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Christmas, Alabama [Reading] ➿ Christmas, Alabama ➶ Susan Sands – Thomashillier.co.uk Photographer Rachel Prudhomme has finally settled in Ministry, Alabama Sure, the pace is slower, and she s had her heart blessed times than she can count, but putting down her roots where her family i Photographer Rachel Prudhomme has finally settled in Ministry, Alabama Sure, the pace is slower, and she s had her heart blessed times than she can count, but putting down her roots where her family is feels right, if only the town s new doctor and now neighbor weren t so hot and constantly igniting her dreams How can she keep her vow to steer clear of men when he keeps sauntering across her path For Dr Nicholas Sullivan to get his dream job in Atlanta, he must fill in at Ministry General, where they re short staffed for the holidays He never expects to fall for his beautiful next door neighbor, RachelSoon, Nick and Rachael make a deal They ll pretend to date so Rachael can avoid the scrutiny from her family to find a good man and Nick can avoid the single lovelies in town who take his short stay as a challenge Amidst the carolers, Christmas lights, and an unlikely Alabama snowstorm, Nick and Rachel can t help but notice the powerful emotional and physical attraction between them Will a Christmas miracle be all it takes to make all of their dreams come true.


About the Author: Susan Sands

A self described late bloomer, Susan Sands began writing on her fortieth birthday Her first Southern women s fiction title, Again, Alabama, was published a mere eight years laterSusan enjoys cooking, painting when the mood strikes, playing tennis, and staring into space while contemplating her next novel Growing up in small town Louisiana, Susan s passion for reading sparked her interest in writing eventually She now creates stories about the quirky characters and fascinating relationships that are uniquely SouthernSusan holds a degree in elementary education, and has lived in the Johns Creek Alpharetta suburb of Atlanta with her husband and three children for over twenty years.



10 thoughts on “Christmas, Alabama

  1. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes The best you can expect as a lovely single woman is open hostility from the other single women and their mommas until you find a man and get yourself off the market There aren t a lot of unattached men around here that have all the desired qualities Like a decent job and most of their teeth.You re blushing like an old maid Must be a pretty hot memory to bring that kind of red to your cheeks.My Review I enjoyed this refreshingly sweet and entertaining story from start to finis Favorite Quotes The best you can expect as a lovely single woman is open hostility from the other single women and their mommas until you find a man and get yourself off the market There aren t a lot of unattached men around here that have all the desired qualities Like a decent job and most of their teeth.You re blushing like an old maid Must be a pretty hot memory to bring that kind of red to your cheeks.My Review I enjoyed this refreshingly sweet and entertaining story from start to finish Each new character in this quirky small town was colorfully described in vivid detail in an amusing manner that frequently brought a smile to my face The main players were intriguing and endearing, although Rachel was initially rather prickly and aloof Ministry, Alabama sounds like a unique and appealing community populated with a wide assortment of odd and lively personalities Ms Sand s writing was easy to follow, well appointed, and flowed with a smooth elegance that kept me tethered to my Kindle I plan to pick up the previous installments to further acquaint myself with this enticing and engaging group of citizens


  2. Elaine Elaine says:

    Christmas celebrations in Ministry, Alabama are truly a community series of events Little did Dr Nicholas Nick Sullivan realise just how much his life was about to change when he was coerced into working over Christmas He thought the small town would be ill equipped, insular and somewhere he couldn t wait to escape from he was so wrong Get ready for the predatory single ladies to get cooking to try to win his heart whilst his next door neighbour, photographer Rachel Prudhomme, prov Christmas celebrations in Ministry, Alabama are truly a community series of events Little did Dr Nicholas Nick Sullivan realise just how much his life was about to change when he was coerced into working over Christmas He thought the small town would be ill equipped, insular and somewhere he couldn t wait to escape from he was so wrong Get ready for the predatory single ladies to get cooking to try to win his heart whilst his next door neighbour, photographer Rachel Prudhomme, proves to be the real attraction They agree to pretend to date to put off the other ladies but fate has other plans for these two, plans that contrary parents, a huge snowstorm and Christmas events all play important roles in This is a delightful community who welcome you into their midst, taking readers into the heart of the festive fun and drama in this highly entertaining romance a special season story that is great to escape into I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley This is my honest review after choosing to read it


  3. Sharon Kallenberger Marzola Sharon Kallenberger Marzola says:

    A delicious small town story This is the first one I read in the series and even though this is a standalone I can tell I m missing information about some characters I will be reading the other books in the series love the characters and the setting.Full review on Badass Bloggettes A delicious small town story This is the first one I read in the series and even though this is a standalone I can tell I m missing information about some characters I will be reading the other books in the series love the characters and the setting.Full review on Badass Bloggettes


  4. Marsha Keeper Bookshelf Marsha Keeper Bookshelf says:

    Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfThere s just something about a small town romance that will always draw me in The quaint, charming setting the quirky, lovable people and the traditions, as well as the drama that truly can only be found in a small town For those who ve been born and raised in the big city suburbs, small town USA might as well be located on another planet That s kind of how Nick Sullivan was feeling when he discovered that due to the small fact his contract with the big city h Reviewed at Keeper BookshelfThere s just something about a small town romance that will always draw me in The quaint, charming setting the quirky, lovable people and the traditions, as well as the drama that truly can only be found in a small town For those who ve been born and raised in the big city suburbs, small town USA might as well be located on another planet That s kind of how Nick Sullivan was feeling when he discovered that due to the small fact his contract with the big city hospital was almost up, well he got the short straw to head to a small hospital in the middle of nowhere for the next six weeks or so to fill a shortage Doctors should go where they re needed, but Ministry, Alabama was the last place Nick would have willingly gone And his misconceptions about what and who he d find there were 98% wrong His eyes were about to be opened to the joys and intricacies of small town living.Rachel is loving her life in Ministry, Alabama She has family here now, and it s as far away from their past as a person can get Here her photography business is taking off with dreams for so muchin the near future She has a sweet apartment near the center of town, a lovely landlady who not only provides affordable living space but delicious baked goods from her oven as well She s happy, and due to her father s actions, and the consequences, she hasn t been truly happy in a long time But her world is about to be rattled when big city meets small town and falls in love.Christmas, Alabama is such a fun read, a lively romance full of good hearted people, long held traditions, the craziness that is family and two people who are turning out to be exactly what the other needed It doesn t take Nick long to change his tune about small towns, and that s a good thing because he was not my favorite person for a little bit there, down talkin small towns the way he was Rachel and Nick have a few issues to deal with, like their families and that drama, having a limited time together,Rachel s trust issues, and falling in love With the help of good friends, new friends, and family they ll discover that exactly what they need is within reach, they just have to reach out and trust in themselves.If you ve read the Alabama series then you ll be meeting up with old friends and getting an update on their lives since we last met I love when a story can bring together once again couples who I ve rooted for to find their happy ending It s part of why I m addicted to series I d highly recommend this Christmas visit to Ministry, Alabama for any reader who loves a good small town romance, likable characters, Christmas galore and a sweet happy ending I received an e ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley That does not change what I think of this story It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book


  5. Susan Peterson Susan Peterson says:

    Christmas, Alabama is exactly the kind of book I like to read during the holidays It s warm and cozy, sweet and charming, filled with colorful characters and small town charm Rachel is a photographer who moved to Ministry after her sister got married and settled down here Nick is a successful Atlanta surgeon when he winds up in Ministry temporarily Rachel and Nick are both keeping their hearts closely guarded but can t deny the sparks between them This is such a delightful story, and Rache Christmas, Alabama is exactly the kind of book I like to read during the holidays It s warm and cozy, sweet and charming, filled with colorful characters and small town charm Rachel is a photographer who moved to Ministry after her sister got married and settled down here Nick is a successful Atlanta surgeon when he winds up in Ministry temporarily Rachel and Nick are both keeping their hearts closely guarded but can t deny the sparks between them This is such a delightful story, and Rachel and Nick are kind, loving characters The background of the Christmas season in a small town is so quaint and charming Ministry is a character in this book as much as the people who live there This is the 4th book in the author s Alabama series, and although this book is a great stand alone, I encourage you to read the others So, if you re looking for a romantic place to spend the holidays, come to Ministry, Alabama If anyone from the Hallmark channel is reading this review.it would make a lovely Christmas movie


  6. patrick Lorelli patrick Lorelli says:

    You are back in Ministry, Alabama this time with Rachel Purdhomme a photographer She is also Sabine s sister if you have read any of the other books in this series Living in the same town with her sister and mother she is finally feeling like a family for the first time in years Now Dr Nicholas Sullivan has drawn the short straw from the Atlanta hospital he has been working and though he is going to this small town he really is not looking forward to it After a welcoming dinner he ends up r You are back in Ministry, Alabama this time with Rachel Purdhomme a photographer She is also Sabine s sister if you have read any of the other books in this series Living in the same town with her sister and mother she is finally feeling like a family for the first time in years Now Dr Nicholas Sullivan has drawn the short straw from the Atlanta hospital he has been working and though he is going to this small town he really is not looking forward to it After a welcoming dinner he ends up renting a room at the same place as Rachel and after a week of receiving casseroles, pies, and other assortments he and Rachel come up with a holiday dating plan that is supposed to keep them both out of trouble and single when the holidays are over Will their plan actually work read this fun story with a little drama at times to find out You also get to what has happened with their father Overall a good story I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars Follow us at www.1rad readerreviews.com


  7. Paula Pugh Paula Pugh says:

    If you are looking for a fun read with a ton of humor Southern style and a sweet romance, Christmas, Alabama is the book to get Susan Sands writes with such a flair that you fall into the novel easily and stay there with joy.Rachel moved with the rest of her small family mother and sister to Ministry, Alabama after the disaster her father wrought in his New Orleans scandal She is establishing her photography business in the small town and loving its warmth and inclusion Nick Sullivan has be If you are looking for a fun read with a ton of humor Southern style and a sweet romance, Christmas, Alabama is the book to get Susan Sands writes with such a flair that you fall into the novel easily and stay there with joy.Rachel moved with the rest of her small family mother and sister to Ministry, Alabama after the disaster her father wrought in his New Orleans scandal She is establishing her photography business in the small town and loving its warmth and inclusion Nick Sullivan has been coerced into coming to Ministry as a trauma surgeon and doctor in order to hopefully achieve his ultimate dream later He has no intention of staying in Ministry after his six weeks are done He finds that both Ministry and Rachel grow on him against all his former protestations Rachel is guy shy and is so drawn to Nick that it scares her There is a lot to work out if their budding romance is to survive


  8. Kerry Croucier Kerry Croucier says:

    Ministry, Alabama is a beautiful small town with interesting, quirky, characters Ministry at Christmas is just amazing Rachel Prudhomme has finally joined her mother and sister, Sabine, in Ministry and is working hard on her photography business, hoping to finally have a studio of her own The last thing she wants or needs is a man Nick Sullivan has his eye on a prestigious position in Atlanta and is frustrated when he is told that he needs to spend the rest of the year at Ministry s hospital Ministry, Alabama is a beautiful small town with interesting, quirky, characters Ministry at Christmas is just amazing Rachel Prudhomme has finally joined her mother and sister, Sabine, in Ministry and is working hard on her photography business, hoping to finally have a studio of her own The last thing she wants or needs is a man Nick Sullivan has his eye on a prestigious position in Atlanta and is frustrated when he is told that he needs to spend the rest of the year at Ministry s hospital Mentally dreading the demotion, he isthan pleasantly surprised to find a well equipped hospital with a well trained staff When the mayor s very pregnant wife ends up in the ER with her sister, he finds himself invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the whole large Laroux clan, including Rachel, and, soon after, her neighbor When they decide a fake romance would be good for them both, it isn t long before they are on their way to something .This is book 4 in the series, and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first three I love returning to ministry with it s quirky characters and the Laroux family It can be read as a stand alone, but it is such a fun series, you will want to keep visiting Christmas in Ministry is something I would love to experience It was well written with entertaining characters A great read to get you into the holiday spirit


  9. Bette Hansen Bette Hansen says:

    Such a cute read It s a wonderfully sweet romance with lots of southern humor, very little angst, and some pretty amazing characters It s just a nice easy read that will leave you with a smile.Dr Nicholas Sullivan thought being sent to Ministry, Alabama was the worst thing that could have happened That is until he meets Rachel Prudhomme Rachel is new to Ministry too but she has family and has gotten to know a few people in town Too bad she s sworn off men for a while The handsome doctor i Such a cute read It s a wonderfully sweet romance with lots of southern humor, very little angst, and some pretty amazing characters It s just a nice easy read that will leave you with a smile.Dr Nicholas Sullivan thought being sent to Ministry, Alabama was the worst thing that could have happened That is until he meets Rachel Prudhomme Rachel is new to Ministry too but she has family and has gotten to know a few people in town Too bad she s sworn off men for a while The handsome doctor is quite the catch Definitely a book I recommend


  10. Badass Bloggettes Badass Bloggettes says:

    There is something special to me about a story set in a small town I believe it is because I loved my summers with my grandparents who lived in a small Kansas town When I read about the quirky people and places in these small town USA stories, it takes me back immediately Christmas Alabama by Susan Sands does that for me It makes me remember the fun, camaraderie, and happiness of my youth Christmas Alabama features Rachel Prudhomme, Ministry s rising photographer, and Nick Sullivan, There is something special to me about a story set in a small town I believe it is because I loved my summers with my grandparents who lived in a small Kansas town When I read about the quirky people and places in these small town USA stories, it takes me back immediately Christmas Alabama by Susan Sands does that for me It makes me remember the fun, camaraderie, and happiness of my youth Christmas Alabama features Rachel Prudhomme, Ministry s rising photographer, and Nick Sullivan, the substitute doctor Rachel comes to Ministry after leaving her hometown of New Orleans following her father s political scandal She finds that the people here accept her while encouraging her photography career After everything her father did to the family, Rachel has a hard time trusting men and an even harder time falling for one There is no way that she is ready to get in a relationship and get her heart broken.Nick Sullivan is from a wealthy Atlanta family He is a planner and knows he wants the prestigious surgical job at Emory s Trauma unit Unfortunately, his superiors throw a little wrench in his plans when they send him to the small town hospital in Ministry Nick goes kicking and screaming Nick only agrees to temporary assignment after the Emory job is all but promised while they continue to look for a permanent replacement.Rachel and Nick s relationship develops nicely They start out with a connection that morphs into friendship Racheal helps Nick avoid the pressure from the single women in town who outnumber the single men by pretending to be his girlfriend Before long the relationship grows, but they both know it can t be permanent as Nick will head back to Atlanta Racheal can t see herself in a big city again Can they find a compromise I like that Ms Sands avoids some of the predictable paths There are a lot of events that are representative of small towns These are sweet and comforting Nick is surprised to find that his initial misconceptions about small town living are wrong Rachel sees something in Nick that restores her faith in men The family dynamics, exes, and neighbors add laughs and heartache to the story Christmas Alabama is the fourth book in Ms Sands Alabama series It works as a standalone However, many of the characters that make an appearance are featured in the previous three books There are times when I don t feel the connections because I don t know the backstory The failure to connect with the characters and wondering about the past slows the story a little at times but not much That said, there isthan enough in this story to keep the reader engaged through the end I recommend this novel especially if you are like me and enjoy families and friends in a small town setting


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