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Check Out Jenny Hale's Latest Novel--Meet Me at Christmas--and Enter for a Chance to Win a Kindle Copy!

Jenny Hale is renowned for sweet romances that emphasize small-town charm and family bonds.  Curl up with your favorite blanket and a cup of cheer with Hale's latest--Meet Me at Christmas--and you will quickly get caught up in the festive spirit of the season!

Meet Me at Christmas by Jenny Hale
Meet Me at Christmas is now available!

What Is Meet Me at Christmas About?

Stella Fisher travels the world as a writer and researcher for Brain Borders Magazine.  Her latest assignment could land her the coveted President's Award and a promotion.  

Stella leaves London to join her mother for Christmas in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee.  It's their first Christmas since the death of Stella's father, and her mom needs the emotional support.  Stella's sister, Lily, should join them but has unexpectedly left the country to get married.

To complete her last two articles, Stella arranges to study brain trauma patients at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville but is shocked when the only patient to consent to observation is Henry Dutton--her ex who doesn't remember their history.

The more time Stella spends with Henry, the more she realizes she's never stopped loving him, but the heartbreaking secret she carries and her career path make a relationship with him seem impossible.  When Henry starts remembering the past, will he even want to speak to her again?

On top of everything else, Stella stumbles upon a mystical Christmas diamond necklace at the airport with a fascinating backstory.  As she diligently searches for the rightful owner, she finds answers that connect her to her father and bring her comfort.

The epicenter of memories that flood both Stella and Henry is a pop-up Christmas tree farm called Christmas, and it's here that the past and the present collide.

My Thoughts on Meet Me at Christmas

Meet Me at Christmas is my favorite novel from Jenny Hale.  I say that about every novel I read of hers, but she continues to out-do herself, which explains why this latest novel hit number one on Amazon's bestselling Christmas book list as soon as it became available for pre-order. 

One of Hale's storytelling devices that strikes me the most in Meet Me at Christmas is her ability to switch character voices.  Not all authors master this skill.  As the reader is introduced to Stella, Henry, Mama, Mr. Ferguson and other characters, it's easy to picture them in your mind, hear their individual voices, and note their respective mannerisms.  I kept envisioning actors Trevor Donovan as Henry and Hunter King as Stella (even though I don't even like Hunter King), so the entire novel played like a movie in my mind.    

The flashbacks Stella has to the profoundly wise words from her father are one of my favorite aspects of this book.  It speaks of Hale's creative talent--where does she come up with such sage counsel?  For example, Stella reflects on her father's last days when he had told her, Life isn't about dying.  That's just one day.  It's what we do with all the other days that matters most. I always have eternity in mind, but I never considered that death happens in just one day.  I actually had to pause and chew on that a minute before I continued reading.  Nuggets of wisdom are sprinkled throughout Meet Me at Christmas, which add meaningful depth to the story.   

The timing is perfect.

If you are a fan of rom-com movies that air on networks like Great American Family and Hallmark, then you are only too familiar with amnesia being the central plot conflict in scores of films.  Hale places an entirely fresh spin on the amnesia factor in Meet Me at Christmas, which makes it different from anything you've seen on TV.  Unlike recycled movie storylines that are repetitive and stale, Hale's twists are new and inventive.

Your Chance to Win a Kindle Copy of Meet Me at Christmas  

Meet Me at Christmas is the type of novel you can't put down, yet reaching the end is bittersweet because you don't want the story to be over.

At least Hale adds an epilogue giving the reader a glimpse into the lives of the characters two years later, which results in a satisfying ending.

If you would like a chance to win a Kindle copy of Meet Me at Christmas, our Facebook group is giving away two of them as part of our blog's promotion of Hale's latest masterpiece.  All you have to do is join Book Banter Café Facebook group, find this blog post under the "Featured" tab of the Facebook group, and then comment for a chance to win.  

Two winners will be randomly selected on October 23 and announced in the Facebook group.  Winners will have until October 26 to private message their email addresses to the group admin so that the Kindle books can be sent electronically.  

Meet Me at Christmas is a book you don't want to miss reading this holiday season--it will warm your heart quicker than hot cocoa.  

After reading, share your thoughts in our Book Banter Café Facebook group or on this blog post, and be sure to leave a review on Amazon--this helps other readers find a wonderful book and is a huge encouragement to authors--it might even secure your spot on Santa's Nice List!

Other Christmas Books by Jenny Hale

Writing Christmas romances is Hale's wheelhouse.  If you enjoy Meet Me at Christmas (which you will), check out her list of other holiday novels:

Jenny Hale list of Christmas novels

You can keep up with the latest from Hale by visiting her website to sign up for her newsletter, discover her other books, read her blog, and find all her social media links.


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