Friday, January 3

Book Review: Christmas at Silver Falls by Jenny Hale

Christmas at Silver Falls
Author: Jenny Hale
Title: Christmas at Silver Falls
Genre: Romance, Chick Lit
Pages: ebook
Published: October 15th 2019
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

White Oaks Inn has always been at the heart of Christmas celebrations for Scarlett Bailey and her family. Her adored gran has owned the rambling, old-fashioned hotel, filled with the scent of cinnamon and chocolate, since Scarlett was a little girl. But now her gran’s home is under threat. And it looks like it could be the Baileys’ last Christmas together there…

Over the holiday season, amidst much-loved festive traditions of baking cookies and decorating the tree, Scarlett throws herself into saving the hotel. When she hears that Charlie Bryant, a handsome, successful property developer, is spending December in Silver Falls, Scarlett is hopeful he might be the answer to their problems.

When they meet, sparks fly between impulsive Scarlett and business-like Charlie – as they both have very different ideas for the future of White Oaks. Scarlett is determined to show him how much White Oaks Inn means to her family and the guests who return there every year and, as they spend more time together, she begins to realize there is more to Charlie than his serious appearance…

But Charlie is struggling with a secret from his own past. Will he be able to face it, or will it stop him from truly opening up and getting close to anyone? And can Scarlett share the true meaning of Christmas with him and save her gran’s beloved hotel along the way?

Isn't that cover adorable? But yes, I was drawn in by the cover, but the story itself sounded really good too. 

The family might be losing White Oaks Inn since it has been holding on by a thread. This might be the last Xmas there. Until Scarlett hears that Charlie Bryant is in town and he is a successful property developer. When they meet sparks fly, but there is a lot of issues Charlie is trying to get through. Will they be able to help each other?

The lust was instant, but the love took a long time WHICH I am happy for. There are a lot of issues especially with Charlie trying to find redemption and Scarlett is trying to figure out how to save the inn. Lots of issues. Buuuuuut....sometimes I forgot this was a romance. I think they needed to focus more on these guys.

I finished this in a couple of sittings. I was so curious to see how everything was going to end up. Especially with Charlie. Sure, I worried about the inn, but I wasn't too worried especially since Charlie is a king of hotels and developing property. So that wasn't really something to worry about.

There were a lot of side characters. I enjoy some good side characters, but I felt like it took away from the main story and our main characters. I wanted more time on them getting to know each other and falling in love. 

Overall, not a bad way to start the year. But I felt like there were a lot of distractions from our main couple. I wanted more love and more about their story. I'll give this 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

You can't do one this early! Arghh you are ahead ;)

Carole Rae said...

hehehe just been lucky ;)