Oh, Christmas Night
Genre: #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance #MontanaBorn
POV: Third-person dual perspectives
Publication: Expected release is November 5th 2019
Read: October 18th 2019 *ARC provided by Tule Publishing
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Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she’s been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever.
Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant—the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta’s Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren’t practical or viable businesses, and he’s making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she’s going to open the bookstore doors for December and ‘explore her options.’
The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer — something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical….or the best decision of her life.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I don’t need any excuse to visit Tule Publishing’s stories set in Marietta, Montana. In fact, I’m always anticipating the next. I absolutely love the Montana Born books this publisher offers. In fact, I find a lot of new favorite authors. Oh, Christmas Night was a sweet, endearing story. Not only did this novel give us a true love story, but also a Christmas experience; Marietta style. In addition, Jane Porter is an author I have read many times over and her writing is incredible. Her talent for storytelling is the main aspect why I keep coming back for more.
Rachel Mills, a successful accountant in California has once again been passed over for a promotion she believes should have been hers. She is dealing with the stigma of being a woman in a business in which it’s blatantly obvious if she were a man, she’d have had a promotion years prior. Is Rachel wasting her time with this company? If so, what other options does she have career wise?
When Rachel receives the gift of a bookstore in Marietta, Montana she is flabbergasted. Her godmother wants Rachel to take over the store and make it her own. Of course, Rachel isn’t interested in moving to Montana, yet she is intrigued enough to go and see this store.
Atticus Bowen is a real estate lawyer and restaurant owner. His next endeavor is to open one of his restaurants in Marietta. He wants the bookstore. But as badly as he wants the building, he does not want to undermine Rachel. He makes a generous offer but Rachel has decided to think about it while opening the store and see if it will be profitable.
I very much enjoyed the banter and growing attraction between Rachel and Atticus. Let me say here that while Atticus is the epitome of sexy, successful, wealthy business man, he is first and foremost a gentleman. Atticus was kind, considerate and generous. I truly adored his character. Rachel on the other hand has had a tough past. It’s one of the reasons she needs to be successful. because of her past, Rachel is a no-nonsense, overachiever who wants nothing more to be taken seriously and be successful. Sadly because of this, Rachel is a bit boring and a lot standoffish. So, it took me longer to connect with her. However, her persona began to change soon after her arrival in Marietta.
There were so many sweet moments between Rachel and Atticus. Towards the last chapters, the angst began to build and you could literally feel what was coming. Insecurity took a hold of Rachel and almost cost her the love of a great man. I enjoyed this book very much. I also loved getting to read about some of my favorite Marietta citizens.
If you are looking for some amazing Christmas romances, check out Tule Publishing’s website and see the amazing books that are currently available or coming soon!
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂