Author: Marie Landry
Series: Stand Alone Novella
Published: November 5, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? At least that’s what twenty-year-old Ginny Bailey’s grandmother always told her, and Ginny believed it until Grama died. She even put on a brave face the following two Christmases, carrying on Grama’s traditions and decorating her house and café with Grama’s favorite decorations.
But Ginny can’t pretend any longer. When she finds out she’s going to be alone for the holidays this year, her Christmas spirit goes out the window, along with her luck. Everything that can go wrong does, and Ginny just wants to spend the holidays hiding under the covers...until Dean Riley comes back into her life. With their shared past, old feelings begin to resurface almost immediately, and Ginny thinks Dean might just be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for to help her remember why Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.
I love this time of year if not for all the excitement, festivities and the feeling of love and giving in the air, then because of the many sweet, fun, and heartfelt books and novellas that come out each year that I tend to devour.
This is one such novel set in the atmospheric and homey feeling of a small town, where everyone is friendly, everyone knows and cares about one another and where those good life lessons about hard work and helping one another are still in full force.
This was a sweet tale about a young woman named Ginny who is still trying to get over the death of her beloved grandmother (Grama) and still stay true to the holiday spirit around her.
I picked this one up after reading a couple of other reviews on it from trusted bloggers and friends and really, I am so glad I did. Not only was this filled with all the good stuff it was the perfect length to cozy up in front of the fireplace on a cool winter night and get that perfect does of romance, fun, and holiday spirit.
This was my first book by Landry and I really enjoyed the story, the characters as well as her writing style. I will definitely be picking up another of her books in the future.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*