Thursday, November 26, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: A Sugar Creek Christmas by Jenny B. Jones

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring A Sugar Creek Christmas by Jenny B. Jones. I was in desperate need of a Christmas read and this fit the bill perfectly.

About the Book
Sometimes all love needs is a second chance.

Morning television show darling Emma Sutton has just been fired. The only way to get her job back is to find a holiday story to warm the coldest heart. So when her hometown of Sugar Creek, Arkansas, needs a Christmas event planner, Emma moves back, sure her story lies in the town’s desire to become a tourist’s holiday wonderland. The plan is perfect—until Emma meets her new boss.

Charming, handsome Noah Kincaid isn’t just Sugar Creek’s newest mayor. He’s also Emma’s ex-fiancĂ©. Ten years ago Emma left Noah her ring and a goodbye note, but it’s haunted her ever since. The last thing Noah wants to do is work with the woman who broke his heart, but Emma’s desperate to prove to him that her bah-humbug ways won’t interfere with her work.

Emma finds it’s more than the mistletoe drawing her back to Noah. Whatever they had is clearly not over, but Noah’s kisses can’t protect Emma from a past that won’t leave her alone. As the snow falls and the trees glisten, love will come to Sugar Creek. But will it come in time to make all of Emma’s Christmas dreams come true?

Book Beginnings
"Emma, you're fired."

Friday 56
Two nights later, nearly all traces of snow had disappeared, as if the wintry precipitation had packed up it's every belonging and left in a snit, offended at the arrival of the sun.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. Replies
    1. I had to laugh at that 56 quote. Thanks for coming by! :)

  2. Nice excerpts! I've read some other books from Jenny B. Jones and enjoyed them, so I may check this one out. That first line is a zinger!

    My Friday post:

    1. I was immediately pulled in with that first line wondering what on earth she did to get fired. I loved this one so I'm excited to check out more from Jenny B. Jones. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Always get fired during the holiday season.... Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

    1. Right? It's the worst timing but makes for some great reading, lol. Thanks for visiting. Happy weekend! :)

  4. This one sounds delightful! And I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, Ashley! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :D

    1. I had a really good Thanksgiving and I hope you did too, Lark! Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend! :)