Southern sass and spirit make every Christmas bright!
The oldest of seven sisters, Ursula Simmons has followed in her mother’s footsteps as a novelist. With a bad case of writer’s block, she brings her notebooks and computer home to the old brothel called Paradise where they all grew up, in the hope that being home for the holidays will inspire her—and since it’s Christmas, all her sisters will be there too.
The sisters take the holidays very seriously, and as soon as they’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, it’s on to decorating for Christmas. As all pitch in to make the spirits bright, younger sister Endora is dismayed to find some of the handsome men who’ve come to help doing more flirting than anything else. She’s determined to show her sisters that no relationship is worth the heartbreak. But it might be Ursula who reminds the family that Christmas is a magical time, and finding new love is always a gift.
* from NetGalley
I’m one to always snap up a book by Carolyn Brown. They’re fun, sassy, interesting, and romantic without being too much. So when I saw Paradise for Christmas offered on NetGalley I jumped on it.
Paradise for Christmas looked especially interesting because I’d read it’s inspiration, Trouble in Paradise, years ago. I loved getting to know those girls as they found themselves a daddy. So I have high hopes for this series featuring the sisters.
Paradise for Christmas was a good Christmas themed romance, but, it was more a book about a family… and I love the family. The sisters’ relationships, their history, and their personalities are at the forefront of this novel. Coming from a larger family has loads of quirks – mostly wonderful – and it is fun to experience it through another’s eyes. Especially when you see it through their eyes as a child and as an adult.
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher & Date: October 10, 2023 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Christmas Romance
ISBN: 9781728274980 (ISBN10: 1728274982)
Steam: YA – there is frank talk but nothing too intimate or steamy
Setting: Spanish Fort, Montague County, Texas
Series: Sisters in Paradise #1
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