Title: Christmas on Peach Tree Lane
Author: Jules Bennett
Published: November 2020
Publisher: Carina Press
I received a copy of Christmas on Peach Tree Lane from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Event planner Violet Calhoun lives to deck the halls, and her quaint Southern hometown’s fiftieth annual Tinsel Tour will be the event of the season. With a magazine crew on hand to document Peach Grove’s transformation into a winter wonderland, this year’s festivities have got to be the holly-est, jolliest yet. She does not have the time to deal with a Grinch—even a gorgeous one like Brady Jackson.
Divorce attorney Brady has plans to divest himself of his family’s ancestral mansion and be back at his Atlanta firm by New Year’s. Hanging so much as a wreath on the door is not a part of that plan. Nor is dealing with an annoying—though undeniably adorable—elf.
But Violet is all about making holiday magic happen. As they work together to stage Brady’s historic house, the town grump reveals he’s more sexy than Scrooge. And after some mind-blowing kisses, what starts as a Christmas flirtation starts to feel more like a year-round affair…
For the last two weeks I’ve been reading my way through a stack of Christmas romance books (novels and novellas) and I have to say that Christmas on Peach Tree Lane was such a cute, fun Christmas read.
Violet Calhoun – Christmas elf personified – is in charge of the Tinsel Tour, an annual Christmas event held in Peach Grove every year. She’s got plans for all the houses in the tour – including the one belonging to the grandson of the founder of the Tinsel Tour, who’s just inherited it. But Brady is less into Christmas than Violet would like and she sets about winning him over (or badgering him) into the Christmas spirit.
The Christmas elements of this story were just delightful – a town that hosts its own Tinsel Tour to raise money for community events is just heartwarming. Violet’s obsession with Christmas reminds me of many friends (although they don’t go to quite the same lengths as dressing up as a Christmas stocking for Halloween). Violet and Brady’s relationship – a veritable grumpy and sunshine trope – develops slowly as Brady begins to see why the holiday season is so important to Violet.
This book has all the magic of the holiday season wrapped into one little package that will keep you turning pages