BOOK REVIEW: How the Grump Saved Christmas
by Claire Kingsley
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Hardworking Isabelle Cook has a serious problem. Her family farm, site of Tilikum’s Christmas Village, is in trouble. Big trouble. And worst of all? The man trying to buy it is none other than the grumpiest, grinchiest man of them all—Elias Stoneheart.
That’s a big nope. She’s not letting him get involved. Not with his heart made of coal.
Elias Stoneheart is in the business of making money, not friends. Especially when his boss is promising a long-awaited promotion. All he has to do is convince one struggling family to sell their farm.
The problem? It’s Cook Family Farm. And Isabelle Cook is his ex.
He might have history with Isabelle, but this is just business. A Christmas-loving farm girl is not going to come between him and his ambition.
And Christmas? He hates it. Christmas Village needs to go.
But as Elias spends time in the small town, holiday spirit—and Isabelle—get under his skin. And she might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.
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I only got in two holiday romance books before Christmas this year, but they were both good picks! First, I read Lovelight Farms and then this one—How the Grump Saved Christmas. Interestingly, they’re both similar in that they both involve Christmas tree farms that are struggling financially.
In this one, Isabelle Cook helps her parents run the Christmas tree farm, which includes their small town’s Christmas Village. Elias Stoneheart is a business man who lives in the city. His company wants to buy the Cook family’s property. Elias volunteers to help get the deal done, because it will get him the promotion he wants. Besides, he happens to know the Cook family very well, so if anyone can do it, it would be him.
If the Cook family loses their farm, it will break Isabelle’s heart, but it may be beyond her control. Will Elias convince them to sell or will his “stoneheart” soften up as he learns that there’s more to life than making money and climbing the corporate ladder?
How the Grump Saved Christmas is a super cute, heart-warming holiday romance. I enjoyed it!