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The Christmas Makeover

Narrated by: Carly Robins
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

With the countdown to Christmas underway, interior designer Jackie Frost is surprised to receive an urgent phone call from Santa Claus requesting her help. Once at the North Pole, Jackie gets swept up into Santa's crazy plan to makeover Christmas Central as a surprise for Mrs. Claus.

Several things test Jackie's devotion to the Claus family as the renovations get underway, not the least of which is having to work alongside master craftsman Dean Bradshaw. Dean is handsome, smart, funny, and he has an absolute gift for building things. But what worries Jackie is what he's taking apart, namely the walls she's built up around her heart.

©2015 Caroline Mickelson (P)2016 Caroline Mickelson

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Funny Story

This was a delightful surprise provided via audiobook boom. I enjoyed this story of Santa intervening to get Jack Frost daughter married to a long time friend of Santa's son Nic. The makeover of the living quarters started out as a surprise for Mrs. Clause but the end result was a sweet HEA. No sex or strong language but a great story. So if you want to listen to a quick love story that has lots of fun and twist then this is a good one to listen to.

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Great xmas romance set at the North Pole

I have never read a book that included Santa and his elves as part of the plot. I was very excited to hear this book. I was not disappointed. This book is set at the North Pole with a sweet holiday romance brought together by Santa and the gang. I only wish that this book was longer because there were points were the story felt rushed which was unfortunate because the story is excellent. I can only imagine what the story could have been with more detail and development of characters and situation. This is a great holiday read for anyone preparing for the holiday season. I smiled through the entire book and wanted more when it ended. I am starting another xmas book by this author now. The narrator did a great job, smoothly read the story and most of the time I forgot about her and just saw/heard the characters.

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Sweet Christmas Novella

In this fun Christmas novella there are surprises and love galore. Carly does a great job narrating the story. You can feel the magic.

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Sweet Christmas romance

I loved listening to this sweet sassy story. For just about the entire time I was smiling. Carly Robins did a wonderful job of narrating this story. Between the 2 of these ladies they did a wonderful job and really know how to bring a christmasy love story to life. The antics of the elves and of Mr. and Mrs. Clause just made the story so much more lovable.

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What better way to kick off December than a holiday audiobook!!! Caroline Mickelson is a storytelling wonder when it comes to feel good romantic comedies. She does a great job of developing characters and feeding the story to the reader in bits...leaving them wondering and wanting more. She develops characters in a way that makes the reader care about the outcome. This audiobook is perfect to listen to while shopping or wrapping presents or any other holiday task.

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The Christmas Makeover

This was a short ,sweet fun story.Carly Robins narrated it nicely. When Santa calls his friend,an interior decorator,she runs right away to help him with a gift for Mrs Claus. There is also a contractor brought in.Snowy sparks fly.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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The Fixer Uppers of the North Pole

THE CHRISTMAS MAKEOVER was a cute cozy Christmas story. While Jackie Frost and Dean Bradshaw were thrown together by Santa under the guise of redecorating for Mrs. Claus, I think maybe Santa and Mrs. Claus and the elves were really trying to fix up Jackie and Dean. This was a relaxing, easy, and fun story written by Caroline Mickelson. It was a good listen to get into the Christmas spirit. You can't go wrong here.

I thought Carly Robins' narration was wonderful. She has a nice, warm voice and is also a talented reader. She made a good story even better with her fluid vocal skills.

“This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

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Cute Holiday Morsel

Even though you know, within the first few minutes of listening, exactly where this story is going to go, it is an enjoyable, quick listen. My only criticism of the story is that it may be too quick; you're pretty sure you know what's going to happen, but aren't given a chance to relish the development of the relationship as things proceed so quickly.

Carly Robins provides a smooth, enjoyable listen. I especially love what she has done to distinguish all those elf voices -- that could not have been easy! There were a couple of passages in which I found her breaths distracting; this was the first time I'd listened to a book on my phone, though, so this could have been due to a limitation of the phone's speakers, and I didn't notice it throughout the story.

Highly recommend for a light, short, not too smarmy holiday read. I recall nothing that would have made me blush for my grandma or daughter to hear, so I give it an A family-friendly grade.

I received this copy for free at my own request.

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cute story

great holiday fun. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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Right on Par for Mickelson Fans

Where does The Christmas Makeover rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I always enjoy a sweet romantic comedy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Christmas Makeover?

When Dean calls Wraps and asks him to tell Mrs. C to come to the cottage. Funny!

Have you listened to any of Carly Robins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I enjoy her light hearted approach. She communicates the author's intent very nicely.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Mickelson is known for her fun, romantic short stories. I cold see these on the Hallmark channel. Like the Good Witch series. Wholesome family fun

I received a copy free via audiobook boom in exchange for an unbiased review.