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The Clause in Christmas : A Hopeful, Holiday Romance ( Book #1) (A Poppy Creek Novel) Kindle Edition
An unexpected inheritance. A pesky clause in the will. And 25 days to avoid falling in love...
Cassie Hayward hates Christmas. Especially this year.
No job. Flat broke. And an ex most definitely on the naughty list.
The unexpected inheritance of a charming Victorian cottage in the small town of Poppy Creek may be the Christmas miracle Cassie needs.
Except for one itty-bitty problem: a clause in the will.
To inherit the house, Cassie must complete a series of festive tasks every day in December leading up to Christmas. All overseen by the handsome, Christmas-loving lawyer Luke Davis.
Luke is as strong and steady as the bespoke furniture he crafts as a hobby. He has to be. Stepping into his late father's shoes as the town lawyer comes with a sleigh full of responsibilities. Which means the captivating stranger collecting her inheritance is a distraction he can't afford.
As the unlikely pair complete the daily tasks, their hearts begin to soften. But will the wounds from their pasts—and an unexpected visitor—steal what little hope they have left?
♥ If you love opposites attract, close-knit communities, and fun holiday traditions, you'll fall head-over-heels for this heartfelt and hopeful romance. ♥
Each book in the feel-good, small-town series is a sweet and heartwarming read that's much more fun when read in order.
An original recipe.
A copy of the Christmas Calendar so you can follow along with Cassie.
Book club questions and more...
- "The Clause in Christmas in a true gem, and a story that will have each and every reader immersed in the Christmas spirit... I can honestly say that after finishing this one it's a definite new favorite... It would make the perfect Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, and that's the highest compliment a book can receive from me." ~ The Preppy Book Princess
- "The Clause in Christmas is a gift that will keep on giving, no matter the season." ~ Dave Cenker, author of the heartwarming Pigeon Grove series
From the Author
- ASIN : B07YL45VW2
- Publisher : Secret Garden Press (October 29, 2019)
- Publication date : October 29, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2015 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 294 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,066 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The Clause in Christmas is the first book in the Poppy Creek series and a wonderful introduction to all of our new book-friends!
This story is centered around Cassie Hayward, a woman from San Francisco who is a bit lost in life. Due to some twists of fate, a handsome lawyer named Luke, and a clause in her grandmother’s will, she ends up in Poppy Creek living in the house of her deceased grandmother whom she’s never met. Will this be a chance for her to finally find a place that feels like home??
This book is definitely worth the read (and the calories from the hot cocoa you should be drinking while you read it)! ☺️
Rachael has put magic in this story, in the form of love, friendships, and family. There are so many sweet and memorable moments, as well as life lessons passed down through generations. I loved watching Cassie and Luke fall in love, and eagerly looked forward to their first kiss, the anticipation of which was built up so sweetly by Rachael. Also, I love subplots, and Rachael has a wonderful one here involving COFFEE and the most curmudgeonly resident of Poppy Creek.
Cassie inherits her grandmother’s cottage in Poppy Creek, but there’s a clause in the will that she needs to fulfill before she can take ownership. She needs to live in the cottage while she performs the activities in a Christmas calendar – a different one for each day in December leading up to Christmas.
Cassie wants nothing to do with the small town of Poppy Creek or with Christmas, and once she takes ownership of the cottage, she plans on selling it. She never knew her grandmother, and her childhood and her Christmases were far from ideal.
But when she meets the handsome town lawyer Luke, as well as some of the people of Poppy Creek who welcome her with warm hearts, Cassie’s own heart begins to soften. Luke is falling for her, and she is falling for him, but they both have their baggage they need to sort out. Will they see that they were meant to be together?
There was one point in the book that I groaned out loud. My daughter who was sitting nearby asked what was wrong. I told her something just happened in the book that I couldn’t believe. It was so heartbreaking! I love books that play on your emotions and draw you into the story.
Thank you Ms Bloome for a story well told!
Oh and Frank... I loved the way that Cassie brought him into the community again!
And Rachael will have to write a book about Jack and another one for Reed soon! The barbecue sauce man and the flower boy, deserve to be happy to!
Can't wait to read The Truth in Tiramisu soon!
Top reviews from other countries
She finds friendships & love
This town folk are so welcoming & she finds out about her grandparents & her mother
Great read (any time of the year)