Book Review | Destination Christmas

Destination Christmas is a Christmas novella by Pam Hillman, part of her Calico Trails Romance series. It’s an historical romance set aboard a train headed to Portland.

First, let me admit my bias. Strangers trapped on a train. In the snow. At Christmas. Best setting in the world! How could I not immediately fall in love with the story?

Second, it has a cowboy. And a cowgirl – the daughter of a rancher – if only Katie Haversham’s aunt wasn’t insisting on bringing her to Portland to meet wealthy young men. Men who were not cowboys.

Third, it has sweet children and a supporting cast who fill out the story wonderfully well. Truly, the only downside is that I didn’t want the story to end. But seeing as how much I love Christmas novellas, that isn’t actually a downside. It only goes to prove Jane Austin’s quote: “If a book is well written, I always find it too short.”

This is a novella I look forward to reading again. It was sweet and Christmas-y and the perfect novella for a cozy evening, reading by the light of the tree. Add in a cup of hot cocoa (how I enjoyed this particular story) and it was wonderful all around.


I purchased a copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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