Saturday, December 21, 2019

Let it Snow; Nancy Thayer

TITLE: Let it Snow
AUTHOR:  Nancy Thayer
PUBLISHER: Ballantine
PUB. YEAR: 2019
SETTING: Nantucket Island
FORMAT: eGalley
RATING - 4/5

Set on idyllic Nantucket Island, a place where even the winter snow is magical.

Christina Antonioni operates a toy shop on the island. This Christmas instead of comfort and joy, Christina learns that her rent at the shop is about to increase making her wonder if she'll be able to stay in business.  As fate would have it a 9 year old shoplifter with a close connection to Christina's landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, the richest man on the island, may help her to plea her case. As Christina gets to know the Bittlesman's family better she also gets an unexpected Christmas surprise she hadn't planned on.

I really liked my first Christmas read of 2019. The characters were charming and the story memorable. Even though the ending was predictable and a bit abrupt, I still really enjoyed this one.


  1. Hi Diane,
    I enjoyed this one, too, and it is leaps and bounds better than the other "Christmas" novels published this year, I think.
    I'm listening at the moment to The Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini, which was published back in 2015, or 2016. It is very fine. I'll post about it soon. Wishing you a very merry Christmas with your family!

    1. Glad you enjoyed Let it Snow; it really was a treat for me. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well.

  2. A toy shop and Christmas story sounds pretty good.

  3. This sounds like a great way to bring in the holidays.

  4. I've bookmarked this one...I hope to get to it before long. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I rarely read Christmasy books, but this one seems sweet.

    1. It was a good one; I like to read a couple Christmas stories every December.

  6. I enjoy Thayer and it's been awhile since I've picked her up. I'll have to get my hands on this one.


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