Marry Me at Christmas (Fool's Gold Series #19)

Marry Me at Christmas (Fool's Gold Series #19)

by Susan Mallery

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ISBN-13: 9781488022791
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Fool's Gold Series , #19
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 13,197
File size: 645 KB

About the Author

#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives-family, friendship, romance. She's known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages.Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her at SusanMallery.com.

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"Do THEY KNOW THEY LOOK like pumpkins?"

Madeline Krug appreciated that Rosalind asked the question very softly. One of the first rules of running a successful wedding gown store was to not insult the bride or her wedding party. And while she normally would have mentioned that to her assistant, in this case the question was kind of legitimate.

It wasn't just the very full skirt on the bridesmaids' dresses. A billowing that was oddly, well, pumpkin shaped. It wasn't the colors, which ranged from tangerine to coral to, um, pumpkin. But when those two elements were put together with a pale green crown of leaves and tiny flowers on each of their six heads, the overall effect was just a little…pumpkiny.

"The bride told me this is exactly what she wanted," Madeline murmured. "That she's been dreaming about her wedding since she was a little girl and these are the dresses she pictured. She was thrilled we could find them."

Madeline smiled at her assistant. "Every bride has a perfect dress and a vision for what she wants her wedding party to look like. Our job is to find out what that dream is and make it come true."

Rosalind looked doubtful, but nodded, as if taking mental notes.

The fortysomething brunette had been working at Paper Moon for about a month now. With her kids all in middle and high school, she'd wanted to return to the workforce. Madeline needed someone she could depend on and Rosalind came with good references. So far, they were doing well as a team, although Rosalind still found the various bridal idiosyncrasies surprising.

Madeline returned her attention to the wedding party. She double-checked the fit of each dress, confirmed the bride was giddy with happiness, then promised a final pressing before the dresses were picked up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Because the, um, pumpkin wedding was the Saturday after the holiday.

By three o'clock the bridal party had left. Madeline retreated to her office to finish up some paperwork. After processing invoices, confirming a couple of deliveries and noting when her favorite bridal designer's new summer collection would be available, she leaned back in her chair and allowed herself a rare moment of contentment.

She loved her job. She wasn't saving the world or finding a new source of renewable energy—but in her own small way, she helped people be happy. Brides came in all shapes, sizes and temperaments, but for the most part, she loved each one of them. She loved the look on their faces when they found the right dress. The happy tears were so satisfying.

Sure there was drama, but she could handle a little drama. It kept things interesting. And when the drama was over and the bride emailed her a picture of herself on the big day, well, nothing was sweeter.

She was just plain lucky, she thought. If not in love, then certainly in every other part of her life. Because—

"Hello, Madeline."

Two simple words spoken in a kind voice. That should have been fine. Or even nice. Instead, Madeline stared at the well-dressed woman standing in the doorway of her office and knew that her life was about to change. She couldn't say how or why, but as surely as the sun would rise in the east, when Mayor Marsha Tilson showed up looking slightly expectant, things happened.

"Ma'am," Madeline said, instantly coming to her feet.

Because that was how she'd been raised. You stood when an older person came in the room.

Mayor Marsha had been the mayor of Fool's Gold for longer than Madeline had been alive. She was, in fact, California's longest serving mayor. She was much loved, warm, caring and had a way of knowing things that no one had ever been able to explain. Madeline had always liked her. She found her a little scary, but she liked her.

"Do you have a minute?" the mayor asked, already walking into the small office and taking a seat.

"Of course."

Madeline was a little relieved when Dellina Ridge, Fool's Gold's event planner, followed the mayor into her office and offered a reassuring smile. Dellina was a good friend. If something bad was about to happen, not only would Dellina have warned her but she would have offered moral support and brownies.

"As you know," Mayor Marsha began when they were all seated, "the holidays are a busy time here in town."

Madeline nodded. Fool's Gold loved to celebrate in every way possible. From mid-November until after the first of the year, there was always something going on. Lucky for her, it was an especially slow time at Paper Moon, which meant she got to enjoy everything going on around her.

The rhythm of a bridal shop was different from regular retail. Come January second, when a lot of stores slowed down, she would be juggling newly engaged brides-to-be. Many a proposal would be made on either Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. But that wasn't why the mayor was here.

Mayor Marsha glanced at Dellina, who scooted to the front of her chair and gave another smile.

"It's me," Dellina admitted, sounding a little rueful. "I'm totally scrambling. The Hendrix family is planning a huge party on New Year's Eve, there are a dozen holiday events and three weddings, and I'm up to my eyebrows in invitations and details. I can't take on one more thing."

Madeline still wasn't sure where this was all going. "If you need me to help with something, I'm happy to," she said slowly. Of course she would be there for her friend. But why wouldn't Dellina have come to her directly? They'd known each other all their lives. Why involve the mayor?

Dellina shifted slightly. "Yes, well, it's more than my usual panicked call to come stuff goodie bags. It's a wedding."

Madeline looked between the two of them. "I don't understand," she admitted.

"There's going to be a wedding the Saturday after Christmas," the mayor said happily. "You know how I love a wedding. This will be a small affair. Right now the guest list is at forty. I suspect it will grow a little, but shouldn't be more than fifty or fifty-five people. There's no location issue—everything will be at the bride's brother's house. The catering is taken care of."

"Ana Raquel is handling that," Dellina added. "She had a cancellation and can fit in the wedding. So it's just the basic details. Dress, invitations, decorations. I know it's a lot to ask…" Her friend shook her head. "I'm sorry. We haven't asked yet, have we?"

Mayor Marsha patted Dellina's hand. "I'll do the asking, dear. Madeline, your town needs you to plan a wedding. Are you up for it?"

"I don't know," Madeline admitted. "I've never done anything like that before. I work with brides and we talk details, but to take a wedding from start to finish, even a small one, would be challenging."

Which was as close to saying no as she was going to get, she thought as the mayor continued to look at her with that steady, supportive You'll do what I say because I have powers and you've never once refused me anything look that was both famous and inescapable.

"I have a master list and I'd be happy to help," Dellina added. "I'm sorry to put you in this position."

"Don't apologize," Mayor Marsha said firmly. "I'm to blame. When I spoke with Dellina earlier today and she said she wasn't available, we brainstormed who we could ask. You're the one we both thought of."

Madeline got the subtext of the message. Dellina had been as trapped as she was now. When Mayor Marsha wanted something done, she was unstoppable. Which meant saying no wasn't an option.

Planning a wedding in seven weeks, over the holidays, when she'd never done much more than be a bridesmaid and sell wedding dresses? Were they crazy?

"Sure," she said easily. "I'm in." She frowned as she realized she didn't know anyone who had recently gotten engaged, or even who was planning a holiday wedding. "Oh, who's getting married?"

"Ginger Blaze."

The name meant nothing. "She's not local. Is her fiancé…"

Madeline felt her heart stop. Physically stop. There had been steady beating, then nothing. That was followed by a distinct popping sound in her ears along with panic. Cold, slimy, I-can't-breathe panic.

"Blaze," she whispered. Quite the trick what with her heart stopped and her lungs not working. "Blaze as in Jonny Blaze?"

Mayor Marsha nodded. "Ginger is his younger sister. I believe she lives in San Francisco. She's in a PhD program. Something with biology or genetics. Mr. Blaze wasn't clear. However, he asked me to help him find someone to plan the wedding with him. That's when I approached Dellina. You know the rest, my dear."

Jonny Blaze? The tall, handsome action-movie star who had recently moved to a ranch outside of town? The man who had a body like a god and a smile that reduced perfectly intelligent, articulate women to puddles? Jonny Blaze, who was, unbeknownst to him, of course, her movie-star boyfriend?

No. She couldn't. She had a mad crush on him. Every time she'd seen him in town, she'd stared like an idiot. She'd babbled and he hadn't been closer than twenty-five feet. She couldn't imagine being next to him, let alone working with him.

I can't. There. She'd said it. Or at least thought it. Which was practically the same thing. She couldn't.

"From what I can tell, Mr. Blaze is a very nice man," the mayor was saying. "He wants to fit in. Be a part of the community. As you know, we take the well-being of our citizens very seriously. Mr. Blaze needs a refuge from the trappings of his career and we can provide that. The quiet, everyday kind of life he craves."

"The wedding is going to be close friends and family," Dellina added. "It's small and intimate. I swear, if I had an extra second, I'd take it on."

"You're already doing too much," Madeline said, pleased she could speak. "I know you. You're running in forty-five directions."

If it were anyone else, she thought frantically. But it wasn't and saying no had never been an option.

She drew in a breath and told herself she was strong. She was mature. At the very least, she could keep from squealing in his presence.

"I'm happy to help," she said.

"Excellent." Mayor Marsha nodded. "You're meeting with him in an hour."

Of course she was, Madeline thought, not even surprised. Because that was how the mayor got things done. A well-planned ambush followed by a lack of time to come to one's senses.

An hour. Not nearly enough time to lose five pounds, have a makeover and become glamorous and sophisticated. Why, oh, why hadn't she learned French? Or aikido? Anything that would make her interesting for Jonny Blaze? She briefly wondered if aikido was the martial arts training or the dog breed, then sighed. Too late to worry about that now. As it was, she was going to be stuck being herself.

"I'm going to tell him I don't have any experience with planning a wedding," she said. "I need to be honest about that."

The mayor smiled. "I would expect no less, my dear."

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Marry Me at Christmas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but as a person who's read every book in this series I'm getting tired of hearing about the same things over and over. I understand it's a nice tidbit for beginners but it just makes me skip several pages and not feeling like I got my money's worth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a warm, tender and romantic story! Susan Mallery continues to write such beautiful stories. The family relationship warms the heart. I loved it! LA-TXN
TRATLE More than 1 year ago
Susan Mallery Doesn’t Disappoint with Marry Me at Christmas As a longtime fan of Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Series, I’ve been waiting for Madeline’s story; and Marry Me at Christmas was well worth the wait. Madeline manages the Fool’s Gold Bridal Boutique. She’s helped so many brides walk down the aisle, that Mayor Marsha figured she’s be perfect to help plan an entire wedding. Enter Jonny Blaze, bother of the bride; famous action-movie star, and Madeline’s long-time crush. Planning a wedding alongside her long-time crush in Fool’s Gold—is the perfect recipe for Falling in Love. Jonny admitted he was out of his depth when it came to planning his sister’s wedding, and he jumped when Mayor Marsha offered to find someone to help. All Jonny wanted was for his sister to have the perfect wedding; all his sister wanted was a small wedding with close friends and family. As Madeline struggled to keep Jonny’s enthusiasm under control and plan the perfect day for his sister, she fell less in love with Jonny, the movie star, and more in love with Jonny, the person. As with other Fool’s Gold stories, Ms Mallery brings back many favorite Fool’s Gold residents. Madeline meets her friends at Jo’s Bar; Gladys rescues Jonny from an over-zealous fan; and Mayor Marsha offered to find someone to plan a wedding. Jonny wanted some peace and quiet and to bring a little “normal” into his crazy life. Fool’s Gold is anything but “normal”; in Fool’s Gold, Jonny found people who care about each other, welcome him as one of their own, and band together to paint toys for under-privileged kids on Christmas. Marry Me at Christmas is another winner. Madeline found Jonny, the man beyond her movie star crush, and Jonny also found Madeline, the extraordinary love-of-his-life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best Fool's Gold story yet. I know that the story can stand alone, Susan Mallery sets the scene so well each time, but having read the books before it, I started this book with big hopes for Madeleine and I was so surprised by how Johnny's character won me over as they fall softly in love. This is such a great weekend getaway book. Thank you Susan for another pleasant escape to Fool's Gold. I also love the newest four legged character, such a sweet addition. @
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!!
ZBestreview More than 1 year ago
Oh I absolutely loved it. To be able to meet your celebrity crush would be so cool. Full of Fun and Surprises. Susan Mallery does such a great job with her story telling, you feel like you are right there getting to know the characters. Catching up with some old characters while wondering just how does Mayor Marsha know what people really need, when they need her and most importantly when they need Fool's Gold? I love how Jonny Bravo is treated by the town...just like he really wanted. Like when they want his classic car but not him for the Parade...sorry trying not to give to much of the fun stuff away. I also like how Madeline falls for the real man behind the star facade. You absolutely cannot go wrong buying and reading this tale....in fact I wouldn't be surprised if you went and ordered all the books in the series....I have ...I'm trying to catch up and figure out Mayor Marsha. So do yourself a favor and pick up Marry Me at Christmas and maybe put a copy in your best friend's stocking.
Nikki_MNM More than 1 year ago
Love love love. This is such a great book and I can't wait till the next one.
Cali-Jewel 13 days ago
A heartwarming, feelgood and pure fun holiday romance filled with laughter, love and the sweet thrilling of finding a true home.... Loved it! Madeline and Jonny are the perfect opposites attract holiday couple and their journey was so entertaining and engaging. Loved all the witty banter and interesting charters in this romantic adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three little words that are hard for Jonny to say. He has lost so many people that he loved he believes saying I Love You will cause them to leave. Madeline is helping him with his sister's wedding. He is enjoying being with her. She's smart, cute and makes him laugh. Will he overcome his fear? This is a wonderful story. joy943
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Madeline Krug loves her small town of Fools Gold. She has lived there her whole life and after searching for her role has finally settled on something she loves and does well, Bridal shop owner. She is great at finding that perfect dress for her brides, but never seems to have luck in love, herself. Recently moved to Fools Gold, Jonny Blaze, action movie star is reveling at living in a small town where everyone treats him like a normal guy. Used to being followed by paparazzi, he keeps women at a distance not wanting to put them through that kind of attention. He hires Madeline as his sister’s wedding planner, and quickly rethinks that decision. This was such a sweet and charming love story. Every Fools Gold story I read makes me love this town a little more. Susan Mallery does a great job at writing characters that are easy to laugh, cry and love with. Madeline’s family is the one that people with crazy families like myself always wanted. Parents who are still in love and a brother who is protective and loving. Too good to be true, but not in Fools Gold! Jonny gets close to Madeline, meets her family and starts to dream of having a normal life and family. He was such a funny character and easy for me to fall in love with. His love for his sister was sweet. He wanted the best wedding for her and his propensity to add on unneeded items for her wedding was charming and fun. Ice sculptures lining the driveway? Really? Totally silly, but loving too. If you are looking for a light hearted Christmas romance with a guaranteed happily ever after, check this book out! You can never go wrong with this author, and although short, this novel is a winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love, love, love the fools gold series books. Great story. So sweet and wonderful characters. Totally love Susan Mallery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story for Christmas time. Love Fool's Gold and all the people. The story was full of love, laughter and family. Even if you're famous, you're just a regular person in this town. Mayor Marsha seems to know all. But how? And Gladys and Eddie are hilarious as usual. Madeline and Jonny make another cute couple. Now on to the next in the series. Love, love, love it.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Fools Gold is a charming, charming series. Madeline and Jonny's path to one another was all about giving, and love during the holidays centered around a wedding. I really enjoyed this addition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
While this is a holiday story, other than the snow and the occasional reference to holiday decorations, the plot could be any time of year. It focuses on Madeline, who has a huge crush on movie star Jonny Blaze … and finds herself working closely with him to plan his sister’s wedding. I’m not sure any of us would handle ourselves with as much grace in that situation! But it doesn’t take her long to get over being tongue-tied and star struck, discovering that he’s actually a normal man under it all. A good guy who loves his sister, wants to be treated like a normal person, and is afraid of saying I love you. Props to Mallery for shaking things up a little and not making Jonny run for it when he starts to fall, regardless of his hangups. He’s got some fears, thanks to losses in his life, but he handles it like a man. And anytime there is any kind of freak out with either of them it is resolved quickly and without a lot of drama, which is refreshing in contemporary romances. With Mallery’s books I always think “just one more chapter” which turns into one more and one more and then an hour has gone by. Here it is so easy to get caught up in getting to know these two characters, learning their motivations, and falling in love with both of them as they fall in love with each other. (If you’re like me and missed a few stories or if you are new to Fool’s Gold, don’t be afraid to pick up this story because like most of this series it can stand on its own. And you definitely won’t mind getting to know the sexy, grounded, good-hearted action star and the small town girl who steals his heart.) Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christmas is such a special time of year. It's a time for magic. And that's Madaline and Jonny find that magic in this latest Fools Gold book. Madeline loves helping soon to be brides find that perfect dress. She also has a crush on movie star Jonny Blaze. So when Mayor Marsha asks her to help plan a small wedding for the superstars sister she's reluctant at first but come on who can say no to the mayor right. Jonny moved to Fools Gold for peace and quiet and to be a normal person. Now that he's got Madeline helping plan his sisrers wedding he starts to really feel the normal. As they work closely together sparks fly. But he doesn't want to drag her through the Hollywood ringer of relationships and he's lost everyone he's ever loved so he doesn't want to risk it. She is convinced he could never go for someone ordinary like her. Together they will find out exactly how wrong they each were. Another awesome Fools Gold story. I always enjoy going back year after year
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sweet
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Madeline is a partner at the local bridal gown shop in Fool’s Gold. She’s working hard for everything she has and following along with her plans. Her plans did not involve being a wedding planner, much less working for (or better with) her celebrity crush, Jonny Blaze. He’s recently moved to the outside of town and he’s a bit lost trying to plan his sister’s Christmas wedding all alone, so the Mayor enlists Madeline’s help. Their chemistry was almost instant and the development of that was gradually slow. First as a working relationship that quickly became more of a friendship that then worked it way to more. I love stories about celebrities falling in love with regular every day people. The setup of Madeline and Jonny’s relationship was cute and even believable. I had a harder time with how rushed the ending was in regards to the timeline and how fast we got to the I love yous. I would’ve preferred an ending where they were dating and see them get to that point at a later book in the series. But other than that this book was everything I was looking for in a cute holiday read. If you are looking for steam, then you may as well just keep on walking. The chemistry is there but although there was a reference to sex, it is a fade-to-black kind of book. I don’t remember if that was the case with the previous books I’ve read in the series or if it’s just this particular one, so I figured I would point that out. Susan Mallery always tells a beautifully sweet contemporary romance story and this for sure hit that mark. It was a very entertaining read!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I really like Fool's Gold it is fun to see what is new in town. What festival is going on. I would love to go to some of them. It is a small town with some interesting characters, lots of hot guys and strong will women. Always come together to make things better. Madeline Krug is one of the owners for the bridal shop. She loves to find the perfect wedding dress for each bride. She is single. Has a crush on movie star Jonny Blaze. Mayor Marsha has come and asked her to help plan a small wedding after Christmas for someone in town sister because party planner can't do it then. Madeline says she will do her best and then finds out it is for Jonny Blaze's sister. Jonny Blaze has moved into Fool's Gold because he wants a normal life. He has had a lot of loss in his life. Helped raise his sister after first his mom and then dad died. He hates the woman who throws themselves at him. He wants the best for his sister. It is funny the things he wants for the wedding. He keeps getting ideas for it. He is also a good guy. He likes all the celebrating the city does for each holiday. There is a couple of love scenes. Some cute animals, some frisky senior citizens and some tender moments. I enjoyed reading Marry Me at Christmas. I will keep looking out for more books from Susan Mallery in the future. I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give a honest review of Marry Me at Christmas.
TerryN More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Fool's Gold and enjoy all the characters. Each character is unique. Madeline is a recurring character, running the Bridal shop and earning her way to partner with Isabel. Jonny is new to Fool's Gold, having just purchased a ranch for the solitude away from Hollywood. I like that Jonny and Madeline recognized their weakness and grew better for it. It was fun that Madeline was star struck but eventually overcame this and saw Jonny as a 'regular' person and not just a star. This was a feel good read to put you in the mood for the holidays!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
allromancereader More than 1 year ago
Marry Me At Christmas is the much-anticipated Christmas installment from Fools Gold, CA. After hearing much about the elusive movie star Jonny Blaze, the reader, along with his "biggest fan" Madeline, meet him as he makes his presence known in town - in order to plan his sister's wedding. I love how the author showed us how normal Jonny Blaze really is - over and over. Despite his over-the-top displays of love for his sister, he is very down to earth and very believable as a real person. And his struggle with expressing his love was endearing. And I appreciated how Madeline, despite her fan crush on Jonny, was able to see through the facade and fall in love with the man beneath it. My biggest struggle with the story was that I felt the crisis was a bit manufactured. It came on abruptly - everything appears to be moving along nicely and then boom! But then it was resolved equally as quickly, which I also thought was a bit unrealistic. I would have liked a bit of time for the hero and heroine to stew on the crisis before it was resolved. It was otherwise a delightful story with cameos from some of our Fools Gold favorites and typical, delightful cameos from our favorite octogenarians!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Bridal Boutique owner and Wedding Dress Matchmaker Madeline Krug loves what she does, and takes great pride in helping women find the perfectly fit dress for their special day. She has yet to find a happily ever after of her own, because she hasn't found the guy with the right spark, and also because she sinks all her time and energy into her business. Her friends are either getting married or having babies, and while she is beyond happy for them, she is slightly envious of them too. She wants those things for herself, but the right opportunity to find love just hasn't come along yet... or has it?? Maybe this Christmas Santa will finally grant her wish.. Jonny Blaze has moved to the small town of Fool's Gold in hopes of not only getting a break from silver screen, but to also to try to have a normal life again. While he enjoy his job, and the perks that come with it, he really misses being able to walk down the street without being recognized and bombarded with adoring fans. Upon arriving in Fools Gold, he finds out that his little sister is ready to walk down the aisle, but is too busy with school to plan her own wedding, so he decides it's something he can more than handle, with just the right wedding planner. The mayor immediately suggests that he enlist the help of Madeline Krug, so the then mayor calls in a favor to Madeline, and convinces her that she is perfect for the job. But when Jonny first sets eyes on Madeline, he begins to wonder if can handle keeping things between them just business... This was my second visit to the Fools Gold Series and I have to say that it was just as pleasant as my first, Ms. Mallery sure knows how to treat readers to perfect small town romance stories! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jonny and Madeline's story, it warmed my heart, made me smile, and put me in the Christmas spirit!! Definitely a story everyone should consider reading this holiday season, it's guaranteed to have you wishing you had a Jonny Blaze waiting for you under the Christmas tree too!!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Always nice to Fool's Gold.
MarcieR More than 1 year ago
A Sweet Holiday Romance Ms. Mallery pens a sweet holiday romance starring Jonny Blaze and Madeline Krug that takes place in Fool’s Gold California. Madeline, co-owner of Paper Moon the local bridal boutique, is asked by Mayor Marsha to help with the wedding planning of Jonny’s sister Ginger. Madeline already has a star-crush on Jonny and over time sees the true, kind, loving man behind the movie star façade. Being insecure and sometimes letting other people’s opinions mean more than her own, it takes a while for Madeline to believe her feelings for Jonny are more than “star tingles” but true “lightning strike” love. Jonny, action-movie star, moved to Fool’s Gold to be a “regular” guy and time and time again is reminded that he is getting what he wished for and that the people of Fool’s Gold are treating him as one of their own. But he’s also experienced a lot of loss in his life and can overcompensate with giving and doing things instead of just saying the words “I love you”. Madeline, the woman who never treated him with kid gloves or let his movie star status go to her head, is the one who gets him to risk his heart and say those words again. While there are many scenes that can make you smile and give you the “aw” factor we all wish for in a holiday romance, meeting Raven is the one scene that truly tugged my heart and tied it up with Christmas ribbon. Catching up and seeing the residents of Fool’s Gold is a treat and makes “Marry Me at Christmas” a great addition to the series.