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Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom-com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she’s bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom-com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she’s bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father are more bah humbug than Hallmark movie marathon. So when her favorite babysitting clients ask her to accompany them on a ski trip over winter break, she packs her bags for the slopes. It helps that they’re offering double her rate—she’ll need the money for Beacon, an elite ballet academy that’s granted her an audition.  Noelle is ready to “Deck the Halls” and have fa la la la fun, until Wyatt, the older half-brother of her babysitting charges, decides to surprise his family for the holiday. He’s one of the best dancers at Beacon, and makes Noelle’s head spin faster than pirouettes. Unfortunately, she also manages to step on his toes—spoiling his surprise and complicating his secret plans. After a few missteps, Noelle and Wyatt begin to thaw toward each other and bond over the big decisions looming in each of their lives. With enough Christmas magic, Noelle might just start the New Year with lots of babysitting cash in her pocket and a chance with the pas de deux partner of her dreams.


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Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom-com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she’s bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom-com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she’s bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father are more bah humbug than Hallmark movie marathon. So when her favorite babysitting clients ask her to accompany them on a ski trip over winter break, she packs her bags for the slopes. It helps that they’re offering double her rate—she’ll need the money for Beacon, an elite ballet academy that’s granted her an audition.  Noelle is ready to “Deck the Halls” and have fa la la la fun, until Wyatt, the older half-brother of her babysitting charges, decides to surprise his family for the holiday. He’s one of the best dancers at Beacon, and makes Noelle’s head spin faster than pirouettes. Unfortunately, she also manages to step on his toes—spoiling his surprise and complicating his secret plans. After a few missteps, Noelle and Wyatt begin to thaw toward each other and bond over the big decisions looming in each of their lives. With enough Christmas magic, Noelle might just start the New Year with lots of babysitting cash in her pocket and a chance with the pas de deux partner of her dreams.

30 review for I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas

  1. 5 out of 5

    Larry H

    I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas (how can you not love this title?) is a sweet YA book about the holiday spirit, crushes, friendship, and trying to put grief behind you. Noelle Partridge (another super-adorable name for a holiday rom-com) loves Christmas. She always plans major activities for her and her best friends, and she and her father always team up to try and have the best holiday they can, because it helps them deal with the loss of her mother. But this year, her friends are making ev I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas (how can you not love this title?) is a sweet YA book about the holiday spirit, crushes, friendship, and trying to put grief behind you. Noelle Partridge (another super-adorable name for a holiday rom-com) loves Christmas. She always plans major activities for her and her best friends, and she and her father always team up to try and have the best holiday they can, because it helps them deal with the loss of her mother. But this year, her friends are making every excuse not to do Christmas activities and her father is barely paying any attention to her or the upcoming holidays. So when one of her best babysitting clients asks her to accompany their family on a ski trip over the holidays, she jumps at the chance. The snow can awaken her spirit and she can make lots of money to help pay for Beacon, the exclusive ballet school she wants to attend. What she doesn’t count on, however, is the arrival of Wyatt, her babysitting charges’ older stepbrother. Wyatt is a fantastic dancer at Beacon and Noelle has an enormous crush on him. Of course, things are awkward and Wyatt doesn’t understand why Noelle is there with his family, but after a while they both let their guards down and share their anxieties and sadness with each other. This is a YA novel which definitely skews really young, so it would be perfect for younger readers. There’s none of the heavy emotional angst or mature themes you usually find in YA books. It's a cute read! See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com. Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    Noelle’s mother always celebrated Christmas to the Nth degree, and after her passing, her father and friends usually continued the tradition, but not this year. With her friends too busy, her home life in disarray, and a big decision regarding dance hanging over her head, Noelle was not feeling swept away by the holiday magic. Therefore, when one of her babysitting families invited her on their ski trip during the holiday break, she accepted. However, all plans went sideways when the big brother Noelle’s mother always celebrated Christmas to the Nth degree, and after her passing, her father and friends usually continued the tradition, but not this year. With her friends too busy, her home life in disarray, and a big decision regarding dance hanging over her head, Noelle was not feeling swept away by the holiday magic. Therefore, when one of her babysitting families invited her on their ski trip during the holiday break, she accepted. However, all plans went sideways when the big brother, and Noelle’s crush, showed up unexpectedly. My previous experiences with Schmidt’s books have been great, and once again, she crafted a sweet and fun story filled with lots of relatable characters and heart. I had a fabulous time getting to know Noelle as she struggled with some big changes and choices in her life. One aspect of this book I really appreciated was that it was geared towards the lower end of YA. Most of the YA books I read feature teens towards the end of high school or preparing to enter college. It’s refreshing to get that younger perspective sometimes, and I am glad to see an offering for teens in that age range. I found the gentle exploration of Noelle’s grief rather lovely too. She lost her mother six years ago during the holiday season, and with her father withdrawing, she was really feeling the loss this year. My heart ached for her, and then when she talked about the snow globes! 😭 So many tears! Schmidt did a fantastic job decking the halls and making things festive. One of my favorite things was being at the resort in Vermont and partaking in all the holiday fun. Lots of cocoa and snow along with gingerbread house building, tree lighting, and even a visit with Santa. These moments were cute and sweet but also quite comedic. I loved the rom-com antics which kept the story on the light and fluffy side, right where I like it. I must mention the lovely group of friends Noelle was lucky enough to have too. These young women shared something special, and their love and affection for Noelle was evidenced by their actions. I thought they had a great dynamic and even when Noelle felt abandoned, they were there, making things happen behind the scenes. This story of big choices and learning to embrace change was highlighted by an adorable romance, a fantastic friendship, and lots of fun festivities. It was an absolutely charming story that left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  3. 5 out of 5

    The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)

    Full Review on The Candid Cover I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt is a cute and festive romcom that is sure to put readers in the holiday spirit. This one combines ballet and babysitting as the main character spends the holidays babysitting her favourite clients at a ski resort. The characters are lovable, and the descriptions of winter activities throughout the book make for a cosy reading experience. This is a great read for those looking for something light with a touch of Full Review on The Candid Cover I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt is a cute and festive romcom that is sure to put readers in the holiday spirit. This one combines ballet and babysitting as the main character spends the holidays babysitting her favourite clients at a ski resort. The characters are lovable, and the descriptions of winter activities throughout the book make for a cosy reading experience. This is a great read for those looking for something light with a touch of chaos this holiday season. Christmas enthusiast Noelle has always made big plans for the holidays, but this year, with her dad and best friends too busy for her activities, Christmas doesn’t feel the same. However, when her favourite babysitting clients invite her on a ski trip to help out over winter break, she’s excited for the chance to get back into the holiday spirit, and the opportunity to earn some more money to put toward an elite ballet academy. That is, until the kids’ older stepbrother, who happens to be Noelle’s crush, shows up at the lodge, throwing her world into chaos. ❀ LOVABLE MAIN CHARACTER Noelle is a lovable main character, and I enjoyed her voice. She is a talented dancer, but, since her current dance school is no longer challenging enough for her, she is looking for a way to advance her career. Wyatt happens to go to the same school Noelle dreams about, but he doesn’t see the same magic in Beacon that she does. I enjoyed the dynamic between these two characters and the way they are able to open up to each other. The kids are also so well-written, and I adored reading about the havoc they wreak. ❀ WINTER VIBES This book also has peak winter vibes, and there are so many festive activities throughout the book. From building snowmen to decorating gingerbread houses, it is easy to become immersed in the holiday spirit. The ski lodge setting is also so cosy, making this a great read to curl up with by the fire. ❀ UPBEAT AND ENTERTAINING I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt is an upbeat and entertaining holiday read. I loved the combination of ballet, skiing, and babysitting, and the characters are each well-written. This one also contains plenty of holiday cheer, making it a great seasonal story for a younger YA audience.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas. I get that this is supposed to be a light hearted holiday romcom and I'm definitely pulling the ultimate Scrooge, but while I could understand how this could be considered cute, I really really couldn't stand Noelle as a protagonist and it ruined the book for me. She's an extremely self centered lead and even surrounding here with children who clearly like her couldn't turn me around. While she does acknowledge so Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas. I get that this is supposed to be a light hearted holiday romcom and I'm definitely pulling the ultimate Scrooge, but while I could understand how this could be considered cute, I really really couldn't stand Noelle as a protagonist and it ruined the book for me. She's an extremely self centered lead and even surrounding here with children who clearly like her couldn't turn me around. While she does acknowledge some of her flaws near the book's end, it's almost always done in a way where it feels like the person she's "apologizing" to puts in more effort and in the end, she destroyed any adorableness this book's love interest and supporting cast brought to the table.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Candyce Kirk

    3.5 stars Full review to follow soon!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Paris That Introvert Reader

    Review to come

  7. 4 out of 5

    Riella Cristobal

    A fun YA romance perfect for cuddling up with a cup of cocoa! Noelle is a dancer, a babysitter, and a Christmas enthusiast. However, she is feeling unchallenged at the dance school in her small town and her friends and dad seem too busy to celebrate like they used to. So when she is invited by her favorite family to babysit for their Christmas vacation, she packs her bags. With the money earned, she can save up for Beacon, a prestigious dance academy. However, their vacation plans are startled w A fun YA romance perfect for cuddling up with a cup of cocoa! Noelle is a dancer, a babysitter, and a Christmas enthusiast. However, she is feeling unchallenged at the dance school in her small town and her friends and dad seem too busy to celebrate like they used to. So when she is invited by her favorite family to babysit for their Christmas vacation, she packs her bags. With the money earned, she can save up for Beacon, a prestigious dance academy. However, their vacation plans are startled when Wyatt, her charges' older half-brother surprises the family for Christmas. Wyatt is one of the best dancers at Beacon and Noelle is in awe. But she seems to be constantly stepping on his toes, when she learns of Wyatt's true reason for coming, they bond over their looming decisions in their lives. As the days pass, will Christmas magic be enough to give Noelle her dreams? This was so cute! I read it in a day! Noelle was really struggling with figuring out how she wanted to move forward with her life. After recent tragedies, she felt adrift and disconnected from most of those around her. So she decides to spend time with her favorite family, even if it means being gone for the holidays. It was fun to see her babysitting know-how, she was really experienced and the kids were so fun! Noelle has to learn to confront her problems and deal with her feelings. She learns to express herself in a way that helps solve things, instead of running away. It was so sweet to watch her strengthen and build her relationships, though I definitely was at times saddened at how she reacted to her dad! She and Wyatt were super cute together! I loved how they connected to one another and could really share their struggles. They were able to help each other see clearly their problems and the possible solutions. He was so sweet with his younger siblings and they adored him. I loved the focus on family, even that which is not by blood. Overall, I think that I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas is a fun holiday read for teens and up! The book deals with grief and loss, is a clean YA romance, and involves a blended family. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view. For as long as she can remember, Noelle Partridge has loved everything about Christmas, and since her mam passed away, she's tried to keep the magic going, even when it's just her and her dad. But this year, her friends aren't as excited to celebrate, and her dad is spending more and more time in his office, and it's as if he's turned into the Grinch. So when her favourite babysitting family, the Kahales, as I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view. For as long as she can remember, Noelle Partridge has loved everything about Christmas, and since her mam passed away, she's tried to keep the magic going, even when it's just her and her dad. But this year, her friends aren't as excited to celebrate, and her dad is spending more and more time in his office, and it's as if he's turned into the Grinch. So when her favourite babysitting family, the Kahales, ask if she would like to spend the holidays with them, extra pay, at a skiing resort, she jumps at the chance. Hopefully the extra money will help pay towards her dream of going to the prestigious Beacon ballet academy. But when her crush, Wyatt Kahale unexpectedly joins the Christmas vacation, Noelle gets off on the wrong foot, and all her experience of babysitting the younger Kahales has gone out the window. Will she be able to find her Christmas spirit again, while overcoming her feelings for Wyatt, and her anxiety over her upcoming audition? This is a book that I wanted as soon as it was announced. I love Tiffany's books, and Christmas is definitely my favourite part of the year, so a Christmas book from Tiffany was like a dream. Noelle was a character who I immediately loved, and I could completely understand her feelings about Christmas. To her, it's the best time of the year, and when she can remember her mam the most, so it's both a joyful and poignant time. But starting high school, being busier with her babysitting, and her ballet, on top of a somewhat absentee father, has changed her feelings this year. Being away from home, and working over the holiday is something she never expected to do, but she finds she loves spending more time with Kahales, though it's not without it's ups and downs. Her babysitting mojo seems to be wearing off at times, and she's unbelievably awkward around Wyatt at first. Soon, however, they hit it off, and really open up to each other. Their romance was fresh, and new, but progressed so naturally. Okay, there were some times when it was a little cringy, but they are 15 year old kids, dealing with a lot, and they made mistakes at times. I loved the ending, and wish this wasn't a standalone because I think so much more could be explored. Tiffany has knocked it out of the park once again, and I'm really looking forward to her next book!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Breanne

    (4.5 stars) This book was holiday magic perfection! If you wish to read my review and listen to the small playlist I made for this book, you can go HERE. The only things I forgot to mention in my review are 1) this made me cry like a little baby and 2) the characters in this book are so mature for only being 14/15. I wish they acted a little more their age but also the way they are written definitely lends to this book being something that can be more universally loved. Highly recommend this for (4.5 stars) This book was holiday magic perfection! If you wish to read my review and listen to the small playlist I made for this book, you can go HERE. The only things I forgot to mention in my review are 1) this made me cry like a little baby and 2) the characters in this book are so mature for only being 14/15. I wish they acted a little more their age but also the way they are written definitely lends to this book being something that can be more universally loved. Highly recommend this for the holiday season! Buy this for romance lovers and any young teens in your life! You won't regret it!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Olivia Shelton

    So obviously I had to read this story because I'm a teen Librarian, my boyfriend's name is Wyatt, and I love everything Christmas. This cute story did not disappoint and it put me in even more of a holiday spirit. What could be better than falling in love on Christmas? Nothing. So obviously I had to read this story because I'm a teen Librarian, my boyfriend's name is Wyatt, and I love everything Christmas. This cute story did not disappoint and it put me in even more of a holiday spirit. What could be better than falling in love on Christmas? Nothing.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Megan Rose

    *3.75 I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Chirstmas is a cute, heartwarming romance perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The book follows Noelle, a dancer who absolutely loves Christmas, and always goes overboard with the celebrations. But as her dad, the only family she has left after the death of her mother, grows withdrawn, Noelle decides to accept one of her babysitting clients' offer to spend the holidays with them at a ski lodge. From there, Noelle meets Wyatt, and a fun, sparkling romance ensues. *3.75 I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Chirstmas is a cute, heartwarming romance perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The book follows Noelle, a dancer who absolutely loves Christmas, and always goes overboard with the celebrations. But as her dad, the only family she has left after the death of her mother, grows withdrawn, Noelle decides to accept one of her babysitting clients' offer to spend the holidays with them at a ski lodge. From there, Noelle meets Wyatt, and a fun, sparkling romance ensues. My initial thoughts on this book were so-so. While I understood why Noelle was so upset about everything, and why she was acting the way she did, I thought she could be unbearably self-centered at times. Her inner diologue made it difficult for me to actually get invested in the story, and I had a hard time liking her. I could definitely sympathize for her, because it's so difficult losing a parent around Christmas time, and growing apart from someone you love is terrifying, but she took all of it a bit far at times. This did not take away my enjoyment of the book, however. Once Noelle was actually at the lodge, I was way more engaged with the story. It felt reminiscence of some of the Hallmark movies I enjoy watching, while still adding its own twist to things. A big issue I've had with romances recently is that I simply cannot understand why the two main characters like each other, but I can happily say that this wasn't the case here. Noelle and Wyatt had a lot and common, though were different enough that they didn't immediately get along. I loved watching their journey from reluctant housemates to their budding romance. It was all very sweet. I also particularly enjoyed Noelle's questioning of whether she should fully dedicate herself to something at only 14 years old. I was kind of in the same position as her when I was younger, but it took me a lot longer to realize that I shouldn't box myself in like that, because there are so many options out there. I think it was a good conversation to have, and it was really well done. It didn't take over the plot and dominate the story, but it was necessary to talk about, and a fantastic compromise was reached. So, while it took me a little while to get into the story, and to begin rooting for our main character (who I will say definitely does grow throughout the story), I still really enjoyed my time with it. It was the perfect romance to read during the holiday season, and I would recommend it for those looking for something light-hearted and fun. Though there are several mentions of a death of a parent and grief, so if you're looking for all fluff, this one might not be for you. I personally liked this aspect because it added another layer and emotional depth to the story. Noelle's mom had died several years ago, but she still found herself stunned by grief from time to time, and it felt so natural and raw. I really liked that. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    While I’ve had Tiffany Schmidt’s books on my TBR for years, I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was my first book of hers, and it didn’t disappoint. This YA Christmas romcom was sweet, funny, heartfelt, and left me with a big smile. After the death of her mother six years ago, Noelle has made sure the Christmas season is a huge extravaganza. She, her dad, and her friends plan ALL THE THINGS - carol singing, movie watching, cookie baking, ice skating, pictures with Santa, decorating, you name it. T While I’ve had Tiffany Schmidt’s books on my TBR for years, I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was my first book of hers, and it didn’t disappoint. This YA Christmas romcom was sweet, funny, heartfelt, and left me with a big smile. After the death of her mother six years ago, Noelle has made sure the Christmas season is a huge extravaganza. She, her dad, and her friends plan ALL THE THINGS - carol singing, movie watching, cookie baking, ice skating, pictures with Santa, decorating, you name it. This year is different, though; her dad is so busy he’s basically forgotten she exists, and her three best friends are not only busy with their own lives, they’re also feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of Noelle’s usual Christmas activities. Feeling forgotten and disappointed, Noelle decides to take up an offer to go away for the holidays with one of the families she babysits for...and that family just happens to include her crush, who unexpectedly joins them for the holidays. This book was so cute. Noelle was such a well-developed character and I really felt for her. The grief aspect of the book made me cry on numerous occasions; it was painful to read, but it was done so well and was incredibly relatable. Noelle’s disappointment and heartache were very real, and I sympathized with her need to be the best at everything and prove herself. I also really enjoyed all the Christmas festivities and how Noelle experienced the magical and the not-so-magical. I’ve been there myself, and I’m sure many others have too: dreaming and planning for a picture-perfect holiday season, wanting to carry on the magic and traditions that were started by someone who’s no longer with you, and having moments of joy but also moments that fizzle or flop. I loved the Kahales and all of Noelle’s adventures and misadventures with them, and how Mrs. Kahale provided that loving parental figure Noelle so desperately needed. Also, I’m not a dancer, but I’ve always been fascinated by ballet, so I enjoyed that aspect of the story too, and Noelle’s passion and dedication for ballet. The romance was sweet and I enjoyed the progression of Noelle and Wyatt’s relationship, but I kept finding myself wishing they were a bit older for a few reasons. Noelle was given a ton of responsibility for someone barely in her teens. I’m not sure if that’s the norm these days in the world of babysitting, but I found it a bit of a stretch. I have to be honest, it was also weird rooting for a romance between kids who were so young. With me being far from the intended audience of young adult books, I tend to stay away from ones with characters who are younger than sixteen. The stories and characters often feel way too young for me and it’s unfair for adults to say the characters feel immature when that’s kind of the point. In this case, though, it was the opposite - the characters and storyline felt much more mature than what you’d expect from a book about fourteen-year-olds, and I kept thinking of the characters being at least two or three years older. Overall, I really enjoyed I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas. It was full of true-to-life emotions with ups and downs, along with plenty of giggles, and a heaping dose of Christmas magic and fun. *I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All thoughts are my own

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    I’m dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was a perfect “Christmas in July” read for me. It’s geared towards middle years age readers, and brought me back to my babysitters club days (I loved those books!!!). I know I would have adored this book in my babysitting years. I particularly enjoyed the babysitting tips and cute quotes like, “Babysitting Tip 7: Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness; it shows maturity. If you’re not sure, call or text the parents!” And “Babysitting Tip 18: Just because some I’m dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was a perfect “Christmas in July” read for me. It’s geared towards middle years age readers, and brought me back to my babysitters club days (I loved those books!!!). I know I would have adored this book in my babysitting years. I particularly enjoyed the babysitting tips and cute quotes like, “Babysitting Tip 7: Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness; it shows maturity. If you’re not sure, call or text the parents!” And “Babysitting Tip 18: Just because someone is little doesn’t mean their problems feel small to them. Listen.” There was a couple of other sweet quotes that stood out to me as well: * Mom used to say, “Some days you’ve got to hit the Reset button. Get back in bed, pull up the covers, and have a do over.” * “In our family we don’t fear failure, we fear not trying.” Noelle is a sweet and lovable character, and her relationship with her father and her friends was dynamic and super relatable. Brought me right back to being a 14-year old kid. While my adult self didn’t fall in love with this book, and found some parts slower, I’m still giving this book 4 stars as I KNOW middle year readers will ADORE this book, and after all it is completely geared towards them. 💗 Thanks so much to #NetGalley, Amulet Books, and Tiffany Schmidt for the pleasure of reading this ARC.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    I’m dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was a perfect “Christmas in July” read for me. It’s geared towards middle years age readers, and brought me back to my babysitters club days (I loved those books!!!). I know I would have adored this book in my babysitting years. I particularly enjoyed the babysitting tips and cute quotes like, “Babysitting Tip 7: Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness; it shows maturity. If you’re not sure, call or text the parents!” And “Babysitting Tip 18: Just because some I’m dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was a perfect “Christmas in July” read for me. It’s geared towards middle years age readers, and brought me back to my babysitters club days (I loved those books!!!). I know I would have adored this book in my babysitting years. I particularly enjoyed the babysitting tips and cute quotes like, “Babysitting Tip 7: Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness; it shows maturity. If you’re not sure, call or text the parents!” And “Babysitting Tip 18: Just because someone is little doesn’t mean their problems feel small to them. Listen.” There was a couple of other sweet quotes that stood out to me as well: * Mom used to say, “Some days you’ve got to hit the Reset button. Get back in bed, pull up the covers, and have a do over.” * “In our family we don’t fear failure, we fear not trying.” Noelle is a sweet and lovable character, and her relationship with her father and her friends was dynamic and super relatable. Brought me right back to being a 14-year old kid. While my adult self didn’t fall in love with this book, I’m still giving this book 4 stars as I KNOW middle year readers will ADORE this book, and after all it is completely geared towards them. 💗 Thanks so much to #NetGalley, Amulet Books, and Tiffany Schmidt for the pleasure of reading this ARC.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jenni

    Cute, Christmas-themed rom-com.. Noelle Partridge is a teenage girl who loves ballet and Christmas. She loves Christmas so much that she and her friends do Christmas-related things throughout the entire holiday season. Noelle schedules babysitting jobs and dance studio hours around all of these events. But this year, her friends seem to want to do other things and her dad is just absent, as he's been overly distracted by work lately. When Noelle's favorite family to babysit for asks her to come w Cute, Christmas-themed rom-com.. Noelle Partridge is a teenage girl who loves ballet and Christmas. She loves Christmas so much that she and her friends do Christmas-related things throughout the entire holiday season. Noelle schedules babysitting jobs and dance studio hours around all of these events. But this year, her friends seem to want to do other things and her dad is just absent, as he's been overly distracted by work lately. When Noelle's favorite family to babysit for asks her to come with them to help with the kids on a ski trip over Christmas break, Noelle jumps at the chance. Her friends are acting like caroling is the end of the world and surely her dad won't care, since he hasn't been paying much attention to her anyway, But then HE shows up. Wyatt, the half-sibling of the kids she's babysitting. Wyatt attends the fancy dance school that Noelle wants to attend and she's been crushing on him forever through photos and videos from the Kahale family. This one is a lot of fun, but of course predictable. Still, a good read.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    This is a perfect holiday season read. <3

  17. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    Pre-review This cover is absolutely adorable and I’m super excited for this now!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Andi (Andi's ABCs)

    This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I have read my fair share of holiday books in 2021, 6 or 7 total, and most of them were solid/cute. Fun holiday hijinks and romance. But out of all of them, I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas, is hands-down the holiday book winner for 2021. In fact I love it so much I have already read it twice. It is a This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I have read my fair share of holiday books in 2021, 6 or 7 total, and most of them were solid/cute. Fun holiday hijinks and romance. But out of all of them, I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas, is hands-down the holiday book winner for 2021. In fact I love it so much I have already read it twice. It is a quintessential Tiffany Schmidt book about growing up and figuring out your footing and not running from your problems. It also has an adorable romance, ballet, snow, and of course Christmas! It grabbed me right from the beginning with its smart writing and storytelling and made me yearn for hot cocoa and cozy PJs and the sparkle of holiday lights. (It did not make me yearn for snow.). Wyatt and Noelle were an adorable pairing and I loved seeing them interact with Wyatt's siblings, Jack and Holly. In the end this book was exactly what I needed to get me ready for the holidays and the book you will need too! Buy your copy today!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Phoebe (readandwright) Wright

    My first holiday book of 2021 and the first of the holiday reviews you can expect! This was a total cover impulse for me and I do love to read YA holiday books. I think they really capture the stakes of the season. I think this book was cute, fun, festive, and as always when it comes to YA, just a tiny bit unrealistic. However, I do think it will prove effective with its target audience. If you love Christmas, ski lodges, babysitting tips, and a sweet romance, you’ll enjoy this book. Synopsis: “ My first holiday book of 2021 and the first of the holiday reviews you can expect! This was a total cover impulse for me and I do love to read YA holiday books. I think they really capture the stakes of the season. I think this book was cute, fun, festive, and as always when it comes to YA, just a tiny bit unrealistic. However, I do think it will prove effective with its target audience. If you love Christmas, ski lodges, babysitting tips, and a sweet romance, you’ll enjoy this book. Synopsis: “Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom-com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she's bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father are more bah humbug than deck the halls. So when her favorite babysitting clients ask her to accompany them on a ski trip over winter break, she packs her bags for the slopes. It helps that they're offering double her rate--she'll need the money for Beacon, an elite ballet academy that has granted her an audition. Noelle is ready to have fa la la la fun, until Wyatt, the older half-brother of her babysitting charges, decides to surprise his family for the holiday. He's one of the best dancers at Beacon, and makes Noelle's head spin faster than pirouettes. Unfortunately, she also manages to step on his toes--spoiling his surprise and complicating his secret plans. After a few missteps, Noelle and Wyatt begin to thaw toward each other and bond over the big decisions looming in each of their lives. With enough Christmas magic, Noelle might just start the New Year with lots of babysitting cash in her pocket and a chance with the pas de deux partner of her dreams.” —NetGalley What I Liked: The Setting—I LOVED the snowy cabin, ski mountain setting. I could totally picture everything so clearly and thought it was a fun place to spend some time. Grief & The Holidays—Noelle is dealing with another Christmas without her mom and that theme is very strong. I think it’s refreshing and relatable to see someone who loves the holiday their loved one and instead of hating it, they try really hard to celebrate it in their honor. But being an only child, we see Noelle grapple with how things have changed in her relationship with her dad. The Holiday Cheer—Look, I love the holiday season so I’m always happy to see someone else! I felt like this book captured the perfect amount of festiveness. What Didn’t Work: Parental Expectations—There were some moments that I truly didn’t think made sense when it came to Nick and Ginger Kahale, the parents Noelle is babysitting for. Without spoilers, I just don’t think adults would ask or expect somethings for the teens in their life. Content Warnings: Grief, loss of a parent, minor fatphobic comments/mention of dieting, strained parent/child relationships Character Authenticity: 3.5/5 Steam Rating: N/A as it is YA Overall Rating: 3/5

  20. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    I'M DREAMING OF A WYATT CHRISTMAS is a charming YA rom-com read about family, ballet, and the holidays. Noelle is a dedicated ballerina who lost her mother several years ago. She is now a freshman in high school and feeling a bit adrift when it comes to her absent-minded father, who had always said he was on her side but lately has been working too much to notice her. However, it's about to be the Christmas season, which Noelle dominates with all the holiday activities with both her friends and I'M DREAMING OF A WYATT CHRISTMAS is a charming YA rom-com read about family, ballet, and the holidays. Noelle is a dedicated ballerina who lost her mother several years ago. She is now a freshman in high school and feeling a bit adrift when it comes to her absent-minded father, who had always said he was on her side but lately has been working too much to notice her. However, it's about to be the Christmas season, which Noelle dominates with all the holiday activities with both her friends and her father - but this year, no one else seems to be into it. When one of her favorite babysitting families asks her along on their Christmas trip to babysit for them while they ski, Noelle agrees with the assumption her father will turn them down. However, she is surprised when he agrees, and she travels with them and their two little ones. She believes that their attractive stepbrother, Wyatt, who goes to the boarding ballet school Noelle dreams about, will not be there this year - and is shocked when he arrives to surprise the family. He is less than thrilled to see her, and things only go from awkward to even more awkward. As they muddle through the holiday season, Noelle and Wyatt each come to realizations about their own lives and must confront their own truths, all while celebrating the holidays with his family. The characters in this were really fun and completely charming. Wyatt's whole family was delightful, including his 8 and 4 year old stepsiblings, who often stole the show with aplomb. His parents were also something special, filling the role as surrogate parents for Noelle as well, even while she struggles with the role of babysitter/guest on this trip. The romance was also sweet and cute, beginning with lots of awkward moments but traveling into deeper conversations. Where the book really shines is in capturing all the magic and joy of the holidays - especially when spent with friends and families. I loved all the Christmasy moments captured, including gingerbread house contests, magical tree lightings, plenty of cocoa, and carols. Even if they don't always go to plan, this book screams holiday read from start to finish and really put readers in the mood. Overall, this YA rom-com was a cute read that examines family and its complexities, following your dreams, falling in love, and the joy of the holidays. Highly recommend for younger YA readers looking for romance and holiday spirit in a seasonal read. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Paige

    Disclaimer: I received this e-arc and finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas Author: Tiffany Schmidt Book Series: Standalone Rating: 4/5 Recommended For...: young adult, romance, holiday Publication Date: October 26, 2021 Genre: YA Romance Recommended Age: 13+ (grief, parent death, romance, fatphobia, dieting TW, vomiting TW) Explanation of CWs: Grief and parent death are discussed and grief is shown in the book. Romance is enemies to lo Disclaimer: I received this e-arc and finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Book: I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas Author: Tiffany Schmidt Book Series: Standalone Rating: 4/5 Recommended For...: young adult, romance, holiday Publication Date: October 26, 2021 Genre: YA Romance Recommended Age: 13+ (grief, parent death, romance, fatphobia, dieting TW, vomiting TW) Explanation of CWs: Grief and parent death are discussed and grief is shown in the book. Romance is enemies to lovers without sexual content. Fatphobic comments and dieting and vomiting are shown in the book and discussed). Publisher: Amulet Pages: 336 Synopsis: Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she’s bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father are more bah humbug than Hallmark movie marathon. So when her favorite babysitting clients ask her to accompany them on a ski trip over winter break, she packs her bags for the slopes. It helps that they’re offering double her rate—she’ll need the money for Beacon, an elite ballet academy that’s granted her an audition. Noelle is ready to “Deck the Halls” and have fa la la la fun, until Wyatt, the older half-brother of her babysitting charges, decides to surprise his family for the holiday. He’s one of the best dancers at Beacon, and makes Noelle’s head spin faster than pirouettes. Unfortunately, she also manages to step on his toes—spoiling his surprise and complicating his secret plans. After a few missteps, Noelle and Wyatt begin to thaw toward each other and bond over the big decisions looming in each of their lives. With enough Christmas magic, Noelle might just start the New Year with lots of babysitting cash in her pocket and a chance with the pas de deux partner of her dreams. Review: For the most part I enjoyed the book! It’s corny and punny with the usual holiday sayings. It’s done great with the character development and the world building. The book is also well written and it’s one of the cutest cozy holiday reads I’ve read recently. I also liked the message behind the book about confronting your problems head on instead of running from them. However, Noelle as a protagonist is a bit pushy and it took me a long time to warm up to her. Verdict: It was good!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sierra

    Reader’s Notes: – there is a female/female married parent’s for one of the main character’s friends (we do not actually meet them, but they are mentioned a few times) – Noelle (our main character) lost her mother a few years ago around Christmas time and it affected the dynamic between her and her father over the years – there is a short section where Noelle goes on talking about her period (as she wakes up for her final performance with it and wishes her mother were there to talk through it with) – Reader’s Notes: – there is a female/female married parent’s for one of the main character’s friends (we do not actually meet them, but they are mentioned a few times) – Noelle (our main character) lost her mother a few years ago around Christmas time and it affected the dynamic between her and her father over the years – there is a short section where Noelle goes on talking about her period (as she wakes up for her final performance with it and wishes her mother were there to talk through it with) – there is a bunch of dance terminology throughout the book, but it does not hinder the enjoyment for the reader if they do not understand what the words mean (like me) Review: At first, I wasn’t sure what to think about this story. It took a little while to get to the part I was most excited to read about (Noelle and Wyatt meeting for the first time) and I wondered if I should continue or go pick up another story that would get to the interesting part quicker. But I chose to keep going and was glad I did! All the things that were holding me away from the part I wanted to read were great for development purposes and understanding Noelle more and her dynamic within Wyatt’s family as their babysitter/family member. I think that besides Noelle and Wyatt’s interactions, my favorite parts had to be Wyatt’s stepsiblings’ antics (with one being a sassy eight year old and the other a four year old who loves Noelle’s jokes and retelling them until they get past the point of being annoying). Kids just make things more interesting without them even trying 😂. This story is about Noelle, dancer and babysitter extraordinaire. And with Christmas time coming, she is ready to do the same thing as the years before – plan the best Christmastime fun possible for her and her friends to enjoy the holiday season. But one thing after another either falls through or is met with less than an enthusiastic response, causing Noelle to feel even more disappointed than she already was. So when her favorite babysitting charges ask her to come with them for Christmas vacation (to babysit), she jumps at the chance to try and salvage her Christmas. However, once they get there, they are surprised by her charges’ stepbrother coming to visit (and also the boy Noelle has a crush on but never actually met). After a rocky introduction, Noelle and Wyatt (stepbrother/crush) work together to care for the children while still getting a chance to relax themselves. And maybe taking the chance to get to know one another… With the highs and lows of unexpected circumstances, foiled plans, and little children clamoring for attention, this is a funny and cute Christmas read!🎄

  23. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was such a pleasant surprise and one of the cutest, most heartwarming contemporaries I've read. Come on, it's a Christmas-themed novel following a ballerina and has a super cute romance? What's not to love? The book follows Noelle, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer, on a winter-break ski trip with the family that she babysits, the Kahales, with the unexpected addition of Wyatt Kahale, one of the Kahale kids and also a dancer at the elite dance school that Noelle I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was such a pleasant surprise and one of the cutest, most heartwarming contemporaries I've read. Come on, it's a Christmas-themed novel following a ballerina and has a super cute romance? What's not to love? The book follows Noelle, a fourteen-year-old ballet dancer, on a winter-break ski trip with the family that she babysits, the Kahales, with the unexpected addition of Wyatt Kahale, one of the Kahale kids and also a dancer at the elite dance school that Noelle wants to go to. Noelle faces decisions on where she wants to take her dance career, tension in her relationship with her father, and of course, a little bit of an enemies-to-lovers dynamic with Wyatt, who's not exactly who she thought he'd be. This book reminds me of a Netflix coming-of-age movie and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and for those reasons, I'm going to need Netflix to turn this book into a movie ASAP. It honestly reminded me so much of the ski trip from To All the Boys I've Loved Before (there's even a hot tub scene hehe) and Lara Jean and John's relationship from PS I Still Love You, which has a special place in my heart. The story was told in such an endearing way, and I thought the characters were super realistic and dealt with very typical teenage emotions. And the romance? SWOON. Wyatt Kahale is adorable, and I love how much he cares about Noelle. I also love Noelle so much, and she was a really relatable narrator. I enjoyed seeing her relationship with her father develop and it was interesting to see how grief still affected her, even years later. Overall, such a great read, and I would definitely recommend I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas to anyone looking for a fluffy Christmas romance! Thank you to NetGalley and ABRAMS Kids for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ria

    I loved the Christmas nostalgia in this book! Anyone who knows me well knows that Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. This book has everything that's good about Christmas. At times I found it hard to believe that Noelle was only 14, she was quite mature for her age and the story seemed quite advanced in points for her age, which made it a little less believable. I've also read a few reviews condemning her actions and saying she made mistakes, but I found that an important elemen I loved the Christmas nostalgia in this book! Anyone who knows me well knows that Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. This book has everything that's good about Christmas. At times I found it hard to believe that Noelle was only 14, she was quite mature for her age and the story seemed quite advanced in points for her age, which made it a little less believable. I've also read a few reviews condemning her actions and saying she made mistakes, but I found that an important element of the story. She did make mistakes, she did make some questionable choices, but she's 14 - we've all been there! I ended up thoroughly enjoying I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas. Sure, parts required a stretch of the imagination, but all the best Christmas stories do! OVERALL: 4/5 Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was enjoyable, fast-paced and fun! It's aimed at a slightly younger age group, but anyone who enjoys fun holiday tales will certainly love this book! It's the perfect read to curl up in front of the fire with. PLOT: 3/5 I did enjoy the plot, but it definitely wasn't the highlight of the book for me. Tiffany Schmidt has managed to capture the true essence of Christmas within the pages, and that really shone through for me. The plot was nice, but nothing spectacular when compared to the rest of the book. CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 I liked the characters in this book. The Kahales were an amazing family and really added to the story in so many ways. I liked Noelle, and her friend group were so kind and supportive of her and her goals. WRITING: 4/5 As I've said before, the writing really captured the spirit of magic of Christmas. It was an engaging read that I was always excited to fall into when I had the opportunity to read more! I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Grace Williams

    Noelle Partridge dreams of dancing at Beacon: a ballet academy that promises new challenges and an escape from both the ballet academy she's outgrown and the father who is too busy working to take part in her Christmas Extravaganza. However, an early retreat with a babysitting client that takes place over the holidays ensures lots of chaos and confusion as she runs into the crush she's never actually met in real life and tests her love of Christmas and the plans she thought she had. As always, I Noelle Partridge dreams of dancing at Beacon: a ballet academy that promises new challenges and an escape from both the ballet academy she's outgrown and the father who is too busy working to take part in her Christmas Extravaganza. However, an early retreat with a babysitting client that takes place over the holidays ensures lots of chaos and confusion as she runs into the crush she's never actually met in real life and tests her love of Christmas and the plans she thought she had. As always, I was extremely impressed with the level of detail in Tiffany Schmidt's writing. I could tell she put a lot of thought into the Christmas Easter eggs that were scattered throughout the story and I absolutely adored all of them. In addition, this book is written a little young and would be suitable for older middle school readers to younger YA and anyone looking for a sweet rom-com that doubles as a festive Christmas story. While I found this book engrossing, I will say there was something about it that didn't feel right. I put a lot of thought into it as I read and after I finished reading and even now I'm not sure I can put my finger on it, just that something felt off. I'm wondering if my feelings have something to do with our main character as I found Noelle to be annoying at times and worried about things that didn't necessarily seem important. I also felt some situations were blown way out of proportion, and again, didn't feel that pressing to me compared to the character's reactions. That being said, I still really enjoyed reading I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas and look forward to recommending it to other readers! **Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for granting me a free e-copy of this story in exchange for my honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    This book was the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Going into the Christmas season, Noelle was feeling a lot, missing her mom and feeling abandoned by her dad as he focused everything on his new project. Those feelings just grew worse as the holiday grew closer and her normal traditions failed to meet her expectations. Growing older and seeing our childhood traditions changing is such a hard thing to deal with alone, but are made much worse with the loss of a parent. Noelle instead de This book was the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Going into the Christmas season, Noelle was feeling a lot, missing her mom and feeling abandoned by her dad as he focused everything on his new project. Those feelings just grew worse as the holiday grew closer and her normal traditions failed to meet her expectations. Growing older and seeing our childhood traditions changing is such a hard thing to deal with alone, but are made much worse with the loss of a parent. Noelle instead decides to run away from her daily life to babysit for her favorite family, the Kahales, to distract her from her disappointments. Through the book, Noelle comes to the realization that her dreams of attending Beacon was just her way of running away as well. An unexpected visitor, her crush who she'd never met, helps her realize this and makes her holiday much different than she expected as she finds healing, love and that her family is actually bigger than she thought. I thought the relationship between Noelle and Wyatt was so sweet, their chemistry was great and it felt authentic to their experience. They were both experiencing a lot of hurt from their parents and were able to bond through that but also help each other grow and communicate. This was such a fun, cozy holiday read that definitely helped me get into the holiday spirit with all the fun christmas events. The only thing I didn't like what how young Noelle was. I don't recall if they mention Wyatt's age but I felt like 14 was just a bit too young. The writing was more of a mature voice than I would expect from a 14-year-old, it felt more like she was 16

  27. 4 out of 5

    Leanne Moloney

    This book generally speaking is about ballet and skiing, so if you enjoy these subjects you will love this book! Noelle is our protagonist who's mum passed away 6 years ago, she love ballet but to make money she take a babysitting course and she is successful at it. She has a strong group of friends, Autumn who family own a successful party planning business, and her group of core friends enjoy tasting the new food..Coco who is very successful in swimming.mae..Maiae nothing much is mentioned. abou This book generally speaking is about ballet and skiing, so if you enjoy these subjects you will love this book! Noelle is our protagonist who's mum passed away 6 years ago, she love ballet but to make money she take a babysitting course and she is successful at it. She has a strong group of friends, Autumn who family own a successful party planning business, and her group of core friends enjoy tasting the new food..Coco who is very successful in swimming.mae..Maiae nothing much is mentioned. about her All are single 14 year olds, that go to the same school. And are such a good group of friends to Noelle. Noelle is the oldest/lead dancer in Spirit dance school, but dreams of going to studying at a specialist dance college, as she :eats, sleeps and breathes ballet". However while still considering her options she is asked to accompany one of babysitting, who are 8 and 4 years old to a ski resort over Christmas and returning on the 30th of December (8days away). It sounds like a real life fairytale as she feels the magic of Christmas has gone ever since her mum passed away and being an only child has felt isolated. But then hee sep-son turns up unexpectedly, he is someone who Noelle has studied dancing, will they be friends or enemy's? As they both have secrets they hold close, and are a bit suspicious of each other. It's a good Christmas read for Y/A or just a fan of romance books. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for giving me a digital copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    *Thanks to the publisher for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review 3.5 stars This was a really entertaining YA Christmas rom-com following Noelle as she goes on a ski trip with her babysitting clients over Christmas vacation--accompanied surprisingly by the kids' older half-brother who Noelle has admired for a long time, but never met. Cue all the cozy ski lodges, awkward moments, toddler tantrums, and Christmas feels! I did really enjoy Noelle's narration; she h *Thanks to the publisher for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review 3.5 stars This was a really entertaining YA Christmas rom-com following Noelle as she goes on a ski trip with her babysitting clients over Christmas vacation--accompanied surprisingly by the kids' older half-brother who Noelle has admired for a long time, but never met. Cue all the cozy ski lodges, awkward moments, toddler tantrums, and Christmas feels! I did really enjoy Noelle's narration; she has loved making Christmas meaningful since her mother passed a few years ago and this change of scenery is not something she expected to love but it does grow on her and change her as a person, which was great development to see. She is 14 but reads a little older, especially with how mature she was regarding her passion for dance and babysitting so while this is probably targeted for younger YA readers, older ones can read and enjoy it too! I really liked her passion for ballet as it does play a big part in the story as well. Her relationship with her father was another big portion of the book and I really appreciated seeing a realistic familial relationship between a teenage girl and her dad. The romance was sweet, it was a little rocky development-wise and kind of all over the place for a part of their relationship but it was overall wholesome and enjoyable. I highly recommend this for YA readers during the holidays!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jenni

    Cute, Christmas-themed rom-com.. Noelle Partridge is a teenage girl who loves ballet and Christmas. She loves Christmas so much that she and her friends do Christmas-related things throughout the entire holiday season. Noelle schedules babysitting jobs and dance studio hours around all of these events. But this year, her friends seem to want to do other things and her dad is just absent, as he's been overly distracted by work lately. When Noelle's favorite family to babysit for asks her to come w Cute, Christmas-themed rom-com.. Noelle Partridge is a teenage girl who loves ballet and Christmas. She loves Christmas so much that she and her friends do Christmas-related things throughout the entire holiday season. Noelle schedules babysitting jobs and dance studio hours around all of these events. But this year, her friends seem to want to do other things and her dad is just absent, as he's been overly distracted by work lately. When Noelle's favorite family to babysit for asks her to come with them to help with the kids on a ski trip over Christmas break, Noelle jumps at the chance. Her friends are acting like caroling is the end of the world and surely her dad won't care, since he hasn't been paying much attention to her anyway, But then HE shows up. Wyatt, the half-sibling of the kids she's babysitting. Wyatt attends the fancy dance school that Noelle wants to attend and she's been crushing on him forever through photos and videos from the Kahale family. This one is a lot of fun, but of course predictable. Still, a good read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Reba

    Even though I read I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas in March, I thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas-themed rom-com by Tiffany Schmidt. Noelle Partridge is a ballet dancer. In fact, she is the best one in her town. She dreams of attending Beacon, an elite ballet school where it just so happens the older brother of her favorite babysitting family goes. When the Kahale family invites her to go with them to babysit on a skiing trip over Christmas, she decides to say yes, even though she will miss cel Even though I read I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas in March, I thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas-themed rom-com by Tiffany Schmidt. Noelle Partridge is a ballet dancer. In fact, she is the best one in her town. She dreams of attending Beacon, an elite ballet school where it just so happens the older brother of her favorite babysitting family goes. When the Kahale family invites her to go with them to babysit on a skiing trip over Christmas, she decides to say yes, even though she will miss celebrating her favorite holiday with her friends and father. But, things haven't been great with her dad lately, so maybe this is for the best. Surprising everyone, Wyatt shows up on the first night with secrets of his own. Noelle and Wyatt need to find ways to navigate the issues in their own lives plus their growing attraction to each other. This sweet story combines ballet, romance, family, and Christmas into an entertaining and fun-to-read package. I will definitely be purchasing it for my library.

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