From the writer of the Netflix sensation, A Christmas Prince, and Christmas Camp, the movie and novel, comes a heartwarming new Christmas story, Finding Christmas, showing how sometimes the detour in your journey is the path to true love.
With all the glittering decorations, twinkling lights, snow angels, gingerbread men and mistletoe, Christmas is Emmie’s first love.
This year, she can’t wait to share her favorite Christmas traditions with her boyfriend, Grant. She thinks he’s “the one.” So when Grant’s hectic work schedule has him more “Bah Humbug” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” Emmie creates a holiday-themed scavenger hunt to help him find his Christmas spirit. At the end of the journey, Grant will arrive at the charming town of Christmas Point where she’s planned a romantic weekend filled with holiday activities.
But Emmie’s plan backfires when a mix-up has the wrong guy following her clues! Sam, a best-selling mystery writer, thinks Emmie’s clever Christmas riddles are from his agent, who is trying to help him get over his epic writer’s block.
When he arrives at Christmas Point and finds the stunned Emmie, he immediately feels she’s someone special, but she can’t see beyond the fact that the wrong guy has shown up. Inspired by the small, charming town, Sam decides to stay and convinces Emmie to join him in a little holiday fun while she waits for Grant.
When Grant finally shows up, Emmie is disappointed to discover he’s not enjoying the activities she planned and can’t help wonder if he’s really the one for her. She also can’t get Sam out of her mind and all the great times they had together. With Christmas coming fast, Emmie will need the magic of the season to help steer her in the direction of true love…
Finding Christmas by Karen Schaler was a perfect Christmas story. It’s one of those slow burning reads. The plot started off by introducing the characters. The main problem was a no show boyfriend and the wrong guy who fits the checklist so perfectly. Maybe, the wrong guy is the right guy. But Emmie has her hands full. Planning a Christmas getaway for her and her boyfriend to enjoying everything Christmas has to offer.
By celebrating Christmas, this Christmas Queen, keeps her parents memories alive. I felt the immediate heartache and pain that Emmie felt from losing them. She dives head first into Christmas spirit. There’s also her annoying On Track App. Even the wrong guy, Sam, and a cute dog name, Dasher, hate the app. However, getting Emmie off the app is impossible.
Sam is the hot Christmas guy visiting Christmas Point. He is a writer who missed his deadlines. He avoided his agent until she came to chase him down. Sam isn’t sure if he will ever write another novel. Until, a Christmas scavenger clue led him to a woman who loves Christmas everything. Something changed, and Sam won’t give up easily. He too suffered a major loss. His sister died.
All in all, this heartwarming tale, has enough Christmas magic to melt my heart. I loved the cast of characters. Emmie, Sam, Dasher, and the rest of the Christmas Point cast. Each one added to the story. They gave it depth, meaning, and heart. Loss, grief, hope, and a bit of romance can be found in this read.