Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

Title: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
Author: Jenny Hale
Publisher: Bookouture
Release Date: October 16th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:
An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?


I have been loving the Christmas books lately, and Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses did not disappoint.  It had a traditional cheese factor to it because it does have a happy ending and some very predictable plot lines.  Aside from that, I loved the dynamics between Abbey and Nick, he is rough around the edges but has a soft spot for Abbey.

The romance is sweet and incredibly cute, there are no steamy scenes in case that is what you are looking for but there are quite a feel heart-warming scenes that easily made me a bit teary eyed. Family relationships play a large part in the book; I love that both main characters have an elderly grandparent that they love and care for throughout the story.  There is also the relationship between Abbey and her son and Abbey and her mother that is wonderful and really drew me into the story.

This heart-warming, family oriented holiday read was exactly the kind of Christmas story I was looking for.  As the cover says, it is easily one of the more feel good Christmas books I have read. I definitely recommend Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses!

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