by Ginny Baird
Publication Date September 21, 2021
Published by Simon and Schuster
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Genres: Fiction / Holidays, Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome, Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Everybody loves a parade!
Well, everybody except Evan…
Evan, the county sheriff, knows that businesses are struggling in the small town of Clark Creek. But unlike the mayor—who happens to be his mother—he doesn’t think that hiring a “Christmas Consultant,” whatever that is, will help. Especially when this Christmas Consultant proposes a holiday parade that seems likely to overwhelm his staff and leave the town in even more debt.
Mary is sure the parade is going to be a superb fundraiser. She’s going to make sure of it, overcoming every obstacle…including those put in place by the stubborn sheriff. But in the middle of her planning, the unexpected happens: she and Evan begin to see one another in a different light. Could the parade bring about more than one Christmas miracle? This funny, feel-good holiday romance is perfect for fans of Sheila Roberts, Susan Mallery, and Jenny Hale.
On Christmas Avenue by Ginny Baird is published by Hallmark, and is exactly what you’d expect from a Hallmark Movie. It is full of holiday spirit, family togetherness, and small-town charm.
Mary is a Christmas Consultant. Actually, she is a consultant who moves around to businesses that need help and is called into Clark Creek to help the town which is about to go bankrupt unless they get some help. Evan is the town sheriff who is adamantly against hiring a consultant as the town doesn’t have the funds for an extravagant consultant. But, he is overruled by the mayor, who happens to also be his mother.
Mary plans a Christmas parade as a way to raise money for the town, and Evan is assigned to assist her with the logistics of the parade. As they work together to save the town of Clark Creek, they can’t deny their attraction to each other.
Yes, this is a predictable story, with a predictable ending, it is a Hallmark story after all. But, the book is full of Christmas spirit and hometown charm. I enjoyed Mary and Evan and all the townspeople who are helping with the parade. It is light and fun, and everything you’d expect, which in a Christmas book, is exactly what I want.
I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narration very much. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.