Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Christmas on 4th Street ( Fools Gold #12.5) by Susan Mallery

I have been wondering about Noelle's story for awhile. I was excited to read it. It does not disappoint. It has love, community filled with old friends we have met before and new ones. It is full of Christmas Cheer, snow and lots of kittens. Their was a few love scenes I skipped over. Rich characters. Plot was good and simple.

Noelle is getting ready for her first Christmas in Fool's Gold and her business The Christmas Attic. Noelle has lived in Florida and California she is not used to driving in snow. With in the first chapter she has slid into a ditch. No one wants her to drive in it. Let alone walk in it.

Gabriel is visiting his brother Gideon and his family for the holidays. He has cut his hand bad so he can't be doctoring till it heals more. He is a Army Doctor in Germany right now. He is debating if he will be reenlisting after Christmas or if it is time to do something else.

Gabriel and Gideon's parents are coming to Fools Gold to meet their grandchild Carter and Gideon's fiancé. They love their mom but have issues with their father who was a drill sergeant at home too. He demanded they both join the army. Though they are twins they are very different in personality.

Gabriel decides to help Noelle at her shop for the month of Dec. He wants something to keep busy and away from his father. He is attracted to her. But realizes that Noelle has found her home in Fools Gold. Plus she is looking for commitment.

Everyone who meets Gabriel before he can say much they are saying that he is Gideon's brother the doctor. Mayor Marcia wants him to stay in Fools Gold and work in the new hospital that is almost finished.

This is charming story. It has a lot of same things as most Fool's Gold stories have. A community coming together to help each other stranger or friend. A breakup that the woman come and support each other with strong drinks. No one stays a stranger for long. A festival. I liked reading Fool's Gold it leaves me smiling.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when done by NetGalley and Harlequin.
publication: September 24th 2013 by Harlequin HQN 336 pages ISBN:0373777825

Description below taken off of Netgalley.

There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped…

Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush.

Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugar plums, thanks to a drill sergeant father who ran his home like a boot camp. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle…and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing.

Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse….

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