A Cliche Christmas

A Cliche Christmas

by Nicole Deese

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Overview

2014 American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis Award Finalist

Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.

Georgia Cole—known in Hollywood as the “Holiday Goddess”—has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia’s hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she’ll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget.

Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477826171
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Love in Lenox , #1
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicole Deese is a lover of fiction. When she isn’t writing—or daydreaming about writing—she can be found curled up and reading on a sofa. She often fantasizes about “reading escapes,” which look a lot like kid-free, laundry-free, and cooking-free vacations. A girl can dream, right?

Her debut novel, an inspirational contemporary romance, All for Anna, has hit multiple milestones since its release in January 2013, including a 4.7 star rating on Amazon and more than 150,000 downloads on Kindle. She has since completed the Letting Go series and is elbow-deep in a new series featuring both sisterly love and swoonworthy romance.

Nicole lives in Frisco, Texas, with her hunk of a husband, Tim, and her two rowdy boys, Preston and Lincoln.

Customer Reviews

A Cliche Christmas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
This story was a wonderful contemporary romance that was definitely swoon-worthy! I really enjoyed being introduced to the small town of Lenox, OR, which had a host of interesting people in it. The main characters were great and had a complicated history that they had to overcome in this novel. There was fantastic romantic tenstion between Georgia and Weston and I loved the way the novel progressed. This story was delightful from start to finish and it is one that I plan to listen to many times in the future. I am also excited to read the future books in the series, as well.
NatalieRae More than 1 year ago
I grabbed this book after a friend raved it was like reading a Hallmark Christmas movie-ONLY BETTER!! I love Christmas. I love the sappy, silly, nostalgic, magical, Hallmark Christmas movies. So why not, right? It took me like .05 seconds to fall in love with Georgia Cole's story. The "Holiday Goddess" finds herself back home in Oregon rather than the sunny beaches of Hawaii on her one month off from penning cheesy Christmas pageants-just in time to write one more. It was easy to slip into the "It's a Wonderful Life" atmosphere of this story as Georgia faces memories of rejection and humiliation not only by her family but also by Weston James, her one-time secret best friend and crush. The plot develops drawing on themes of forgiveness, perseverance, and courage that made this story the perfect Christmas miracle-even if it's not on 34th Street. My first novel by Nicole Deese but it won't be my last! A fun, fast, clean, read and an easy recommendation to those who love Christmas, Hallmark movies, Melissa Tagg, and Kara Isaac novels.
EA_Hendryx More than 1 year ago
_____________ I received this book for free but was under no obligation to post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
I was pulled into this story very early on because of Georgia’s occupation; she was a screenwriter who focused her stories on Christmas. I was interested to see how that would factor in to the story itself. I liked reading Georgia because she was very realistic. She had been hurt in the past and was reluctant to revisit those people who caused her such pain, but she sucked it up and faced the demons of her past to benefit a child in need. Weston was definitely “alpha.” He knew what, or in this case who, he wanted and would do whatever it took to get her. He came up with so many funny nicknames for Georgia, and I will be going back to write them down and incorporate them into my holiday-season vernacular. The conflicts that arose in the story certainly did not get resolved as I anticipated they would, which was a nice surprise and definitely kept me on my toes, especially towards the end. This was a very well-written sweet romance that truly held my attention from start to finish. I’d be interested in reading more books by Nicole! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
I was pulled into this story very early on because of Georgia’s occupation; she was a screenwriter who focused her stories on Christmas. I was interested to see how that would factor in to the story itself. I liked reading Georgia because she was very realistic. She had been hurt in the past and was reluctant to revisit those people who caused her such pain, but she sucked it up and faced the demons of her past to benefit a child in need. Weston was definitely “alpha.” He knew what, or in this case who, he wanted and would do whatever it took to get her. He came up with so many funny nicknames for Georgia, and I will be going back to write them down and incorporate them into my holiday-season vernacular. The conflicts that arose in the story certainly did not get resolved as I anticipated they would, which was a nice surprise and definitely kept me on my toes, especially towards the end. This was a very well-written sweet romance that truly held my attention from start to finish. I’d be interested in reading more books by Nicole! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Just4U More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I didn't want to stop reading. Well written, seemed like it could be people in my own community. I felt like all the characters could be real people, even Weston. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a relaxing, no foul language, no sex scandals type of book.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Georgia is the "Holiday Goddess" - how I would hate that nickname. But she has earned it by writing Christmas screenplays. She seems like a cute little thing - but I also pictured Martha Stewart a few times (I'm not sure why). Weston is far to good to be real and his niece is just beyond adorable. There were a lot of good things going on here, but none of them seemed to stick with me for very long. They just weren't characters I could attach myself to and want to follow around. I think this book really hit the mark it was aiming at. There were a lot of cliches in here. From the characters, to the extremely ill child, to the high school rival and sweetheart meeting again. Every page seemed to have a new one. But somehow it worked - mostly. There were a few times that it got to be a bit much, but overall it was an enjoyable story if not a memorable one. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*