Oh, Christmas Night

Oh, Christmas Night

by Jane Porter

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Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she’s been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever.

Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant—the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta’s Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren’t practical or viable businesses, and he’s making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she’s going to open the bookstore doors for December and ‘explore her options.’

The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer — something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical….or the best decision of her life.

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ISBN-13: 9781951190781
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group in
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 131,856
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Oh, Christmas Night 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
girlfromwva64 12 days ago
Just a wonderful story! Exactly the kind of uplifting story that Jane Porter would write! This is the story of Rachel Mills and Atticus Bowen. Rachel is an overworks accountant from California. She inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana. She has just been passed by for a huge promotion at work, so she goes to Montana to inspect the bookstore. Atticus is a lawyer and business owner from Texas. He thinks he has found the perfect location in Marietta for his next restaurant. He loves the two story, turn of the century brick building on a corner on Main Street. He goes to Marietta to convince the new owner of Paradise Books to sell him the building with a very generous offer. Even with the idea that a used bookstore isn't practical or viable, Rachel decides to open the bookstore while she figures out what she wants to do. What she never figured on was falling in love with the bookstore or Marietta. She never expected the chemistry between herself and Atticus. She is very practical after all, while Atticus comes across as opinionated and arrogant. Could all this be the best decision of her life? Or should she admit defeat and go back to her orderly life in California?
CatmomJD 13 days ago
A charming Christmas romance. I was drawn into this book from the start. I really liked Rachel and wanted the best for her after she got passed over for a promotion at her job. Then, Rachel gets a package from her godmother, Lesley, informing her that she is giving her a book store in Marietta, Montana, the town her Rachel’s mother and grandparents used to live. After arriving in Marietta, Rachel finds herself loving the book store, but it was just more work than she expected. I wasn’t sure what to think of Atticus, as he wanted to turn the book store into a restaurant, but he quickly changed my mind about him. When Atticus and Rachel started to fall for each other, I couldn’t help but cheer them on. But they had a lot to overcome if they were to get their happily ever after. First off, Atticus lived in Texas and Rachel in California. Rachel was a planner and when Atticus said he wanted to settle down with a wife and family, Rachel got scared and hopped on the next plane back to California. Rachel’s goals didn’t include a husband or children. Was it fate or Christmas magic that helped Rachel realize her goals were outdated and changing them could bring her more happiness? She got the next flight back to Marietta just in time to spend Christmas with Atticus and Lesley. While reading this book, I could easily visualize Paradise Books and the scent of old books. Rachel and Atticus were some great characters and I enjoyed learning how they changed each other’s life for the better. The setting of Montana at Christmas time made me want to be there. I liked the small town feel and the residents who were more than willing to help Rachel get her store up and running again. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet Christmas story with the feel of a Hallmark channel movie.
paulalala09 5 days ago
Oh, Christmas Night has a gentle story pace that allows for greater character building and for the story to unfold. There is a strong storyline filled with the potholes of decision making that the main character Rachel Mills has to make complicated by the appearance of handsome Atticus Bowen who plays a major part in the decisions she must make. I loved all the Marietta town references as a great tie in to the story and the history of the bookshop Rachel is gifted by her godmother-a building Atticus wants to buy. I received and advanced copy of the book. All opinions are my own.
hnhn 6 days ago
Jane Porter’s newest story, “Oh Christmas Night” is set back in Marietta Montana. This one us a favorite for me as it involves a bookstore filled to the brim with books. Not just everyday variety, but collectibles. Rachel Mills comes to town because she has inherited a bookstore. Rachel’s not totally sure what she’s going to do with it, but is charmed as soon as she stepped into it. Atticus Bowen comes to town to charm the new owner of the bookstore into selling, the space and location is perfect for the new steakhouse restaurant he wants to open. Interest swells for each, in each other the bookstore and Marietta. This is a warm interesting story that will bring that touch of ‘something’ into your heart. I was provided an advanced copy to read, enjoy, and remark upon. Thank you Jane, for another lovely story.
hnhn 6 days ago
Jane Porter’s newest story, “Oh Christmas Night” is set back in Marietta Montana. This one us a favorite for me as it involves a bookstore filled to the brim with books. Not just everyday variety, but collectibles. Rachel Mills comes to town because she has inherited a bookstore. Rachel’s not totally sure what she’s going to do with it, but is charmed as soon as she stepped into it. Atticus Bowen comes to town to charm the new owner of the bookstore into selling, the space and location is perfect for the new steakhouse restaurant he wants to open. Interest swells for each, in each other the bookstore and Marietta. This is a warm interesting story that will bring that touch of ‘something’ into your heart. I was provided an advanced copy to read, enjoy, and remark upon. Thank you Jane, for another lovely story.
kimberlyindy 7 days ago
It is no secret that I love Christmas books, and when I see that there is a new one by one of my favorite authors, it is like a Christmas present just for me. I enjoyed unwrapping this present, page by page. It really touched all of my emotions and made my heart happy in the end. Every bookgirl dreams of having a bookstore left to them, and through Rachel, we get to live out that dream. It might not have been Rachel's dream in the beginning, but the bookstore, and the town winds its way into her heart. There is of course obstacle like that fact that she lives in CA and the bookstore is in Montana. Oh and that there is this guy, Atticus that wants to turn her bookstore into a steak house. I really felt like I was right there with Rachel and Atticus, cheering them on, to find their HEA. If you love a Christmas read, I recommend Oh, Christmas Night.
KerryACroucier 10 days ago
Returning to Marietta, Montana and it’s residents in Jane Porter’s OH, CHRISTMAS NIGHT is like returning to a place where can be yourself surrounded by people who care about you. I love returning to the town, especially at the holidays, and Porter is one of the best at pulling you into the town and the story, making you feel like you are right in the middle of it. She does this while bringing new characters to the town, tying them to existing characters, and creating a place for them to stay and find home. Rachel is a workaholic accountant who has buried her feelings and her life in an attempt to fulfill a dream she had of being a successful accountant. When the godmother she barely knows gifts her with a used bookstore in Montana, it comes at a time when she really needs to take a step back. She continues to be passed over for promotion, working in a company that doesn’t see her worth. Atticus has spent time in Marietta, and is close friends with one of the prominent families in town. He has spent the past 18 months trying to buy the bookstore, seeing it as the perfect place for his new restaurant. It should be easy to convince the career-minded California girl that she should give it up, right? He didn’t expect Rachel, or to realize that he was finally ready for the next stage in his life. I enjoyed the characters and how they came together as friends, It was wonderful to see characters in the town come together and embrace Rachel and help her find her way, including coming to terms with her feelings surrounding her mother’s death and how it affected her adult life. Atticus was a good person who had already had his career-path changed, and understood some of what Rachel was going through. This is a great one to read, curled up with a cozy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate. If you are looking for a feel-good holiday read with likeable characters and a beautiful small-town setting, than this is for you. #readzTule #janeporter #ohchristmasnight
EastsideFan 11 days ago
3.5 stars, I really wish we could give 1/2 stars. Oh, Christmas Night is another in the Marietta canon. Rachel, from Irvine, California, has inherited a used bookstore in the Montana town her mom grew up in. Atticus, from Houston, Texas, wants to turn the building into a fancy steakhouse. I feel like the set up is excellent but the story falls a little flat. I liked it but felt impatient sometimes. There is Porter's characteristic warmth and good tie ins with other Marietta based stories. Atticus needs more story, while Rachel's arc is about figuring out how to really live. All of the conflict is based on Rachel's growth, not between the two main characters. We do get a HEA, of course. And as far as a Christmas story goes, it's the setting and time of year, a time of traditions and memories, and what that means for family and life. In that way, it could be any holiday, which is actually a nice difference from other Christmas stories. You would expect with the set up maybe that Atticus would be an alpha-hole and Rachel to be a confused, what do I want to do with my life, kinda mess. One of those is correct. Atticus is an attorney (of course he is with that name), and not an alpha. He's more of the strong silent type, who does thoughtful things and has the patience of a saint both in waiting to buy the building and waiting for Rachel to get her stuff together. I actually liked him, though he felt a little under-developed. Rachel is an accountant because "she prefers/likes/is good with numbers/math" - ok side note: this explanation did not work for me and frankly drove me crazy. Great with math, get her into STEM. Likes order and organization and record keeping, that's accounting (and really, this is what Rachel was in it for, the orderly control that she really didn't have in her life). This is based on my own experience in each field, so the repetition of "she's good with numbers" became nails on the chalkboard for me. Others may not care. Moving on. Rachel not only doesn't know whether she wants the bookstore, but she is slowing figuring out that sexism is stifling her career, while her career is stifling her life. This is the arc and the heart of Rachel's journey. Rachel comes alive in moments - when she's discussing driving in her dad's old car, remembering her mom's Christmas ornaments, and towards the end when she finally figures out that she misses traditions and who really wants to golf with the partners anyway? Those are moments when this one shines. I would give it a 3.5 rating if I could. Overall, I liked it which is literally what 3 stars means on Goodreads (for anyone who doesn't understand my rating). I think it's a nice addition to the Marietta canon but not a lights out loved it story like the Chance Avenue series. CW: parent death from cancer I received and read an e-ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
CCholger 12 days ago
I was offered this ARC from the publisher and couldn’t say yes fast enough. Jane Porter is a new-to-me author, but Christmas and bookstores are a huge selling point with me. I’m glad I took this ARC, I enjoyed the story and I’m sure I’ll read more of this author’s work. And though I did like the story, there was something missing. Seeing Rachel open up to having friends, and even more, through this story was beautiful. That part of the book was written with such a keen eye and really made me feel for teenage Rachel and want to help adult Rachel reach her full potential in all things, not just business. On the other hand, though I really enjoyed the character of Atticus, I didn’t feel I really got to know him. I also had the feeling he is possibly a crossover character from this author’s other stories since he seemed to have a deep connection to Marietta and some of the residents. So, it’s quite possible long time readers of this author didn’t get those same feelings about Atticus as I did. While Atticus and Rachel fell in love pretty quickly, it wasn’t what I would expect from insta-love. This, to me, comes down to a case of being told and not shown. I very much believe this couple could be perfect for one another. But I don’t feel I was shown that enough throughout the story. Sure, they had a connection to a certain extent. Yet I didn’t feel it much beyond friendship with what I was given. Oddly enough, there were definitely times in this story I got tears in my eyes. Most of that had to do with Rachel facing her past and not to do with her budding relationship with Atticus. Like I said, I’m sure I’ll seek out more from this author. I enjoyed so much about this story. It just didn’t wow me. **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**
jboehmke 12 days ago
I loved this book from page one. The characters were great. I felt so bad for Rachel after she was passed over for a promotion, again, at the accounting firm. I thought I wasn’t going to like Atticus, but right away he proved he was a very kind and likable character, who put Rachel’s feelings above his want to own the property she just inherited. As a book girl, being gifted a book store would be my dream come true. But Rachel sure had her hands full with it considering the market for “real” books (non-digital) is very tough. I loved the story and the progression of their relationship. Great holiday story!
pwall55 12 days ago
You can’t go wrong with a Jane Porter Christmas book. Like Debbie Macomber, Ms. Porter’s books are sure to be favorite Christmas stories. More contemporary, crisp and the characters feel like friends by the book’s end, so that it is not the holiday season until one comes along. Oh, Christmas Night got me right into the Christmas spirit. Atticus Bowen and Rachel Mills face off on opposite sides of business endeavors, each wanting to use an older building in Marietta, Montana. I thought of how Ree Drummond had revitalizes an old building in her town retaining the history and integrity of the place. I could see Atticus and Rachel going toe to toe on this. The attraction between the two was also obvious, enjoying the growth of their relationship. This author always delivers a well thought out story that flows giving the reader a perfect view of all that is happening in the town and the hearts of those involved. Recommend all her Marietta book but especially Oh, Christmas Night. An ARC of the book was given to me by Tule Publishing which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
MLR17 12 days ago
A heartwarming Christmas story about Rachel who is at a crossroads in her life when she gets passed by again for another big promotion at work. She is gifted a bookstore in Marietta, Montana - a world away from her high powered California career. She decides to take some time off and go to Marietta to check out the bookstore. She meets Atticus who is in town wanting to buy the bookstore building to open another branch of his successful restaurant change. They develop a mutual attraction but have competing interests. Rachel develops a connection with the bookstore and wants it to remain open and be successful, but she also has the pull of her former life in California not to mention her budding relationship with Atticus. Can they mend their differences over the fate of the bookstore? Marietta is a magical setting for any story but even more at Christmas time. Jane Porter does an amazing job of drawing the reader into the town and story like you are really there walking the streets of Marietta. A fun Christmas read for sure!
Deb_from_Oz 12 days ago
This is a sweet Christmas themed love story that flowed well and kept me engaged until the last page Rachel has been overlooked for a promotion yet again and this overworked Californian accountant has had enough She has also recently inherited a books store in down town Marietta in Montana so she decides to go take a look at it and decides she is going to run it Meanwhile Atticus Bowen is looking for a new site for his latest restaurant this lawyer and businessman knows that the book store is the perfect site but can he get the woman who owns it to sell to him after all he is making a very generous offer. As they get to know one another an attraction blooms and Rachel runs back to California where not only does she get that coveted promotion but she also realises just how much she misses Atticus What will she do will she risk everything to see if they have a future together.
Kristyl21 12 days ago
I loved Rachel and Atticus’s Story. Both characters were very likable and drew me in from the beginning. I especially liked all the little details of the book shop and how the two initially met. I also enjoyed other characters from previous books showing up. It’s another wonderful book by Jane!
Mengel2 12 days ago
After finding out that she was, yet again, overlooked for a promotion at the accounting firm that she works for and is surprised to find out that her godmother left her the bookstore that she owned in Marietta, the town her mother grew up in, Rachel feels this may be the change she’s been needing. She decides to head to Marietta to check out the bookstore and figure out her next move. Texas lawyer and restauranteur, Atticus Bowen, is convinced he’s found the perfect location for his next steak house. And although the old bookstore has changed hands in ownership, he feels confident that for the right price the new owner of Paradise Books will agree to sell the building to him. But to his dismay, she refuses his offer and instead chooses to do a test run opening the bookstore to see how much traffic it drums up. Despite both wanting the building, Atticus assists Rachel in getting the bookstore up and running. Although not overly successful at her first attempt at opening, she’s determined to do everything she can to give new life to this store and show the people of Marietta how vital this bookstore is to the small town. What she didn’t expect was to get close to the man who would like nothing more than to convert this store into another one of his upscale restaurants. And the more time they spend, the more she feels toward him. Grab a cozy blanket and a big cup of cocoa and settle in for an amazing holiday story. Oh Christmas Night is the perfect way to get yourself in the holiday mood.
grandmareads102 12 days ago
Rachel Mills knows that numbers and mathematics will never cause her emotional pain. She believes in logic. She will never be hurt again. Her mother's death taught her that love can break you. I was drawn to Rachel. She's internalized her feelings. I wanted her to learn to laugh and to love. I wanted Rachel to embrace her new opportunity. Paradise Books can give her a new perspective on life. I hoped that Marietta would enchant her just as it did me. Will it bring back memories of her mother? I hoped so. Atticus Bowen is there to convince Rachel to sell the store. I was amazed at how hard he worked to support Rachel. I loved that he wasn't an adversary but a partner. He was so charming and good hearted. What a keeper! He showed her compassion and caring. Jane Porter outdid herself with this sweet holiday romance. The characters, both old and new, warmed my heart. The setting and the sparkling dialogue filled me with happiness. Oh, Christmas Night was perfection. This story put me in the holiday mood.
heidikp 12 days ago
If you enjoyed Jane Porter’s Sheenan and Douglas’ series, you will love Oh Christmas Night. A sweet, small town romance in Marietta, Montana is just the story to get you in the mood for the holidays! Jane has a knack for bringing Marietta to life; I feel as if I can envision the streets and lovely little shops. I was captivated once again by the characters, their story and how they came together. I highly recommend you read this fabulous story!
sbart84 12 days ago
A heart warming emotional Christmas romance set in Marietta. Rachel an overworked accountant, who once again been passed up for a promotion finds out that she was a gifted a bookstore in Marietta. She is not a book worm but wants to see what she has. When she arrives in Marietta she meets Atticus, who wants to buy the bookstore to turn into a steakhouse. Rachel never expects to fall in love with the bookstore, the town of Marietta and Atticus. This is book that brought out so many emotions, sad and happy tears. Loved how Rachel found true happiness in the bookstore, life can be simple. It's not Christmas without a visit to Marietta!! I highly recommend this wonderful story!!
DebraMenard155 12 days ago
I love coming back to Marietta, Montana especially at Christmas time.Love this book cover,if this is what it looks like in this fictional town of Marietta sign me up + the mention of running my own bookstore like Rachel I would never leave.Go 1 click this book ,I highly recommend any Jane Porter books I already picked out Take A chance on Me for my next book to read.
Shweetsandi 12 days ago
Hallmark please make this book into a movie quickly. As I read Oh, Christmas Night by Jane Porter it felt like I was watching my favorite channel on TV. Of course I was back in my fictional hometown of Marietta with a large hot coffee and watching this wonderful love story unfold like while catching up with many of my favorite Mariettans. Neither Rachel Mills nor Atticus Bowen are natives to Marietta, but if you are familiar to this amazing little town in Montana, that doesn't mean much. As this town has a special magical quality about it that seems to know when people just belong there. Atticus has wanted the bookstore that Rachel's godmother own but has closed down for 18 months. BUT she has always told him no. Now she has gifted it to Rachel. Now he has to deal with Rachel if he wants to get the building for his high end steak house. Rachel decides to leave Cali to visit Marietta during Christmas after a disappointing time at her job. Click, Click things seem to fall into place ... Marietta the town is magical or is it her godmother? I loved the amount of details in the book. I could see the library inside and out. The windows, the beautiful tree. Rachel's upstairs room. Even the events that happen in the night. I could hear them and jumped myself when I read them. The sign of a great book is when you are so involved in the book that you react like you do when you are watching a movie. I reacted from the first page until the end. What a wonderful book that I can't wait to see on the tv on day.
kenoqueen15 12 days ago
Oh how I loved this book, it made me cry happy tears, but most of all it really took me away, Rachel and Atticus’s love story captured my heart and made me forget for awhile the fear and pain of my illness. I just foundered on the boxes of old books, and all the emoticons Rachel was going through as she learns to trust Atticus and change her whole out look on life. The book is so wonderful I feel I don’t have words to do the story justice but this is my heartfelt review.
kenoqueen15 12 days ago
Oh how I loved this book, it made me cry happy tears, but most of all it really took me away, Rachel and Atticus’s love story captured my heart and made me forget for awhile the fear and pain of my illness. I just foundered on the boxes of old books, and all the emoticons Rachel was going through as she learns to trust Atticus and change her whole out look on life. The book is so wonderful I feel I don’t have words to do the story justice but this is my heartfelt review.
momof3boysj 12 days ago
After being passed over for a promotion, Rachel is gifted a bookstore as if by serendipity. Needing to make decisions about her life and work, she travels to Montana to assess the store. Not a book girl, as she learns about the books, she finds family history and develops a connection to the town, store, and most importantly--herself. She's also dealing with Atticus who wants to buy her store for the location, and she's slowly losing her heart to him. Atticus wants the location of the now closed bookstore for his new restaurant, and he's sure the new owner will sell to him, but she won't say yes. They hang out together, decorate her store, have an open house, and as they spend moments together, the connection is real. While he wants the location, he won't force her hand. Rachel must make decisions which could alter her lifestyle and force her out of her comfort zone, putting her heart on the line. Atticus is patient, but he's businessman. Can these two find the middle road which will give them a happily ever after and give them everything they want, plus a life together, or are the obstacles to great to overcome? A little Christmas magic may push them toward the right choice. A wonderful and heartwarming Christmas romance.
Emma 12 days ago
Oh, Christmas Night by Jane Porter Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she's been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever. Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant--the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta's Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren't practical or viable businesses, and he's making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she's going to open the bookstore doors for December and 'explore her options.' The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer -- something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical....or the best decision of her life. This is Rachel Mills and Atticus Bowen's story. Rachel Mills felt positively ill. She sat down at her desk, and covered her face with her hands, struggling to breathe. She didn’t get the promotion. She’d been passed over, again. Her throat thickened and her eyes burned, hot and gritty. It didn’t make sense. No one in her department had more experience, or a better work ethic, than she did. No one at Novak & Bartley put in more hours, or handled more, clients than she did. Atticus Evan Bowen, much like his namesake Atticus Finch, was an attorney from the South, unlike the fictional Finch, Atticus Bowen was from Houston, Texas, not Maycomb, Alabama, and his specialty was real estate law. Atticus loved making deals, and nothing was more rewarding than closing a very challenging deal. After a stint as a litigation attorney, he’d switched to real estate law and had found his niche because he wasn’t afraid of hard conversations and tough negotiations. Where others might shrink from conflict, he felt encouraged, even empowered. Through experience he’d learned to rely on reason, not emotion, and so far, reason had never let him down. His mother—who’d named him Atticus because To Kill a Mockingbird was her favorite novel—had said that her Atticus was pragmatic from the start, refusing to put in an appearance for nine days after his due date, choosing to stay put until the torrential rains flooding Houston had ended, and the streets had dried. No, Atticus Bowen was nothing but practical, and he exhausted his parents and teachers with his logic, as well as his ability to withstand stress and uncomfortable situations, virtually guaranteeing that, in the end, he got what he wanted. As a boy, it was winning chess tournaments and baseball games. As an adult, he acquired buildings, businesses, opportunities. I highly recommend reading. Oh, Christmas Night by Jane Porter is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book." more books by Jane Porter Jane's Books with Tule: Take Me, Cowboy Love on Chance Avenue Christmas at Copper Mountain Copper Mountain Christmas Taming of the Sheenans The Frog Prince Stand
DJTP 12 days ago
A sweet, heart-warming story Oh Christmas Night by Jane Porter. I've read other books by Jane Porter and always enjoyed them. Oh Christmas Night has been added to to the group. This story pulled me in from the start. The setting, character development, dialogue and storyline kept me reading until the end. A great holiday read and so much more.