After taking some time off from the title of author (one she owned nicely), one of the funniest ladies blessed with the gift of prose, is back. The second book to publish from Jenny B. Jones this year, this novel is the first in her brand-new series of novels that explore a new genre for the author. But, more on that later. First, the story goes…
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STORY: Emma Sutton is one of the rising stars at her morning TV gig. In fact she’s on the fast track for an anchor seat, only her chances revert to start after an on-air “bah-humbug” moment. This sidelines her, and she’s charged with trying to find a warm, fuzzy Christmas story to air at Christmas. She finds just the thing in small-town Arkansas where she accepts an event planning job, and runs into her ex, Noah.
A Sugar Creek Christmas, by Jenny B. Jones | Book Review
Ever since reading this lady’s Save the Date, I’ve been a fan. Since then, all her novels went on my someday mental-TBR. I’ve yet to complete her Katie Parker Productions series (something I feel badly about) and am prompting myself to do so in the New Year. No excuses. Until then, this darling Christmas story will thoroughly sweep you away, even if, yes, it’s a different kind of Jenny B. Jones book.
Instead of infusing her stories – or at the very least drawing a distinct line, in Christianity, Jenny goes outside the “safe” normal and amps up the chemistry. Emma and Noah are a great couple to boot. I enjoy their banter and romance. Emma does everything in her power to ensure she won’t get hurt by love (all from a childhood emotion) while ironically, Noah is in many ways was too.
He keeps his distance from Emma because of their past, a past he believes will repeat. Emma’s work ethic is a barrier between them and Noah is disappointed that she doesn’t see how unimportant that life was, both draw them apart. One of the best pros for this story is the characters having a history. Novella style tends to almost require that for a love story to feel authentic. Keeping true to her brand of funny while stepping outside the “safe” comfort zone, A Sugar Creek Christmas is a sweet story. It’s one that is easily read (unless you read like I do) in an afternoon, and for those of you still wanting a Christmas read, consider making this sugary confection part of your holiday.
About the Book:
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Author: Jenny B. Jones
Publisher: Sweet Pea Productions
Source: Personal Copy
Publication Date: 2014
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Series: A Sugar Creek Novel, Book 1
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Novella
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Content: there are a few “questionable” scenes and moments that are a bit suggestive, depending on the reader. Nothing is graphic though and would be a solid “PG rating” or mild “PG13.”