I love this time of year – holiday reads are all around us!!
Harmony Harbor series
by Debbie Mason
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever (October 31, 2017)
“Heartfelt and delightful!” -RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author
Romance writer Julia Landon knows how to write a happily-ever-after. Creating one for herself is a whole different story. But after a surprising–and surprisingly passionate–kiss under the mistletoe at Harmony Harbor’s holiday party last year, Julia thought she might have finally found her very own chance at true love. Until she learns her Mr. Tall, Dark, and Broodingly Handsome has sworn off relationships. Well, if she can’t have him in real life, Julia knows just how to get the next best thing…
Aidan’s only priority is to be the best single dad ever. And this year, he plans to make the holidays magical for his little girl, Ella Rose. But visions of stolen kisses under the mistletoe keep dancing in his head, and when he finds out Julia has written him into her latest novel, he can’t help imagining the possibilities of a future together. Little does he know, though, Julia has been keeping a secret that threatens all their dreams. Luckily, ’tis the season for a little Christmas magic.
It’s not going to surprise anyone who knows me that this is the first in this series that I’ve read … and unfortunately I think that this is one of the times that it kinda bit me a little. Not as much as with some books but just enough to leave me just a tiny bit dissatisfied. There is a lot of history with Julia and the people of Harmony Harbor, and more importantly here with Aidan. I will give Mason props for doing a really good job of keeping me engaged and informed of the important bits that I might have missed but there were little things that I didn’t have a clue about that came into play a few times. I still loved Aidan and Julia and I was rooting for them to figure things out from the very first page, but it just made me feel a little … left out because I wasn’t there from the beginning of the series.
Now, having said that, I really enjoyed both the story and Mason’s writing. The plot was very well done and kept me engaged all the way through. The characters (both primary and secondary) felt real and I was involved in their lives right away. The pacing was spot on – never seemed to drag and I was sad when we got to the end because it was over too soon. And you can’t beat the Christmas season for adding to the romance and fun. Overall, a really wonderful read. Which would have probably been perfect if I’d discovered this series a few books ago 🙂
With lots of Christmas charm and delightfully likable characters, Sugarplum Way brings the holiday feels and then some. Returning readers are sure to be thrilled … new readers might want to consider checking out the backlist. If they are anything like this one, you will have lots of great reads to get you through the next few months. (Or weeks if you are a super fast reader like me!)
Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.
One winner will receive a Sugarplum Way gift packet including:
LIFE Magazines’s special BEAUTY AND THE BEAST edition
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST light and sound Hallmark ornament
LIVE LIKE SANTA’S NOT WATCHING mug
signed ARC of SUGARPLUM WAY
A picture frame
…all packaged in a WHAT’S NEXT box.
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