Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

December 24th, 2020 Kimberly Review 6 Comments

24th Dec
Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber
Jingle All the Way
by Debbie Macomber
Genres: Women's Fiction
Source: Publisher
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star

Trapped in the middle of five siblings, Everly Lancaster always had big dreams. Now a top real-estate executive, Everly finds her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. Sensing her stress, Everly's boss insists she take December off. At first, a month away seems crazy--how will the company survive without her? But Everly's mother convinces her otherwise. She deserves a vacation--plus, when she returns, she'll have no excuse to skip family Christmas like she did last year.

But after her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified to realize that she's about to spend the next two weeks trapped--with no Wi-Fi!--in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship's charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. Slowly but surely, she realizes he is right: the sights are spectacular. And with each passing day, Everly's relationship with Asher deepens, forcing her to take a long, hard look at her priorities.

Everly and Asher begin to see magic in the possibility of a life together. But as the cruise nears its end, and Everly's family Christmas approaches, both must decide if love is worth the risk. A merry surprise may be in store in Debbie Macomber's newest holiday delight.

Family Holiday ROMANCE Sweet

I look forward to Debbie Macomber’s holiday read each Christmas and this year she delivered Jingle All the Way. Mosquitoes, snakes and romance await you…

The tale begins in Chicago, then whisks us away to the Amazon before taking us home to the farm for the holidays.

This story had all the makings of a Hallmark movie. Overworked executive’s partner suggests she take a month long holiday when she wants to fire his niece. Said niece books a cruise and our heroine Evelyn ends up cruising down the Amazon. LOL.

On the cruise she finds herself smitten by Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist. But Evelyn and Asher are from two different worlds. She is city; he loves the remote landscape along the Amazon river.

The story didn’t feel like a typical Macomber holiday read, and it took me a while to slip into the story. The last three-fourths of the book really grabbed me, particularly when Evelyn went home.

For me, the romance was a side-story to these two characters finding a work/life balance. I loved the farm, talks of fudge and the family members we met from siblings to cousins.

Jingle All the Way ended up being an enjoyable read, but not my favorite by this author.

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6 Responses to “Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber”

  1. Carla

    Nice review Kimberly. I felt the same way about this one, Christmas didn’t really play much of a part in this story, not the usual Debbie Macomber story, but still enjoyable.

  2. Sophia Rose

    That’s funny that the niece booked her on a trip down the Amazon. I’m glad that after the rocky start that the rest of the story was the Christmasy magic you enjoy from her.

  3. Stormi Johnson

    I am glad I am not the only one that thought this wasn’t the fun Macomber Christmas book that I usually enjoy. I think though fun and enjoyable it wasn’t my favorite and hated how the couple gets split up about 60% in before the get back together part. 🙁 I agree the romance was kind of on the back burner.

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