Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ginger by Lucy McConnell


Synopsis:

Christmas Magic is changing and the Kringle Family scrambles to keep up in this fun and romantic, sweet Christmas romance from Author Lucy McConnell.

When Ginger Kringle is branded to wear the magic red suit, she has to fall in love and get married before Christmas Eve to save the family business. After being given a list (Santas love lists!) of potential Mr. Kringles, Ginger heads off to Clearview, Alaska, where she embarks on a mission to save her family, their home, the elves, the reindeer, and Christmas for children across the globe. In her quest, Ginger finds that checking a list has much more to do with her heart than it does her head.

My Review: 3.5 Stars

Ginger's life has just been turned upside down. Who would have thought that Santa's middle daughter would be the one chosen to wear the magical red suit? It should have been her oldest sister, Robyn. After all, she is the one that's been looking forward to carrying on the family legacy her whole life. But for reasons no one understands, Ginger has been chosen over Robyn. But that's not the only thing she has to deal with. Ginger has less than a month to find, fall in love and marry a Mr. Claus or else Christmas will be ruined forever. Thank goodness for Santa and his list. It should make Ginger's life easier, right? Right?!

Joseph's life has also just been turned upside down. His flighty sister has just dropped his niece, Layla, on his doorstep for him to take care of while she goes off in search of a fresh start to life. She'll be back for her daughter once she's back on her feet. But Joseph knows better. She's never been able to stay in once place for very long. It'll be years before he sees his sister again. But he can't think about that right now. He's got to put Layla first and help give her a better life than he or his sister ever had. The only problem? Christmas is around the corner and he absolutely hates Christmas. Layla on on the other hand absolutely loves Christmas! Can he put his hatred for the season aside in order to make happy memories for Layla? 

From the moment Ginger and Joseph meet, there's an instant connection, a zap that can't be ignored. But he's not on her list of "Santa approved grooms" and she's got too much Christmas joy going on. Will they continue to let their heads guide them through life? Or will they be able to open their hearts and accept what Christmas magic has in store for them? 

The premises of this book was definitely cute and I was hoping that I would love it. But alas... I just ended up liking it. I wish that we would've seen Ginger and Joseph interact more than they did. The story kind of dragged for me and I knew the ending would be rushed. However, with all that being said, it was a good start to what I think will be a fun series. I will definitely give the next book in the series a try. :)

This one was fun to cast. I have to say I saw our heroine pretty early on. Our hero on the other hand was harder to nail down. I was torn between two guys and finally decided on this one. What do you think?!


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