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

2010 Holiday Reading Challenge/Wrap Up

Nely at All About {n} is hosting the 2010 Holiday Reading Challenge.  You can click the link for all the details. The challenge will start Monday, November 15 and will end Friday, December 31. I’ll keep track of my challenge books here:

1.  Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas – review

2. Comfort & Joy: A Novel by Kristin Hannah – rating

3.  A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote – rating

4.  Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber – rating

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Thanks to Nely for hosting the Holiday Reading Challenge!