Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas in Cupid Falls {+ One}

Christmas in Cupid Falls by Holly Jacobs - Thoughts in ProgressThere are times you need a story that inspires hope and magic. Author Holly Jacobs has created that type of story in her latest release, CHRISTMAS IN CUPID FALLS.

The narration by Tanya Eby brings the quirky characters to life. Her vocalizations enhances this delightful story. Eby performs the various emotions with heart.

In this first installment of Jacob’s Cupid Falls series, Kennedy Anderson has worked hard to be a part of the small town of Cupid Falls. Operating her late aunt’s flower shop, Kennedy has big plans to help the town grow as its mayor. With her kind heart, charming personality, and business sense, the town rallies behind her and doesn’t question that she’s a single woman about to give birth any day.

Malcolm Carter returns to Cupid Falls at the request of his grandfather. Working as a lawyer in the big city, Malcolm hasn’t returned home since his mother’s death almost nine months earlier. Arriving in Cupid Falls, Malcolm is surprised to learn the girl next door (Kennedy) is having his baby. It seems the night they spent consoling each other over his mother’s death has life changing consequences.

While she has had a crush on Malcolm since high school, Kennedy is determined to raise the child on her own with Malcolm out of the picture. The son of divorced parents, Malcolm is just as determined to do right by Kennedy and his child.

It will take the residents of Cupid Falls and some Christmas magic for Kennedy and Malcolm to accept what others already know.

This is an enchanting story of love and friendship. The small town atmosphere adds depth to the story and enhances the charm of the eccentric residents.

CHRISTMAS IN CUPID FALLS will have you laughing as it warms your heart. A fun story of Christmas magic that will brighten your mood no matter the season.

Christmas in Cupid Falls by Holly Jacobs, Cupid Falls Series Book #1, Narrated by Tanya Eby, Brilliance Audio, @2014, ISBN: 978-1491535073, Unabridged, 1 MP3 Disc, Run Time: 6 Hours and 44 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


I just had to include a couple of photographs of my late mother-in-law’s Christmas cactus. They are in full bloom. Several of the plants are a beautiful shade of pink and the others are a deep red. The difference in the colors doesn’t show up well in these photos.

Pink Christmas Cactus - Thoughts in ProgressIt’s strange how the plants bloom. There are three Christmas cactus plants that stay on a shelf in front of the window in the utility room year round. These plants usually don’t bloom until January. Right now they don’t even have any buds on them.

The other plants (about eight larger plants) are placed outside in their contains during the summer months and only brought in when the weather begins to threaten frost. They are placed in a closed in porch where the temperature is a bit cooler than the utility room. These are the plants that are blooming now.

Christmas cactus - Thoughts in Progress Well, thanks for stopping by. I know it’s getting to be a busy time of year with holiday preparations going on. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out CHRISTMAS IN CUPID FALLS. It’s a fun story and I forgot to mention there’s a special cookie recipe included. Do you have any plants that bloom at different times even though they are the same type? Any ideas why these cactus bloom at different times?

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  1. Wow, that cactus is really blooming. Your mother-in-law would be pleased.
    Comes back and finds out he's about to be a father - now that's dropping a bomb on someone.

  2. Beautiful! I have a Christmas cactus--stays inside year round. It's starting to have buds, but I'm not sure how hopeful I am that we will have blossoms by Christmas.

  3. Mason - Those cacti are beautiful! So glad they bloomed for you. And thanks for sharing about this book. As you say, every once in a while, it's a tonic to believe that magic might really happen.

  4. we do love heartwarming stories

  5. I suspect the difference in blooming times relates to the light they receive. Our back yard blooms slower (usually) than the front.
    An unexpected father? And prepared to step up to the challenge? Sounds like a keeper to me. Which I am sure that Kennedy learns...

  6. That sounds like a great story for the holidays. And those cacti are absolutely beautiful.

  7. A friend sent me a link to your lovely review and I just wanted to say thank you for starting my morning with a smile!

  8. Holly, glad to return the smile. I smiled while listening to your book too. as well as getting a little misty in a couple of spots. :)


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