Mending Noel

Mending Noel

by Charlie Cochet

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BN ID: 2940015810868
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: North Pole City Tales , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 461,607
File size: 296 KB

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Mending Noel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Mending Noel is just plain fun and completely WOWWING!!! Books #1-3 Overall Review: Blogger Note: This is a combined review for the first three because frankly I can't imagine just reading one of the series, for this reader its all or nothing and as I've broken the series into 2 parts for my Saturday Series Spotlights on my blog I decided that's how I would divide up the reviews as well. Two Christmases ago I featured North Pole City Tales for my Saturday Series Spotlight, I hadn't read them then and there was only 4 books at that time but when I saw this year the author was going to release the final book in the series I decided it was the perfect time to go back and read this intriguing series from Charlie Cochet. Then as November approached and I was beginning to plan my holiday posts I thought, "I have plenty of time to read the series". Then Thanksgiving was here and I was doing my first holiday post but I said "I still have plenty of time to read the series and the final book doesn't even release until December 20". Suddenly December was here, I said "I'll push North Pole City Tales Part 1 back a week but still plenty of time to read". Well, after another push back, December 12 arrived and I decided "How will I ever get all 6 read in time?" After opening book 1, I quickly realized that I had nothing to fear in regards to finishing in time because HOLY HANNAH BATMAN! and WOW! I ended up reading Mending Noel(#1) & The Heart of Frost(#2) in one sitting, I probably would have went on to read more that day but life reared its boring head and I wasn't able to return to Vixen's Valor(#3) until the following afternoon. Whether you would classify NPCT as paranormal or fantasy doesn't really matter because the important factor is that its brilliant and ingenious. I have a pretty active imagination and I can't even begin to guess what or how the author created this incredibly intriguing and fun universe and take on the holiday characters that we remember from our childhood. Rein Dear Squadron, Jack the Prince of Frost, elves, Toy Soldier Army, the evil Mouse King, and Mayor Kringle. They are all here and they have all got an interesting part to play as well as finding love. I won't give anything away with this lovely holiday novella series but I will say that it has become the highlight of my seasonal reading this year. There's a little bit of everything and its all wrapped up in a most intriguing, refreshing, and delightfully fun holiday bow. If you haven't read NPCT then as Charlie's characters often say: Holy Hollys and for Kringle Sakes! and I'll add: What are you waiting for? You won't be sorry.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Super cute holiday M/M romance. Only about 50 pages, but worth reading. I love Charlie Cochet's writing style so this was a win for me. All read
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Have you ever found yourself in the North Pole amongst elves, sugar plum faeries, and reindeer who aren’t actually deer? No? Then you might want to take the time to listen to Mending Noel by Charlie Cochet. Though, I gotta warn you, it takes most of the book to figure out what is going on. First off, the description of the book leaves out a lot of information that if had been clear ahead of time might have made the book make more sense. (If there is any sense to actually be had.) First, remember the first time you watched the Nutcracker? How confusing it was unless you had someone whispering in your ear the whole time what was actually going on – which was an annoyance in and of itself? Well, take the premise of the Nutcracker, add in a few gay elves, a reindeer who isn’t actually a reindeer but an elf whose job it is to deliver toys at Christmas time, Jack Frost, and some tin soldiers who’ve gone to the dark side and you’ve basically got the premise of the book. Add in that Noel has no idea he’s attracted to Tim (oh yeah – Tim and Noel are the main characters – they take such a backseat to the strangeness that is Mending Noel that I forgot to mention that) so he’s just been treating him like crap for a long time and when he finally the light goes on and he realizes he is actually attracted to tiny Tim – yes, Tim is tiny – well, to be honest by that time I was just sitting there listening wondering what would happen next. It was kind of like sitting at a stoplight waiting to see if anyone else would run a red light or cross against the lights… only not that exciting. I think my favorite part of the whole thing had to be the narrator, mainly because he was one of those gifted souls who actually created different voices for the different characters. So any time one of them spoke, I basically knew who it was. So Dave Gillies gets 2 thumbs up. However, even his gifted voice could not save Mending Noel for me for a first reading. The audiobook was only 1.5 hours and yet it was the longest 1.5 hours I’ve spent. Now that I actually understand the story – and it took about 1.25 hours before I got that far – I have to say I liked it in a strange, fascinated, how-could-anyone-write this, and I-have-got-to-get-to-know-this-author kind of way. I think next time I listen, I’ll fantasize about how Rudy the head Reindeer actually looks. What? I know the story is about Tim and Noel, but Rudy would be the one I would want to look at. Rating - Audiobook: 3.5 stars Rating - Story: 2.5 stars Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*