December 24, 2014 Rissi JC 11 Comments

‘A SUGAR CREEK CHRISTMAS,’ BY JENNY B. JONES. A woman sabotages her chance at a promotion and reconnects with her ex. © Rissi JC

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… 


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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Shop the Book: Bookshop.org | Goodreads
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.”

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Ella December 24, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Thanks for reviewing this Rissi!!!
    I'm glad to know that Jenny B. Jones is writing more books.

    • Ella December 24, 2014 at 7:51 PM

      Also Merry Christmas:)

    • Rissi December 24, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Me too, Ella! I love that Jenny is now writing again. This is just the first in a new series so yay! Cannot wait. :)

      Merry Christmas to you too, friend. Have a lovely day.

  • Jillian December 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Thanks for reviewing this! I'm so happy that Jenny has decided to write more books again, and this one looks like a wonderful Christmas story. Her fantastic sense of humor does certainly shine through her prose. Can't wait to read this :) Merry Christmas, Rissi!

    • Rissi December 24, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      It does indeed; I love her fun humor. It makes her books always recognizable. Hope you enjoy this one if/when you read it. :)

      Merry Christmas, Jillian! Hope your holiday is wonderful. :)

  • Net, the Movie Blogger December 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Merry Christmas, Rissi! This looks very "Sweet"! I love a good story centered around the warmth and light of Christmas! Blessings to you, Net

    • Rissi December 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      It is sweet, Net. Jenny has a knack for this genre and writing such charming stories.

      Merry Christmas. Hope you and your family have a blessed holiday. :)

  • Jenny B. Jones December 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Thanks for the lovely review, Rissi! And thanks, all, for the sweet comments. Made my day!

    • Rissi December 27, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      My pleasure, Jenny. Thank YOU for these awesome stories. This one took me by surprise… I didn't know you had another one (after Can't Let You Go) releasing. Keep 'em coming. :)

  • Mrs. Pedersen January 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Oh, I have to get a copy ASAP!! :)

    • Rissi January 2, 2015 at 8:31 PM

      It's darling, Heather! The first in a new series. :)

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