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In the arctic town of Flitterndorf, generations of elves have worked alongside generations of Kringles to make gifts for believing children worldwide. Never have they endured a tall, blundering elf like Tinsel, though.

Despite her setbacks, Tinsel’s determined to prove her worth by nabbing an internship at the Workshop. But when her latest mishap destroys gift reserves and puts Christmas in jeopardy, she lands a punishment mucking reindeer stalls for Santa’s hotshot grandson, Niklas.

Now if she wants a second chance at that position, she must collaborate with the twinkle-eyed flirt to redeem herself in everyone’s eyes without messing up. For one more calamity will not only bring about the holiday’s demise, she’ll be immortalized as the elf who shattered children’s faith in Santa Claus.

So not the way she wants to go down in history.

©2017 Clean Reads (P)2017 Clean Reads

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Holiday romance and Christmas magic

What did you love best about Tinsel in a Tangle?

I loved the detail given to the class levels among the residents of the North Pole and the intricate explanation of how North Pole life was. Laurie Germaine paints a very vivid picture of what the North Pole looks like and talking reindeer was an added perk.

What other book might you compare Tinsel in a Tangle to and why?

Tinsel in a Tangle reminded me a whole lot of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Tinsel was constantly getting into messes, has a secret crush on someone she shouldn't, and has to use her skill to solve a mystery.

Which character – as performed by Angie Hickman – was your favorite?

I love Angie Hickman's performance of the reindeer. The accents were so believable and their voices really helped you to understand their unique personalities.

Any additional comments?

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Although a little predictable at times, Tinsel in a Tangle was a fun and easy read. Laurie Germain's book was free of bad language and adult situations but had plenty of intrigue and romance. I would highly recommend.

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Great!

Sweet and unique story that is well written and great narration!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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tinsel in a tangle

great book, loved it! tinsel is a elf, well a full sized clumsy teenager, definitely not a normal small elf. The kringles aka Santa and his family, niklas the grandson of santa also has to find his way through life and make decisions on his feelings for tinsel. Shes accident proned, funny, smart and once she realizes her talent she has to help save christmas with niklas! i was given a copy of this audiobook for free by my request and voluntarily left this review!

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Fun little Christmas story

I was given this as a free review copy and I was worried that it would be too silly based on the summary. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a fun little romance and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The narrator has a sweet voice that brings the main character to life. The story is entertaining with likable characters. There was also some clear Christian imagery used that is very noticeable able if you grew up or live in a Christian home, but it would not be noticed by people who did not. It certainly doesn't hit you over the head with religion

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Well-done and Charming

Tinsel is a Christmas story for all ages, but best enjoyed by YA and up. Who knew “Silent Night!” could be an exclamation non-swear? And with lines like “Before your inflated ego whisks you down the road to greatness...” There’s a lot of clean creativity here.
This story has a personal meaning for me, as my German-born mother absolutely loved Christmas. I will always count myself blessed in having shared in her creation of the holiday for us. Thanks, Ms Germaine, for creating a story mom would have loved. I do.
Hickman has the perfect voice for the young Tinsel, and does a great job with differentiating characters.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Delightful

What a delightful little story. Just loved the Christmas zingers, the playfulness of the whole thing. Loved I could listen to it in mix company including my little ones without worry it would have language or sexual overtones.Positively a Christmas gem. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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Christmas spirit in a book

 I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This book was a nice way to spend time while preparing the house for Christmas. The voice of the narrator was pleasant and clear, the story was entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to this book! I'd recommend it to everyone who likes interesting Christmas stories. I'd really like to listen to more stories about Tinsel.

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Tinsel all the way

Angie Hickman is very quickly becoming a favourite narrator, her timing is impeccable and she is a wonderful storyteller.
Unique Xmas story and so very entertaining

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Elves and Reindeer Cuteness!

Listening to this could entice anyone to decorate, shop ‘til you drop, bake a dozen pies, add an extra wallop of marshmallows and cool whip to your hot chocolate, and get a bigger tree!
The character and world building was sprinkled with frostings and winter wonderland similes as the book took off. Tinsel was innocent, clumsy, fun, and determined to find her place in the under-sized world of the Elves.
“If I quit everything I tried after two or three attempts, I would have run out of things to do a long time ago!” How funny, right. I also imagined her as Clueless or Illegally Blonde in the North Pole.
About a third into book, however, she turned into a snarky little lass who obsessed over a (gratuitous) kiss upon striking a deal with Niklas. It totally clashed with the snowy childish elf we met and morphed into a typical YA love/hate relationship, notoriously a prerequisite for this genre.
How. Disappointing.
From there, her character was as fluid as slush from melting snow on a 45 degree sunny day.
Not a bad Christmas book and it’s one of the better ‘romance’ books I’ve come across.

A solid energetic and warm honey voiced Angie Hickmam narrates this book. I’ve enjoyed her in other books because she breathes life and emotions into the dialogues, which increases my rating to a solid 4 snowflakes! She did a fantastic job with this book and I look forward to hearing more from her.

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best Christmas story ever

it's unlikely the must beautiful story of Christmas I read this year .. it was so good it had hot 🍫 in it ❄ in it and sweet romance.. rhe story was great for all how like this kind of stories ..
p.s could of been a great movie

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Natalie
  • 01-07-18

Roasted Chestnuts! It's So Christmassy!!!

Thank you to Angie Hickman for providing me with a free audiobook of this story in return for an honest and unbias review.

Tinsel in a Tangle is a really refreshing Christmas romance set in Flitterndorf, where Santa, or Meister K, in this book, reside. Tinsel is known amongst her clan for bringing chaos in her wake. Having human blood in her genes, she stands much taller than the other elves and lacks that special Christmas talent. Not only that, she is developing feelings for the Kringle next in line for Father Christmas, Niklas, despite the Flitterndorf law ‘romance between elves and Kringles is forbotten’. Plus Niklas seems so intent on watching her fall, there’s no way it could ever happen.


The whole idea of this story was fantastic. I’m a huge Christmas fan but have never actually read a Christmas story before and didn’t get around to listening to this until a few days after Christmas when I was starting to get the post-festive/pre-back to work blues. This story got me back into that fuzzy Christmas spirit for a little while longer.

Tinsel was a really loveable elf. She was friendly, clumsy and desperate to find her place in Flitterndorf. Throughout the book we also see her grow, she begins as a very naive elf with a bit of a crush on Niklas Kringle. As the book goes on, she gets stronger and braver and learns to confront him.
Niklas was also a really good character, he was far from being a perfect book boyfriend, but his flaws were made very obvious, the main one, wanting to be perfect. When he was being sweet to Tinsel he was very sweet and was very close to making it into my book boyfriend list…who wouldn’t want a sexy Santa boyfriend??

This story has its own take on Christmas and it’s traditions and they are all fantastic. Flitterndorf has a very German feel to it. Elves wear dirndls, which I think is adorable. The idea of the Kringles passing the role of Santa down the line is also very well thought out, the same as how Children see young, handsome Niklas as old, fat Santa.

Little details that were mentioned throughout the story had a good meaning at the end of the book, like Niklas’ favourite drink and the name of their town.

Angie Hickman was fantastic as the narrator of this book. Her use of Scottish accents was absolutely brilliant and she had this wonderful distinct voice for young children that made them very easy to picture. She really helped to make this story what it was.

I don’t actually have any ‘not my cup of tea’ points because I thought it was a brilliant story. It really helped me keep the Chritsmassy feeling a little bit longer.


I would love to see this as a movie! I’m pretty sure it would quickly become a favourite next to Elf and Nativity!