About A Cross Country Christmas

A Cross Country Christmas

Lauren Richmond isn’t a fan of Christmas.

Which is why she rarely makes the trip home to the Midwest for the holidays. After all, she has plenty to keep her busy—namely, her duties as a set decorator on a TV sitcom.

But this December, Lauren‘s brother and his wife are expecting a baby, so her brother arranges a ride home for her with his good friend, Will.

Unfortunately for Lauren, she’s been trying to forget college baseball coach and childhood crush Will Sinclair for more than ten years.

Now, thanks to her fear of flying, she’s stuck in a car with him from California to Illinois.

She’s circumspect and organized. He’s flirty and spontaneous.

She’s convinced that people don’t change. He’s trying to prove to her (and himself) that he has.

On this cross-country road trip, they’ll both discover that history doesn’t exactly repeat itself. . . but like any good Christmas carol, it does have a second verse.

My review

I hadn’t read any of Cortney Walsh’s books before. But I’ll be searching them out next. I LOVED this book! It was a simple, easy to read Christmas book that kept me engaged from the very first page.

The characters in this one are fantastic! I loved Lauren. She seemed like a real person. I loved that she wasn’t perfect. Lauren didn’t like Will from before the start of this book, even though all indications were that he had changed from the guy she grew up with that broke her heart. Lauren had plenty of room to grow in this one, and she did.

Will…he really seemed like a great guy. I, as the reader, wasn’t sure I really understood Lauren’s prejudice against him. Not until she relived the reason she couldn’t forgive him. Then things made sense. I liked that Will had his own secrets he was hiding. And his motivation for their road trip, it made for a beautiful ending.

I loved the plot of this one. How could you not want to follow these two along for stops at places like Big Mom’s Wigwams? There are so many great places they stop on their road trip. I have no idea how many of them were real, but they made me smile every time.

This is a great Christmas book that I didn’t want to put down!

I borrowed a copy of A Cross Country Christmas with my Kindle Unlimited subscription.


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