Release Date: December 8, 2015
Publisher: Larkspur Press
Genre: Fiction / Novella /Christmas / Contemporary / Romance
Series: Enchanted Christmas Collection, Book One
About the Book:
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.
If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, then you probably already know how much I love Melissa Tagg and her incredibly crafted fictional town, Maple Valley. My heart had so many emotions when the Walker Family series ended until I discovered this series of Christmas novellas Tagg crafted. One Enchanted Christmas centers around a different family, the Renwycke family, living Maple Valley!
If you’re looking for a Christmas novella that stands from all of the rest without boring you, then look no further. You’ll want to check this one out.
First, it takes place in Maple Valley. What’s not to love about this fictional small town? It’s not only a town where everyone knows everyone and possibly all of the gossip about you, but it’s a town full of Christmas spirit where events are everywhere. Here you’ll get to revisit all of your favorite local spots: Coffee Coffe, The Red Barn (an old bank that was turned into a restaurant), and so many more fun places that we all love. Plus, did I mention the events? Why can’t these events be real?!
Okay, enough about the town. Let’s talk a little about the characters.
Drew and Maren are perfect for each other. They are different in many ways, but each balance each other out beautifully. I enjoyed that Drew is a fixer. He cares about people so much that he will do anything he can to make it better. Except sometimes he has to learn that his help isn’t always wanted and that people need to learn to go things on their own. He has a big heart which makes one swoon. Oh, and Maren is a super fun character too. I loved that she was a bestselling author who had a huge crush on her cover model for her book.
This is a book that will leave you wanting more after the story is finished. This is a story of hope and of characters trying to figure out what they are meant to do and where they belong. Plus, it’s a quick read that will you flipping through the pages until the very end. I literally read this in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down.
Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of this e-book for free on Amazon last year.
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About Melissa Tagg:
Melissa Tagg is a former reporter, current nonprofit grant-writer, and total Iowa girl. She’s also a multi-published novelist. Her latest book, Like Never Before, was named by Publisher’s Weekly to their spring 2016 “Religion and Spirituality” Top 10 list. Upcoming books include Keep Holding On (Sept 2016) and a sequel to last year’s One Enchanted Christmas, releasing in late 2016. Melissa has taught at multiple national writing conferences, as well as retreats and workshops. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever–not that she’s biased–watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. Melissa loves connecting with readers at http://www.melissatagg.com and onFacebook and Instagram.