Meet Me on Christmas Eve
by Alana Highbury
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Pub Date 21 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 21 Nov 2023
Two people, with a reversal of fortunes.
A love of Christmas buried from a difficult past.
Regret and resentment abound, with a fire that was never truly extinguished.
Now an elite resort owner in snowy Minnesota, Mariana has left her humble past firmly behind her—not to mention an epic heartbreak from 10 years ago. When she decides to expand her business to acquire a quaint Christmas village and reclaim her secret love of the holiday, the last thing she expects is to run into him.
Once a wealthy young man who lost it all, Terry is just as dismayed about their encounter as Mariana is. Resentment about their summer romance and their reversal of fortunes—and the fateful Christmas Eve meet-up that never happened—brews between them as Terry becomes an obstacle in her business plans.
Mariana is determined to listen to her head, not her heart. After all, she survived these past 10 years by avoiding emotions and making smart decisions, not pining after a lost love. But can she resist him when fate brings them together this Christmas?
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This was a fun Christmas book. I loved reading it and the characters were lovable. I would highly recommend!
A holiday romance novel that will sweep you off your feet. Mariana and Terry's love story is beautifully woven into the snowy backdrop of a Christmas village, making it the perfect read for the festive season. The author skillfully captures the complexities of their past and the emotions that resurface when they unexpectedly meet again.
Highbury's storytelling is both engaging and relatable, as she explores themes of regret, resentment, and second chances. Mariana's determination to prioritize her business over her emotions creates tension and keeps readers eagerly turning the pages.
This sweet second chance romance was fantastic. I could not put it down and read the book strait through in one evening. Mariana has reinvented herself after a difficult past. She has gone from a poor waitress to a resort owner. Just when she is on top of her world, she runs into the man who broke her heart years ago, when he ghosted her after a summer fling .
This book has all the plot points that light romance readers enjoy. There are reversals of fortune, mistaken beliefs, and a second chance at romance. The plot was predictable, but the story is written with such warmth that the book is a delight anyway. I am not alone when comparing this book to a Hallmark Christmas movie, but it truly is a great Christmas romance.
I received an advanced copy of this book for review. But I can honestly say that you will enjoy this little romance.
I thought that the book was well written and I enjoyed the book. I loved the characters and plot. I would not change anything in the book.
Hey, fellow bookworms! If you're craving a holiday romance that's hotter than a mug of cocoa by the fireplace, Meet Me on Christmas Eve is the perfect read you need! This book's got it all—snowy Minnesota, a charming Christmas village, and a love story that's as complicated as your grandma's cookie recipe.
Mariana and Terry are like two sparks ready to ignite, but their past is like a bucket of cold water. And when they unexpectedly bump into each other, it's fireworks, baby! With emotions and business plans clashing, you won't be able to put this book down. Mariana's determined to keep her heart out of the game, but come on, it's Christmas! Can she resist the pull of love this holiday season? Trust me, you'll be rooting for these two to find their happily ever after. So, grab a cozy blanket, a cup of cocoa, and dive into this Christmas romance—it's the perfect recipe for holiday cheer! 🎄❤️📚