Christmas Camp

A Novel
Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (264 ratings)

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Now a Hallmark Original Movie

From the screenwriter of the Netflix Original viral hit, A Christmas Prince, comes another heartwarming holiday story about a beautiful Grinch who’s determined to get her dream job even if it means spending a week at a Christmas Camp where she discovers an unexpected love.

Haley Hanson’s idea of the perfect Christmas is escaping to the Caribbean to work so she can avoid all the traditional Christmas distractions. Over the years, she’s sacrificed her personal life to climb the corporate ladder at a prestigious Boston advertising agency. Now she just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner. But first, her boss, Larry, thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to a Christmas Camp at Holly Peak Inn to help her find her Christmas spirit. 

Arriving at the charming mountainside inn, Haley meets the owner’s handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark, but resists the attraction, refusing to be distracted from her goal of doing all the required Christmas tasks as fast as possible so she can get back to work. At first, Haley struggles with all the traditional Christmas Camp activities. It’s not until she finally allows herself to slow down, live in the moment, and let Christmas back into her heart, that she begins to grow closer to Jeff. But when he finds out Haley’s come up with a plan to help his dad save the struggling inn while he’s been trying to convince his dad to sell it, their relationship takes a serious holiday hit. Now it will take the magic of the season to bring these two hearts together. 

©2018 Karen Schaler (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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A completely satisfying Christmas romance.

This is a sweet, very Christmasy, romance story. There's really nothing wrong at all with it. A lot of these Christmas romance books have a man who isn't very likable at first but the woman can see behind the gruffness etc etc etc... But in the book, there are no bad people, and yet it didn't come across as sickly sweet either. Brought tears to my eyes on several occasions. And there is a cute dog too. And zero lust references. Clean, wholesome, not overly religious. I gave it four stars because there have only been a couple of books I've given five stars to, but this one was pretty close.

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Loved it!

Wonderful, feel-good, upbeat. Christmas-avoider Haley goes to Christmas Camp to soak up the holiday in order to use what she learns at work on an upcoming major toy marketing campaign and ends up experiencing true holiday spirit for herself. I love the ending. Very positive and clean story, very much like a good Hallmark movie. Every single character is wonderful. The narrator does a great job with voices, especially as Haley.

Great holiday listen, highly recommend!

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My Favorite Christmas Book!!

I loved this book! It is a charming story with a little bit of everything. The characters are very easy to like and the story is delightful. There is a lot of humor, love for family and friends, and great ideas for your own Christmas traditions. The narration and audio quality is very good. If you need some Christmas cheer for the holiday season please give this book a try. It’s worth a credit. Merry Christmas to all!

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Just what I was looking for

This book is just like watching a Christmas romance movie on Netflix, but better! Even better, it really made me want to embrace the Christmas spirit myself.

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painful

Writing was so basic, he said, she said, they said...story premise was interesting. I def struggled to finish.

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I loved this book.

listening to this book was like reliving some Wonderful Christmas memories of my children's childhood.

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Cheesy but Cute

My wife doesn’t read, but this book is one of the first books she listened to.

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Lovely

This is a very sweet unique story ! I loved it and will miss all the characters in it . There’s no sex , no violence . Just a great story . It was a lovely listen !

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Boring & Predictable!

This book was just mediocre. The characters had no depth or chemistry. The story line was silly, boring & predictable. The narrator's character voices were annoying. Overall, disappointed. Instead, I would recommend The Christmas Room which was so much better on every level.

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Loved this book!

Especially for the Holidays. Maybe there will be a sequel to this story in the future?