NEW FOR 2021! Includes an exclusive excerpt from one of the most anticipated Christmas romances of 2021, Karen Schaler's A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale.
“A wonderful festive setting…The cast is charming and the atmosphere’s enchanting.” – Publishers Weekly
From the writer of the Netflix phenomenon A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s Christmas Camp comes this new heartwarming Christmas romance. Mamma Mia meets The Bachelorette in Christmas Ever After…
While promoting her next novel, a Christmas love story, author Riley Reynolds is caught off guard when she’s asked during a live national television interview how she can write about romance when she still hasn’t found “the one” herself. Scrambling for an answer, she quickly answers that she has had great love in her past and that love inspired her novels.
Little does she know that this one offhanded remark will turn her world upside down. Three of her ex-boyfriends see the interview, and each, believing she’s talking about him, shows up for her Christmas Camp book event at the Christmas Lake Lodge, determined to rewrite his happily-ever-after with her!
Over the festive weekend, Riley’s old boyfriends compete to win her heart, pulling out all the stops while planning the most romantic Christmas dates on the planet. Despite herself, Riley starts falling for each guy— again—but for different reasons. As Riley revisits each relationship and discovers more about herself, she embraces the magic of Christmas and finally finds true love and her own Christmas ever after...
BONUS CONTENT: Christmas Ever After includes delicious original Christmas recipes and fun holiday crafts and activities.
READERS LOVE KAREN SCHALER'S CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER!
“This is potentially the best Christmas book that I have ever read. It is a Hallmark movie meets the Bachelorette. It has an amazing cast of characters, a sweet romance, a beautiful small town and Christmas magic. I would love to see this as a movie, it is sure to be a fan favorite.” – Denise, NetGalley
“Well this is definitely a 5-star Christmas themed read. It is full-on Christmas, with snow, Christmas trees, a Christmas lodge, snowball fights, etc. etc. It really gets you into a Christmas mood! An easy-reading, very enjoyable and romantic Christmassy book to get you in the mood for Christmas. It would make a perfect Christmas movie!” –Claire, NetGalley
“I could not have loved this book more. Seriously, go buy this right now if you love Christmas and romance! The characters were amazing, the feel-good Christmas spirit was everywhere!” –BreeAnn, NetGalley
“Christmas Ever After is a funny, uplifting, and heartfelt Christmas romance about finding your Christmas spirit, possible second chances in love, and finding a love "spark", that proves that anything is possible at Christmas.” Stacy, NetGalley
“I love Christmas themed books. Especially when I need a boost. This book was perfect. The characters were well developed. The setting was magical. A real love story. I loved the traditions, the recipes, and the crazy sweaters. Need a lift? This might help.” – Mary Ann, NetGalley
“Get ready for an explosion of Christmas cheer! Christmas Ever After is an abundantly fun and heartwarming Christmas romance! I loved reading about all the special Christmas activities. There's learning about the Christmas Lake Angel, the Christmas Lake Christmas Tree, baking Christmas cookies, special hot chocolate, an ugly Christmas sweater pageant and the Christmas ball. Kudos to Comet, the dog who was always there to save the day. I loved this story!” – Margie, NetGalley
A wonderfully festive setting redeems the thin love story of this Christmas romance from Schaler (Finding Christmas). When romance author Riley Reynold's latest book bombs, her publisher talks her into writing a Christmas romance, hoping it will resuscitate her career but Riley hasn't celebrated Christmas since her father died when she was eight years old. She signs on to host a Christmas Camp at a Christmas Lake Lodge in Colorado as research. She'll spend a weekend doing holiday activities with her fans and gathering inspiration for her next book. Luke Larchmont, the lodge manager, initially thinks Riley's a prima donna, but as they spend more time together, he gradually warms to the ambitious beauty. There's little focus on their budding connection, however, as Schaler spends more time exploring Riley's feelings for three ex-boyfriends who surprise her by showing up at the retreat hoping to win her back. The cast is charming and the atmosphere's enchanting, but Riley and Luke's surface-level flirtation is not enough to carry the love story. Schaler's romance won't sweep readers off their feet, but it will successfully transport them to a winter wonderland.
Beautifully written Christmas story
Riley Reynold’s last book bombed, so her publisher wants her to write a Christmas story to win her fans back. Her publicist, Mike, hails her as Miss Christmas and that couldn’t be further from the truth. She hasn’t celebrated Christmas, since her dad died. Mike hoping to help out his friend, Luke, and his client, Riley, suggests they have a Christmas Camp at Luke’s family lodge, the Christmas Lake Lodge in Colorado. Prior to going to Colorado, Mike gets Riley a tv interview. Three of her exes see it and think she’s talking about them being the “one” who got away. They all make plans to attend the Christmas Camp and win Riley back. I won’t leave any spoilers, but I will say this is a good Christmas story that will have you wanting to visit Christmas Lake.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary and honest review.