A lighthearted Christmas read
Grace works for a company providing unique wedding proposals and she is good at her job. So good that when Bridget needs to find someone to plan her boss’s wedding proposal in the quaint Santa’s village of Mistletoe Mountain she contacts Grace. It isn’t until they are trapped in this magical town that Bridget realizes her boss is Grace’s ex. Let the awkward moments and cringeworthy discussions begin.
The Christmas Proposal has a feel-good Hallmark movie vibe but adds a level of realness by giving us two main characters coming to terms with their pasts, present and futures. Life is not so candy-coated and sprinkled with Hollywood snow for Grace or Bridget. Grace has avoided visiting her family who lives and works in Mistletoe Mountain but agrees to help out this woman who seems desperate to please her boss. Bridget has no fond Christmas memories having grown up bouncing from foster home to foster home. She would much rather spend her free time doing what she loves, developing video games and hoping to land a programmer’s job with her boss, the best of the best in her field. Why else would she agree to head into the mountains with the peppy, Christmas-obsessed Grace?
This is a lighthearted Christmas read filled with Grace’s family, welcoming locals and a village hoping to attract tourists for the holiday season. I loved the idea of decorating ugly sweater Christmas cookies. I also enjoyed watching Bridget embrace all the festive events she and Grace attend while Grace struggles to deal with her reasons for bailing on Mistletoe Mountain. This is a slow-burn, gentle romance and a nice addition to your holiday reads. 4 stars
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.