Thursday, November 18, 2021

A Heartfelt Christmas Promise by Nancy Naigle - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

A Heartfelt Christmas Promise
Nancy Naigle 

348 Pages
St. Martin's Griffin
September 29, 2020

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A perfect gift that captures the spirit of the season, USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle’s A Heartfelt Christmas Promise celebrates the holidays, small-town traditions, and the generosity of love between two lost souls who find everything they ever wanted in each other.

Vanessa Larkin was supposed to be spending Christmas in Paris, France on a business trip she hoped to enjoy as a working vacation. Instead, she’s been assigned to Fraser Hills, North Carolina—home of the Best Fruitcake in the USA—to convert her company’s property into warehouse space and shut down Porter’s, the fruitcake factory. Offering retirement packages and selling locals on new job opportunities may not spread holiday cheer, but Vanessa believes she’s helping secure the town’s future.

Mike Marshall’s family founded Porter’s. For decades, the factory served as the lifeblood of the community until his grandfather sold the business to a Chicago corporation. The sale cost the town its independence—and the Marshalls their family ties. A horse farmer, Mike was never involved with his grandfather’s company, but still felt Fraser Hills lost part of its identity. And as a widower raising a teenage daughter, he’s suffered enough losses in one lifetime. News of the factory’s closing means losing another piece of the town’s legacy.

Far from the skyscrapers and rapid pace of the city, Vanessa finds herself enjoying the easygoing rhythms of rural living. With Mike as her guide, she learns to appreciate the simple pleasures found in shared holiday festivities among friends. Fraser Hills is a town she is growing to love—and Mike is someone she is falling in love with. Now all Vanessa needs is a Christmas miracle to give her newfound friends and home a gift they’ll cherish for many New Years to come.

My Review
A Heartfelt Christmas Promise is a sweet holiday read that will make readers feel all warm and cozy inside. 
Vanessa, the main character, is eagerly awaiting her assignment for the Christmas holiday from her company. She's banking on being sent to Paris, France, but there's a possibility she could also end up in Washington state. Instead, she's sent off to a small town in North Carolina called Fraser Hills. Fraser Hills is known for having the Best Fruitcake in all of the US. Vanessa's company has purchased the fruitcake factory, and she must assess turning it into a warehouse. Of course, because the factory means a lot to the people of the town, and because it's been a staple there for generations, everyone is upset with Vanessa. She doesn't let her less-than-warm welcome stop her from slowly falling in love with the quaintness of the town. And the man whose family owns the fruitcake factory. 
This is a delightful, feel-good read that has well-written characters, beautiful imagery, and a wonderful overall plot. It's lighthearted and easy to read while also eliciting a myriad of emotions. 
Perfect read for the holiday season. 
4 stars!

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author NANCY NAIGLE whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home. Nancy is the author of Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas, both of which have been turned into film for Hallmark Channel.

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