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A delightful Christmas story, the first in a new series by Patrice Wilton, NEW YORK TIMES best seller. Jennie Braxton and her two small children are traveling to Philadelphia for Christmas with her family. Car trouble lands them in a magical town called Heaven, PA. Everything about this sweet place seems too good to be true, especially Nick Ryan, a local chef with a heartA delightful Christmas story, the first in a new series by Patrice Wilton, NEW YORK TIMES best seller. Jennie Braxton and her two small children are traveling to Philadelphia for Christmas with her family. Car trouble lands them in a magical town called Heaven, PA. Everything about this sweet place seems too good to be true, especially Nick Ryan, a local chef with a heart as big as her own. His sensual smile tempts her from mourning the loss of her dear husband, to look into the future. Can her dreams of finding happiness again come true, or will her heart hide safely in the past? ...

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  • Rabid Reader
    2018-11-23 12:45

    A feel good, warm romance with a splash of heat. A car accident in the town of Heavenly leads a grieving widow to find hope for a new life. This heartwarming story has great characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. Nick is not only the chef at one of the best restaurants in town but he is an all-round nice guy, whose heart becomes unexpectedly captured by Jennie and her two beautiful daughters. The narrator, Rita Page, did an excellent job of all the different characters voices and brought the beauty and magic of this story to life. This is an enjoyable Christmas romance with a touch of the sensuality.

  • ~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
    2018-11-22 09:31

    *Be sure to check out my blog post for this book, including an interview with the audiobook narrator, and a limited time giveaway! Check it out here!Sweet, with only a little bit of heat.I'm quite a sucker for sweet romances, and this one is definitely full of sugar. On the same level as Hallmark movies, which make the best stories to enjoy during the holiday season. Jennie and Nick are definitely a sweet couple, and their story is the quintessential true-love style romance.Jennie, a widow with two young daughters, is not looking for a man. Simply a happy holiday at her parent's house. A puppy changes not only her life, but the lives of her girls, and a local restaurant owner, Nick. Without knowing exactly what hit either of them, love swept them up faster than a fresh blanket of snow, covering anything from their past that may keep them apart.Listening to this book was wonderful, and definitely compared well to watching an actual Hallmark movie. The narrator did a wonderful job, and even with my preference for speeding the book up a few notches, she was clear and gave the story a wonderful sense of character. I especially loved the way she portrayed the little girls - what skill!I only have one complaint with this book, and it's simply a personal preference. I don't enjoy bedroom scenes, and this one had quite an explicit one. With audiobooks, it's far more difficult to skip scenes like that, than it is with written books. Because it's simply my taste, and was fairly far into the book that was otherwise mostly clean, I only took off half a rose.This is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys this type of story, and I am excited to start the sequel! Many thanks to the author for the chance to listen and review this book.*I received a complimentary audiobook copy of this book, from the author via Audiobookworm Promotions, to listen to in exchange for an honest review.~Rose@Desert Rose Reviews

  • C.E. Hart
    2018-12-09 12:44

    A Heavenly Christmas, written by Patrice Wilton, is a charming holiday tale. If you stay glued to the Hallmark channel watching feel-good movies during the Christmas season (like I do) then you’ll enjoy this story.This is the first book I’ve read by Patrice Wilton, and I look forward to reading and listening to Someone To Love, the second book in this series.The story centers on Jennie Braxton, a widow of one year, and mother of two young girls. She gets in an accident while traveling to Philadelphia to visit her parents for the holidays and is sent to the hospital. Her unexpected encounter with Nick, a kind and interesting chef in a town called Heaven, detours her heart as well as her holiday plans, and rescues her from her grievous past.I love stories that take place during the holidays. Add a sweet puppy, and a handsome man who knows his way around the kitchen and fills my senses with more than baking scents, and I’m sold!*The story contains sex, and for those sensitive to slang or cursing, there are choice words throughout.Audio Narration: Rita Page has a smooth and gentle tone that is kind and inviting. But I feel the inflection is a bit overdone —as if she is reading a bedtime story to a child. Ms. Page’s saccharine sweet narration reminds me of Caroline Ingalls from the television show Little House on the Prairie, and seems out of place when describing the chemistry and sensuality between two adults. The children’s voices are also exaggerated and animated. As I became engrossed in the great storyline, the voices blended in and were not as distracting.Audio Production Quality: The production quality of this audio book is clear, with no distracting background music, static, or skips.Overall opinion: A Heavenly Christmas is a compelling story. The writing is filled with warmth, love, and the spirit of Christmas, but the voice narration is bit overacted. Cover: LoveTitle: LoveGenre: Contemporary RomanceSeries: A Heavenly Christmas Book #1Publisher: Patricia WiltonAudio Length: 6:11Pages (printed length): 252First Lines: Jennie Braxton opened her eyes slowly, but it was like fighting to swim upstream.I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Patrice Wilton. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Dawn Dorsey
    2018-11-21 08:44

    Heaven can be perceived or imagined in many forms, and in this story it presents itself to Jennie just when she needs it most, as a small town near Philadelphia, where she avoids a puppy in the snow but meets abruptly with a tree on her way to visit her family. Jennie is a grieving widow trying to make Christmas special for her small daughters, not quite a year after their father's tragic death in the navy, and her stress limit is almost as close as the tree now embedded in her car. The friendly people of Heaven, and its serene setting and mood, help calm her jitters, cope with the immediate exigencies, and soothe her spirit. They also contact her parents, who come to take care of the little girls while she remains overnight at the hospital for observation, and consults insurance and the local mechanic about her car. One resident in particular, who is the first to her rescue, and feels guilty about the puppy he was trying to rescue when she swerved to avoid him, takes an interest in her welfare and her daughters' happiness. Jennie is drawn to Nick, but still mourning her lost husband and not ready to trust her emotions, nor does she dare risk hurting her daughters, who are already attached to Nick in a few short days.This being a Christmas romance, there is one rather graphic love scene, but you can skip over it if this makes you uncomfortable. The editing also suffers from what I have found common in e-books, with misused homonyms and misplaced, missing, or extraneous apostrophes, as though it were taken down in dictation by someone who is not fully competent in English, or more likely scanned and converted from a print copy using clumsy software. I don't know why this should be, since in this era I expect print books are first prepared digitally for press, but it seems to be all too common, and the final editing either omitted or careless. It is not as extensive and distracting as I have found in some books, but still disappointing.

  • Patty
    2018-11-23 16:58

    What a wonderfully uplifting listen this is. I love stories that give new life to people who need it. This story is a chance meeting of Jenny and Nick when Nick is saving a pup causing Jenny to hit a tree. This unfortunate encounter opens up a brand new world for the two of them. Jenny is still grieving over the unexpected death of her husband earlier in the year and is adjusting to her new life with her two daughters. When Nick comes into the picture, all of her hope and expectations change. Nick is a man who has difficulty with commitments. After a rough childhood, he does not want to have history repeat itself with his life, so chooses not to get married. Will this heavenly encounter change both their lives? This book is full of hope and love. I especially love the way Nick talks to himself, working through his beliefs and where he wants to go with his life. It is refreshing hearing this and seeing that even with the worst of childhoods, the right person can change everything. I also love that he is relentless with not taking no for an answer. I think if he did not pursue the relationship, Jenny would have accepted just going back to her life and trying to move one. There are some wonderful supporting characters in this book, I really liked Jenny's mom. She is a no nonsense woman, and asks for details and tells things like they are. This is a warm and fun holiday romance and I really enjoyed it.Rita Page has a real warmth in her voice and gives this story the heartwarming feel it deserves. She gives a beautiful performance and I will definitely look for more of her narrations.

  • Mary Lou Hoffman
    2018-12-13 14:56

    A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS is the first book in the series by the same name, but each is to stand on their own. Time will tell.“You’re in heaven.” Heaven, Pennsylvania! This story is as magical as the Christmas season used as its setting and as peace-inspiring as the name of the town suggests. I have to admit, with it being a Christmas romance, I was not expecting the heat level that was brought out. I love that the passion between Nick and Jennie built slowly, but make no mistake it burns hot and it definitely has long-lasting warming power.I also have to admit, I was in a horrible funk this week. I was downright morose facing another holiday without a few people who will watch me celebrate from those rainbow-colored clouds. I wasn’t sure that it was a good time for me to be listening to a happy holiday story. I am glad I “had to” for my blog. While I’m sure a story isn’t always a cure for the blues, it worked for me this time. The turning point for me was when I cried… oh, yes, I believe you will cry too. Tears of sweetness, bittersweet memories, and happiness. The performance of the voice-actor, Rita Page, is beautifully done. I loved the slight alterations in voice for the different characters, even the dog!I cannot wait to return to Heaven, PA! I don’t know whose story will be next, but I’m sure it will be amazing. Patrice Wilton has a new fan here!Note: while I was given this book as a gifted Audible copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.Title: A HEAVENLY CHRISTMASSeries: A Heavenly Christmas #1Narrator: Rita PageCategory /Genre: Contemporary RomanceRecommended for: 18+ due to sexual contentLength: 6 hours, 11 minutesReceived from: Patrice Wilton (as an Audiobooks gifted copy)

  • Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
    2018-11-21 11:59

    A sweet and heartwarming romance filled with hope! A Heavenly Christmas is the first story in a new series by Patrice Wilton. This story has a unique plot with characters that will become one of your friends and neighbor. This story captured my attention from the very beginning. Patrice Wilton did an outstanding job of writing a romance with a holiday spin that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. It gives you all the good fuzzy feelings that one enjoys in a good romance. I know when I pick up a book by Patrice Wilton I am going to be reading a story that I have not read before and will not be able to put down. She has quickly become one of my go-to authors when I am looking for a good read. Rita Page does a fantastic job with the narration. She has a clear voice that was easy to follow. She does a great job with the voice inflections. With her fantastic writing, it is a pleasure to read Patrice Wilton’s books. This was a great book to start the series that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series by Patrice Wilton. I recommend the Heavenly Christmas series to anyone that enjoys getting in the holiday spirit with some romance.

  • Barbara
    2018-12-02 09:36

    A Heavenly Christmas (Heavenly Christmas Series Book 1)The love story of Jennie and Nick. It Christmas time and Jennie and her two girls are going to her parents' home . they are in an accident in Heaven, Pa when Nick come to the rescue. OK story

  • Jessen Elizabeth
    2018-11-19 11:51

    A feel good Christmas romance! I really enjoyed the story although it could have used an epilogue.

  • Julie Gansler
    2018-11-19 10:50

    There is a Heaven on EarthA wonderful romantic storyline set during the time of the season that makes you want to believe in "Happy Ever after" .

  • Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
    2018-11-23 11:46

    This was downloaded on a whim from BookBub and was free. In an effort to try to feel remotely interested in Christmas, this is one of many festive novels I have read this past week. This is definitely one of the best.I was a little concerned during the first scene because I thought this might have been a paranormal novel. My confusion was quickly sorted out as the plot unfolded and I understood more. Apart from that little hiccup, the narrative drew me in one hundred percent.The protagonists are likeable, especially Nick. He is a real thoughtful and caring. He is strong and very persuasive. Just the man Jennie needs. As a widow with two young daughters, Jennie still loves her husband, killed in an accident nearly a year ago and racked with guilt when she becomes attracted to Nick. With young children to consider, especially when they instantly like him, she's torn between following her heart and doing what she thinks is best for her girls.I wasn't expecting this novel to be so emotional and many times I had tears in my eyes. The chemistry between Nick and Jennie is palpable as they are drawn together in what begins as an unfortunate accident. The push and pull generated as Jennie wrestles with her conscience and Nick is helpless to stop his attraction to the single mum is heartbreaking when decisions don't always suit them both simultaneously. Thankfully, in the spirit of Christmas, everything works out satisfactorily. This isn't a narrative tied up in a neat happy ever after bow but leaves the readers knowing their path to a happy future is laid out.The author is new to me and I'm definitely going to read the other books in this series.

  • Marilyn
    2018-12-12 09:56

    Goodthe story is where a young mother and her two daughters who lost the husband and farther find a Christmas season

  • Laura Wollam
    2018-12-07 09:57

    Heavenly, indeedGreat feel good Christmas story. This second chance story brings a genuine warm, happy feeling to the reader's heart. It will even bring tears to your eyes and make you cry during some parts. Wonderfully written story!

  • Kim
    2018-12-11 12:33

    Sweet, quick romanceThis story is about an unexpected event changing 4 people's lives and bring 2 people together. It is a sweet romance and a quick read. Nice holiday story.

  • Darlene Halliwell
    2018-11-14 11:51

    Feel good story!A Heavenly Christmas was a very heartwarming and tender story about second love. You'll fall in love with Nick. I bought Book 2 to see how everything turns out for Ally.

  • Cindy
    2018-11-23 10:53

    Heaven Can't WaitThis was a cute Christmas story about a widow and her daughters finding Heaven. No, they didn't die, they found Heaven, Pennsylvania and a gorgeous chef. Christmas magic was everywhere and I highly recommend this book.

  • Cedelya A Shaffer
    2018-12-10 16:57

    Pleasant read for Christmas time I like stories of moving on. Thought this was a little too much of "should I, shouldn't I", but well written and easy to follow.

  • Stacy
    2018-12-03 12:34

    This had a great storyline. I just prefer reading less language and don't care for sexual details. All the same, it was still a good book. ~~~~~~ Contains language and sex.

  • Sharon
    2018-11-29 15:41

    Wonderful storyThis was a great story. It was funny but had some sad times too. It ended too soon. Recommend this book.

  • shanna
    2018-11-17 13:30

    LoveThis book is a perfect winter fairytale. I would highly recommend it, and not just at Christmas time, anytime if the year.

  • Donna Scoggins
    2018-11-27 15:34

    2nd ChancesLove can be wonderful the second time around if given a chance. Enjoyed this story that also included children and some dogs.

  • Leslie
    2018-11-30 11:59

    DelightfulI thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and found the plot to be delightful. I definitely recommend it!

  • Janet Miller
    2018-11-30 12:53

    This was the first book I've read by this author. I thought the story was well written and it held my interest. Although not long, the story gave plenty of information about each of the characters. It was a quick read and enjoyable. I will look for more from this author.

  • Judy Meierhofer
    2018-12-06 08:56

    ChristmasAlways the favorite to I e of year for a good Christmas story and love. What a great love and ending can do for a family split wide open from death and how you are always hearing and moving forward.

  • Nancy Ku
    2018-11-30 09:36

    A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS (Heavenly Christmas series Book 1) by Patrice Wilton ...This is the first book in a new series and I really loved it. Jennie is a widow with two small daughters ( her husband died in a military chopper accident a year ago).. This their first Christmas without him. She is travelling home to spend it with family and has a car accident in a town called Heaven. Nick is a chef and owns his own restaurant....he was chasing a stray puppy and feels he caused the accident. There are laughs, tears and lots of feels to get to a wonderful HEA.

  • Beverly
    2018-12-11 11:43

    Love storyA really good Christmas love story. I just love this time of the year. Nicely written and the characters were real people. A story for everyone.

  • Beverly Williams
    2018-12-05 08:58

    AwesomeWhat a great story of loss and sooo much love. Can’t wait for the next book. Thanks for a wonderful story

  • Susan Weber
    2018-12-04 16:32

    Jennie a widow is heading to spend Christmas with her parents when she has an accident in Heaven PA. Was this accident heavenly intervention and will she find peace and love in Heaven??

  • Becky Moneyhun
    2018-11-24 15:33

    MagicalLove it from the start with the puppy. A true Christmas miracle to unfold and so heartwarming. I can’t wait to read more in this series and books from Patrice Wilton. 😊

  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    2018-12-12 10:53

    This was a sweet and simple romance that was born out of an accident that put two souls on a course toward each other this holiday season. Nick has no real family to concern himself with and Jennie was grieving the loss of her husband less than a year ago. Could love be the opening she needs to live again?Narration was just so-so. There was no spark charging the story to life and making it come to life. I was wanting to get lost in the words coming off the page and float as I listened.