A Jingle Valley Wedding
New York executive Julie Tate knows what it takes to win in the financial world, but her big-city success could never prepare her for her latest career move. When her brother abandons the failing family farm, Julie hopes its salvation lies in transforming it into western Massachusetts’s newest premier wedding venue. With her social-savvy friend Freddy in her corner, Julie feels infallible.
But as their bank account dwindles and one obstacle after another crops up, the business partners wonder if their venture is doomed for failure before the first bride walks down the aisle. Maybe the best way to succeed in a business based on romance is to find one.
Give me some more Jingle Valley please!
This was such an enjoyable read for me. As soon as I met Julie and Freddy I just knew that I would like the story. Thomas wasn’t so endearing, but it was interesting to hear his part of the story and his point of view. I liked that the point of views changed from character to character, it made the story fun to read. Although, I do have to say that the only drawback was the sometimes short scenes. Just as I was getting comfortable with one character, the next page was someone else. The reader does know whose thoughts are written as it is clearly marked.
Julie is the one that carries the story to the end and it’s her gumption that sees her taking care of her parent’s old farm Jingle Valley after Thomas literally ran away from his responsibilities. I guess it was that mentality that made me dislike Thomas’s character a bit.
There was one aspect to the story that I liked, but was never fully explained. Julie’s penchant for smelling Apple pie when no one was in the house. I did like the way that was woven into the story. It felt like I was there with her, experiencing her childhood nostalgia and smelling her mother’s cooking. However, we really did not figure out why she did smell it, was it just nostalgia?
The storyline was fun and full of funny dialogue. I truly did not want to leave Jingle Valley and it’s occupants.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*