Wednesday, December 1, 2021

#GIVEAWAY 9th annual Ho Ho Ho Harlequin Holiday Extravaganza- Review The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan


Welcome to day 1 of my holiday blog blast sponsored by the publisher that makes the world go round, Harlequin. Today I'm featuring my favorite genre romance author, Sarah Morgan who I started reviewing Waaay Back when she wrote for the Harlequin Presents line. Enjoy my review of her latest Christmas novel, The Christmas Escape it was amazing. Stop by and see what I thought and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway open for the entire bash.
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ISBN-13: 978-1335462817
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 10-26-2021
Length: 384pp
Source: Netgalley/Publisher for review
Buy It: Publisher/ Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



“Morgan’s latest Christmas tale will delight readers and give them the perfect excuse to snuggle up for a few hours with a cup of hot cocoa.”—Booklist on The Christmas Escape

An uplifting novel of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all...

It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas escape – a dream trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. But facing a make-or-break marriage crisis, Christy desperately needs time alone with her husband, Seb. Her solution? Alix, along with Seb’s oldest friend, Zac, can take Christy’s daughter on the planned Lapland trip, and they will all reunite there for Christmas Day. After all, what are friends for?

There’s nothing Alix won’t do for Christy, but Christy’s plan to save Christmas is testing their friendship. Especially as Alix and Zac have a difficult history of their own.

As long-held secrets unravel, and unexpected romance shines under the Northern Lights, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want? And could this Christmas escape save the precious gift of each other’s friendship?

Readers have fallen in love with The Christmas Escape
‘One of my favourite books this year, The Christmas Escape is the perfect festive read’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘A must for any reader looking for some Christmas cheer and I can’t recommend it enough for the festive season!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is storytelling at its very best. Put aside some quiet time and curl up and read this fantastic heartwarming and enjoyable book’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Sarah Morgan writes THE BEST Christmas books, full of winter warmth, charm and festive feels’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

My Review:

The Christmas Escape
Sarah Morgan

Morgan’s latest Christmas novel is a true treasure about second chances, friendship and family, the family we’re born into, the family of the heart and the families we make.
It’s hard to pick the best thing about Sarah Morgan’s The Christmas Escape because there’s so much to choose from. Take the location, can there be a better place to set a Christmas story than the Swedish Lapland’s, hunkered down in a luxury resort surrounded by an idyllic snow globe winter wonderland and topped off by the Aurora Borealis?  Or take the storyline about reuniting with long lost family, about secrets, regrets and hopes for the future. Or maybe the characters everyone of whom is imperative to the telling of this incredible Christmas tale. Or this master storyteller herself who just gets better and better with each novel. You see it just doesn’t matter which way you turn The Christmas Escape is this year’s must read holiday story.

Christy Sullivan is a planner and this year she planned the perfect Lapland Christmas for her own little family and her best friend Alix visiting her black sheep aunt who was a taboo subject while her mother was alive but now one she wants to get to know. But just as it’s time to leave her husband Seb has an emergency and she needs to stay home for a few extra days. Not wanting her daughter Holly to miss out on anything also means asking her best friend Alix to go ahead of them and take care of Holly. And knowing what a handful Holly can be she also recruits Seb’s best bud Zac to lend a hand.

Alix Carpenter has Christy to thank for her loving Christmas, in fact if it wasn’t for Christy and her family Alix would have never survived her childhood, but Christy has no idea about the Pandora’s box she opened asking both Alix and Zac to look after Holly. Well how could she know because Alix never confided in her best friend about her past history with Zac. And Alix isn’t sure she’ll survive this Christmas if she has to spend it in such close quarters with a man she just wants to forget.

Here's the UK cover

About Sarah:
Sarah Morgan is a Sunday Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She has sold over 21 million copies of her books, and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and have earned her starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Library Journal.

Sarah lives near London, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves spending time outdoors, walking or riding her mountain bike. She frequently stops to take photographs, much to the annoyance of her family.

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  1. Thank you for your wonderful and lovely giveaway. I enjoyed learning about the Harlequin publishing origins which was very interesting. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday filled with memorable and special celebrations.

  2. Thank you for featuring the book and sharing your review thoughts. I haven't read Sarah before, but I've noticed her books.

    1. Kim I hope you get a chance to try her. she is wonderful

  3. I've read good things about this author and may have to give her a try.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. It wouldn't be Christmas without your Christmas Harlequin HoHoHo Extravaganza, Debbie. :)

    The setting and the character story of this one does sound like a fab read. Glad you loved it. I've only read two of hers, but I will be getting to more. :)

    1. it wouldn't so even though it was a difficult task I did it! Yay
      Oh it was wonderful the setting was like a character itself

  5. Lovely review Debbie! Thanks for sharing the UK Cover. I can't tell which I like more! They're both so magical! Sarah Morgan is on my TBR list but I just haven't had a chance to read her yet. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

    1. She's a lovely lady and master storyteller Elizabeth I hope you get the chance