Hope at Christmas by Nancy Naigle

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Read Hope at Christmas Online Free - A recently divorced woman and her daughter look for a fresh start by moving to a small town that embraces them in ways that only fate and the magic of Christmas can explain.

Sydney Ragsdale is divorced, but her husband is still calling the shots. In an attempt to shake free from his hold, she and her daughter, Ray Anne, head for tiny Hopewell, NC to the only asset her ex has no control over – a decaying farmhouse that once belonged to her grandparents. She finds solace at The Book Bea, the bookstore she’d loved as a child during her summer stays.

Kevin MacAlea, Mac to his friends, is the local high school history teacher and baseball coach. Father of a twelve-year-old son, he’s Hopewell, North Carolina’s most sought after bachelor. His young bride abandoned him and his son just before Christmas and has never come back. It has left his son bitter about Christmas which is hard for Mac who loves the magic of the season. He’s been the Santa here in Hopewell since the year Seth was born.
But when a catastrophe forces The Book Bea to close before the end of the year, everyone in the small town is feeling the loss. While Sydney is already off-balance by the bad news, her ex-husband breaks a promise to their daughter that sends Ray Anne running away. As Sydney tries to figure out what her next steps are she discovers all of the answers are right here in Hopewell.



Title : Hope at Christmas
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ISBN : 1250108675
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 342 pages


Reviews


Carrie rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2017

After her divorce Sydney Ragsdale decided to move to the tiny town of Hopewell, NC hoping for a new start with her daughter and to get out from under the thumb of her ex-husband. Sydney's ex is rich and always tempting their daughter with gifts and trips that she just can't compete with so she is...


Stacey is Sassy rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 05, 2017

There was no hope for me... Oh NO!! Hope at Christmas was...CLEAN! (shudders) I was not the right reader/reviewer for Hope at Christmas. It was too sweet and drawn out for me. The characters were cheesy, the town too perfect and the hero, a cardboard cut-out. I don't want my hero to be a douchewaff...


Nancy rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2017

I had so much fun writing this book. Once I landed in the fictional town of Hopewell, it really came to life for me. The Book Bea and colorful merchants of the small town are as warm as the folks that pull together and welcome the new residents with open arms. I hope you find this story a heartwa...


Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews rated it ★★★☆☆

October 12, 2017

Hope At Christmas is a sweet holiday romance in a small town. The heroine, Sydney Ragsdale, is soon to be divorced and has moved from Atlanta to escape the hold her somewhat controlling soon to be ex-husband has on her and because her grandparents left their farmhouse and she has nowhere else for...


Pamela rated it ★★★☆☆

October 03, 2017

A heartwarming little Christmas story with two divorced parents, Sydney and her daughter and Mac and his son. While I enjoyed the story overall, there were a couple of incidents that felt a little forced for drama. **Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley in exchange of an honest review.**


DJ rated it ★★★☆☆

December 25, 2017

My Rating: 3.5 Favorite Quotes: It never hurt to start a plan with a few easy, achievable, or already done tasks to get things rolling. It’s why she usually had “make the bed” at the top of her chore list. Waking up on Valentine’s Day to a chocolate heart next to her pillow wasn’t unusual, but the no...


Sophia rated it ★★★★☆

November 08, 2017

#HoHoHoRAT Small town Christmas, a heroine needing a change, a hero needing a chance, a young girl's Christmas wish for Santa, an enchanting book store and voila, it was the perfect recipe for a Christmas goodie. Hope at Christmas really was a sugary sweet snow globe-type of Christmas story in som...


Minx -The Genre Minx rated it ★★★☆☆

October 15, 2017

True Rating 3.5 stars! In at Hope at Christmas, the story of Sydney’s character was written realistically and I appreciated that. It is hard for anyone to recover after revelations that lead to divorce and I think that there are many people who can relate to her feelings and the defenses she had i...


Jen rated it ★★★☆☆

October 24, 2017

This book is like a G-rated, small-town set Hallmark Christmas special on a page. If that's your thing (it's not entirely mine tbh) then you'll love this one! About-to-be-divorced mom Sydney moves her daughter to the small town where her grandparents lived, and into the old farmhouse they left to...


Arlena rated it ★★★★★

October 12, 2017

Title: Hope at Christmas Author: Nancy Naigle Publisher: St. Martin's Press Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "Hope at Christmas" by Nancy Naigle My Thoughts.... This was quite a good holiday story that involved two divorced parents and their children. I liked how this author brings Sydney R...





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