Eve is a workaholic. Yeah, it may be Christmastime, but she won’t let that distract her from making partner at her financial firm. Even if that means her family and her personal life get pushed to the side…again. 

Then Eve slips on a patch of icy sidewalk, hits her head, and wakes up in Heaven. She finds herself in training as a Christmas angel. Ironic, since she hasn’t cared about the holiday in years. 

Still, Eve sets out to do the best she can at her new job. With the guidance of her angel mentor, she’ll answer a little girl’s prayer for her uncle Max to find happiness again. 

The assignment turns out to be far more complicated than she expected. What’s more, Eve finds herself falling for Max—hard. Only the true meaning of Christmas and family can help Eve find hope for Max…and for herself. 

Title:  A Heavenly Christmas
Series:  A Hallmark Movie Novel
Author:  Rhonda Merwarth
Genre:  Contemporary Christmas Romance
Published:  November 7, 2017
Publisher:  Hallmark Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

If you love Hallmark Channel movies, especially around Christmas time (like I definitely do), then you’ll be excited to learn about Hallmark Publishing and their line of Hallmark Movies that have been published as novels.  I happen to love being able to click on a book anytime of the year, so now the movies I enjoy can also be the books I enjoy anytime at all.  Win for everyone.

Eve is a career driven woman who has no time for family, friends, personal relationships or life in general.  She is focused on her clients, her work and climbing the corporate ladder to partner as quickly as possible.  Her brother and his family would love nothing more than if she would slow down and give them her time, not presents bought by her assistant… but Eve has her eye on a goal and will not look away for anything or anyone.  But all that will change in one brief moment – and now her eyes are finally opened to the world and the people around her, when it’s too late.

A Heavenly Christmas is a charming Christmas Romance that shows the reality of taking life so seriously that you don’t even live life but power through with goals and plans – but not people.  Max and Lauren are the perfect people to show a far different Eve exactly what living life is all about.  Watching Eve take a hard look at her previous life is heartbreaking, but necessary if she’s to learn anything.

I loved the interactions between Eve and Pearl, another guardian angel who guides her through her first assignment.  Their banter is fun to listen to, and often strikes straight to the heart of the matter.  Max is going through some tough times right now.  He’s making a decision based on his love for his niece, but one that is breaking his heart as well.  Eve’s presence will bring joy and a change of mind into Max’s life – and a wish for so much more with this beautiful woman.

I enjoyed A Heavenly Christmas very much and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys sweet romance, and possibilities.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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