• Christmas Ever After

  • By: Karen Schaler
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Karen Schaler, the writer of the Netflix phenomenon A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s Christmas Camp comes this new heartwarming holiday romance. Mamma Mia meets The Bachelorette in Christmas Ever After...

While promoting her next novel, a Christmas love story, author Riley Reynolds is caught off guard when she’s asked during a live national television interview how she can write about romance when she still hasn’t found “the one” herself. Scrambling for an answer, she quickly answers that she has had great love in her past and that love inspired her novels.

Little does she know that this one offhanded remark will turn her world upside down. Three of her ex-boyfriends see the interview, and each, believing she’s talking about him, shows up for her Christmas Camp book event at the Christmas Lake Lodge, determined to rewrite his happily ever after with her!

Over the festive weekend, Riley’s old boyfriends compete to win her heart, pulling out all the stops while planning the most romantic Christmas dates on the planet. Despite herself, Riley starts falling for each guy— - again - but for different reasons. As Riley revisits each relationship and discovers more about herself, she embraces the magic of Christmas and finally finds true love and her own Christmas ever after...

Bonus content: Christmas Ever After includes delicious original Christmas recipes and fun holiday crafts and activities.

©2020 Karen Schaler (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Love the story

I love the story and the other two prior to this from the same author but the narrator singing in my ear no thank you. I’m a big Christmas movie book lover but certain narrators can ruin a story.

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So boring!

Ugh, what was this book even about? The boyfriends didn’t even come in until at least halfway through it. The chemistry between Riley and Luke was barely hinted at, and the fact that they’re making plans for the rest of their lives by the end (after knowing each other for like two weeks) is ridiculous and honestly kind of scary. Also, if I heard the words “Miss Christmas” again, I was going to vomit. The only parts of this book I liked with the narration and Comet, the dog. Thank god I listened to this while I was driving, cooking, and otherwise occupied with another task; otherwise the time I spent listening to this would have been completely wasted.

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love Christmas stories!

I loved it. I even caught the movie. The narration really added to the story. A wonderful holiday story.

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Cute, Predictable but Enjoyable

I agree with other reviewers about the male voices, but the story was fun and I thought it would make an adorable Hallmark movie.

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incredulous drinking game

First of all the author used the word "incredulous" way to many time in this story.
The narration was great but the story was super predictable and one dimensional. it was just O.K. for me.

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How would your Christmas Ever After look like?

For Riley Reynolds, successful romance novelist, there is no Christmas. No traditions, no real memories no celebrating since the death of her father when she was 8 years old. So, when her publisher states her next book is to be a "Christmas Romance", it's difficult to have the mantra, "Write what you know". To help with that she is scheduled by her publicist to attend a Christmas Camp with selected fans to engage in a week of fun-filled holiday activities. The owner of the Lodge, where the camp is to take place, comes to New York to meet her after an interview on National TV; but when Riley walks out early on the interview, Luke is forced to fill the remaining minutes and isn't too pleased. Thus sets the stage for an enjoyable, albeit, predictable romance, misunderstandings, and unforeseen troubles, between our two main protagonists.

This story is a quick, holiday read. It has that typical Hallmark formula, so if you enjoy those types of books and movies this will be pleasing to you.

There were a couple of things I didn't quite understand. One, is that Riley was being billed as Miss Christmas, despite the fact she knows very little about the holiday. That's a publicity ploy; but what is confusing is that the title and Christmas Camp are to generate her good press. She has bad press because she had ONE book that wasn't as good as previous novels? C'mon. How many authors who write a series hit it out of the park 100% of the time? None. So all the 'negative press' and the threat of losing her publishing deal over one book is a little over the top. The second would be the character of Riley herself. Why Ms. Schaler did you write a woman who has the intelligence of a turnip and the maturity level of a 15 year old? I found that very annoying. Riley has traveled all over the world, rubbed shoulders with elite of high society and she comes across dumber than a post.

Katie Schorr does a nice job narrating. Might have been better to have one female & one male narrator though. This is a middle of the road entry into the genre. Pretty digestible; but could have had better characters.

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Sweet story, not a fan of the narrator singing, felt the book could have been condensed and it was very predictable.