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Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers. But Willa Knightly is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his hearFinn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers. But Willa Knightly is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important....

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A Bramble House Christmas Reviews

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    2018-09-21 06:37

    4 What's Not To Love Stars * * * * This book will have its Movie Premier on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel on Sunday, November 19 so it is on Limited Sale - 99Cents!Spoiler FreeYou have:Willa Knightly, a young nurse and single mom with a 6 year old son who fought and won their battle with Cancer. A loving elderly patient stricken with the same evil, bond over his fight. He leaves in his will a large sum which causes the family to wonder why...Egged on by his bitter mom and concerned sisters, Finn Conrad goes to Marietta, Montana to see who this woman is and what hold she had on his father.... Both spend the next 3 weeks hiding their secrets while having this sense of something special for each other...Will new trust be broken and the opportunity to experience an authentic love be lost...We have this love story surrounded by the ever present warmth of Marietta and all of the ongoing characters. There are questions about an old rumored affair, a secretive Santa and a little boy who has the strength and heart to bring all of them together in the end. A lovely Christmas read from our Marietta Bramble House family.A gifted copy was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  • BookLover
    2018-09-03 06:04

    When I heard this was being turned into a Hallmark movie (my favourite!!!) I moved this up to the top of my reading list. I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed this Christmas story about Willa and her son, Scout, and their vacation to Marietta, Montana, where they met Finn Knightly. Scout truly stole the show for me and I loved each and every scene he was in. I loved all of the secondary characters and think I will go back and read earlier books in this series.Now I want to read more Christmas stories! Great read.

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2018-09-26 06:39

    I really enjoyed this sweet, poignant, romantic Christmas tale, and look forward to reading more in the series. I'm not sure how long it'll last, but right now it's free for Kindle! Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers. But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important.

  • Luucy
    2018-09-06 04:48

    LOVED IT! <3It's soo sweet and fun :D I usually don't like Christmas books but this one was wonderful! <3 I could feel all the love the characters had with each other and the feeling that it was Christmas in my own house :PScout is my favorite character by far! He's a little and sweet gentleman <3 I love him and in a lot of moments I just wanted hug him tight :) But all the characters were really nice and fantastic too :DIt's really good and easy reading :) You should totally read it now that is Christmas in just a month :')Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to review this book <3Full review: :D

  • Elizabeth
    2018-09-15 01:51

    What a wonderful Christmas book! It had all the good feelings I look for in a Christmas read and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it was a great way to begin the season.This book is #6 in a series. I have only read books 1 and 2, so I was a little skeptical that I might not understand some of the book. However, there was nothing in this story that I felt like I didn't understand. The story contains so much love, forgiveness and happiness that it will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit!Thank you to NetGalley and Tule Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  • Carrie
    2018-09-12 01:05

    Willa and her son Scout have traveled to Marietta, Montana to stay at the lovely bed and breakfast called the Bramble House for the three weeks before Christmas. Willa is a nurse who had a very generous patient leave the prepaid trip, a ring and fifty thousand dollars to her in his will after he passed away. Her son Scout had just beaten cancer so she felt the two needed the getaway to help Scout feel normal again. Finn Knightly is the son of the patient that left Willa such a generous amount in his will. Finn and his three sisters and mother believe that Willa had to scam their father so Finn has decided to book the same bed and breakfast to check out Willa for himself. What Finn doesn't count on is falling in love with Willa and her son. Such a beautiful story in a beautiful setting. Marietta and it's small town charm really makes me want to head somewhere on a Christmas trip of my own. Scout and his story would bring tears to my eyes thinking how the little guy had fought so hard and just wanted to be a normal kid. Also couldn't help but feel for Willa and her over protectiveness with Scout, how much she had gone through with him just pulls at the heartstrings. Finn was also a wonderful man who adored children and even when learning the truth didn't run from Scout the way his own father had. Overall, highly recommend this wonderful Christmas romance. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress....

  • Jonel Boyko
    2018-09-23 05:58

    Goodness, I love Bramble House! It’s one of those rare story settings that I feel a need to visit. Carmichael returns to it with this sweet, emotional Christmas tale, painting it in all its glory. Throughout this well written novel Carmichael not only brings Christmas in Marietta to life, she also tells a tale that both broke my heart and gave new meaning to Christmas and forgiveness. I loved the many aspects that came together to create this complete picture.Finn & Willa were quite the pair in this story. Both kept secrets, and both fell in love without meaning to. They were also entertaining individuals. Finn’s need to know what happened to his father while also being true to himself really drew me in. Willa’s past & fears made her real and into someone that I truly cared for. Scout broke my heart. His little fighting nature was the perfect addition to this Christmas tale. And one can’t forget Kris Krinkle. This secondary character definitely made Christmas so much sweeter. Once again Carmichael has brought the spirit of Christmas to life with the tip of her pen. This was a fun, family Christmas story with one heck of a twist. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.

  • Trish R.
    2018-08-28 03:04

    I love Christmas romances and this was a cute one. I really liked Finn and Willa. And I adored Willa’s brave little boy, Scout.It was the story of misunderstanding as to why a patient of Willa’s gave her a Montana Sapphire ring and $50,000 before he died of cancer, and Finn’s attempt to find out if Willa swindled the money from his father, or just what happened. It was interesting and fun.There were a couple of unanswered questions and the story ended rather abruptly but overall I liked it.There were a few kisses but that was all, and there wasn’t one swearword. It was very G-rated. Maybe a little too G-rated for me.I would have listened to the audio but I can’t spend $7.49 for 226 so I just read it instead.

  • Bobby Underwood
    2018-09-19 07:54

    While I enjoyed this holiday offering, I perhaps didn’t enjoy it as much as others obviously have. It took me a very long time to read, because it felt a bit too Harlequin for me. By that I simply mean that though it had its moments, it felt a bit artificially put together for me; a soupçon of this popular device, a dash of that cliche. All tried and true formulas. The more I read, the more it felt to me like an author — perhaps at a publisher’s request — had written down elements certain to please most readers of the Christmas romance sub-genre, and then professionally hit all her marks. Because this appears to be a series, it apparently had a built-in audience. I just couldn’t get lost in this story the way I wanted to, because I felt no heartfelt connection. I’m extremely sentimental, both as a writer and a reader, which is why I love Christmas. I expected to enjoy this much more than I did, and therein lies my disappointment. Though everything is in place — just read the book description — here for a warm holiday offering, I just didn’t find that extra bit of depth, or enough moments that hit me in the heart. There are Christmas books which remain with me after many years, but while I did like A Bramble House Christmas, and have nothing against it, it will very quickly fade from my memory.

  • Lisa Houston
    2018-09-22 07:42

    Brilliant feel good Christmas romance. Normally I'm not keen on this genre. But I just loved this book. Loved the setting it sounded perfect to be spending Christmas. The characters were lovely and easy to get to know. Loved the plot also

  • Eva • All Books Considered
    2018-09-11 07:02

    Review originally posted at Snowbound in Montana and loved it! A Bramble House Christmas was even more magical -- set in the Bramble house B&B in the heart of Marietta. I loved the traditional Christmas activities (sledding, pond skating, strolling through down the main drag) and the coziness of the B&B. Usually I'm not a huge fan of books with babies and kids but this one was so well done!! Finn and Willa really got to know each other over the course of the book and everything felt right. All I can say is that I wish Marietta existed and that I could spend Christmas there!!Mable shook her head at him. "My dear boy. Do you think chances for love and happiness come along all the time? Most people are lucky if it happens once. And if they are foolish enough to let the chance slip through their fingers, then they have only themselves to blame if they end up alone and bitter." "You're preaching to the choir, Aunt Mable. I know I"ll never meet anyone else like Willa." "Then what on earth are you doing standing here?"

  • Ronald B.
    2018-09-07 00:51

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was a wholesome novel set at Christmas but appropriate anytime. I liked all the characters in this book which is unusual for me and it was quite well written. I am anxious to see the movie adaptation with Autumn Reeser, one of my favorite actresses.

  • Tracey Anderson
    2018-09-14 03:43

    A really lovely, heartwarming story of love, friendship and a mother learning to let go of the reins and let her son be the little boy he wants to be after a life threatening illness. Loved it.

  • jenn2.0
    2018-09-20 03:49

    Cute little cozy Christmas read. The ending could’ve been longer but looking forward to seeing the Hallmark movie based on this

  • Kathy
    2018-09-06 04:53

    If you are looking for a real good holiday story to put in the mood, read A Bramble House Christmas. You need look no further. This book embodies everything we all want and need from the Christmas holidays. Besides, it is a fantastic story that reads easily and well—and is not too long. Finn follows Willa and her young son Scout to the Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana. Finn wants to understand and possibly confront the woman his recently deceased father gave a princely sum to in his will, though his father only knew this woman for a few weeks right before his death. Finn is surprised when he meets Willa, since she does not seem to be the type to bilk anyone out of money, especially on his deathbed. During their short stay at the B&B, Finn, Willa and Scout spend a considerable amount of time together. Through all this, Finn discovers a single mother and her son, who are as unlikely as what he envisioned them to be. This is a real feel-good story that will restore your faith and belief in mankind as well as in the spirit of Christmas. From almost the start, I knew immediately I would love this story and probably will read it again and again, for it is a real keeper. The trio spend their holiday vacation doing all the things people in colder climates such as Montana do, skating, sledding ice skating and shopping for holiday gifts. As I read, I found it impossible to not love Fin or Willa or Scout. Willa sometimes came across as over protective and a helicopter parent, but, the back story explains why—after knowing it I cut her a lot of slack. The chemistry between Finn and Willa was there almost from the moment they met. Young Scout and his back story only add to the pleasure of the story.Unlike so many other holiday stories, this one reeks of genuineness. Marietta is a typical small town, where everyone knows everyone and everything about each other and could not be a better setting. However, in this case, there are still secrets about the main characters that the author cleverly reveals and puts into place to provide a fairly well written novel. The key to it all, besides a wonderful, endearing plot, is the author’s writing skill. I have not read anything else by her, but after this, I have put her and her books on the must read list. I am sure you will also. This is the book for anyone seeking a really good Christmas holiday story. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. I received this from NetGalley to read and review.

  • Marsha Spohn
    2018-09-11 23:46

    First reviewed at Keeper BookshelfChristmas magic is alive and well in Marietta, Montana this year… and just in time for this couple. Willa and her son, Scout, have come out the other side of a nightmare – a horrible nightmare called cancer. And with the generous gift from a patient, they both are having a wonderful Marietta Christmas. Finn and his mother and sisters are suspicious of the bequest in Finn’s father’s will. Fifty thousand dollars to a nurse who only took care of his father for the final six weeks of his life? Really? Sounds like a scam to him… and now he’s followed her to Marietta in order to get to the bottom of this personal mystery.A Bramble House Christmas is such an emotion packed story that goes beyond the wonder of the Christmas season to a very poignant reason for celebration in Willa’s life. Scout has beaten childhood cancer, and while the possibility for a remission always will exist, right now he is cancer-free and that should make her the happiest mother on earth. And it does, no doubt about that – but it’s hard to not worry about his health, and letting her perfectly normal boy behave exactly like, well a normal little boy once again is going to take some adjustments.Finn soon realizes that while Willa might seem to be keeping a secret, she certainly doesn’t seem like the kind of woman to steal from a very sick man. And her son is simply charming, yet something is off – so what’s one more mystery to solve. It seems like more and more questions keep popping up no matter how attracted to Willa is becoming to him.This story is full of the magic of Christmas, celebrations of several events and romance. It’s not fair to give away much of this heartwarming story. I believe A Bramble House Christmas is one of the most emotionally satisfying stories I’ve read this Christmas reading season. It is definitely one that I will be rereading for years to come. Realistic, heartwarming and full of Christmas wonder – you’re going to want to read this one, hot chocolate with whipped cream optional.*I received an e-ARC of A Bramble House Christmas from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

  • Monique
    2018-09-14 03:55

    Review written: January 21, 2016Star Rating: ★★½☆☆ Heat Rating: ☀☀☼☼☼An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.This saccharine story takes place at the Bramble House B&B, a staple of the Montana Born/Marietta stories. Some recurring characters make appearances, especially Eliza and Marshall who have their own book and that allows the reader to see how they are doing after their own book closes. The basic story is a mystery: why did Willa receive so much from Finn's father? But every time an avenue opens up to ask questions/get an answer more questions are created not all in the same vein. The mysteries surrounding the money, Scout, Finn, and a lovely ring keep this book from becoming unbearably sweet and provided an impetus to continue reading. As vehicles for the mystery, Willa and Finn work. As characters, they felt a bit clichéd and off. I struggled to accept the growing attachment they had to each other. The secondary characters all seemed more interesting and carried more of the story than I would have liked. But this is similar to most of the Montana Born Christmas offerings this year - just missing the mark a bit character and story-wise. I liked it for the mystery and opening up of a plotline that can create new stories but not for the story or characters alone.This review is ©January 2016 by Monique N. and has been posted to Netgalley.

  • Lisa Reigel
    2018-08-31 23:42

    CHRISTMAS MAGIC IN MARIETTA, MONTANAI have read all of the Carrigans of the Circle C books and book 6 does not disappoint. The gradual build to Willa and Finn's romance was perfect. They both kept secrets and they both fell in love without meaning too. Add in a few Christmas miracles and you have a perfect story for the Christmas season. The mystery of the ring and how it adds to the secret of the Bramble family history was a perfect addition to the story. For fans of the Carrigan and Bramble families, this book treats us to glimpses of some familiar characters: Eliza & Marshall-owners of the Bramble B&B (met them in “Snowbound in Montana); Sage & Dawson-new friends to Willa & her son (Promise Me, Cowboy); Callan-Sage’s sister and Eliza cousin (A Cowgirl’s Christmas), and the wonderfully grouchy Aunt Mable Bramble. Willa and Finn both loved Marietta so I hope that they’ll decide to become residents and we’ll see them in future books. A Bramble House Christmas can be read as a standalone, but the series is outstanding. This was a quick and heartwarming read. The cover is simply beautiful and the dedication was lovely.I received a free downloaded copy from Lola's Blog Tours via Netgalley.

  • Nicole Laverdure
    2018-09-16 00:00

    Heartwarming! If you want to get in the mood for some Christmas magic, then, A Bramble House Christmas, written by CJ Carmichael will be perfect for you. I truly loved the touching story of Willa, Scout and Finn. Their story was heartwarming, filled with secrets, trust, forgiveness and love! Finn Knightly, wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars: so he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers. But as soon as he meets Willa and her son Scout, he discovers that Willa is a sweet and kind person, not at all what he expected! Finn will also discover a family secret, that will help him with his questions of what really happened. It's a beautiful and well written story set in Montana, that I’m sure will will enjoy! .If you loved, A Bramble House Christmas, the 6th book in the Carrigans of the Circle C series, then don't forget to watch for Eliza's story, Snowbound in Montana!This is the first time, that I read a book by this author! She didn't disappoint me!

  • Clare O'Beara
    2018-09-11 07:05

    Heading into snow country to spend Christmas makes sense if you want your child to experience the joy of playing in snow - what with dangerous travel, I'd prefer the sunny climes. But it's nice to read about the activities this small family indulges in when they head to Montana from their Arizona home. The young boy in the tale has just beaten a serious illness and his mother is still drawing her breath after the long haul. Staying in the same homey guesthouse is a visitor who is a book illustrator and says he's here for skiing. He actually has another, hidden motive which may make him less than welcome if the proprietors find out, which as we can imagine they are bound to do by the end of the story. Thrown together over the winter break, the pair find they enjoy each other's company. Though how would you feel about a guy who was acting under false pretences? This is a family-friendly romance novella with a lot of fun and some understated drama.

  • Shari
    2018-09-12 01:57

    The perfect, heartwarming Christmas book. A page turner that will put you in the mood for the upcoming Christmas Holidays.Willa and Scout have come to Bramble House to celebrate the holidays. Willa is a single mom, who's recent patient has died and left her a large sum of money. Finn has followed Willa to Bramble House, to find out more why his deceased dad left her this money. Both with secrets that they are not about to share in the beginning. Loved how their relationship developed. Christmas truly is magical.I highly recommend this book along with the rest of the Carrigans of Circle C, this book can be read as a stand alone. I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.

  • Delene Yochum
    2018-09-11 01:43

    A Holiday read that will pull your heartstrings! Willa and her son Scout are celebrating Christmas in Montana. Left the trip in a former patient's will and a large check, this is also a celebration for Scout after recovering from a serious illness. Finn follows Willa to Montana, his family wants to know why their father left this nurse the money. A little Christmas magic, cookies from Kris Krinkles, a beautiful Montana Sapphire ring and the chance to revisit former characters from all the Marietta Montana/Tule Publishing Series makes for a great read!I received an ARC from the Publisher and NetGalley for a honest review

  • Bette Hansen
    2018-09-19 02:51

    A wonderfully heartwarming holiday read. Willa and her young son Scout have had their share of bad times. After making it through years of fighting cancer Scout is now healthy and ready to be like every other kid, Willa however still has a little trouble believing everything is ok. The vacation trip that was left to her along with a check and an heirloom ring by one of her patients is just what they both need. The last thing she expected was to meet Finn Knightly. He's kind, gentle and treats Scout like gold. But neither is completely honest with the other. Can their budding relationship survive their secrets?This is one I definitely recommend.

  • JoMarie DeGioia
    2018-09-10 05:03

    I really enjoyed this book, and getting to know a little bit about other characters in this world. The setting was perfect for a winter holiday, and the author did a great job of bringing me into the season. The time seemed awkward in a couple of places, though. The beginning seemed to carry along nicely and then the time passed swiftly which made me think the hero missed too many opportunities to reveal his big secret. Still, the hero and heroine and her son were so lovable I kept reading until the end. I will look for the others in this series!

  • Donnajo
    2018-09-04 01:55

    Read/review for a honest opinion for Tule and the authorA heart-warming, wonderful story. A great addition to the series. This one is book 6 in the Carrigans of Circle C series. I hope there will be more books to come in this series. I love the small town, great characters, the connection between the characters.

  • Sharon Alexander
    2018-09-08 07:00

    It was pleasant and entertaining.The story was a nice enjoyable book, but quite predictable. Santa was a tad confusing as his role never made a lot of sense. Plus we never learn why Aunt Mabel is such a crotchety old lady. Well written fluff, but still very simplistic.

  • Jeff
    2018-09-24 00:06

    An enchanting read, especially during the holiday season full of Christmas magic, wonder and love! Meet Willa Fairchild, and her son Scout, a recent cancer survivor, as they brave the winters of Montana in Marietta at the Bramble House B&B to enjoy a much-needed and well-deserved Christmas holiday; a holiday willed to her by her former patient. But it's not all festive frivolity and Christmas cheer. There's more to Willa than meets the eye, or so suspects Finn Knightly, renowned author of the "Everyday Sam" children's book series; whose only mission is to track down Willa and expose her as the fraud he and his family thinks she is. Much to the surprise and resentment of their family, Willa was named in his father's will, not only as the recipient of this trip to Marietta, Montana, but more so because of the cash sum awarded to her. As you can imagine, the family has every intention to contest the will because Willa's shortlived relationshiop with her patient. What Finn doesn't expect is to fall in love with Willa and her son, a big fan of Finn's books. And there may be a surprise for Willa as well ... a new love and father for her son possibly, but there's more to Finn than meets the eye as well! Will their love survive? If you love charming Christmas stories full of the spirit of the season, you'll love this book and now, the Hallmark movie! Both are equally sublime!

  • Eileen
    2018-09-05 06:47

    I so loved this amazing story, A Bramble House Christmas by CJ Carmichael. The theme of mistrust of and misjudging another person before getting to know runs throughout the whole story, runs throughout this book. Willa and her son, Scout, were gifted a trip to Marietta, Montana for Christmas, by her dying patient. This was a chance for Finn to spend time like a normal kid after being declared cancer-free. Finn Knightly is on a mission to find out why his father left fifty-thousand dollars to his nurse in his will. The more time Finn spends with Willa, and Scout, the less he cares, as he is falling in love with her. I really loved and enjoyed this sweet love story and had trouble putting this book down, reading this book in one day. Ms. Carmichael is a wonderful story teller, drawing me into her books, making me forget the world around me as she drew me in and not let me go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers.

  • Beverly
    2018-09-12 07:57

    A very nice Christmas romance. A private nurse is left with a sizable inheritance from a generous patient. His family wants to know why. His son Finn follows Willa to a B&B Christmas vacation in Marietta, Montana. There he gets to know Willa and her young son. He falls in love, discovers new family members and finds out his Dad was just a really nice guy who cared for others and tried to give a helping hand even when he was dying.The only problem with the book was the proofreading. The names of Finn and Scout were interchanged often. It was quite aggravating to have to go back and see if the wrong name had been used once again. The story didn't make sense the way it was written unless I changed the character names in that part of the story. I couldn't give it a higher rating because of this.

  • Theresa
    2018-09-09 00:40

    This book is so very perfect. It is exactly what I look for in a Christmas story. It's not overly sweet, and the people are mostly realistically portrayed. It has not one surprise, and I love that it doesn't.When Finn meets Willa and Scout, he has his mind made up, by his hurt feelings, how he feels about them. Those preconceived notions are destroyed pretty quick.Willa and Scout are hiding a secret too, but only because Scout wants to be a normal kid.I can't hold it against Finn that he doesn't fess up, I've been there. The timing isn't right, and then it never seems to be. The christmas present from Scout to Willa was amazing. I loved everyone's reactions to it.Also this book is cleverly written to include other members of the family that probably have their own book. I must go check that out.