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A Second Chance (Powder River Pack Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Erin Wolf

A Second Chance (The Powder River Pack #1)A Second Chance by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give A Second Chance (Powder River Pack Book 1) by Brooke May, 4 stars.

Derek is a werewolf of the Powder River Pack. He met his mate at a young age and couldn’t imagine life without her. Until she was gone. He thought it best to let her do what she wants. But it has made him miserable. He will never be the same without her.

Annabelle has a wonderful career and she absolutely loves what she does. Plus it keeps her far away from her hometown. But it doesn’t fill the whole left in her heart. When circumstances arise, she has to go back to that very same town she grew up in. Maybe she can avoid Derek while she is there. Can she get that lucky?

This was a good paranormal romance. The story was interesting, and heart breaking at times. I really like how the author portrays the werewolves as something different than what we normally see. That made me happy to see her breaking the standard in the genre. I also liked the main characters, especially Annabelle. The only thing the got me was, this being the first book in a series, I felt a little bit thrown into it. I would have liked to have seen more about the pack itself so i understood it more. But overall, this was a great story about Derek and Annabelle and I highly recommend it.

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Gail Guerrero

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE FIRST BACKWARDS Christmas by Brooke Williams

Four Stars

The First backwards Christmas was a super cute short read. The author gives you a lot in a few chapters but it’s fun and well written. The characters are funny and unique because they are in a part of the world that I can’t imagine living. When people start to leaves their small town Jack and Joyce are worries that their relationship would be next. But that doesn’t stop Joyce from letting everyone know that Jack would be a great Mayor for their town. Jack is such a relaxed and open guy. I love his take on solving the town’s issue. No one would have ever thought to make a backwards Christmas. The idea was fresh and gave the town hope. For such a short story the author did really well letting you see who they characters were and how they connected.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Heather Bass

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read from this author and I absolutely loved it. I love a good Christmas book but this author exceeded all my expectations. This book may be small but is has everything you look for in a story. I was hooked on the very first page and I could not stop. I devoured this book in only a couple of hours.

Jack Furst loves his town. He loves the people and the sights. Jack also has a beautiful woman in his life Joyce. When he finds out that his town might be in trouble it breaks his heart. Jack wants to save his small town but how? He is shocked when Joyce tells him that her boss tell her she needs to move to a more popular town for work. Jack knows he needs to come up with something to save his town and then it came to him an upside down Christmas. Will jack and Joyce be able to save their town or will it be too late?

I absolutely loved this book. It will bring you into the Christmas spirit. You will fall in love with these characters right from the beginning. Joyce a very strong woman. She loves Jack but she is afraid her job is going to make her leave him. Jack loves his town and he doesn’t want to see it empty. He loves Joyce and he will do anything to make her smile. This talented author will make you laugh and make you feel all warm inside. I can’t wait to see what she will write for us next.

Review by @heatherbass

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Tausha Treadway

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams. This was the best short book I’ve read in a long time. Its the story of Jack Furst & Joyce Nicholson. Jack is a sled dog trainer and loves his dogs, his girlfriend Joyce and his little town of South Pole Alaska. The only problem is South Pole is on the verge of being a ghost town. In fact at the last town meeting the Mayor resigned to move to the lower 48 so the town is now without a Mayor. Joyce & Jack are trying so hard to keep South Pole going and Jack decides to run for mayor so he will have more control over things. The Christmas Celebration is one for the books. Will it be enough to save South Pole and keep Jack & Joyce together? This book got me into the holiday spirit!

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a fun and quick little read! I enjoyed that this was, although only 49 pages, a jam packed little story that got me in the perfect mood to pull out that Christmas tree and decorate after the first turkey coma of the Thanksgiving day.

Brooke Williams is new to me as an author, so it was nice to have a new experience go well, and find someone that I will get to add some new novels to my TBR list going forward. I really hate to go into a lot of detail much away from the basic synopsis already summed up about this book because it is a short and sweet book. I will tell you I definitely recommend that you pick it up and add it to your collection of Holiday TBR’s this year! You won’t be disappointed you did! Jack and Joyce promise to make your trip to Alaska a festive one! Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great read Ms. Williams!

Review by @lizaileen
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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Krystal Gaston

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The First Backwards Christmas written by Brooke Williams. This story is a short quick read, and is about giving a town hope at a second chance. The storyline was a bit odd with the handstands but the rest of it was cute. Jack and Joy make a cute couple who are willing to try anything to save the town they love. Even if it means having a backwards Christmas.

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams was a cute short book that can be read on a cold afternoon when you have some time to just relax with a book and a cup of coffee.

Jack Furst had been living In South Pole, Alaska watching families one by one leave the town. Not much is left and before he knows it, the mayor is leaving too. Jack is dating a woman by the name of Joyce Nicholson who is a pilot and has been helping other towns by bringing supplies to them. What happens when Joyce is moved to be stationed somewhere else?

When the new Mayor gets the bright idea to hang Christmas trees upside down and do everything backwards, no one knew if it would help. Before long, the news of how South Pole, Alaska is celebrating Christmas becomes known all over and more and more families and relatives come to experience it.
I thought the book was well written and was a perfect read for me when I was stuck home one afternoon.

 

Review by @xchellex

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Sheri Schrader

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams is a sweet, holiday story. This is a short story that tells the origins of Backwards Christmas in South Pole, Alaska. The story of hometown man Jack and the pilot Joyce. Jack is worried that his town is going to fade away as people are moving away to more prosperous cities. After Joy urges people to vote for Jack in the mayoral race Jack has to solve the problem of the city. Not only does Jack need to solve the city’s problem he must also figure it out so Joyce can stay based in the town.
This a very quick fun holiday read. I like the characters. Jack is sweet and has a bit of a silly side. Joyce is caring and smart. The two are a fun couple who genuinely care for people and each other. I recommend this if you need to get in the Christmas spirit. I look forward to reading more about South Pole, Alaska in the future.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Anna Hirsch

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
4 Stars

This is a feel good Christmas story. It takes place in a small town called South Pole in Alaska. The population has been slowly dwindling in the past few years. Jack Furst loves the town and between him and his girlfriend Joyce, they come up with a crazy idea to bring a little life back into the South Pole.

Though short, it is a cute story with a Hallmark feeling to it. I admit, I did get teary eyed at the end. It definitely gets you into the Christmas spirit.

Review by @annahirsch
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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review Sarah Oakes

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about reinvention. South Pole Alaska is slowly becoming a ghost town as residents leave. When the mayor resigns, local Jack Furst is volunteered into the role. Can he come up with a way to restore their town?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like the supportive Joyce living her dream or Jack wanting to help others. Extremely enjoyable as a prequel to learn how all the traditions came to be.
I loved the feel of a small town community working together to brainstorm ideas with the sense of a small town with little shops and friendly people.
I also loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the Christmas tree and decorations or the Santa costume full of vivid colours against the snow white landscape. Also the sense of the elements in the cold and the snow as if you could feel it And the unusual but refreshing take on Christmas. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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