Review: A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese

Posted December 4, 2017 by Lillian in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: A Cliché Christmas by Nicole DeeseA Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese
Series: Love in Lenox #1
Published by Waterfall Press on 2014-10-07
Length: 202 pages
Reviewing Audiobook from Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: Audiobook Challenge 2017, HoHoHo Readathon 2017

Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.

Georgia Cole—known in Hollywood as the “Holiday Goddess”—has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia’s hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she’ll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget.

Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché?

A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese is a sweet, heart-warming read set during the middle of the holiday season in a small town in Oregon. I fell in love with this story. I decided to listen to it while doing chores one day and finished it in one sitting. It is that good!

Georgia Cole is known as the “Holiday Goddess,” writing screenplays for Hallmark Christmas movies. Seriously I’d love her job 😉 She writes (as the title of the story suggests) screenplays about cliché Christmas themes, making them up as she didn’t experience those growing up. Georgia is a complicated character who was hurt deeply as a child. As such, she doesn’t trust or love easily and believes herself unworthy of any love. Really it’s heart-breaking.

Enter Weston James, Georgia’s childhood rival and crush. I immediately fell for Weston and felt like I was betraying Georgia in doing so. He’s kind, all kinds of sexy, and it is SO obvious he’s in love our girl. When Georgia returns to her hometown after being gone for 7 years, Weston is determined to make sure she doesn’t leave again at least not without talking to him first.

The plot revolves around Georgia, Weston, and his niece Savannah. Savannah has been diagnosed with cancer and Georgia’s hometown is raising funds for her medical care. This is how Nan, Georgia’s grandmother, convinces Georgia to come home for the holidays. The book revolves around a play Georgia is directing as a fundraiser for Savannah. As you can imagine, everything that can go wrong does and this brings Georgia right into Weston’s arms. While predictable, I found myself not caring as I loved the two characters and the little town so much.

Overall, reading A Cliché Christmas was like watching a Hallmark movie in all it’s cheesy, heart-warming, teary-eyed goodness. It’s short, just barely 200 pages, making it a perfect read during the busy holiday season. If you enjoy clean, Christian romance, I highly recommend it.

About Nicole Deese

Nicole Deese is a full time lover of humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled fiction. When she's not writing a sweet romance, she can usually be found reading near a window and drinking a mango La Croix. She lives in small-town, Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious and smarty-pants sons, and a princess daughter with the heart of a warrior.

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