Author: Cindy Kirk
Title: Christmas in Good Hope (Good Hope #1)
Genre: Holiday, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Date Published: December 1, 2015
Format: Kindle edition
Read: December 16-19, 2015
Ami and Beck would rather forget the past, but this Christmas of love is one to remember.
Amaryllis “Ami” Bloom’s cheerful smile greets everyone in Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her merry facade hides a dark secret she won’t ever forget. Still, she throws herself into celebrating Christmas—and convinces her handsome, and stubborn, new neighbor to join her.
Beckett Cross, however, is determined not to celebrate the holidays. He moved to Good Hope to leave behind reminders of how he’d had it all…and lost everything. But it’s hard to resist adorable Ami, the designated keeper of the small town’s holiday traditions, when she asks for help with the Twelve Nights celebrations. And Ami has a hard time resisting Beck’s soft Southern drawl and gentle eyes. Will a Christmas miracle give them a second chance at love and the hope to heal both of their hearts for good?
This was a sweet, predictable read that kind of reminded me of a Hallmark movie. What I liked about this book is that this book is about "neighbors helping neighbors" mentality, helping each other out when someone needs it. However, this does lead to everyone knowing everyone else's business. Surprisingly, this isn't really a problem with the residents of Good Hope.
I found I could connect easily because of Ami and her bakery (I kind of want to own one) and it just spurred on my daydreams of one day owning one myself.
Alas, I'm broke, so I'll just have to keep on dreaming. I liked this book, predictable as it was, and the light-hearted writing was exactly what I was expecting.