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!

Friday, September 8, 2023

You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Toni Shiloh

You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Starr Lewis reluctantly returns home for the holidays jobless, single, and not at all prepared to be dragged into her sister's wedding activities--or to witness her sister's marriage to Starr's ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve. But when her brother's charming best friend, Waylon Emmerson, attends their family Thanksgiving, Starr begins to believe that maybe coming home isn't so bad.

As Starr endures wedding preparations, she takes comfort in Waylon's presence and finds the perfect distraction in helping him keep his late mother's Christmas shop afloat. As the spark between them grows, Starr must decide what she wants out of life--to go back to New York City or to stay and pursue a new dream.

A joyous, heartwarming, and magical holiday romance from Christy Award-winning author Toni Shiloh that will keep you cozy under the twinkling Christmas lights.


Toni Shiloh is one of my go-authors when I'm longing for enjoyable contemporary romance. Her characters are relatable and the situations are realistic, but she always adds a little extra punch! This book is no exception because it's almost Christmas and Starr Lewis is carrying a lot of anxiety. How can a gal be truly happy when she's lost her job and she's about to watch her sister marry the man she thought was hers? How will she survive the next few weeks?

Shiloh is a master of witty, fun dialogue sprinkled with thought-provoking nuggets of faith but she also knows how to turn friendship into swoon-worthy romance. Starr and Waylon Emmerson have long known each other but there's a different connection when she returns home for Thanksgiving. Watching their relationship evolve is pure joy and I loved that this story takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Is there anyone who doesn't enjoy a holiday romance?

You Make It Feel Like Christmas is a delightful story and I recommend it to all who enjoy Christian contemporary fiction.

I received a copy from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novels, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, Risking Love a 2020 Selah Award finalist, and The Truth About Fame a 2021 Holt Medallion finalist.

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to encourage authors in the writing industry. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at http://tonishiloh.com.

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