Review: Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle

Title: Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 328 pages
Book Rating: B

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A heartwarming Christmas story filled with the magic and miracles of the holiday season by USA Today Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle.

Growing up, Liz Westmoreland dreamed of taking over her grandparents inn located in the small mountain town of Antler Creek only for it to be sold before she ever got the chance. While browsing the internet, she stumbles upon a listing for what looks to be the picturesque inn and it’s set to go to auction. Liz places a bid, and by a miracle, wins the auction. But when she gets there she finds the property in significant disrepair.

When Matt Hardy narrowly lost the inn and property that butted his land, he just hoped it wasn’t another city slicker coming to make matters worse after the previous owners gutted the place for an art gallery. But the minute he recognized the sweet, freckle-faced girl from his childhood and heard her plans to reopen the inn, he jumps at the chance to help his childhood crush restore a place where he made so many fond memories.

While working on repairs, Liz and Matt discover her grandmother’s collection of angels in one of the cabins. When the angels start mysteriously showing up all over the inn, she begins to look at them as reassurance—that restoring the inn is what she’s meant to do. But when an accident leaves Liz feeling like she made a mistake, will Matt—and the residents of Antler Creek—be able to show Liz that she’s found a home? And possibly true love as well?


Christmas Angels by Nancy Naigle is an endearing novel of love and new beginnings.

Liz Westmoreland’s fondest memories are the times she spent at her grandparents’ lodge. Despite her lucrative career, she dreams of owning a bed and breakfast.  In a moment of serendipity, Liz gets the opportunity to bid on her grandparents’ property when it is unexpectedly up for auction.  After winning the auction, Liz travels to Antler Creek where she delighted by the townspeople’s welcome and offers of assistance.

Since Liz  purchased her grandparents’ lodge sight unseen, she is unaware of the changes made to the property over the years by different owners. She is filled with doubts when she realizes how much work the lodge will need before she can open for business. But despite her trepidation, Liz is not  willing to give up on her dream just yet. Luckily she has a town full of hardworking residents who are eager to help her return the lodge to its former glory.

Matt Hardy also bid on the property but he is not at all resentful when he meets Liz. He entertains fond memories of her from their childhood and he is quick to step in and assist Liz during her renovations. Unbeknownst to Liz, Matt’s feelings run deeper than friendship but he is careful to keep his hopes for a future with her to himself.  With quiet determination, Matt lends his expertise while nurturing their connection but will Liz fall in love with him?

Both Liz and Matt are wary of becoming involved with one another. Matt’s previous relationship with someone from the city ended badly and he is in no hurry to repeat his mistake. Liz’s future is uncertain since she has no idea how successful the lodge will be after opening for business. But with an easygoing friendship quickly developing between them as they spend time together, will Liz and Matt decide to explore their growing feelings for each other?

Christmas Angels is a warm and inviting romance with a lovable dog, a wonderful cast of characters and an idyllic setting. Liz and Matt’s relationship is sweet yet understated.  Although their romance is mostly drama free, conflict arises very late in the story due to a misunderstanding.  Fans of wholesome romances are sure to enjoy this cheerful and uplifting holiday story by Nancy Naigle

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