Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review 'Christmas Camp' by Karin Schaler
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—soon to be a Hallmark movie.

Haley Anders’ 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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 16th, 2018
Contemporary Romance, Christmas
eBook, Paperback, Audio, Hardcover
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My Review:

When I was looking on Netgalley the other day and saw the cover of ‘Christmas Camp’ I knew I really wanted to read this book. It just looks so pretty and cozy. And after I read the book description, I was even more excited to read this book. I love Christmas books, I love Romance, and I loved the Netflix movie ‘A Christmas Prince’.. So when I saw this book was written by the screenwriter of ‘A Christmas Prince’ I dropped everything and started reading.

In ‘Christmas Camp’ we meet Haley Anders. Haley has worked really hard to become one of the best at the Boston advertising agency. And the fact she doesn’t really have a personal life, and doesn’t celebrate Christmas makes her only more determined to do her absolute best. But when a new account comes to the company, who happens to be one of the biggest Christmas Toy companies she is determined to get the account. All she has to do is get a certificate at Christmas Camp. Christmas Camp is the perfect place to get into Christmas. There are lots of activities and there is a very handsome son of the owner, Jeff.

From the moment I started reading ‘Christmas Camp’ I was hooked. I loved reading about Haley and her journey to get her Christmas spirit. Haley is so used to working hard all day, everyday that she forgot to life. And it was so fun to read how she slowly unwind at Camp. And how recognizable, I mean aren’t we all a little too hooked on our phones and work these days? The chemistry between Haley and Jeff is there from the very beginning. But they don’t see eye to eye about this camp at all. And it was super fun to read about there interactions.

And Christmas Camp.. Well, if there was a Christmas Camp here I would totally go. It sounded amazing. A cozy Christmas hotel in the mountains. Snow everywhere. Christmas decorations everywhere.. It sounds amazing. And those activities.. I would love it!! And I loved how this book was able to make me even more excited about Christmas than I was before I started reading.

This book was a perfect romantic Christmas read. I loved everything about it and couldn’t put it down. I put some Christmas music up in the background and it was just amazing. I wanted to get my Christmas decorations ASAP. (Unfortunately, my husband wouldn’t agree on Christmas decorations in October!! LOL!!)

If you ask me, ‘Christmas Camp’ will be a great movie as well.  And like this cover says, this definitely is a magical feel-good holiday read!

My Rating:

About the Author:

Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy award-winning storyteller, author, screenwriter, journalist and national TV host.

She wrote the original screenplay for the Netflix hit,  A Christmas Prince, and original screenplays for Christmas movies airing on Hallmark and Lifetime channels.

For one of Karen's TV movies, Christmas Camp, she has also written the novel and the sequel with Christmas Camp and Christmas Camp Wedding and is working on a new Christmas novel and movies for 2019.

Karen's journalism background as a national TV correspondent and host has had her traveling to more than sixty-five countries.

She is the creator and host of ongoing Travel Therapy TV segment which inspired her book Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need To Go?, and her Christmas Camp books and movie.

All of Karen's stories are uplifting, filled with heart and hope.

When Karen's not traveling searching for her next story you can catch up with her in New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information about Karen Schaler please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. This does look like a book you should read snuggled up next to a fire! I've been reading a lot of holiday romance for the #HoHoHoRAT, so I'll definitely be adding this one to my list of possible reads. Thanks for sharing! I'm really happy this one was so great for you.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. If you love holiday romance novels than this is definitely a perfect read. I just loved it!! I didn't read it for #HoHoHoRAT, but it would have been a perfect pick. Good luck with the readathon. ;)

  2. This sounds like a fun and sweet read, Maureen. And I do like the idea of a Christmas Camp. Sometimes it's hard to get "in the spirit" but a camp in the snowy mountains would do the trick! ;) The perfect romantic setting. Haha I'm happy you enjoyed this one so well.

    1. Ow I definitely enjoyed this book. It was just a great book that totally put me into the Christmas spirit. ;)


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