cover image Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Debbie Macomber. Ballantine, $20 (272p) ISBN 978-1-984818-75-1

Bestseller Macomber (A Walk Along the Beach) delivers a sweet Christmas story about a driven female executive and the easygoing naturalist who sweeps her off her feet. Chicagoan Everly Lancaster, the co-founder of a thriving real estate company, is a notorious workaholic. When her business partner, Jack Campbell, insists she take an extended Christmas vacation, Everly’s game—until she realizes that her vengeful assistant booked her on a bare-bones Amazon River expedition, rather than the luxurious cruise she was expecting. Enter charismatic guide Asher Adams, who is determined to see all his passengers fall in love with the wild beauty of the rainforest. To Everly’s surprise, he succeeds—and manages to win her heart along the way. But, once they’re off the boat, can Everly’s big-city lifestyle mesh with Asher’s vagabond ways? Macomber ably portrays a variety of relationships—from the fraught back-and-forth of bickering siblings and parents to emerging romantic love—while spinning a solid and believable plot. This light romance will leave readers feeling merry and bright. Agent: Theresa Park, Park & Fine Literary. (Oct.)