December 22, 2016

Operation White Christmas by Nicki Edwards ~ #BookReview

Title: Operation White Christmas
Series: Escape to the Country #2.5
Author: Nicki Edwards
Pages: 90 (printed)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan AU
Publication Date: 12/17/15
Source: Publisher via Netgalley 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 


Hollie Douglas has dreamed of a White Christmas ever since she was a child, but her dream implodes when her fiance breaks her heart two months before their big day. Convinced by her best friend to go ahead with her planned honeymoon anyway, Hollie doesn't expect to find herself stuck in a snowstorm in rural Canada two days before Christmas.

Jim Bell has been dreading another Christmas without his wife. When one of his orphaned animals goes missing in the middle of a snowstorm, he didn't expect he'd be rescuing a stranded Australian tourist as well. He quickly realizes Hollie is carrying as much emotional baggage as him, and when she accepts his offer to seek shelter at his farm, he wonders if he's doing the right thing. 

As Jim helps Hollie fulfill her White Christmas dreams, the winter wonderland and spirit of Christmas work their healing magic on both of them. 

A sweet Christmas romance in the tradition of Melissa McClone and Alissa Callen.  

I LOVED Operation White Christmas so much at the beginning, but then somehow it lost its momentum and the dialogue turned cringe-worthy. 

While I realized from the get go that this was a short read at around 90 pages, I still felt like Hollie and Jim got together way too fast. It was unbelievable and unrealistic. Operation White Christmas really should have been expanded to give the characters more depth and the story more time to develop, then I think it would have been a better read.

There were still sweet moments here and there, and if you're willing to suspend your disbelief, you can enjoy this with a cozy blanket and mug of hot chocolate on a snowy day.

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