Saturday, November 19, 2022

#BookReview: The Summer of Christmas by Juliet Giglio, Keith Giglio

Synopsis: Experience a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Christmas movie in July in this charming romantic comedy by writing duo Juliet Giglio and Keith Giglio!

Ivy Green, an up-and-coming screenwriter, can only watch as her life is turned upside down. Her script, based on her love story with her high school sweetheart, Nick Shepherd—who broke up with her days before Christmas five years ago—is being filmed in her hometown! In the middle of summer, during the month of July, the production crew creates a winter wonderland Christmas.

Now back home, Ivy is forced to face Nick for the first time, which he isn't too happy about. To complicate matters, Ivy isn't sure of her relationship with the producer, the town is overflowing with movie stars and adoring fans, and worst of all—the actress playing Ivy develops a crush on the real Nick! Now, with renewed and confusing feelings about Nick, Ivy is determined to see if there is anything left between them, but in the end, Ivy will need to re-write her life script to get back everything she thought she lost.


Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: Unfortunately this one just didn't work out for me at all.  The writing seemed pretty scattered and the wording was kind of off.  The humor was kind of meh cringe and the character didn't seem to know what she really wanted.  I think this one would have been better if it would have went the way her story went where she just found herself and left Nick by the wayside.  You don't always need a man or woman to have your happily ever after.  


"Fans of small-town romances, second-chance romances, and Christmas love stories, along with anyone who finds the snarky banter in movie rom-coms to be the best part of the picture, will feel like Christmas has, indeed, arrived early with this romp ." ― Booklist

About the Author

Juliet and Keith Giglio are a husband-wife screenwriting duo who met cute in an elevator while attending NYU Grad Film school. Their first novel was The Summer of Christmas. Their produced films include most recently Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune, Dear Christmas, A Very Nutty Christmas, and Christmas Reservations. Other credits include Disney’s Tarzan, Pizza My Heart, Return to Halloweentown, Joshua, and A Cinderella Story. Juliet and Keith are both professors who teach screenwriting at SUNY Oswego and Syracuse University respectively. They split their time between Syracuse and Sag Harbor, NY.

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