- 5 Stars
- Author:Joanne Jaytanie
- Review by:Diana Coyle
- Publisher:Books to Go Now
Forever Christmas, #1
Juliet Swanson was like most teenagers wanting to spread their wings and move out of their small towns. When she did move to California to attend college, she realized that there was something missing from her life. She longed for that small town quaintness that Glenville, Washington offered her while growing up. After acquiring her job, she knew deep down that it wasn’t for her and she made her way back home. Now, the unthinkable is happening. The Glenville Ski Resort and the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm is being acquisitioned and the firm is hanging in the wings ready to convert these two businesses into a strip mall and casino. Juliet and her girlfriends won’t let this happen so they chip in and buy the property. Little does Juliet know that Colton Weatherly will do whatever he has to in order to get his job done. In the process, neither plan on feeling an attraction for one another. Can they make it work between them? Does Colton convince Juliet and her friends to let the property go over to the acquisition firm he works for?
I absolutely loved this small town story and I couldn’t help but love the characters. Ms. Jaytanie is a wonderful writer who knows how to create interesting settings and characters and has her readers begging for more. I liked Juliet and her friends and I had hoped that something could happen between her and Colton. Although this was a shorter story, the author did very well in creating a storyline with enough details that made the reader feel satisfied in the end. I understand this is book one in the Forever Christmas Series and I’d love to read the rest of the books as well. I highly recommend this book and feel it’s a great story that you can read any time of year. Well done, Ms. Jaytanie!
Book Blurb for Christmas Reflections
As a teenager Juliet Swanson couldn’t wait to get out of her home town of Glenville, WA and move to the big city. She moved to California to attend college, and then went to work for a large corporation. It didn’t take her long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn’t the life she wanted. She moved back to her home town, fell in love with the ‘family feel’ of living there and has a close knit group of girlfriends she shares everything with. Now if she could only find a way to make her dream career a reality she would have it all, except for Mr. Right.
Colton Weatherly is a city guy who eats and breathes his career as a project manager for a acquisitions corporation. He is assigned to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort, along with the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm. By his estimation it will be an easy close, and he plans to wrap it up in one short weekend. What he didn’t plan on was butting heads with Juliet, who is not the average ‘local girl.’
Reflecting on one’s life can sometimes lead to discovering a path you never knew existed.
Story 1 in the best-selling Christmas romance series, Christmas Forever.
The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of the Forever Christmas tree farm.
Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 5.00