The Christmas Swap.

All Emma Daley wants this holiday season is a white Christmas. But the young teacher and struggling musician sure can’t find that in sunny Arizona. Luckily, there’s someone living in a perfect mountain home in the Colorado Rockies looking to make a vacation trade this year.

Tyler Prescott is an in-demand songwriter and talented musician who put his own singing career on hold to write songs for celebrity acts to perform. When his mother convinces him to do a vacation trade for Christmas, he never imagined one of the houseguests would be so sweet–or so strikingly pretty. Naturally, he decides to stick around, and, to get better acquainted, he poses as the house’s caretaker. But when Emma’s friend Gillian discovers his true identity and sets her sights on him, things get . . . messy.

Fan favorite Melody Carlson is back with another delightful Christmas tale to warm your heart on those cold winter evenings.

My Thoughts:

The Christmas Swap reads like a Hallmark movie–quick and cute and fluffy. If you’re looking for a deep and thought-provoking read, probably skip this one. But if you’re needing something light to forget the world and get into the Christmas spirit, this is the perfect one!

I really enjoyed Emma and West. I thought their connection was adorable and I loved their shared interest in music. I just wanted more of them. I wasn’t satisfied with the short amount of time I had with them, which is a testament to the writing of the characters because I liked them enough to want to spend more time with them.

There were a few characters, however, that I didn’t like that much. Gillian and her mother were infuriating at worst and simply irritating at best. But Emma and West, and the spirit of Christmas, almost make up for them. Almost.

Overall, you’re going to enjoy The Christmas Swap if you’re a fan of Melody Carlson or shorter, cute romances! It’s available now wherever you buy books.

A huge thanks to Revell for a copy of the novella. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Christianbook | Barnes & Noble | Baker Book House

Book Boyfriend:

I bet you’re thinking I’ll say West and ordinarily I would, but I feel like Grant really deserves some love. His little moment of redemption was almost too good to be true and now I just want good things for him.


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