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|
|Number of Pages||:||342 pages|
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.**
December 25, 2017
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...
November 08, 2017
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...
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...
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...
October 12, 2017
Title: Hope at Christmas
Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Hope at Christmas" by Nancy Naigle
This was quite a good holiday story that involved two divorced parents and their children. I liked how this author brings Sydney R...