"Christmas Roses" Review

"Christmas Roses"
by Amanda Cabot

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: Sep 1, 2012
Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:
Celia Anderson doesn't need anything for Christmas except a few more boarders, which are hard to come by in this small mining town. She certainly doesn't have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a wandering carpenter finds lodging at her boarding house, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man--the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle to get roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles . . .

Amanda Cabot invites readers to cozy up with a romantic, heartwarming tale of the greatest gift of all--love.

My Review:

This is a sweet Christmas novella, I really enjoyed the story. The author's writing really pulls you in to the story, and you get to know the characters even in the short amount of pages. I really like these old fashioned Christmas stories, and this one really fit the niche nicely for me.

I thought Mark was very sweet, he was always so helpful without ever looking for credit. Celia was a different kind of strong. She was so strong in learning to run a boarding house after her husband passed away, and taking care of her baby all by herself. But she was never stubborn and she always asked for help when she needed it.

The secondary characters were great as well, which to me shows what a good writer Cabot is. She made me want to get to know the whole town, and find out everyone's personalities.

Main Characters: 4/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Setting: 5/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line: A sweet Christmas novel with great characters and a lovely romance.


  1. Yes it sounds very sweet and the perfect xmas story

  2. I never think to read Christmas stories but this sounds really good!

  3. I hope she got her winter roses. :) Sounds like a great Christmas story!

  4. That sounds adorable, I want to read it now!!
    *goes look for it on amazon* :D

  5. Awww sounds sweet. I'm glad Celia was strong without being stubborn. I hate when that happens and they become unlikable.

  6. I not a big Christmas theme reader but this one does look good!

  7. I have to know where he got roses in Wyoming in winter. Think I'll have to read it! Nice review!


  8. I've been on the hunt for a new book, so since it tis the season, I think I'll grab myself a copy to read while I wait for my son at drum lessons and karate :)

  9. Carrie -- Thanks so much for your lovely review. And for all of you who commented, I hope you enjoy Celia and Mark's story. This book was pure pleasure to write. (I can't always say that.)

  10. Thank you for stopping by, Amanda! The book was fantastic!


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