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In this heartwarming, feel-good novel, a snowstorm brings a cast of very different characters together at a sleepy New England inn, just in time for Christmas—and maybe even in time for a Christmas miracle.
A New England inn seems like the picture-perfect place to spend the holidays. But when a snowstorm shuts the roads and keeps them all inside, the guests find themselves worrying that this Christmas may not be exactly what they dreamed of.
Molly just needs to keep her head down and finish her latest book, but her writer’s block is crippling. The arrival of Marcus, a handsome widower with two young girls, is exactly the distraction she doesn't need.
Hannah was hoping for a picturesque winter wedding, but her plans come crashing down when her fiancé calls everything off. She reconnects with her childhood friend, Luke, when he comes to check on his grandmother before the storm.
Jeanne and Tim don't know how they're going to keep the inn open another year—or how to bridge the distance between them in their marriage. With a flurry of unexpected guests, they'll have to work together to fix all the problems that crop up. But will it be enough to rekindle their relationship?
As the characters’ stories intertwine, they start to find hope where they thought it had been lost. With faith, and a little bit of Christmas magic, the inn—and its inhabitants—might just make it through the holidays after all.
Source: advanced copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
'Tis the season to be inundated with Christmas movies spreading loads and loads of holiday cheer. While I'm finding a lot of the movies on a certain channel to be repetitive and formulaic, I found The White Christmas Inn to be more grounded but still retain a spark of that Christmas miracle that keeps everyone hopeful.
The novel features several stories of families and friends descending upon the inn close to Christmas. Jeanne and Tim have owned inn for a number of years, however the cost and responsibility of running a business and the new competition closeby have put a strain on their marriage. This could be the last Christmas that they have at the inn. Such sad thoughts have to be set aside so that they can focus on their guests and the wedding they're hosting. The reader soon learns that each guest at the inn for the week has their own story and it's happenstance that most of them are brought together because of a blizzard that has shut down all the roads.
I chose to read The White Christmas Inn because of the beautiful cover that made me think of a warm, cozy fireplace, hot chocolate and fuzzy blankets. It's an inviting cover and I went in without reading the blurb. I enjoyed the individual stories and rooting for all the characters. During the holidays we all want to believe in miracles and witness the best in people. Without allowing itself to get too bogged down in the details, The White Christmas Inn is a glimpse in to some of the everyday struggles people go through, disappointments, love and second chances. We see how they pull through and it the end it's the perfect holiday story about the renewal of faith in love. Holiday reading with joyful endings - definitely add this to your Christmas reading list!