Review & Giveaway: The Christmas Promise by Janice Carter

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The Christmas Promise
By Janice Carter
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 216Pages
January 1, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The Christmas season…

Is perfect for new beginnings

After a tragedy seventeen years ago, author Ella Jacobs never wanted to come back to Lighthouse Cove. Not to the whispered rumors, the judgment or even to Ben Winters, the boy she loved. Now she’s returned in time for Christmas—and some much-needed closure. But old flames burn bright. Can Ella find her way back to Ben…or will the secrets of their past extinguish their love for good?

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My Review

The main character in this story, Ella, had a very difficult path to walk in returning to Lighthouse Cove. My heart hurt for her as she thought back to a night, seventeen years earlier, that ended in the death of one the community’s teenagers. Ella was blamed for the events leading up to his death, even though she was simply one more victim in this prank gone wrong.

I thought Ella handled everything very well. She carried a lot of anger over being falsely accused and felt as if everyone had deserted her. I liked seeing her heart open up and change as she received some apologies and also as she was finally able to share what had happened to her all of those years earlier.

I liked Ben and even though it seemed to take him awhile to realize how some of the townspeople were treating Ella as she visited there, his eyes were eventually opened to what she had been putting up with. I thought that Ben and Ella were a sweet couple and I really enjoyed reading their story.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Writing has been a passion for Janice Carter since elementary school but her second career after teaching began with the publication of a Harlequin Intrigue, many years ago. Since then, she’s been very lucky to be able to do what she enjoys most – writing about the connections between people, their families and the places where they live. And of course, love is always at the heart of those connections.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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6 Responses to Review & Giveaway: The Christmas Promise by Janice Carter

  1. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    Love the cover and we can never have to many Christmas books. Blessings

  2. Anita Yancey says:

    The cover is great, I just love Christmas stories.

  3. Lori R says:

    I love to read Christmas stories!

  4. Roxanne C. says:

    I think this story will exemplify that Christmas is the time for love, hope, and peace along with forgiveness.

  5. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review on “The Christmas Promise” by Janice Carter and for being part of the book tour. I’m glad you introduced me to this new to me author. Her books sound wonderful and I’m going to be looking for her books from now on.

    Love the cover on “The Christmas Promise” which in itself would have me checking out the back cover. After reading about the book and your review, I now have this book on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  6. isisthe12th says:

    The Christmas Promise sounds like a good read. Thank you

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