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Mistletoe at Moonglow

Mistletoe at Moonglow

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by Deborah Garner

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The small, old western town of Timberton, Montana, has not been the same since resident chef and artist Mist brought her unique, new age flavor to the area. When guests arrive at the Timberton Hotel for the holidays, they bring worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. Will old-fashioned time spent


The small, old western town of Timberton, Montana, has not been the same since resident chef and artist Mist brought her unique, new age flavor to the area. When guests arrive at the Timberton Hotel for the holidays, they bring worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. Will old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope? One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter's grip is on each guest, no one leaves town without a warmer heart.

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Deborah Garner
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Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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Mistletoe at Moonglow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This is a Christmas feel good story. Attention and consideration during Christmas helps heal pain and sorrow that are with people as they arrive at the inn to share the holiday.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Although I think the author tried, the book was just too detailed on alot of irrelevant things; too goody-goody/candyland style... didnt experience character development and kept waiting for a story to happen,but it never did.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed this book very much, especially as we’re entering the Christmas season. It’s a quick happy read, focusing on a small group of people who are staying at the Timberton Hotel for Christmas. I enjoyed reading this book, and definitely would recommend to anyone. Its an all around beutiful story that just warms your heart and brings you into the Christmas spirit.. Great pricing on this book and don’t forget to check out her other reads ( books ) by Deborah Garner, if your like me you are definitely going to want to read more of her books.. Any other ? please contact me on twitter @tisonlyme143 and Enjoy! your read..
Anonymous 3 months ago
Enjoyed the characters and the storyline.Also enjoyed the wonderful recipes!
Anonymous 7 days ago
This was for me, a feel good book. A short and fast read, but even though there were cookies, this was not a cookie cutter story line. I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Anonymous 19 days ago
WisReader 22 days ago
A charming and sweet novella about the true reason for the holiday season. Mist is somewhat new to the Timberton Hotel, this will be her first Christmas as part of the "family." Her creative flourishes and special talent for knowing what each individual needs adds a seemingly magical environment in which miracles may bloom. This is a story of friendship and sorrow, of hope and healing. A story about a town that pulls together and makes the community a home for those needing it most. I doubt anyone reading this book will come away without feeling a little better about life.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Anonymous 27 days ago
This story did not put me in the holiday spirit. If it was supposed to be endearing by using food as a comfort, it just didn't sound believeable. There was no real character development and it seemed to focus to much on Mist's menu planning and paintings. You should have had compassion for the characters but you couldn't really connect with them. The best thing about this story was the recipes and not the story itself.
beckvalleybooks 3 months ago
Imagine relaxing in a leather arm chair next to a roaring fire with a large fresh decorated Christmas Tree opposite you with the smell of Christmas cooking hovering in the air and knowing you are in the best of company a world away from your normal life. That's just what the guests at the Timberton Hotel feel like and how you, as the reader, will feel as this enjoyable simple Christmas tale works its magic. You are greeted by the lovely owner Betty and by Mist who runs the hotel cafe and helps Betty bring magical touches to the hotel. The Timberton Hotel is located in a quaint hamlet which is the centre of the community and a real escape from the bustling world. You follow the hotel's preparations to make this Christmas a special occasion for its guests and you can almost smell the delicious food being cooked as you read. I think everyone needs a caring Betty in their lives, and with Mist she brings a light to everyone's life with her spiritual and creative self. The guests arrive for the Christmas break burdened down with their own troubles yet group together as friends and leave filled with the magic of Christmas and hope. Everyone needs a Mist and Betty in their lives to be reminded of a simpler, happier life. I haven't even got to mention the array of delightful cookie recipes waiting for you at the back of the book yet, what a lovely surprise!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Mistletoe at Moonglow Deborah Garner For a fun, holiday read, Mistletoe at Moonglow will fit the ticket. This novella, written by Deborah Garner, tells the story of an unlikely group of people, gathering at a bed and breakfast during the Christmas holiday, healing each from their emotional turmoil. Mist, a newly hired chef and artist celebrated her first Christmas at Moonglow. She is a lady, whom is all alone in the world. She had a restaurant that had recently closed and she is making a brand new start at the Moonglow. Betty, owner of the Moonglow Bed and Breakfast is the caretaker of all her guests. She is perfectly happy with her newly hired chef, Mist. She is amazed at all the help she has been since coming onboard and opening her restaurant inside the B & B. Clive is Betty’s fiance. He loves to sample any and everything that Mist cooks. He shows up as candies are placed into a bowl at the reception desk. He loves to drink newly brewed coffee and he also fancies taste testing all creations Mist brings out. Michael Blanton, a quiet gentleman that sits by the fire every year and reads books and stays to himself. He suffered an injury to his leg and has been visiting Moonglow for more than 10 years. The Morrisons are a family of three, previously a family of four. They are mourning the loss of their oldest son. Their surviving son is about 7 years old and is an angry boy. He wants life to go back to normal. Mama Morrison is in deep depression while daddy Morrison has no idea how to cope with the loss. They are all lost souls wondering the bed and breakfast during their first Christmas without their oldest boy. There is an English man, a professor that is staying for Christmas because he was unable to get to London for the holidays. He is without family in America and very lonely. A grumpy man gets a wonderful surprise when Mist doesn’t let his gruff attitude deter her from being friendly. And the last guest, a lady whom is newly single. She was supposed to visit the bed and breakfast with her fiance but since they are newly broken up, only she made the trip. Each with their own handicaps, each one seems to heal a little during their snowed-in holiday weekend at Moonglow. This is a story that will make you smile and put you in the holiday spirit.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A heart-warming Christmas story. Yes, it is a short book. Yes, good deeds are done. A mysterious, young woman named Mist turns a bed and breakfast into something more when she opens her cafe in what previously had been the parlor and somehow knows just what each person needs to make their Christmas stay merrier.
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CinnamonHollow 3 months ago
Mistletoe At Moonglow By Deborah Garner is a quick read that is perfect during the Holidays. If you're looking for a great book to read during Christmas break, pick this one up! I have read a couple books written by Deborah Garner and I have enjoyed them all, but this short novella is my favorite! It really got me in the Christmas spirit. I don't want to give any spoilers so I'll just say that Timberton Hotel isn't used to someone like Mist. But she is just what they need. From her food to her special way with people, this is a girl who we all need in our lives! It doesn't matter what age the person is or what is going on in their lives, Mist has a way of helping them. I love that this story isn't all about romance. It is about hearts and healing and food! There are recipes included that will make your mouth water. I have to try them out. The pumpkin squares sound incredible! This is a great story by a wonderful author. Buy it for yourself or give it as a gift! Then check out Silver Bells at Moonglow. I can't wait to read that too! I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Puts you in a Christmas mood. Loved the receipes!
AngelaMc1 3 months ago
This was a quick, fun, lighthearted read. Mist was an interesting character that I liked alot. She is a great chef and is running the Timberton Hotel cafe. Since she came around many new guests have arrived and are in love with her food and attitude. She feels energies from people and is really good with them. A child is visiting the hotel and she helps him a lot. Mist has to feed the crowd for Christmas and outdoes herself. She is just great with people and cooking. It is a cute little Christmas novella that I enjoyed a lot.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang 3 months ago
I absolutely loved this novella by Deborah Garner. This is the second book I have read of hers and it was just as good! This book is a great weekend book since it's a quick read. This story is a mixture of emotions and has great characters. I like it when the characters in a story are easy to relate too. This is the case in Mistletoe at Moonglow. This is a well written heartwarming story that you are not going to want to miss. Perfect for the holidays!
TracyHelpsYou 3 months ago
Deborah Garner does a wonderful job of developing her characters, it almost feels like they are real people, at a real hotel, in a real town, in Montana. This is a heart-warming story set a Christmastime that showcases how important simple kindness & caring is so important to people, even strangers that gather together and share their Christmas celebrations. This novella helped put me in the Christmas spirit this year. Sometimes the Holiday season can get so hectic that you forget what Christmas should be about. It’s not about shopping for numerous gifts, attending countless parties and extravagant decorations, but about the simple joys in life. Slowing down and taking time to spend with a dear friend – baking some cookies from your grandma’s recipe that brings back fond memories of times spent with her – taking a walk in the snow or building a snowman with your kids – perhaps, stealing a kiss under the mistletoe. I spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon during the first snowfall of the season (Chicago) reading this story, and I loved just loved it. I plan to try a couple of the recipes from the book that she includes at the end of the book. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up from me ~ can’t wait to read the next one
BookwormNM 3 months ago
What a fantastic, optimistic Christmas story. This type of novella is one you can pick up every year to enjoy and remind us all of the magic of Christmas. The main character named Mist has a way of bringing out the best in people, she is the main cook and decorator of the hotel and everyone believes her to be magical, she is kind, caring, she listens and sees, if we would all do the same, maybe we can bring magic to those around us, too! I thought Mistletoe at Moonglow was a sweet story and would love to learn more about each and every character. I loved the way the author shared the cookie recipes at the back of the book, although I would be more interested in the delicious savory recipes mentioned! This was a nice introduction to the author, I would love to read another!
LadyStephM 3 months ago
A cute festive novella, that puts you in the mood for the holidays and baking, Mistletoe at Moonglow is a tale of how the spirit of Christmas can warm even the frostiest of hearts. What is an excellent bonus are the great cookie recipes that are included. Personally, I will be trying the Chocolate Chip-Mint, Potato Chip, Dark Chocolate Chunk, and Salted Double Chocolate Chili cookie recipes for the holidays this year. *An advance copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes only*
BookMomto6 3 months ago
I'm kind of a Christmas geek. I have several - between five and ten - books with Christmas themes that I read every year prior to Christmas. I have just added a new book to the collection - Mistletoe at Moonglow. Deborah Garner weaves a heartfelt Christmas tale in this book. She brings people from varying backgrounds to the Timberton Hotel in small town Montana and they all leave with bigger hearts. I would love spending some time in this hotel, even if it does mean going to frigid Montana. Add to the great story, recipes! Twenty-four recipes! These recipes were used in a cookie exchange in the book and had me pulling out my mixing bowls and cookie sheets. I love to bake and making these cookies definitely helped me get in the holiday spirit. Let's hope I do not have to eat them all myself or I'll weigh two tons. I strongly suggest you pick up a copy of Mistletoe at Moonglow. This book will help you step into the holiday spirit and is a quick read. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
CharlotteLynnsReviews 3 months ago
I am not sure what to think of this cute Christmas story. It is cute. There is no real romance, no real love, and that is okay It is the story of friendships. Yet, they aren’t friendships of strangers. They are people both from the town and from the Timberton Hotel that come together at Christmastime to celebrate. Each person who is staying at the Timberton Hotel have suffered a loss or are dealing with being separated from family at the holidays. I wish that Deborah Garner would have gone into more detail with the losses. I feel like there was more to each person’s story. There was little detail to this part of the story. The detail was more in the decorations and the food served. The cookie exchange was fun and I love that there are recipes in the back for the cookies that were mentioned. I look forward to trying some of these out and maybe doing my own cookie exchange. Mistletoe at Moonglow was an easy book to read. It was fun to imagine being at Timberton Hotel with Mist serving dinner for anyone who wants to come on Christmas Eve.
LynchburgMama 4 months ago
I love a sweet romance novel, a suspenseful story, and an enthralling mystery but every once in a while, you need a book that makes you feel good to the core of your soul. I should read more like this throughout the year and not just here throughout the holidays but nevertheless, this one was a perfect treat for the moment. Skip to the cookie recipes first. Make all of them. Fix up a good cup of coffee or cocoa and a plate of those cookies. Snuggle up by the fire or under a cozy blanket. This book, along with those things will make you get into the spirit quickly as you snuggle into a book full of everything that this time of year should be about. Mist has created a place that people can feel at ease when she reopens the Moonglow Cafe and gives the townspeople more than a good place to fill their bellies - it gives them closure, peace, and tranquility for the year they've endured and hope for the new one knocking on the door! It's short, sweet, and to the point -- a charming novella to end 2016! I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
wifetoalineman02 4 months ago
This book is so delightful to read One of those books that makes you inspire while reading. This book is so delightful to read. A must read during the holidays. It is a short book but will keep you enjoy the spirit of Christmas. It also included many cookie recipes that I can wait to try with my daughter. This book not only share what Christmas is really about but will melt your heart of what the hotel can make to the tourist and locals. Each story of the guests are different yet at the end, they are united in one to enjoy their Christmas vacation in the hotel. Mist is one very talented chef, hostess and loving. You can never stop but admire her hard work to keep this hotel and guests enjoy the best Christmas vacation. Christmas is about miracles. Mistletoe at Moonglow will deliver that to you the moment. One of the sweetest holiday book I read.
BambiZQ 4 months ago
This enchanting story is told with such vibrancy and color that you can read it in just one sitting. Mist, the main character has such a unique and harmonious way to create light and love wherever she goes. Set in this enchanting town at Timberton Hotel the story unfolds immediately as you are introduced to each guest as well as the people that live and work there in a subtle but very insightful way. Timberton Hotel sounds like a magical place that you could only dream of visiting one day. The fact that it is told during Christmas time makes it even more magical. The author, Deborah Garner, does a great job in detailing the interwoven relationship of the human spirit, Christmas magic, and of course delicious food. Mist is a unique young girl that manages to make every guest a part of the family and not only feeds them but gifts them each with their own special piece of artwork that somehow manages to bring joy and diminish the sadness. Definitely a surprise tear jerker at the end. If anything you should read this book for the surprise cookie recipes at the end! I am super excited to try them out this holiday season! Enjoy!