Review: Christmas Camp

by Amber
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Christmas Book Review

My Review

I requested this book from TLC Book Tours because Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year.

In Minnesota around early November, the temperatures drop to a cozy 30° and we begin to dream about a white Christmas. Some of us take in the rush of the holidays, while others wish to escape it.

That’s the story of Haley Hanson in Christmas Camp.

She always chooses her career over her personal life and she’s so close to making partner at her ad agency she intends to ditch Christmas again. But, her boss decides to send her to the Holly Peak Inn to get back into the holiday spirit.

This book brought out all the feels of Christmas for me.

It was also the first “seasonal” book I’d ever read. I typically read books depending on my mood, but I never intentionally read a book about Christmas before the holidays, but thanks to Christmas Camp, I think I’ll start a new tradition.

Would I recommend? Yes!

Pair it with a warm fireplace and some hot cocoa.

About Christmas Camp

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 16, 2018)

From the screenwriter of the Netflix Original viral hit, A Christmas Prince, comes another heartwarming holiday story about a beautiful Grinch who’s determined to get her dream job even if it means spending a week at a Christmas Camp where she discovers an unexpected love.

Haley Hanson’s idea of the perfect Christmas is escaping to the Caribbean to work so she can avoid all the traditional Christmas distractions. Over the years, she’s sacrificed her personal life to climb the corporate ladder at a prestigious Boston advertising agency. Now she just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner. But first, her boss, Larry, thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to a Christmas Camp at Holly Peak Inn to help her find her Christmas spirit.

Arriving at the charming mountainside inn, Haley meets the owner’s handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark, but resists the attraction, refusing to be distracted from her goal of doing all the required Christmas tasks as fast as possible so she can get back to work.

At first, Haley struggles with all the traditional Christmas Camp activities. It’s not until she finally allows herself to slow down, live in the moment, and let Christmas back into her heart, that she begins to grow closer to Jeff. But when he finds out Haley’s come up with a plan to help his dad save the struggling Inn while he’s been trying to convince his dad to sell it, their relationship takes a serious holiday hit. Now it will take the magic of the season to bring these two hearts together.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Photo 2018 by Scott Foust

About Karen Schaler

Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy Award–winning storyteller, author, screenwriter, journalist and national TV host. She has written original screenplays for Netflix and Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies. Her travels to more than sixty-five countries as the creator and host of Travel Therapy TV inspired Christmas Camp. All of Karen’s stories are uplifting, filled with heart and hope.

Find out more about Karen at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Review stops:
Tuesday, October 16th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, October 16th: Instagram: @wellreadmama
Wednesday, October 17th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, October 18th: Staircase Wit
Friday, October 19th: Into the Hall of Books
Monday, October 22nd: Ms. Nose in a Book
Tuesday, October 23rd: Instagram: @jennblogsbooks
Wednesday, October 24th: Instagram: @biblio_files
Monday, October 29th: Literary Quicksand
Tuesday, October 30th: Books and Bindings
Thursday, November 1st: Instagram: @trissinalovesbooks

TLC Book Tours sent us a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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