Audiobook Review: No Ordinary Christmas by Belle Calhoune


Release date: September 28, 2021

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Genre: Contemporary Romance


The quaint New England town of Mistletoe is thrilled to welcome back one of their own, Dante West. Now a famous Hollywood action star, Dante is filming a movie in town to help the local economy, as well as make amends with the people he hurt when he abruptly left Mistletoe all those years ago.

Librarian Lucy Marshall isn’t thrilled to see Dante. He was once her best friend and first love until he left her behind without a word of goodbye. When Dante makes her an offer she can’t refuse — use of the library as a filming venue in exchange for a lucrative donation, Lucy finds herself spending a lot of time in Dante’s company. With the magic of Christmas in the air, Dante and Lucy begin to forge a new bond. But can two people leading such different lives find lasting love the second time around?


Hi Hallmark Channel, I found your next book to movie adaptation! Seriously though this was adorable and would be the cutest Christmas movie. Second chance romance usually has to be pretty special for me to enjoy it and I definitely was won over here. I liked that Dante is now a celebrity who wants to give back to the community he grew up in by filming his new movie in his hometown, I mean how fun is that?! Lucy is a librarian and I pretty much liked her based on that alone, but she was super endearing as well. The town itself was depicted beautifully, think I could convince my entire family to spend Christmas back east in some little small town with a giant Christmas tree in the town square?! This was more sweet than sexy and super cozy, definitely best read with some hot chocolate by a fire while it’s snowing outside! Also my first from the author but I’m checking out her backlist ASAP. It was also the first book I listened to that was narrated by Mela Lee or Tre Hall and I applaud the use of two narrators, they were both great!

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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