About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Sunday, December 18, 2022

America's Favorite Christmastown by Dawn Klinge


Will going home help Alexis re-discover the true spirit of Christmas?

YouTube vlogger Alexis Jacobson knows how to create the perfect aspirational Christmas for her viewers. She has made promotional videos for resorts and far-flung travel destinations for several successful years. Still, the fantasy she creates isn't real, nor is her relationship with her co-star and business partner. When keeping up the illusion gets to be too much, Alexis finds herself out of a job with no place of her own to call home. That's when Alexis's Oma asks for help getting some new vacation rentals in Icicle Creek up and running. Alexis agrees to return to the place she used to call home to stop Oma's plans. Someone Oma's age should be taking it easy, right? So when Alexis discovers Justin Karon is the real estate agent behind the proposed deal, she questions his motives. Appearances can be deceiving-as she would know. Justin seems like a great guy, and yes, Alexis had a crush on him back in high school, but a lot has changed since then. Despite her misgivings, sparks start to fly between these two. But are these feelings real? And will going home help Alexis re-discover the true spirit of Christmas?


Two former classmates find themselves back in their hometown, where they soon join forces to help Icicle Creek, Washington become America's Favorite Christmastown. Alexis and Justin are both likable characters, but Alexis's grandmother Oma is the one who quickly stole my heart. It's heartwarming to see the special bond between grandmother and granddaughter, and it's apparent that Oma believes that Justin is just what Alexis needs.

This is an enjoyable romance that gave me all of the emotions of this special time of year, and it made me want to learn more about Icicle Creek, Washington. America's Favorite Christmastown is short, sweet, and a perfect read for the Christmas season!

I received a copy of this book from the author via JustRead Publicity Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Dawn Klinge is the author of The Historic Hotels collection, including the books Sorrento Girl, Palmer Girl, and Biltmore Girl. She enjoys writing both contemporary and historical romance novels that feature strong women. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Association. 

Dawn lives in central Washington with her husband. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, play golf, ski, or hike. Saturday mornings, she can often be found browsing through thrift shops with her sister. She loves eating good food but would prefer to leave the cooking to anyone else.

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