If I didn’t know that On Christmas Avenue is a Christmas romance from Hallmark Publishing, I would immediately be pitching it as the next big Hallmark Christmas movie. I’m hopeful with the Hallmark connection that this will actually happen. It has everything that one has come to love about Hallmark Christmas movies: small town; a main character who is finding with Christmas spirit; a main character who is not in the Christmas spirit; and of course a touch of romance. It was exactly what I needed to help boost my Christmas spirit.
Mary is hired as Christmas consultant for the struggling small town of Clark Creek. She proposes a holiday parade and almost everyone is on board except for the county sheriff. He has concerns that this parade will just add to the problems that are already there. Mary is determined to prove Evan wrong and bring success to the town. And the more time they spend together, the more they see each in a different light.
Mary is such a driven character. She is successful at what she does and enjoys jt. The more time she spends in Clark Creek, the more she falls for it and wants this parade to succeed. I too fell hard for Clark Creek. It just sounded like a cute little town; and I loved the way Mary helped build it up and decorates it. As a character Evan has a tendency to week to hard and not have fun. Meeting Mary forces him to rethink things and possibly do better.
Clark Creek brings you so many interacting characters. There are parents, siblings, children, friends, shop owners, wait staff and so many more. I loved the dynamics between all of them. They made the town feel real and gave it potential for future stories. I don’t know if there is any plans for Ginny Baird to continue with stories in Clark Creek but i sure hope so. I actually just found out that the book An Unforgettable Christmas is set Clark Creek. I can’t wait to check it out.
On Christmas Ave transforms Clark Creek into a holiday wondering. It is so adorable and filled begging to end with Christmas joy. The romance is also so sweet and contains several cute moments as Mary and Evan are growing closer. Ice skating for the win. Like I said before, I hope that there are more books to check out because I want to visit Clark Creek time and time again. And if you love a good Christmas romance, I highly recommend this one to you.
Rating: 5 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**