Sunday, December 20, 2020

Wrapped up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn


Title:  Wrapped up in Christmas Joy

Author: Janice Lynn

Read by:  Alexander Cendese; Rachel L. Jacobs

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing / Dreamscape Media

Length: Approximately 8 hours and 17 minutes

Source: Review Copy from Hallmark Publishing / Dreamscape Media through Net Galley.  Thank-you! 

 Sarah Smith has inherited her aunt’s beautiful home, and she dreams of making it into a bed and breakfast by Christmas.  Her aunt was like a mother to her, and her friends, fondly called the Butterflies, are still around keeping tabs on Sarah.  Sarah lives in the small town of Pinehill Kentucky.  As part of her aunt’s group of friends, she loves to make quilts, especially quilts of honor for soldiers overseas.  Bodie Lewis has returned from military service and is looking for the woman who made the quilt that helped to keep him together after a tragedy.  He is surprised to not find an old lady, but a beautiful young lady who mistakes him for a handyman answering her ad.  He decides to stay and help Sarah out as she helped him.  Will Bodie tell Sarah the truth?  Will Sarah get her bed and breakfast open in time?  Will the two find Christmas spirit and love?

 If this sounds like a good Hallmark movie, it is because it is from Hallmark Publishing.  I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.  The narrators were good with a slight southern accent and the story was a nice clean romance, with a lot of Christmas joy.  I really loved the Butterflies.  They provided great comic relief and I loved their care for Sarah.  I also always love a good story where an old home is getting fixed up.

 I am slightly confused though.  As I went to post this review, I keep seeing descriptions of a different story.  I checked and this is the book title and author that I downloaded from Net Galley, so I think it is correct.

 Overall, Wrapped up in Christmas Joy is a delightful Christmas audiobook which is perfect for fans of Hallmark type movies.


  1. This sounds like a charming Christmas story! Wonderful, concie review, Laura!

    A couple of folks have told me that my home would make a good bed and breakfast spot. That was before airbnb came into existence. :)

    1. What a complement! Maybe that will be you in the future?

  2. This sounds such a nice read for this time of the year. Like the cover too.

    1. It was a great read for this time of year. I really liked the cover as well.