• A Cliché Christmas

  • By: Nicole Deese
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

2014 American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis Award Finalist in the Novella Category

Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.

Georgia Cole - known in Hollywood as the "Holiday Goddess" - has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia's hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she'll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget.

Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché?

©2014 Nicole Deese (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great plot and not overly religious!

I loved this book. The characters and plot were well developed. I loved the sweetness of the story and appreciate that while God/church was present, it didn't define the novel. Great read.

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4.5 Stars!

I don't go seeking holiday romances, but I've read a few holiday-themed stories this season and this one ranks with those at the top. Sad to say, there haven't been many.

A Cliché Christmas was a sweet romance, but not without its overall snark, a frustrated heroine with repressed romantic longings, a hero that pushed her buttons, and a grandmother with underhanded if not well-intentioned romantic machinations. As opposed to its title, it did not have that too-nice Hallmark movie feel where I'd roll my eyes at the cliches. Thank goodness for that. Weston and Georgia had a second chance romance that had to first heal some past wounds. All accomplished with some fun playfulness and a swoon-worthy hero. As a book in the Christian market, it had a nice amount of faith elements. It had felt like it was thrown in at the end, but I still liked its presentation.

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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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loved this book.

so cute and sappy. Georgia was such a fun character and James is such a hero.

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definitely a cliche

book was definitely a cliche lol. i tuned out every once in awhile. i wished the reader was more enthusiastic with her reading. but it happens.

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Wonderful Christmas Story

This was such a wonderful way to spend the day. I loved the story of Georgia and Weston!
A wonderful story of returning home, forgiveness, and love.

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A little mellow dramatic for me

This story at times seemed a little more like a soap opera than a sweet Christmas romance. Just in the way it was written and the performance. Overall, the story was good and I enjoyed the message. But the mellow dramatic delivery was a little too over-the-top for me

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sweetness

Sweet, clean romantic story. Good narration. It's funny how hurts and embarrassments from childhood affect our adulthood.

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perfect Christmas book

really enjoyed even though i didn't read during Christmas. the book was hard to stop listening to.

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I loved this story!

What did you love best about A Cliché Christmas?

This was a great contemporary romance novel. It was full of great romantic tension.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the relationship between the two main characters.

Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

Weston James

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Will Georgia Cole ever get the heartwarming holiday she dreams of?

Any additional comments?

I really want to read/listen to more of this series.