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❄️ A Kiss in the Snow by Rosie Green **Book Review** @rararesources

happy weekend!

can you believe it is less than two weeks until Christmas? This was such a festive little holiday treat!❄️

A Kiss in the Snow, Little Duck Pond Café

After a cruel twist of fate sends her hurtling into a black hole of despair, Carrie is absolutely dreading the festive season – especially with sister, Krystle, being even more demanding of her time and energy than usual. But then friend Maddy offers Carrie a lifeline: the chance to get away from it all in a holiday cottage in the gorgeous little village of Silverbells. Deciding that a few weeks of tranquillity – reading, baking and going for long walks in the countryside – might just restore her mood, Carrie is quick to take up the offer. But on arriving, it very soon becomes clear that this break is going to be anything but peaceful!

 

An unwelcome houseguest proves unsettling enough – especially one who whistles loudly first thing in the morning and is far too cheerful for his own good – but finding herself drawn into the spooky mystery of her missing neighbour means there really isn’t much time for personal reflection. And then love comes knocking, and Carrie is forced to decide exactly where her heart lies.

Will this festive season be the disaster Carrie predicted? Or will Santa be good to her and deliver her heart’s desire? One thing’s for sure – this will be a Christmas Carrie will never, ever forget…

My Thoughts

A joyful holiday treat! This is the 13th book in Rosie Green’s delightful Little Duck Pond Cafe series. even though this is the 13th book it can absolutely be read as a standalone, a good place to jump in. Carrie is tired of being overshadowed by her twin sister Crystal. finding out her crush Adam is crushing on Crystal is the straw that breaks the camels back and Carrie needs a little getaway. so Carrie packs up her car and heads to the nearby village of Silver Bell for a quiet retreat. BUT soon she finds out that her retreat might not be so quiet, seems as though there was some miscommunication and she will be sharing the charming Snowdrop cottage with a handsome stranger. not to mention the unusual goings on at the cottage next-door. this was such a sweet story and I really loved getting to know Carrie better, she’s made some brief appearances in previous books. I didn’t even mind that we didn’t spend any time with the LDP ladies, I was just so enchanted by this new town and its colorful residence. Carrie really seemed to bloom out of the shadow of her sister and I really loved the direction the story took. A delightful story filled with romance, mystery, friendship, and holiday cheer.

*** Big thank you to Rosie Green for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/32VMJjD

Author Bio – 

Rosie has been scribbling stories ever since she was little.

Back then, they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’.

Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all – unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Her series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘Lucy’s Great Escape’, is out now.

Rosie will be revisiting the Little Duck Pond Café with a beautiful story of love and friendship at Christmas time, entitled A Kiss in the Snow, out in October 2020.

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

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❄️ Mistletoe and the Mouse by Elsa Simonetti **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Saturday all!

A festive story filled with tons of Disney magic!🪄

Mistletoe and the Mouse

Can a magical Christmas melt a frozen heart?

Join Belle and James as they visit Mickey Mouse for a sparkling holiday season at Disneyland Paris.

Belle has been numb since her mother died, and she can’t face Christmas at home without her. Instead she books a surprise holiday to her “happy place” – the Magic Kingdom. But her boyfriend James has problems of his own. He doesn’t “do Disney” and what will his mother think of him missing their family Christmas to go to Disneyland with Belle?

A festive romance with a sprinkling of Pixie Dust.

My Thoughts

A magical festive tale. A Little gem brimming with Hope, heart, and Disney cheer. Belle has planned a surprise trip to Disney Paris over Christmas and her partner James is less than thrilled. He’d much rather spend the holidays with his family watching rugby. but James loves Belle and realizes that this trip is important to her for so many reasons. Not only does she have a love of all things Disney it also holds a sentimental place in her heart. will James be enchanted by the happiest place on earth?

Growing up in Southern California I probably have been to Disneyland at least once a year for most of my life. there really is something so magical about the theme park that is even enhanced more at Christmas time. When my kids were younger we had annual passes and were able to just spend a couple hours there to see it snow or watch the Christmas tree lighting. I thought the vivid descriptions in this book really brought the park to life and even though I’ve never been to Disney Paris there appeared to be a lot of similarities to Disneyland. The story was Suite and more emotional than I was anticipating. Belle was a lovely character hoo really wore her heart on her sleeve. James was a good guy he really was a good sport about Disney and really came to appreciate the magic.

this book in emojis 🐭 🏉 🪄 👑 ❄️

*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

Purchase Links

https://amzn.to/31o1Cu3 (Amazon)

Theme Park Press website: http://themeparkpress.com/

Author Bio – 

Elsa Simonetti was born in the same year as Walt Disney World, but many miles away in the north of England. Her earliest Disney memory is crying during Bambi at the Saturday morning cinema club! It wasn’t until her own children were small that her husband introduced her to the magic of Disneyland Paris, and since then she has become obsessed, proving Walt Disney’s own belief that “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever”. That was the seed of this story – that Disneyland is not just for children, but for anyone who is young at heart. 

Elsa also writes romantic women’s fiction under the name of Liz Taylorson

Social Media Links – 

Twitter: @Elsasimonetti

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElsaSimonettiAuthor

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