Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen

December 3rd, 2021 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

3rd Dec

In this humorous and romantic holiday tale, the author sends travel magazine writer Celeste Bell to a wintry New England island and into the arms of Nathan White, a widower and father. Romance, community, healing, and the magic of Christmas await you….

Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen
Celebration at Christmas Cove
by Carrie Jansen
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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In this humorous and heartwarming romance, sparks fly between a woman who can't wait to leave a wintry New England island, and a widower who would do anything to stay.

Travel magazine writer Celeste Bell is in a terrible mood. Not only was her flight to the Caribbean diverted to a Massachusetts island, now it looks like she'll have to spend Christmas there. Single and still mourning the loss of her mother a year earlier, Celeste is desperate to avoid any emotional entanglements and all holiday festivities. She just doesn't feel like celebrating.

But that's exactly what community center director Nathan White and his young daughter, Abigail, want to do. Nathan is entirely focused on making sure that his daughter has a happy Christmas, especially with the knowledge that if he can't raise money for the community center soon, it will close and they'll have to leave the island. When he meets Celeste, Nathan begins to feel a connection and wonders if he's brave enough to risk his heart once more.

Thawing their frozen hearts and saving the community center will require a Christmas miracle. But 'tis the season....

Holiday ROMANCE Small-town Sweet

We meet Celeste Bell when she discovers she has missed her flight to the Caribbean. It’s a few days before Christmas where she will do a piece on the Festival of Lights. At the same time we meet, community center director Nathan White, who is in New York to learn his community center was not the recipient of a donation they desperately needed for operating expenses. The two end up on the same flight to Christmas Cove. He will be home but is determined to keep the bad news from the community until after the holidays. She expects to hop another plane which will ultimately get her to her destination. A snowstorm & high winds have other ideas and she finds herself stranded on the little island off the New England coast.

This was a sweet, feel good “Hallmark” romance from the events at the community center to acts of kindness and everything in-between. Can the city girl who just wants to skip Christmas find happiness and more?

I loved everything about Christmas Cove from the quaint bed-and-breakfast to the community center and its fun activities. Secondary characters added interest and made me curious about their stories. Nathan & his daughter Abigail will steal your heart as did the story of the other guest at the inn. Small-town charm from the quirky agent at the airport to the gals at the center made me feel right at home. You’ll soon want to plan a trip.

The romance was sweet and their feelings felt genuine. Since both were likable, realistic characters, I hoped for a happily-ever-after. The story would make a lovely Hallmark Christmas movie.

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About Carrie Jansen

Carrie Jansen

Carrie Jansen earned an MFA in creative writing and published many poems and short stories before becoming a novelist. An avid bodyboarder and beach walker, she spends as much of the year as she can on Cape Cod, where she draws inspiration for her beach books. She also writes Amish romance novels under the name Carrie Lighte.

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11 Responses to “Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen”

  1. Katherine

    This does sound like a Hallmark movie and it is one I would definitely watch! This is my favorite kind of Christmas romance.

  2. Ailyn Koay

    Christmas love stories always warm the heart, hand me the chocolates please XD