Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, something that the city manager . . . well, manages.

As she tries to make her tiny new apartment feel like home for her and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. She doesn’t always feel welcomed in the close-knit town, and Emily continually wonders, “Where’s the snow?” Can a friendly stranger and his family help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day?

Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you to spend this holiday season in a town you’ll never forget–and never want to leave.


Melody Carlson has been on my author radar since I read the very first book by her. She has a way of making you become emotionally invested in all of her characters and soon you find yourself cheering them on and praying they find their happily ever after. Melody creates characters that pull you right in and never let you go, even after the last page is read. The way Melody writes, puts you right in the middle of their story, leaving you feeling like you truly know the characters and feeling exactly what they are going through. I love when an author can do that to me. CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL is a story about a struggling single mom named Krista and her daughter, Emily, who have just moved to Winter Hill where Krista is going to be the new city manager. Krista soon learns that along with this small town comes a huge annual Christmas festival, and as city manager, she’s going to have to get involved. The issue is that Krista really doesn’t like Christmas. If you love a romantic holiday story then you have to give CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL a go. You won’t be sorry and your heart will be warmer because of it.

I started CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL one afternoon and couldn’t stop reading until the very last page. I want to get out my tree and decorations now and set it up and it’s only October. I have always enjoyed Melody Carlson’s stories and this one does not disappoint. Melody’s stories always leave me feeling warm and fuzzy inside with a huge smile on my face. As I was reading, I felt like I was right there with Krista and Emily trying to find some Christmas cheer. Conner has a huge heart and just wants Emily and Krista to have a happy Christmas. It is now a tradition every year to read Melody Carlson’s annual Christmas novella. CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL is one of her best stories so far with this heart warming holiday tale set in Winter Hill, Washington. Melody Carlson has a gift for telling uplifting and inspirational stories and she knows exactly how to get the reader in the holiday spirit.

I can totally see CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL becoming a Hallmark Christmas movie that I would love to watch. Melody Carlson always puts me on an emotional roller coaster and CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL is exactly why! Now the only thing I’m sad about is, I just finished her wonderful book and now I have to wait for the next one! Bestselling author Melody Carlson invites you to spend this holiday season in a town you’ll never forget–and never want to leave. It was so nice to read a clean romance, where the couple actually have a friendship and not fall in love instantly. Krista is easy to connect with and her daughter, Emily, is precious. Although light, spiritual content is woven through the story and left my mind at peace. Melody has been one of my top authors from the very first book of hers that I had the pleasure of reading and when you read CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL you will know exactly why.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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