Tuesday, March 7, 2017

One Enchanted Christmas

One Enchanted Christmas: A contemporary small-town inspirational romantic novella 

Enchanted Christmas Collection Book #1 

Kindle Edition

by Melissa Tagg

Print Length: 100 pages

Publisher: Larkspur Press

Publication Date: December 8, 2015

"Magical...a pure delight!" - RITA and Christy Award-winning, best-selling author Susan May Warren

Last December, mystery author Maren Grant had the most perfect night of her life. On a glimmering winter evening, she got to watch the photo shoot for her very first book and ended up on a magical date with the cover model himself—Colin Renwycke.

Fast forward one year. This December, with a looming deadline, restless spirit and her creative spark long since gone, Maren is desperate to get unstuck. And she can’t get Colin out of her head…or his year-old open invitation to spend a couple weeks writing at his family’s farm. 

Drew Renwycke never planned to come home and take over the Renwycke family farm. But he’s spent too many years watching his siblings unravel, including his brother, Colin, after one terrible family mistake. If moving to Maple Valley, Iowa, renovating an old farmhouse and switching careers is what it takes to put the Renwycke family back together, he’ll do it.

But his simple plan upends when a scrappy author lands on his doorstep. And she just might be the key to coaxing his brother home. But what if he wants her all to himself? Drew will have to choose between his Christmas wish and the enchantment of a holiday romance that just might be the happy ending they all long for. 

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I bought a copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, ONE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS is a sweet Christmassy romance set in the same Iowa town as Ms. Tagg's other books. Some characters were revisited (but honestly they didn't register with me until I read the author note at the end, and then I'm like Oh!"

Drew was a real sweet hero. A dear, really. Yes, he had baggage, and he was struggling to get it right, to make things right. But it was  a struggle. His sister Leigh didn't want his help or interferrance with her daughter, Winnie, and Colin seemed happier living as a frat boy than spending time with his family. Enter spur-of-the-moment Maran who is spontaneous, fun, and the complete opposite of Drew in every way. And it is an adorable fun romance. 

I loved both of these characters. I laughed out loud. My husband and I could've had the same conversation about coffee that Drew and Maran had.  And Ms. Tagg, if you are reading this, have you ever written 25,000 words in a week?  Inquiring minds. Because I'm certain I haven't written that many in a month. Ever. 

If you love Christmas romances, you will LOVE Ms. Tagg's ONE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS.  Recommended. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Christmas romances are great to read throughout the year. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on One Enchanted Christmas.