You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Toni Shiloh is a sweet holiday romance that reminds readers that sometimes returning home can have sweet surprises in store.
When Starr Lewis went home for Christmas, she’d recently lost her job and would be forced to live through her big sister’s marriage to her ex-boyfriend. She didn’t expect the zing of attraction between her and her brother’s best friend.
Waylon Emmerson found himself unexpectedly attracted to his best friend’s little sister, and the chemistry between them was legendary.
Starr had a lot to deal with on her return home. In spite of that, she was willing to help Waylon with his mother’s Christmas shop. Waylon was equally willing to help Starr through the awkwardness of her sister’s wedding.
These two were a sweet couple, and the banter between them will have you grinning as you read.
Readers of You Make It Feel Like Christmas will be reminded that we must make the choice to forgive, even if the person who wronged us never apologizes.
They will also be reminded that God desires to be a part of our lives and the decisions we make. The way we can do that is through prayer.
I loved that both of these characters had a strong faith and turned to God in their difficulties.
You Make It Feel Like Christmas is the extended version of I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
If you enjoy holiday romances, best friend’s brother tropes, check out You Make It Feel Like Christmas.
I received an advanced reader’s copy as part of the author’s launch team through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
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Starr Lewis hated to return home a failure, but at least she had the cover of the holiday season to hide her embarrassment. – You Make It Feel Like Christmas, Toni Shiloh
About You Make It Feel Like Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year–for everyone except Starr Lewis.
As if going home for the holidays jobless and single wasn’t bad enough, she’s dragged into a holiday season full of activities leading up to her sister’s uber-romantic Christmas Eve wedding–to Starr’s ex-boyfriend. But when her brother’s best friend, Waylon Emmerson, attends their family Thanksgiving, she starts to wonder if maybe coming home for Christmas isn’t so bad after all.
As Starr finds the perfect distraction in helping Waylon make over his late mother’s Christmas shop, the most wonderful time of the year works its magic and the spark between them grows. But with the holidays fast approaching, Starr must decide what she wants out of life after the gifts are unwrapped and the ornaments are put away–to go back to New York City or to open her heart to a love that will last beyond Christmas Day?
About Toni Shiloh
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and an award-winning Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, In Search of a Prince, won the first ever, Christy Amplify award. Her novels, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, Risking Love a 2020 Selah Award finalist, The Truth About Fame a 2021 Holt Medallion finalist, and The Price of Dreams a 2021 Maggie Award finalist.
A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at https://tonishiloh.com.