Review of The Christmas Window

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The Christmas Window

Melissa McClone

Tule Publishing

October 18, 2018

BlurbA matchmaking aunt wants her nephew to find love under the mistletoe…

All doggy daycare owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It’s time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the “baby” of the family is thriving on her own.
The last thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking.

Despite their reluctance at being paired up, Callie and Brandt discover the holidays are full of surprises…and romance. But is the magic of Christmas strong enough to keep the couple together through the new year?


So here I thought I had the great opening line for this review about not being able to wait for Hallmark’s Christmas movies and needing a dose in book form, but did you know that the Christmas movies start in a week?! A WEEK!!!

Regardless, The Christmas Window by Melissa McClone very much feels like a Hallmark Christmas romance with an immediate antagonism between the hero and heroine, a gently developing relationship, and all of the warm-hearted feels of a small town joining together. And, by now you may have my reading/reviewing number, put a dog on the cover, and she will read. I loved the stellar dog cast.

The characterization if skillfully handled with both Callie and Brandt coming to terms with their stubbornness, which leads to interesting subplots regarding family and best friends.

If you’re looking for a sweet (big highlight on sweet) romance for the holidays, I recommend The Christmas Window.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

rating: 4-butterflies

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