If you’ve read my reviews or followed me on social for long, you know I love Jenny Hale’s books! She puts out one summer book and one Christmas book every year, both of which I wait for wait baited breath. Out of all her Christmas books though (and there have been some great ones!), Christmas at Fireside Cabins is my favorite holiday book she’s written.
Lila Evans looks forward to spending a week every holiday season with her friends exploring a new town as she tries to forget the pain of losing her father. Unfortunately, this year may be their last, as everyone’s lives are starting to go in different directions. So, Lila wants to make sure it’s the best yet.
Pinewood Hills sounds like the quintessential Hallmark town, but when Lila and her friends arrive, they find a rundown cabin and a grumpy coffee shop owner. Instead of running for the hills, however, Lila feels compelled to stay and help widow Eleanor Finely, who confesses the cabins are headed for permanent closure. Lila has such a sweet and helping heart that I found myself rooting for her from the first page.
I also love that it centers around a girls trip, because if you’ve followed me for long you know I love my girls trips! And having had more than one experience where I showed up to my rental house to find it was nothing like the pictures, I could definitely relate to the predicament the ladies find themselves in when they arrive at the rundown Fireside Cabins.
Between the rundown cabin and the surly coffee shop owner who is in desperate need of a little Christmas cheer, Lila has her work cut out for her. But maybe it’s just the kind of project she needs to get her mind off missing the family she no longer has and her friends whose lives seem to be pulling them in opposite directions.
You’ll fall in love with this sweet little town and wish you could go visit Fireside Cabins yourself! ❤️️
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