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Friday, November 19, 2021

Christmas Carole: A Dickens Holiday Romance by Nancy Fraser - Blurb Blitz - Book Trailer - Fun Jigsaw Puzzle - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Nancy Fraser and her new book, “Christmas Carole,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Nancy and to increase your chances of winning!!

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Christmas Carole

by Nancy Fraser


GENRE:  Sweet Holiday Romance



When divorced mother of two, Carole Kelley, moves herself and her children to Dickens, she figures the most difficult thing she'll have to face is providing a perfect Christmas for her 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.

What she doesn't count on is Jaxon Matthews, Wil-Bar Toy's attorney and quite possibly the most infuriating man she's ever met.

Jax wants nothing more than to finish up his current workload within the next few weeks so he can pack his bags and leave for his usual solitary Christmas on Grand Cayman Island. His plans are quickly derailed when a big contract falls through, forcing him back to the negotiating table less than a month before the holiday.

His plans are further delayed when he meets Carole Kelley. Despite his best intentions to steer clear of any romantic entanglements, he can’t help but be drawn to the beautiful woman and her infectious holiday spirit... something he hasn’t felt in years.

Once he realizes getting to know Carole means competing with her two children for her attention, he’s ready to give up on furthering their relationship. What he doesn’t count on is the power of family, and the magic of the wish stick.



Downtown Dickens

November 24th

“Momma, are we there yet? Will Millie be there? Are we going to have Thanksgiving at their house?” Lila’s questions came in rapid-fire succession. “Will I get to sleep in the tent in her room like last time?”

Carole Kelley shifted in the front seat of her minivan and glanced in her rearview mirror. Her daughter was fighting sleep with the stubbornness of a seven-year-old diva.

Her four-year-old son Jake, on the other hand, was sound asleep in his car seat, not a care in the world.

“Yes, sweetie, we’re finally here. At least in Dickens proper. It’ll take a few more minutes before we reach Barrett House. As for where you’ll sleep, that will be up to Rick and Cassidy.”

“And Uncle William?”

“Yes, dear, him too.”

“Are we going to live at Barrett House? I want to ride the horses like last time.”

Carole released a long, weary sigh, then pulled in a much-needed breath. “No, dear, we won’t be living at Barrett House, as much as I’m sure you’d love to.”

“They have lotsa bedrooms,” Lila pointed out.

“Yes, they do. However, we don’t want to impose any longer than necessary. We have a nice apartment waiting for us in the same building where Cassidy and Millie used to live.”

“Is that where the lady lives who’s going to watch me and Jake when you’re at work?”

Gripping the steering wheel, Carole stretched her back and craned her neck, working out the kinks from the eight-hour drive, before responding. “Yes. Miss Frances comes highly recommended. Millie says she’s the bestest babysitter ever.”

“Are you excited about your new job? Will it be like the job you had back in Chester?”

“It’s not exactly the same as my last job, but I’m sure I’ll love it. Who wouldn’t love working in toy factory, even if it is in the office?”

“Will Jake and me get to see where the toys are made?”

Where was that blasted Sandman when you needed him?

“I suppose, but not right away. They’re way too busy to host tours, even for family.”

“Do you think Uncle William will give me another Princess doll for Christmas?”

“I guess it will depend on how good you’ve been this year.”

“I’ve been really good,” Lila insisted. “Really, really, good.”

“Yes, Lila dear, you have been very good, and very helpful with your little brother.”

Carole negotiated the last of the three turns in the road leading from town to the outskirts, finally pulling into the driveway at Barrett House.

Once she’d parked at the front door to unload her children and their overnight bags, she pushed the button to slide the rear door open only to find her daughter had finally fallen asleep. Just when she didn’t want her to be.



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Another fantastic read from Nancy Fraser and a perfect follow up to the Dickens holiday romance book series!!

Ready or not, this book is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!!

I absolutely LOVE the sweet, charming (but sadly fictitious) town of Dickens and the wonderful characters that really tie this whole storybook community together!!

Last holiday season, I had the pleasure of reading, book one, "Millie's Awesome Holiday Miracle," as well as the prequel, "Making Christmas," over this past summer.  I completely fell in love with everything Dickens. So, when I heard Nancy was writing a sequel I jumped at the chance to read, host, and review her latest book in this series, "Christmas Carole."

I really enjoyed traveling back to Dickens and catching back up with everyone. I loved that this book brought back the original cast from book one and the prequel, including the Barrett family: Cass, Rick, and of course the super adorable Millie.

This particular book, focuses mostly on Carole, a divorced mom of two, her seven-year-old daughter, Lila, and her four-year-old son, Jake. Carole and her kids have just relocated to Dickens right before the holidays and are staying at the Barrett house. The last thing on Carole's mind is finding a guy or getting into a relationship. She just wants to focus on her kids, her new job at Wil-Bar Toy's, and starting her new life in Dickens. Jaxon aka Jax, an attorney at Wil-Bar Toy's, is counting down the minutes until he can leave town and head off to the Grand Cayman Island for his usual private holiday excursion. However, when a very important work deal falls through, he must put his vacation plans on hold. Jax is also not looking for a relationship or any complications, but love, faith, a wish stick, and a little holiday magic clearly have other plans for these two.

This book was such a fun, quick, enjoyable holiday read!! Like the other two books in this book series, I could not put this book down, nor did I want to!! The pages just flew right by as I was completely wrapped up in the story, fully entertained through the last page!!

I loved the different dynamics between the two lead characters, Carole and Jax.  They both were so stubborn and set in their own ways, yet also so alike, which led to many silly, and very entertaining witty banter scenes.

Nancy does such a superior job at creating such realistic, genuine, likable characters that are easy to connect with and relate to.

While this book is on the shorter side, it is cleverly crafted with proper story line flow and precision plot point execution.

This book is clearly a holiday gem, a must-read, and another absolute favorite from the greatly admired and cherished author, Nancy Fraser.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it - and this book series!!  I think all contemporary romance and holiday book fans will like this book too!!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!!

Also, if you find yourself falling in love with the darling Dickens community, be sure to check out the other stories featured in this quaint New England town in "Christmas Comes to Dickens: A Christmas Romance Anthology."  This box set includes ten holiday novellas from ten best selling and award winning authors including the featured author, Nancy Fraser; Peggy Jaeger; Kathryn Hills, Caroline Clemmons, Lucinda Race, and many other fabulous authors.

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations**



NANCY FRASER is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which sweet romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

















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  1. Nancy ~ Good morning! Welcome back to FAB! It is always a pleasure to have you here! Congrats on your exciting new Dickens holiday romance and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. Ally, thank you so much for the lovely review and for the beautiful post. I hope everyone will check out not just my book, but all of this year's new books in the Dickens Holiday Romance series.

  3. Great review! Thank you Nancy for the jigsaw puzzle!

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the author's bio and book details, this is a must read for me