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A Christmas Promise by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.

A Christmas Promise by Thomas Kinkade

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

Maybe Alice had some good news for her…
That would be a miracle. But it was funny; living in this town, miracles didn’t seem as impossible as they once did.

James has a life far away that he’s anxious to get back to. Leigh has a recent past she’s desperate to get away from. And Sam and Jessica are hoping for a future they’ve begun to fear they may never have. But this Christmas in the small town of Cape Light, they’re all in for gifts that will come in unexpected packages in A Christmas Promise, a novel by authors Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer.

It’s been more than a decade since I read the first four Cape Light novels, an all-time favorite series of mine, and maybe five years since I read one of the later Christmas novels. I was curious to see how it would feel to read this one after such a long break from the series.

Although this book will naturally have that much more meaning if you’re already familiar with the people of Cape Light, it’s still a full enough story in itself to read as a standalone. It’s got its share of Christmas corny, and a character’s change of heart that feels too thorough, too suddenly. But overall, it’s an easily-paced tale of heartache and hope, a touch of suspense, gentle romance, and blessings in disguise.

Quintessential holiday warmth for fans of feel-good reads, right here.


Here are other novels I’ve read in the Cape Light series.

Cape Light (Cape Light #1) Home Song A Gathering Place A New Leaf A Christmas To Remember (Cape Light #7)