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Jack Furst loves South Pole, Alaska, almost as much as his sled dogs and second only to his girlfriend, Joyce. But the area has taken a downturn in recent years, and he’s afraid it’ll be a ghost town before long.

Joyce Nicholson enjoys her home base in South Pole and flies her single-engine plane to surrounding villages with supplies daily. When her company pressures her to move to another city with a better location and bigger population, Joyce fears leaving Jack behind.

There’s nothing more powerful than Christmas in Alaska, and when a surprise mayoral election shocks the entire South Pole residency, the town flips upside down and holds the most unusual Christmas celebration ever. Will it be enough to save the beloved city?

©2018 Brooke Williams (P)2018 Brooke Williams

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Christmas In a Small Alaska Town

The new mayor of a dying, Alaska small town comes up with an idea for making Christmas special that puts South Pole on the map .
A sweet, feel good Christmas romance that emphasize the giving spirit of Christmas. I love the depiction of small town life in this story. South Pole is a place where everybody knows your name and people will pitch in to help out on a project, even one that's offbeat and a little crazy. I love Jack's easy going charm and the fact that it's Joyce, his girlfriend that has the unconventional job which threatens the couple's happiness in their idyllic small town.
This one's a very short read but if you're looking for something light to put you into the Christmas mood this year, this might be exactly the story you're looking for.

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A sweet holiday novella

This is not my normal story but I enjoyed the whimsical holiday novella. A Christmas story full of love, faith, and joyfulness.

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Great Read

The First Backwards Christmas was a great read by Brooke Williams. Jack First absolutely loves the town of South Pole, Alaska and doesn't want to see it become a ghost town. His girlfriend Joyce is afraid that her job will make her move to a bigger city. I loved reading about the first ever backwards Christmas of the town.

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Jack & Joyce

A sweet Christmas read about Jack trying to save the town he loves, and Joyce trying to find a reason to keep him there. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. I really enjoyed listening to this.

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Great story of creating an wonderful idea

I truly enjoyed this story. I love the idea of the backwards Christmas. I had wondered where the idea came from and now I know. The story of Jack and Joyce is what we all desire to have in a love; someone that is always there for you and has your back. I love how she knew him so well and had such confidence in him that she could convince others to support him as well.

a quick story that you can listen to while doing your shopping. I had me laughing in the aisles.