my honest feedback.

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I greatly enjoyed this story. In the past, I had a picture of Harlequin Romance novels that were very different from this one (more graphic and less details). Therefore, I haven't read them in a while. This story was a wonderful contrast to that which I previously remember. This was a very clean story about an author, her assistant, and her son that she adopted out after becoming pregnant as a teenager. Other characters also included the B&B owner and his daughter, and of course the town full of people around the B&B. It turned out to be a fairly easy read that was what I'd describe as a feel good style story. I found myself feeling very nostalgic, and felt very much like I was in the storyline myself much of the time. I truly enjoyed this story, and plan to seek more by this author!

Thank you, Netgalley and Harlequin Romance, for allowing me the opportunity to read this story in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity!

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm by Kathryn Springer put me in the mood for Christmas! There were quite a few things I liked about this novel:
-dual romances (one middle age couple and one couple in their 30’s)
-a cute dog by a cozy fire
-Christmas in a small town
-MC is a writer
-clean romance
-characters have strong faith

Brynn, a best-selling romance writer and Lucy, her capable assistant & friend, head out on a small town Christmas book tour. Brynn has not been well and her doctor prescribes rest and low stress. Lucy, after helping Brynn finish her latest novel, plans a much smaller book tour than normal in hopes of some down time for Brynn. But Lucy’s well-laid plans are thrown off by a snowstorm, a reluctant host, Brynn’s son (wait - she has a son?), and her own needy family. Will it be a Christmas catastrophe or all end up tied up in a pretty bow? I recommend reading Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm to find out!

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin for an eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Kathryn Springer delivers a heart-warming story of hope in the midst of grief. I loved how she wove together two romances in one complete story set in the idyllic Christmas setting.

The story is full of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing if family relationships will end up stronger by the end of the book. All four of the main characters have rich backstories that instantly draw the reader into the story.

The romance unfolds sweetly, and we are fortunate to read about two different generations falling in love. This is one of the best books I’ve read all year.

I strongly recommend this book to fans of Christian romance and Christmas romance. Grab your hot cocoa and curly up in front of the fireplace for this one.

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance, Clean Romance, Christmas Romance
Location: Wisconsin
Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.
Faith: All four characters seek to honor God and ask for his guidance. I love that the author included the Christmas story from the gospel of Luke.

Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin Publishers through NetGalley. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm is a touching story about second chances.

Lucy Gable is the assistant to best selling Romance author Brynn Dixon. The book tour she has planned is going well until storms hit and they end up going to Spruce Hill farm early. Giving Brynn days to recover from burn out. But surprises and secrets come to light as they meet Caleb, David and Grace.

These characters are a great combination to put you in the Christmas spirit. Kathryn Springer is a well crafted author. This inspirational story is about the power of love and hope and taking risks. The perfect Christmas novel to put you in the holiday spirit.

I received a complimentary an e-copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Christmas at Spring Hill is a delightful holiday experience with a host of engaging characters. The story is set amid the perfect backdrop with its idyllic snowy tree farm setting secluded from the outside world.

It's always a pleasure to read a Kathryn Springer book and this one was a treat complete with some wonderful lines that satisfied my quote loving heart. My favorite one:

"Maybe the most important thing is to stay in step with God, moment by moment. Trust that no matter what happens tomorrow, we lived today."

I recommend Christmas at Spring Hill to readers who enjoy a heartwarming tale that is reminiscent of the best Christmas books that celebrate the season in all its glory. I appreciate Harlequin, through NetGalley, making a copy available for review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm by Kathryn Springer is a delightful, happily ever after story. The characters invite you into their lives as the residents of Frost invited the characters into the Frost family. So many wonderful plot lines to follow throughout the story.

A copy was provided for my review, but all opinions are my own.

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm is a sweet and cozy Christmas read. And that cover!! It just put me right in the Christmas mood (in August!) and I really enjoyed it.

I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review and opinions are my own.

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Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm is a lovely, heartwarming story about a bestselling author who is struggling with a yet-to-be-diagnosed health condition, and her personal assistant who is determined to pull off a successful book tour, despite numerous obstacles. When their stop in the charming small town of Frost turns into an extended stay, both women encounter plot twists in their personal and professional lives. This is a charming novel with loads of festive, wintery settings, a compelling fictional novel within a novel subplot (which I adore), and characters who must work through their past experiences to find the courage to move forward. Kathryn Springer has penned a hopeful, inspirational story about the power of love, the cathartic experience of risking one's heart again after loss, and the joy of a small town pulling together to achieve a common goal. If you enjoy reading sweet romance with a dash of Christmas, then you need to add this one to your 2023 to-be-read list.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the complimentary copy. My opinions here are freely shared.

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