Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

Title: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Genre: Fiction

My thoughts: I listened to this holiday romance. It’s a sweet and enjoyable novel about Mark Nolan who seems quite willing to settle for a relationship with the wrong woman and Maggie Conroy, a young widow, who thinks she’s had her one chance at love so she’s not interested in anything more than friendship.

Mark became his young niece Holly’s guardian after the tragic death of his sister. The woman he’s been dating seems to think Holly shouldn’t be considered Mark’s child because he’s not her father. Mark starts to feel not so willing to settle with that woman. He’s becoming more attracted to Maggie anyway but she isn’t interested in dating – ever.

Surprisingly this is the first Lisa Kleypas novel I’ve ever read. I like her easy style as she takes the reader through a not-so-unusual plot but makes it seem fresh, just the same. This is a light, feel-good read that is perfect for the season. It combines Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why I chose: I read it for the Holiday Reading Challenge.

Recommend? Yes, to fans of holiday romance fiction and Lisa Kleypas.  I listened to the unabridged audiobook performed by Tanya Eby.  I enjoyed her presentation.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Source: Library

18 thoughts on “Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever read a Kleypas novel. Sounds like a sweet story. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


    • It was very light, Kaye. I can’t compare to her other novels as I haven’t read any.
      We had a wonderful Thanksgiving which included a few relatives who haven’t been able to join us in the past few years. And I’m happy to report I didn’t overdo it with the turkey and pie this year 🙂


  2. I’ve seen this one on Amazon and debated downloading it but I’ve got a few Christmas books now that I probably won’t get to so that’s enough. Glad you enjoyed it.


  3. I have read the book and I liked it very much. I cannot wait to read the next two brothers stories… Like you I find a lot of my Christmas books at the library, but I do have a few fav authors that I buy or I have been lucky enough to win their seasonal book…


  4. I like the fact that this is an easy style to read. I’ve just finished my third book for the challenge (A Christmas Carol) and have decided that something not too heavy is probably my first choice of seasonal reading. Enjoy the rest of the challenge, I look forward to seeing what else you have been reading.


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