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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Champagne for Christmas by Jean C. Joachim

Title: Champagne For Christmas
Author: Jean C. Joachim
Sub-Genre(s): Contemporary, Holiday
Publisher: Moonlight Books
Publication Date: December 3, 2011
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Dawne
Rating: 4.5 Cups

Can a craving for mint chip ice cream and a passion for the theater turn a summer romance into everlasting love? Clint is a high school English teacher and a budding playwright. Nina is a former actress, now a beautiful and wealthy widow...who is more than a little lonely. A chance meeting over mint chip ice cream brings them together. Their love of the theater keeps them meeting while their love blossoms despite a gap in their ages. But ultimately, the theater may present the one hurdle they can’t clear.Take the journey with Nina and Clint through their discovery of each other, their joy and the ultimate compromise they must make live their dream of footlights, fame and love.

Joachim knows how to wrap a reader into a story line. The connection between Nina and Clint is done flawlessly, from the beginning with the Mint chip ice cream to the way Nina connects with Clint's son, Cory, I applaud this novel at every turn. I have to admit I was expecting a May-December (summer) romance and almost had that...but Joachim's twist of unconditional love prevails.

The dialogue is in-depth, the characters' connection is credible and the realistic events added to the story are concise. The way Joachim honed in on the little idiosyncrasies, adding Norman Fallon (Nina's ex-lover) with a spin of jealousy on Clint's behalf to having Clint disappear from Nina's life for a short time, bestowed a fabulous change of events making me think, “Oh no, this can't be happening.”

This holiday novel is highly recommended for believers of romance and true love triumphing over all other issues in life. Praise to Joachim for making an enchanting read as well as giving me hope for genuine love and chance meetings.

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle Edition)


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1 comment:

Jean said...

Thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad you liked the book.