Jingle All The Way
Love can transform even the best-laid plans in this heartfelt Christmas novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
Trapped in the middle of five siblings, Everly Lancaster always had big dreams. Now a top real-estate executive, Everly finds her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. Sensing her stress, Everly’s boss insists she take December off. At first, a month away seems crazy–how will the company survive without her? But Everly’s mother convinces her otherwise. She deserves a vacation–plus, when she returns, she’ll have no excuse to skip family Christmas like she did last year.
But after her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified to realize that she’s about to spend the next two weeks trapped–with no Wi-Fi!–in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. Slowly but surely, she realizes he is right: the sights are spectacular. And with each passing day, Everly’s relationship with Asher deepens, forcing her to take a long, hard look at her priorities.
Everly and Asher begin to see magic in the possibility of a life together. But as the cruise nears its end, and Everly’s family Christmas approaches, both must decide if love is worth the risk. A merry surprise may be in store in Debbie Macomber’s newest holiday delight. (Goodreads)
Anytime that I read a Debbie Macomber book, I know that I am in for a special treat and this book was no exception. I usually try to read at least one of her books during Christmas and this one was my choice for this season.
After trying to get her assistant fired because of incompetence, her business partner thinks that she needs a vacation. Everly is an all-work no-play typeof person, so she is not very happy with the situation, but she agrees to go. So the incompetant assistant books Everly on a cruise, but the cruise is to the Amazon. Evelyn is not happy at all and she demands to go back from the cruise, but to no avail. So she decides to make the most of the situation, and enjoy herself. And that becomes easier for her when she gets to know Asher, the cruise naturalist. The longer she is away, the more she realizes that she has to make some changes to her life. She is hoping that Asher can be part of her changes, but that will not be easy.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. Everly and Asher are great, and they get along pretty well. Other members of the cruise are also wonderful and they added a lot to the story. There were a lot of funny encounters and happenings and I laughed out loud a few times. There were some important lessons to be learned, which is normal in this author’s writing.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted women’s contemporary. Set aside an afternoon and grab this book and enjoy.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Random House Publishing, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.