Adult Fiction book review

If Only Christmas Would Come by Molly Stewart & Brad Fitch

About the Book

Sarah Sprinkel knows how to jump the hurdles of a man’s world! But when a devastating accident at home threatens to crush her goal of finishing college, she must decide whether to pursue her dreams or save her small cranberry farm. The answer is easy. The only obstacle Sarah didn’t account for when she returned…Nick Saint Cloud.

Nick spent the last eight years in New York City tangled in the bedsheets of society’s finest, avoiding his fate and the accompanying secret that comes with it. When he’s suddenly called on to return to the family business on Prince Edward Island, it’s the last place on earth he wants to be, until a run-in with a bull-headed, braided beauty sends him reeling.

After an unannounced arrival and drunken display at Sarah’s Thanksgiving dinner, Nick offers to lend a hand on the farm, and in her time of desperation, she reluctantly agrees. Damn you, Saint Cloud! He’s annoyingly charming, stupidly gorgeous, and willing to help, but Sarah can’t seem to shake the fact that his family has wanted her farm for nearly forty years. Plus, she doesn’t need a man telling her what to do! Is he playing with her head…and heart, to find a weak spot for his own gain?

Just when Sarah finally begins to open up to Nick, a mysterious stranger from his past surfaces, and he disappears, leaving her alone only days before Christmas. Will the discovery of a unique gift grant Sarah’s wishes and thaw her heart? Or has Nick Saint Cloud blown his chances once and for all? 

Librarian Laura’s Review of If Only Christmas Would Come

If you are looking for a surprising, refreshing, enjoyable book for the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. I went in blind and I’m really glad I did, because I normally do not read a lot of historical romance. This one was very well-done, featuring some enemies-to-lovers romance between rival cranberry farmers. And it’s very atmospheric, set in winter time on Prince Edward Island. Sarah Sprinkel, is a beautiful, spirited, hard-working lady who favors the wearing of men’s pants and takes no crap from anyone. Everyone in her small town knows and loves her for who she is, especially since she has left college in order to keep the cranberry harvest running after her father is injured and unable to work as normal. Things would be so much easier for Sarah and the Sprinkel Farm if it weren’t for the Saint Clouds and their ultra-modern farming techniques, unwillingness to share laborers with other farmers, and the absolute worst – the gorgeous, infuriating play boy Nick Saint Cloud, who is back home at the family mansion after spending 8 years in New York City. Now that Nick’s grandfather and father are both gone, he comes home to be with his remaining family member – Aunt Nichola – in order to help her with the farm management. Nick is wholly unprepared for his first few run-ins with the force that is Ms. Sarah Sprinkel, and he just can’t get her out of his head, finding himself looking for ways to see her and eventually offering help on her farm when her lead farmhand is sent away on a family emergency. Sarah wants help from no man, of course! There are so adorable pets involved in the story, which also makes me happy. Overall, this is a fresh holiday book with delightful banter, and just the right amount of spice to keep the chill away. I look forward to another book from Molly and Brad. Bravo!!

Thank you to the authors, Molly & Brad, for generously providing me with a complimentary review copy in exchange for my honest feedback.

About the Authors

Amidst a global pandemic, Molly Stewart & Brad Fitch-then neighbors/friends turned friends/neighbors did what many stuck at home did…they started a podcast! Neither had ever seen a Hallmark movie, and so what began as a fun side project to talk, laugh, and review the annual Countdown to Christmas series, turned into the sleeper hit, Home For Hallmark! The show has topped both Apple and Spotify charts and has an audience of nearly 50,000 downloads!

After two years, they are adding “authors” to their growing list of ambitions. Their debut novel, If Only Christmas Would Come brings a combination of what Hallmark movie fans have come to expect while adding some sugar and spice for those that aren’t afraid to blush!

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