Review: My Christmas Wish by Jeannie Moon (Compass Cove #4)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the publisher via Buoni Amici Press.
I can't believe it's been nearly six years since I last read something by Jeannie Moon! While I prefer reading books in order, I couldn't resist reading her latest book, which happens to be the fourth in her Compass Cove series. My Christmas Wish begins in London, with thirty-two-year-old American Natalie Miller abruptly leaves behind her job in a gallery and ends her relationship with forty-year-old Englishman, university professor, and member of the peerage James Phillips. She returns to her hometown of Compass Cove on Long Island, New York. The artist never gave an explanation to why she left, but when James learns the truth, he decides to accept an invitation to be the interim department head of a small college on Long Island. He wants nothing more than an opportunity to show Natalie their relationship is worth fighting for, but will she let him?
This book was a reminder of why I fell in love with Jeannie Moon's writing in the first place. From the small-town setting to the complicated family dynamics and then the second-chance romance feels, I enjoyed the heck out of this book. Yes, it's the fourth in a current series, but I didn't feel lost or like I was missing vital information. My curiosity, however, was piqued regarding established couples who made appearances, so I shall be poking around the author's back list and check out the previous titles in the Compass Cove series. I liked Natalie and James and enjoyed seeing how their relationship, which I feel was more on pause after she left London, finally flourished once it was free of expectations and machinations. My Christmas Wish was a light holiday romance with a dash of angst, and left me very satisfied and content by the end, and it receives 4.5 stars.
Release Date: 03 November 2021
Date Read: 29 October 2021
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