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Publisher's Summary

Carter is an insurance adjuster whose longing for creative expression spills over sometimes into his accident reports. Abby works for her adoptive father, Uncle Mannie, in the family bookstore, the ReadMore Cafe. Carter barely tolerates Christmas; Abby loves it. She can't wait past October to build her favorite display, the annual Christmas book tree stack, which Carter despises.

When an automobile accident throws Carter and Abby together, Uncle Mannie, who is harboring secrets of his own, sees a chance for lasting happiness for his little girl. But there are so many hurdles, and not much time left. 

Will this Christmas deliver the miracle everyone is hoping for? 

Where love and Christmas are concerned, there are no accidents.

©2018 Camron Wright (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Very sweet but a little sad for Christmas

I really loved this story for the most part but I could have done without the sadness. The narration was great and I love that it was told in the third person with multiple character perspectives. I personally loathe first person novels. The writing was exceptionally vivid and I loved the constant use of adjectives, similes and metaphors. Reminded me of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Most modern writers have given up on such techniques.

(Spoilers) The premise of this book was very clever and the characters are very enjoyable. I think it really spoke to me bc I love Christmas and I love to read and write. I loved that Carter got fired for his embellishments and that his creativity led him to Abby. They had great chemistry and I enjoyed both their perspectives. Even tertiary characters like Lenny were very well done.

The book got a little too religious for me at times but that is just my personal opinion. I would have liked to have seen more into Manny and Abby’s life together. And jeez could they have picked a sadder way for her parents to die? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Overall, I def enjoyed this and would def listen to it again!

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Was this written by a 12 year old?

If you miss your kindergarten teacher or the story corner lady from the library, this is the book for you!
If you are looking for a romance between adults, continue searching.
Let me explain: the narrator reads the story just like a kindergarten teacher with the funny voices and a slightly condescending tone. Would the audio book be better with a different narration? Not really! The author seem to be a very young person who lacks real life experience. Even in small details, the book doesn’t seem to be based in real life.
SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!
Ok, here are some examples of what I’m talking about:
There is a sentence in which she describes one of the MCs, who works at a bookstore, having to deal with old ladies (plural) who did not understand that they couldn’t check out (borrow) books from the bookstore. Have you ever met an old person? Because even when my relatives became senile they still knew what a bookstore was. If anyone is this confused that they don’t know the difference,they shouldn’t be going around on their own.
MC’s uncle is in the hospital. A man appears in the room and said uncle sends MC to go buy mints (candy). Of course, the man was a doctor who was coming to tell the uncle that he is dying. Apparently, the author has never had the experience of having a loved one in the hospital, because MC doesn’t seem to recognize a doctor when she sees one.
The other MC works at a insurance company. He likes to write little novels where a description of damages is required. He has already been chastised about it, but he can’t help himself with writing dramatic (as in “It was a dark and stormy night…”) fiction instead of a succinct report. Has the author ever been to an office? There are lots of people dissatisfied with their job, but nobody goes on doing something they know is going to jeopardize their living.
This same MC finds a photo in one of the damaged cars and instead of adding it to the files to be returned to the owner, he decides to keep the photo, which he takes it out from time to time to look at it and puts it on his desk when writing about her accident, even though he has never met the woman in the photo. Ok, that is not cute! That is not romantic. That is bridging into creepy territory.

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This Took a Weird Religious Turn

This started out very basic Christmas story and ended exceptionally religious with no warning.

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Beauty in the Small Things

This quirky, sweet, sad story will stick with me for a long while . . . Carter, the insurance adjuster, who embellishes on all his accident reports 🤣 because he longs to be a writer . . . and taking close ups of the demolished cars that he writes up, seeing in the wrecked pieces something beautiful . . . that he photographs and hangs on his wall . . . well, he's like the elf in Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer Movie who wants to be a dentist. Nobody gets him . . . until he meets Abby, the owner of one of the cars he is writing up for the insurance company . . . finding her picture in the Ford Fiesta, he tucks it into his pocket. And Abby, who runs the ReadMore Cafe, the family business with her Uncle Mannie, as well as being a copy editor on the side . . . she's the opposite of Carter in many ways: She LOVES Christmas, has been successful in her writing/editing, and has a great relationship with her family (of which only Uncle Mannie remains). A series of unlikely events bring the two together . . . not the least of which is Carter getting fired from the insurance company for his "creative writing" on the accident reports 😂. Yet he is instrumental in getting Abby's denied insurance claim reinstated, meeting her Uncle Mannie . . . setting into motion a wonderful, strange and preordained set of happenings that make this book an absolute delight to listen to. Don't miss this one! It is a jewel!

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Sweet

This is just a simple, sweet listen. Not an intense theme or plot, but definitely makes the listener think about the importance & value of life & relationships.

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heartwarming

loved this light hearted Christmas story! zero pointless fluff, just good characters and a good story. just what I needed today!

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A wonderful Christmas story full of humor & hope!

Keeps you wondering all the way through but so glad I persevered! Merry Christmas, “Santa Baby”!

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wonderful reading

I really enjoyed this book. It was very entertaining! It was hard to put down.

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Making Christoval Fun

This story blends a wide variety of personalities and shows how relationships develop — from childhood friends to those who meet as adults and develop friendships or romances.
The book presents realistic relationships between people including true love, attempts at manipulation and anger rel

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loved this light hearted book!

This was a very light hearted book about the true meaning of Christmas. It was a little cheesy but aren't all Christmas stories.