Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One December by Kyle Hunter

Posted July 27, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Kyle Hunter, romance / 9 Comments

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Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for One December by Kyle Hunter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

one decemberTitle: One December
Author: Kyle Hunter
Publisher: Monceau Publishing
Release Date: February 10, 2018
Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Nikki has loved Mike for as long as she can remember (as early as age seven!) Mike has his own past hurts to resolve, having lost both parents in an accident when he was fourteen. He’s tried to escape those painful memories by leaving New York and starting a new life on the West Coast. New facts indicate, years later, that his parents’ deaths might not have been an accident.

At Christmas Mike comes back to New York for the first time in three years. He and Nikki rekindle the friendship they had as children and share their newfound faith. Under a Christmas moon romantic sparks fly . . . but their mutual attraction takes an unexpected detour.

Nikki is devastated, believing her one chance for a relationship with Mike is over. She impulsively takes a one-year teaching opportunity in Paris, so that she can face her own fears and get over Mike.

If Mike and Nikki run away, how can they find each other again?

Note from Carrie: Today I’m not sharing MY thoughts but instead I’m sharing Laura Shuck‘s review of One December! Laura is a sweet friend who loves reading & reviewing books and I’m privileged to feature her here today on RimSP ♥

Reviewer Laura Shuck

Mike and Nikki, childhood friends. He 7 years older than her, but that never mattered to Nikki; Mike has always been her dream.

It is Christmas time in Adam’s Bridge. Nikki is all grown, with a college education, teaching high school English and French at her old high school in Adam’s Bridge. She is content; well, as content as she can be for she has not been able to fully release her feelings for Mike. Feelings everyone thinks was just a childhood crush. As the hustle and bustle of preparing the family Christmas dinner ensues, Nikki can’t help but think about Mike.

Mike, a graphic designer, moved to San Francisco years ago; he had to escape Adam’s Bridge and the painful memories there. As a child, both of his parents were killed in a car accident, leaving him an orphan but not without those who loved him.  Taken in by Jim and Catherine, he grew up under their tender loving care; Mike had everything a growing boy could want, except for the parents he missed more then anything.

Every three years, Mike returns to Adam’s Bridge for Christmas and this year is the year. Mike has determined that this will be the final year he makes this journey; there’s nothing there but painful memories. At least that was the plan until Ely called to tell him his parents’ accident might not have been an accident after all.  Seeing Nikki again stirs feelings Mike had not experienced before.

And then he kissed her.

Determined to put Adam’s Bridge, and all the painful memories behind him, Mike apologizes for kissing Nikki telling her no relationship between them could ever be possible.  Broken, Nikki signs a one year  teaching contract hundreds of miles away from home. In Paris. France. There Nikki’s heart begins to mend as she learns more about herself and her place in the world.

One December has everything a reader could want. Romance; intrigue; travel, and mystery. Skillfully written, the reader will find themselves smelling Christmas dinner; feeling broken hearts, and seeing Paris.

I thoroughly enjoyed One December by Kyle Hunter.  So much so that I’ve purchased her next book.

(Laura voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which she received from the author. All views expressed are only her honest opinion.)

kyle hunter

I love to read and write stories about strong women who still have flaws, but are ready to pursue their dreams, even if it takes them out of their comfort zone . . . or their country.

I write inspirational romance novels and women’s fiction with a twist: My characters sometimes go places. This led me to create the Love on the Move collection of novels. Readers can take a trip with them and experience their journeys. They can see how the characters’ lives unfold as they make decisions to trust God (or not) in their next steps, learning about themselves and their faith, and finding love along the way!

I currently live in North Carolina but spent over a decade in France (where some of my books take place.) I also write non-fiction and teach French. In my free time, I enjoy doing pottery and salsa dancing.

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Kyle Hunter is giving away:

  • 1 ebook of One December
  • $25 Amazon gift card

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tour schedule

Launch Page @ JustRead

July 23
Book By Book
Simply Crystal

July 24
Heidi Reads…

July 25
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Inklings And Notions
Daysong Reflections

July 26
Wishful Endings

July 27
Reading Is My SuperPower
Running Through the Storms

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9 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): One December by Kyle Hunter

  1. Anne

    An interesting author whose knowledge and life sounds fascinating. This novel is a lovely book which I would enjoy greatly.

  2. Janet Estridge

    Thanks for introducing me to a new author.
    I’m looking forward to reading this book.

  3. I appreciate the lovely comments, which are an encouragement to me! More, I appreciate being part of this special tribe of writers and readers who search for something not only enjoyable and fun to read, but something with a message that touches our hearts and leaves us thinking of how God works in lives and can work in ours.

  4. Dianne Casey

    New author to me. Sounds like a great read, I really liked the description of the book.

  5. Arletta

    I’d love to spend a year in Paris. What a great opportunity. I’m adding this book to my to-read list.

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