17 July 2020

Christmas in Bayberry | Book Review + Giveaway


She’s trying to save the family candle company.
He’s trying not to fall for Bayberry—and her—again.

Kate Taylor knows what she wants in life: to one day run her family’s candle business, which is at the heart of the close-knit community of Bayberry, Vermont. But the company isn’t doing well.

Wesley Adams is on the fast track to be an assistant vice president at his financial firm in Manhattan. Before the promotion is announced, he’s sent to this small town from his past to do an analysis of the candle company.

He doesn’t expect to bump into his childhood crush, Kate, and when he does, sparks fly. As he spends time in Bayberry, he falls for the town’s Christmas traditions—and for her. But he has a responsibility to submit an honest report. Will it extinguish Kate’s dreams…along with any chance they have for a future together?

This heart-warming romance contains a free Hallmark original recipe for Cast Iron Beef Stew.

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
Release Date: July 7, 2020


Kate Taylor cannot imagine living anywhere but the charming, cozy town of Bayberry, Vermont. However, she may have to consider other options, if the business of her family’s candle company does not improve. When Wesley Adams arrives from New York to do an analysis, she worries that his recommendations will only hurt Bayberry—but maybe, with a little Christmas spirit, they can find the right solution.

Jennifer Faye’s Christmas in Bayberry is exactly what I expect from a Hallmark Christmas story: predictable, but also fun, cozy, and heartwarming. For me, it was a much-needed reprieve from the summer heat—and a couple oft-used tropes, too. I appreciated that Wes is not a cold-hearted, corporate Scrooge and rather, proves more than willing to both help Bayberry and enjoy the holiday festivities. It would have been easy, also, for Kate to immediately see Wes as her enemy, but instead, she strikes up a friendship with him, allowing the both of them to offer one another valuable insight from their individual perspectives.

So, it is easy to say that I enjoyed Christmas in Bayberry. I think it makes a delightful read; make space for it in your holiday-reading stack—or pick it up for a seasonal escape today.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.


One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card plus…

An autographed copy of Christmas in Bayberry, Yankee Candle Bayberry, Wilton cookie cutter, Hallmark ornament, Hallmark Light-up earrings, Hallmark glass and more…

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting my book! 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend.