Christmas, Alabama

Christmas, Alabama

by Susan Sands

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Photographer Rachel Prudhomme has finally settled in Ministry, Alabama. Sure, the pace is slower, and she’s had her heart blessed more times than she can count, but putting down her roots where her family is feels right, if only the town’s new doctor and now neighbor weren’t so hot and constantly igniting her dreams. How can she keep her vow to steer clear of men when he keeps sauntering across her path?

For Dr. Nicholas Sullivan to get his dream job in Atlanta, he must fill in at Ministry General, where they’re short staffed for the holidays. He never expects to fall for his beautiful next door neighbor, Rachel.

Soon, Nick and Rachael make a deal. They’ll pretend to date so Rachael can avoid the scrutiny from her family to “find a good man” and Nick can avoid the single lovelies in town who take his short stay as a challenge. Amidst the carolers, Christmas lights, and an unlikely Alabama snowstorm, Nick and Rachel can’t help but notice the powerful emotional and physical attraction between them. Will a Christmas miracle be all it takes to make all of their dreams come true?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947636453
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/06/2017
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 530,732
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Christmas, Alabama 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Christmas in Ministry! Ministry, Alabama is a beautiful small town with interesting, quirky, characters. Ministry at Christmas is just amazing. Rachel Prudhomme has finally joined her mother and sister, Sabine, in Ministry and is working hard on her photography business, hoping to finally have a studio of her own. The last thing she wants or needs is a man. Nick Sullivan has his eye on a prestigious position in Atlanta and is frustrated when he is told that he needs to spend the rest of the year at Ministry's hospital. Mentally dreading the "demotion," he is more than pleasantly surprised to find a well-equipped hospital with a well-trained staff. When the mayor's very pregnant wife ends up in the ER with her sister, he finds himself invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the whole (large) Laroux clan, including Rachel, and, soon after, her neighbor. When they decide a fake romance would be good for them both, it isn't long before they are on their way to something more. This is book 4 in the series, and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first three. I love returning to ministry with its quirky characters and the Laroux family. It can be read as a stand alone, but it is such a fun series, you will want to keep visiting. Christmas in Ministry is something I would love to experience. It was well-written with entertaining characters. A great read to get you into the holiday spirit!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Elisabeth Pennella for Readers' Favorite In Christmas, Alabama by Susan Sands, the story follows Rachel Prudhomme’s new life in the town of Ministry, Alabama. After all the suffering due to her father’s behavior, she is now trying to overcome her fears in order to trust men again. Dr. Nick Sullivan arrives in this podunk town and is surprised not only by the people’s generosity and friendliness, but also by the hospital’s efficiency. Moreover, “destiny” gives him a chance to be the neighbor of the beautiful town photographer. From the very start, he thinks she could be the woman of his dreams, but first she needs to let down her guard and confide in him. Christmas, Alabama is the fourth enjoyable book in the Alabama Series. Once again, author Susan Sands captivates our emotions with her delightful prose. We have the chance to both revisit characters we know and meet new ones that are very well described and rounded. I really appreciate the author’s ability to represent realistic stories and also analyze some psychological traits of the characters. This book highlights Rachel’s fears. In fact, although she is an independent woman, a talented photographer, and devoted to her family, she also needs time to heal from the pain of her childhood and try to finally forgive her father. In Christmas, Alabama, we can observe how love, family, and forgiveness are the keys to happiness, and enjoy the company of these interesting characters in a warm and positive Christmas spirit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the South and small towns. This book brings back a feeling of home for me. Once I read the first page I couldn't put it down. Susan Sands captures so much in her books! Love, family, happy endings. I LOVED this book.
EllaGram More than 1 year ago
Nick an up and coming surgeon that is at the end of his contract and asked to go to a small town that is in need of a doctor. When Nick agrees it is not because he is happy about going, but agrees since it is only through the new year. Rachel has followed her family to the town of Ministry, Alabama. She has finally settled in and has made a name for her self as the town photographer. They make a connection but aren’t sure about starting something since he is only there for a short time. Will it be worth it? Or will this he harder than they both think.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Christmas, Alabama (Alabama series Book 4) by Susan Sands This is photographer Rachel Prudhomme and Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Sullivan's story. Rachel has finally settled in Ministry to be close to her family. Nick is just filling in at Ministry General for the holidays. Rachel and Nick ended up as neighbors. Nick and Rachel pretend to date but are they pretending? This is a wonderful sweet and sensual romance. I loved the characters! This story is a great way to escape and recharge. I love small town romances. FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Rachel Prudhome finally feels at home in Ministry Alabama with her mom and sister. Rachel has become very popular in town with her photography and hopes to open a studio . When Dr Nick Sullivan is forced to fill in at the hospital in Ministry he is not happy and expects to be miserable during his few months there. When he meets Rachel during his first day on the job things start to look up. The two find themselves living next door to one another the attraction starts to fly. Can Nick find a way to be happy working in Ministry to be with Rachel? I really enjoyed this story. Rachel and Nick were made for one another. They are so similar and made the story great.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Such a cute read. It's a wonderfully sweet romance with lots of southern humor, very little angst, and some pretty amazing characters. It's just a nice easy read that will leave you with a smile. Dr. Nicholas Sullivan thought being sent to Ministry, Alabama was the worst thing that could have happened. That is until he meets Rachel Prudhomme. Rachel is new to Ministry too but she has family and has gotten to know a few people in town. Too bad she's sworn off men for a while. The handsome doctor is quite the catch! Definitely a book I recommend.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This is book 4 of Ms Sands series titled Alabama. Though it’s a stand alone, I suspect I would have liked it better if I had read the previous books. Characters from those stories play a prominent role in this story, so I frequently felt disconnected to the plot. The story centers around Rachel Prudhomme and Nick Sullivan. Rachel is Ministry’s photographer who moved to the town after a scandal with her Dad in their hometown of New Orleans. Her sister is living there with her family and Rachel feels right at home. It’s a magical place ,especially during the holidays. A place she wants to plant roots . Nick is a trauma surgeon in Atlanta who has been assigned short term to work at Ministry General prior to his promotion in Atlanta. He goes there with the belief that the town is a podunk town filled with hicks. He’s in for a big surprise on the professionalism and state of the art hospital and it’s staff, the townspeople and in particular his new neighbor, Rachel. One looking for roots in the town, another considering a springboard for greater things. The story is about family, friendships, a unified town with it’s own set of interesting characters, misconceptions, new dreams and love. All that said, I was a bit disappointed in the book. The first 1/4 of the story moved quickly and was very entertaining and engaging. Then for me, it dragged and I found myself leafing through the pages and reading snippets until the last 1/5 of the book when it picked up. By then my interest had dwindled. Again, maybe had I read the previous stories, my impression would have been different. I was gifted this copy by Tule Publishing. The opinions expressed are solely my own.