25 October 2015

Blog Tour & GIveaway: North for Christmas by Christina Dymock



Have you ever known exactly what you wanted for Christmas? As a child, you may have written a letter to Santa, made a wish upon a star, or locked your dream away in your heart afraid that it might not come true if you so much as whispered it out loud. Even as adults, Christmas wishes carry a magic that can't be explained.


North for Christmas
by Christina Dymock.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: October 13th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media.
In North for Christmas, Ruby Jeavon certainly has her heart set on an engagement. It's the first step in creating the family she's always wanted. But things go slightly off course and instead of flying to Italy with her boyfriend, Ruby heads out of town to work as an elf in Nashville. Even though she's far away from her dream, she's about to discover the magic of a Nashville Christmas through the eyes of North Foxwell, her fellow elf and a Christmas expert. Even though North struggles with his own Christmas ghosts, Ruby manages to bring new light to his life. Can Ruby let go of her dream to find what her heart truly desires? Only time--at the North Pole--will tell.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is a cute Christmas story to get you in the mood for Christmas and for taking time to do service for others and finding a little romance too! This is a story of serving others, forgiving, the true meaning of Christmas, finding love, and family.

Each character in this book has a strong point to make so even though there are the two main characters, each and every person has something important to say. Something for each of us to learn and take with us.

North is an accountant and one of his clients is a well to do woman who was once an orphan and is now a single mom with only one daughter. That daughter, Ruby, works in her mom’s company. She is working hard to make it to the top as she will someday take over for her mother. Her mother also gives money for charities.

Ruby wants to go to Italy with her boyfriend. She has never asked her mom for much and asked her mom for money to go to Italy for Christmas. Her mother says no that money is tight. Right after their argument, they go to a meeting with North and his partner. North explains about some of the charities and when Ruby hears it, she says that the money for Charity could be used to fund her trip during the meeting and stomps out. That is the only part of the book where I didn’t like Ruby! She redeems herself though!

North thought she was pretty and then saw her outburst.

Later, Ruby’s mom sends her to the North Pole Program undercover to find out if her money is still worth giving to the program or if it isn’t worth it. Ruby jumps at the chance because it will give her a bonus so she can still go to Italy.

North’s family started the North Pole Program years ago. It also has an outreach program and benefits just about everyone who is in need at Christmas time. Until you read it, you don’t realize how really cool that program would be. North is going home for Christmas to be the elf or whatever is needed to help out. He is going because his sister wants him to come because their dad has cancer and they didn’t know if it would be his last Christmas.

North and Ruby end up as neighbors where they stay for the duration of Christmas. Each doesn’t know what to think about the other. Ruby thinks he is here to be her babysitter for her mother. North doesn’t want her to know that Santa is his father. He doesn’t want to talk to Santa either. North and his father who has been Santa for a long time and looks the part haven’t had much of a relationship since North has been angry with him since his mother and father divorced.


Ruby starts to see something in North that she thought she had in her boyfriend. She starts to enjoy helping others and see the happiness that it brings not only herself but others that she helps. She learns about the people working with her and finds each of them to have a story of sadness but they are there willing to work and give to others. Made me cry!

This is a story of serving others, forgiving, the true meaning of Christmas, finding love, and family. Each character in this book has a strong point to make so even though there are the two main characters, each and every person has something important to say. Something for each of us to learn and take with us.



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Christina Dymock graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications. She currently resides in Central Utah with her husband and four children who are often her inspiration for new recipes and ideas. Among other things, she enjoys cycling, skiing, wakeboarding, sewing, reading, and baking. You can contact Christina through her blog at:http://christinadymock.wordpress.com.






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