The Christmas Cottage

The Christmas Cottage

by Samantha Chase

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The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase

Now a 2017 Hallmark Christmas Movie!

Legend has it that any couple who spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting...

Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she's the one getting married. It's Lacey's job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492616054
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Series: Christmas Cottage , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 193,979
File size: 609 KB

About the Author

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene...oh, and spending time with her husband of 27 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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The Christmas Cottage


By Samantha Chase

Sourcebooks, Inc.

Copyright © 2015 Samantha Chase
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ISBN: 978-1-4926-1605-4


CHAPTER 1

"... And any couple that spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting."

Lacey Quinn stifled a groan as she listened to her best friend and bride-to-be retell her family's fairy tale of a house that was the key to a successful and happy marriage. Lacey had been hearing the story her entire life; the Quinns and the Callahans had been friends long before Lacey and Ava were born. The story wasn't anything new. What was new was that Ava was the one getting married in seven short weeks and would get to experience the fairy tale for herself.

If Lacey didn't strangle her first.

"Yes, yes, love everlasting, blah, blah, blah." Lacey sighed as she reached for the last Chinese dumpling. "Honestly, don't you ever get tired of saying it?"

"Never," Ava replied adamantly. Standing, Ava took the clip out of her long blond hair and shook it out as she went to stand in front of the full-length mirror by her front door. "I'm thinking of wearing my hair up." Doing a quick twist, she turned and faced Lacey. "What do you think?"

A quick gulp of wine fortified Lacey for the conversation they'd had at least a dozen times before. "You know your hair looks fabulous in an up-sweep. Plus, with the tiara you picked out, it will look stunning. Positively princess-like," she added just to stroke Ava's bridal ego.

"Of course, if I wear it long and loose, I can have some fabulous curls done. Mason loves it when my hair is down."

There wasn't enough wine in the universe to make Lacey want to continue this conversation. "Then you should wear it down," she said as she stood and took the now-empty wine bottle to the kitchen and prepared to make an exit and head home.

"Well, which is it, Lacey? Up or down?" Lacey didn't have to see her friend to know Ava was pouting; it was there in the tone of her voice. Taking her time to rinse her glass and place it on the drain board, she silently counted to ten before heading back into the living room.

"You will look beautiful no matter how you wear your hair. Mason is going to be the luckiest man in the world, and it won't matter one bit about your hair. We'll see how you feel on your wedding day." There, that sounded comforting and diplomatic, didn't it?

"I know you're right," Ava said, sighing with relief as she released her hair and turned to face Lacey. "Before you go, there's one last bit of the wedding details I need to talk to you about."

So close, Lacey thought to herself as she looked longingly at the door. What more could there possibly be to discuss? The weddings in the Callahan family were traditional; no one strayed from the formula. They owned a massive ranch outside Asheville, North Carolina, where the family spent every Christmas. Lacey loved the old ranch and had spent many a Christmas there herself. The weddings were almost always done on Christmas Eve with the entire family in attendance. Then, the beaming bride and groom would head to the guest cottage, tucked a discreet distance farther up the mountain, for their wedding night.

The Callahans had been having wedding celebrations like this since the Depression. From the pictures Lacey'd seen, the cottage was a cross between a gingerbread house and a house you'd see on Christmas cards. Charming and inviting — those were the words that always came to mind when the pictures were brought out. But even charming old houses need to be renovated from time to time.

Ava had been distraught over the thought of the cottage being "wrecked" before it was her turn to stay in it. Luckily, most of the work seemed to have to do with bringing the wiring and plumbing up to date and some minor cosmetic changes. Everyone had assured Ava that none of the cottage's charm or "magic" had been tampered with.

Noticing that Ava was still standing there looking anxious, Lacey realized she'd let her mind wander for a moment. What were they talking about again? Oh yes, more wedding details.

Oh joy.

For the life of her, Lacey couldn't imagine what else in the world there was to cover. The wedding ceremony would be held in the Callahan home, the caterer had been booked, their dresses had been ordered, and all of the fittings were done. Invitations had been sent and all of the RSVPs had been received. Flowers had been ordered, bouquets designed, and the groom and his groomsmen had been taken care of as well. As far as Lacey could tell, all that was left was for the darn day to finally get here so she could get some peace.

"Right, details," Lacey said. "What's up?"

"Well, there is this one last little tradition that needs to be taken care of," Ava began, practically bouncing on the balls of her feet.

"Okay, shoot. What is it?"

"As my maid of honor, it is up to you and Mason's best man to take care of getting the cottage ready for us."

That was it? Score! Easy-peasy. "No problem," she responded, anxious to get home. "I'm sure we'll have time to slip out during the reception and light some candles, sprinkle some rose petals, and whatnot. No worries, Ava, I'm on it!"

"No!" Ava cried, despair written all over her face. "This is no ordinary honeymoon suite, Lace. You have to get the cottage ready for us, and not just with that silly, clichéd romantic stuff."

Of course not. Why had Lacey even thought for one second that this was going to be easy? "Okay then, what is it exactly that I'm supposed to do?"

With that, Ava grabbed both of Lacey's hands and dragged her back over to the couch. "Well, I have a bunch of ideas."

Of course she does. Before Lacey even had the opportunity to ask what they were, Ava reached down next to the sofa and pulled out a large three-ring binder and placed it in Lacey's lap with a big grin.

"All of this is about the cottage?"

"Yes."

What have I gotten myself into? "Am I re-siding the cottage? Putting on a new roof? I mean, look at the size of this binder, Ava!" "I know it looks big, but if you would just open it, you'll see what I want to do."

Not trusting a single word Ava just said, Lacey sat back and opened the binder and hoped that her jaw hitting the floor was not noticeable. Re-siding the house and putting on a new roof would have been easier than what was detailed in this mammoth book.

There were notes, descriptions, pictures, drawings ... on and on it went for seventeen divided sections. "Seventeen sections, Ava? The cottage isn't all that big, how in the world do you expect to have all of this done?"

"You're focusing far too much on the number of pages in the book and not enough on what's on them." Taking the binder from Lacey, Ava began to describe the "perfect" setting for her wedding night.

"First of all, there needs to be the right lighting. I want to make sure the lighting is soft, and yes, I know I said it was clichéd, but I do want candles. Lots and lots of white candles. There's a fireplace as well, so there will need to be enough wood stocked to keep the fire burning all night."

"Didn't they just update ..."

"Yes, yes, they did, but a roaring fire would be so much more romantic." She sighed. "I'll want flowers — poinsettias — and greens, the kind that are particularly associated with Christmas — holly and mistletoe," she began, scanning the flower section of the binder. "There's a Christmas cactus that I would love to have here, and there's even a Christmas rose, or the snow rose I'm sure a florist can help you find."

"You're only going to be there for one or two nights, Ava. Don't you think ...?"

"I know we'll have eaten at my parents' place, but food will need to be stocked. Champagne, chocolates, strawberries, whipped cream — the real stuff, not the stuff in the tub — and then maybe some 'normal' stuff like a fruit and cheese platter, some oysters on the half shell, an assortment of cookies, and then something for breakfast." More flipping through the binder quickly followed.

"Why don't I have a chef hang out on the front porch just waiting to take your order?" Lacey said dryly.

Ava shot her a sharp glance. "A girl only gets married once," she said emphatically before adding, "Hopefully." At Lacey's arched brow, Ava quickly rambled on. "There is nothing wrong with wanting my wedding night to be perfect. It has to be perfect, Lacey!" she cried as she reached over and grabbed her friend's hand.

"What has gotten into you?" Lacey asked cautiously. "I have known you my whole life, and you have never been like this. I understand that it's your wedding, but honestly, you're about to enter the bridezilla zone and it's starting to worry me."

Lacey had been friends with Ava her whole life, and she knew something wasn't right. Looking at Ava now, Lacey was concerned that something was clearly wrong. "What's going on, Ava? Are you having second thoughts?" Gently closing the binder, Ava placed it on the coffee table and turned to face Lacey, her big blue eyes filling with tears. "Not exactly. It's just that, as the time gets closer and Mason and I start talking about the future, well, we're just not ... you know, on the same page on some things."

"Like what?"

"Well, he wants to have kids right away. He's hoping for me to get pregnant on our honeymoon! I want kids, Lace, you know I do, but I just don't want them right away. I want to settle into being married and have the time to adjust to living together before we have kids. Is that so wrong?"

"No, no, sweetie, of course it's not. What did Mason say when you told him?"

Ava pulled her hands away and looked at them as she clasped them in her lap. "I kind of mentioned it and he said I was just nervous and it was all going to be okay."

"That's it? That's all he said? So basically he thinks the issue is settled, but it's not?"

Ava nodded.

"You have to tell him the truth. This isn't a disagreement over something trivial, this is a major life-changing situation."

"Don't you think I know that? But that's why it's so important that everything at the cottage be perfect. If it is, then everything's going to be okay."

"I know you drank just as much wine as I did and I have to tell you that you are making no sense whatsoever. How is the way the cottage is decorated going to fix the fact that Mason wants to have a baby right away and you don't?"

"Don't you see? Sheesh, you've been complaining about me rambling on and on about the legend of the cottage and yet you still don't get it? Any couple who spends the night in the cottage ..."

"... will have love everlasting. Um, yeah, got it. I hear it in my sleep. That still doesn't answer my question."

Ava gave a long-suffering sigh before looking at Lacey as if she were a child. "Once we spend the night in the most perfect cottage ever, we'll be guaranteed to have love everlasting. We'll agree on the right time to have a baby ... and some other things ..."

The last few words were added in a mumble, but Lacey caught them just the same. "You mean there's more? What else are you not in agreement about?"

"Well, the baby is the main issue, but then there's my job."

"What about it?"

"Mason thinks it's a ridiculous job and that maybe I should quit and focus on helping him build his business."

"But you love working at the bookstore! Plus you get a discount on your tuition! How else are you supposed to finish school?"

Ava stared at her hopelessly.

Now Lacey was mad. "So let me get this straight. Mason wants you to quit school, quit your job, and help him with his business until you have a baby."

Ava merely nodded.

"That's ridiculous! Why is this all just coming up now?"

"To be honest, we moved up the wedding because I wanted the whole Christmas Cottage thing. Our original plan had been to wait until late summer or next fall, but the thought of finally having my turn at the cottage was too tempting to miss!"

"Then wait until next Christmas and take this next year to get to know one another better and iron out all of these issues."

"Mason doesn't want to wait. He's thirty-two, and apparently his biological clock is ticking. His law firm is starting to grow, and he feels that, at this point in his life, he needs to be married and having children to cement his image."

"You're joking, right?"

Ava didn't answer. Reaching over, she picked up the binder and handed it to Lacey. "Please, Lace. I really need your help with this. I know it's a little hard for you to understand the fairy tale, but I've seen it happen for generations and now it's my turn. I know that if Mason and I stay there, all of this other stuff is going to work out. It has to!"

"You're putting an awful lot of hope in a fairy tale, Ava."

"I know, but you know I've always been a dreamer. I believe in happily ever after. I wish you did."

"I haven't had a whole lot of reason to believe in it."

It sounded more dramatic than the reality, but Lacey was just more practical than Ava. Always had been. Where love was concerned, Ava led with her heart. Lacey lost count of all the great loves of Ava's life and had initially thought Mason was just one in a line of many. Something about him stuck, however, and it left Lacey scratching her head because the two were as opposite as could be. Sure, she knew the old adage "opposites attract," but this was more than opposites; it was like Mason didn't even know Ava, and that was a shame because Ava would give him the world and he wouldn't appreciate it.

"You have plenty of reasons to believe in it," Ava interrupted her thoughts. "Your parents have been married for over thirty years! Your grandparents have been married for fifty-five years! I know your family well enough to know they are not simply tolerating one another — they are still in love. That, my friend, is happily ever after."

"Oh please! Do you hear yourself? My parents fight plenty. They've struggled and yelled and screamed, and my grandparents are no different. It's not a matter of happily ever after. After a while, you settle into something comfortable and that's your life."

"You make me sad."

Lacey glared at her. "I'm not sad, Ava. I'm practical. There's a difference."

"Not really."

"Look, can we just agree to disagree and move on?" She took the blasted binder from Ava's hands and began to scan through it again. It all seemed ridiculous. "I can follow every instruction, re-create every diagram in this book, Ava, but until you and Mason talk, nothing is going to change. A magical cottage in the woods of North Carolina is not suddenly going to make Mason not want kids right away or make you be okay with quitting school. It's not possible!"

"Well, I think it is! I have to believe it!" Ava fell to the couch sobbing, and Lacey felt like crap for pushing her. She eased down beside her and pulled her into an embrace.

"Why can't you just believe?"

"I want to believe, for your sake, but I also don't want you to settle for someone who doesn't get how amazing you are," Lacey said. "I don't want you to make a mistake."

Ava straightened. "You think marrying Mason is a mistake?"

Open mouth, insert foot. Lacey thought for a moment and chose her words very carefully. "I wouldn't say that. I just think you need to be more honest with him about how you feel. If he loves you, then he will see that this relationship is not only about him and his feelings."

Ava seemed to consider the words. "I'm sure it's going to all be okay. The cottage has never let anyone down. It has a one hundred percent success rate!" Straightening, she wiped her stray tears and once again looked at her friend. "You mean the world to me, Lace. I wish you would find someone amazing who loves you and treats you like a princess, too. I don't understand why you don't date more! You're beautiful! How could men not be asking you out?"

"They do." Just not the one I want. "But this isn't about me, this is about your cottage and getting it ready. I have a little more than a month to plan and prepare." She gave another hesitant glance at the giant binder. "This is an awful lot for one person, you know."

"No, it's not just your, or rather the maid of honor's, job. The best man helps, too!"

Lacey wracked her brain for a moment to remember who Mason had chosen for his best man. Bill? Ben? Brian? Brian! "That's, um, Brian, right? His best friend from college?"

"Well, it was, but they had some kind of falling-out recently. Mason won't talk about it, but it was serious enough that not only is Brian not going to be his best man, he's not coming to the wedding at all!"


(Continues...)

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The Christmas Cottage 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase The Christmas Cottage was extremely enjoyable to read and was difficult to put down.  It was easy to get involved with the interesting plot and modern characters.  It was fascinating and almost magical. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good romance novel.
ReaderGirl87 More than 1 year ago
I love holiday romances and the Christmas Cottage is a sweet story that is perfect for this time of year. It grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. Quick witted characters and a wonderful love story make this a perfect holiday read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
COMPLAINTS: Amateurish writing-- POV switches are random and distracting SLOW start Grammatical errors and misspellings are abundant Emotional responses are missing-- characters simply don't respond Overused cliches Misuse of possessives (should've been plural) Characters had weak motivation, weak goals, made it really hard to care! Poor formatting-- no section/page breaks between chapters Story could have been so cute! Two stars. Cannot recommend. Wish I could get my money AND my time back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm very happy I stumbled across Samantha Chase's books. They are anything but disappointing! It took 12 years for Ean and Lacey to come together, but they finally did it and the web that Ms. Chase wove while bringing them together was fun and delightful! I immediately purchased the next book, Ever After, and am finding it just as hard to put down. Great short story (around 100 pages)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It always seems like the pages differ depending on your device. On my IPad mini, it was about 90 pages. Ava was annoying as hell and I have no idea why Lacey would ever be friends with her. Taking her out of the picture, Lacey's story of her long time crush on her best friend's brother was typical. The ending was abrupt and downright unbelievable. Cute, quick read at best
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
While the story was OK, it was very predictable. There were numerous spelling, grammar & sentence structure issues. All these errors took away from the enjoyment of the book. Should have been more carefully edited. Needed a proof-reader to go over this one prior to publishing. For all of the above reasons, only gave it 3 stars.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Ava shot her a sharp glance. ‘A girl only gets married once,’ she said emphatically before adding, ‘Hopefully.’ Mason doesn’t want to wait. He’s thirty-two, and apparently his biological clock is ticking. My Review: The Christmas Cottage was a quick, sweet, and satisfying read with relatable characters and amusing visuals. Lacey’s best friend Ava had always been a bit of a drama llama, although in planning her upcoming wedding Ava has turned into Bridezilla. Part of Lacey’s maid of honor duties included preparing the family mountain cottage for Ava’s wedding night, which as family tradition dictated, was to take place on Christmas Eve. Lacey was hanging tough trying to appease the high-strung bride to be, but near her wits end when Ava informed her that her brother Ean would be returning for the wedding. Ean being the object of Lacey’s unrequited teenage crush and the unfortunate participant of the most humiliating moment of Lacey’s life, she had thrown herself at him at the age of fourteen to his abject horror. Oops. Lacey had successfully avoided running into him for twelve years, but her luck has just run out. The storyline was light and entertaining and tame enough to recommend to my elderly mother’s book club.
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
I actually read The Christmas Cottage after reading Ever After, the book that was supposed to come second. It didn't take anything away from the beauty of Ean and Lacey's love story. Watching Lacey fight the fairy tale power of the cottage, while Ava wanted nothing more than to have that power to save her pending marriage, had me feverishly turning the pages to find out what would happen. This was a beautiful story and once again confirmed my love for Samantha Chase's books. It was a terrific read, made extra special since I read it over my Christmas holiday.
MysM More than 1 year ago
Happily Ever After This is the first book by Samantha Chase that I've read and it was definitely a quick, wintry adventure built on the romantic fairy tale history attached to a special cabin in the woods behind the Callahan ranch. The story goes that a Christmas Eve wedding followed by the honeymoon within this special 'Christmas Cottage' ensures a wonderful, happy marriage. Or so Ava believes. The last thing Ava's best friend, Lacey Quinn, wants is to have to face Ean Callahan, Ava's brother, after the humiliating rejection 12 years ago when she told him she loved him and he pushed her away. She had just been 14 and Ean was heading off to college but she had a huge crush on him and even now couldn't spark an interest in anyone else. When she learns that Ava's fiancé's best man has opted out and Ean will take his place, and that the maid of honour (Lacey) and the best man traditionally have the task of preparing the family Christmas cottage for the bride and groom, Lacey is totally panicked. Determined to get her part of it done ahead of time so she won't have to work with Ean, she heads off to the ranch to look over the situation and get organized. Meanwhile, Ean has been building his extremely successful business in Boston for the last 8 years and is desperate for a break. Without telling the family, he, too, heads to the ranch for a little peace and quiet so he can determine his next challenge. Snowstorm ensues, Ean goes to investigate the lights at the cottage, and he and Lacey become snowed in. Back in Raleigh, Ava is finding that she and Mason aren't on the same page as far as their future goes. While she is totally into the family fairy tale's promise that marrying Christmas Eve and spending the wedding night in the Christmas cottage ensures a 'happily ever after', she realizes that she's making compromise after compromise about things she's planned for and worked hard for: her degree in library sciences, putting it to use before having children, even her honeymoon destination. Lacey wonders if they'll make it to the altar. Or even if they should! Don't want to give too much of the plot away, so suffice it to say, make some hot cocoa, curl up with a blanket in front of the fire, and enjoy a quick romantic read complete with snow, Christmas wreaths, twinkling lights, and a 'happy ever after'!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully touching story of love finally realized. Lacy Quinn has loved Ean Callahan since she was 14 years old. He was her best friends older brother and he rejected her after she declared that love to him. Now 12 years later Lacy and Ean are forced to work together on his sister Ava' s wedding wish. Their project is getting the Christmas Cottage ready for the wedding night. A magical place that legend says insures everlasting love for the couple that there. Will it's magic weave itself around Lacy and Ean when they get stranded there during a snowstorm?
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
A warm and feel good read with Lacey being in love with her best friend's brother for years. Ean coming back early for Christmas and reevaluating his life. I had to grit my teeth on Lacey's best friend Ava and her wedding. She was annoying, but the story focused on Lacey and Ean. Lacey has waited a long time for Ean, since she has been in love with him since she was fourteen. It was a short, sweet Christmas story that I would recommend for any age.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angie Book purchased by the reviewer for pleasure Review originally posted at Romancing the Book The Christmas Cottage is definitely one of those books that you can not judge by it’s cover; it may not be the prettiest, but the story that lies between the covers is one you won’t forget any time soon. I agree with some of the reviews that I have read that this could have benefited from an extra proofreading {or an extra set of eyes} to go over the few grammatical and punctuation errors. While these errors didn’t technically take away from the story per se, I did find myself skipping back to be sure that I had read the previous sentence correctly. Ava is a spoiled brat, that is obvious right off the bat. Not only is she spoiled, but she’s turning into one major bridezilla! She has a BINDER that has seventeen SECTIONS that she wants Lacey, her best friend and interior decorator, to go through and decorate the ancestral cottage in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains for her wedding to man she’s not dated for very long and who has never heard of the word compromise in his life. Lacey is a likeable character who will go the extra mile for her friend, even though she doesn’t think Ava is making the right choice. You just know that Lacey is the type who will go the extra mile for a friend or family member; but forget it where the opposite sex is concerned. Ean I fell for pretty much at first mention. While he’s pretty much turned his back on his family, he really grows through the story and learns to fight for what he wants. I giggled when he first saw Lacey again, though it was probably not meant to be comedic at all. Though this is fairly quick read, it was extremely enjoyable and something you can read in just a few hours. It made me long for Christmas and will probably be read again when winter comes around again. I also can’t wait to read the second story soon. This is a clean read for the most part. There are mentions of kisses and allusions to intimacy, but it’s done behind closed doors.
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MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
I love Christmas reads.   We all need a bit of magic, peace and love in our world and it seems to me that Christmas related stories, be they short stories or full fledged novels, somehow fit the bill.   Chase's, The Christmas Cottage,  was an enchanting tale.  Lacey Quinn at the ripe old age of fourteen had declared her love for Ean Callahan and experienced a humiliating rejection from the young man who was college bound and determined to make a success of his life.   Oh my, how I could relate to Lacey's feelings of awkwardness as she was thrust into a reunion of sorts with this "man of her dreams".   And yet, the timing was perhaps better this time around? These characters were hilarious, from Ava, the bride to be's, belief in this Christmas Cottage and the magical longevity of the relationships formed upon the newlyweds honeymoon night spent in the cottage, to Lacey's practicality and Ean's realization that work wasn't the end all, be all he had held so dear.   The characters were strong and real and Chase was able to make you feel what they were experiencing. The story itself flowed smoothly and fluently, drawing the reader in to a  love story that was fast paced, rich in history and desire and dreams worth coming true.   For this reader it was well worth the loss of sleep to read to my heart's content from start to finish and end with a heartfelt sigh.
gigglesBFF More than 1 year ago
Short romantic novel and an easy read. Interesting from the very first page.
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bartlett52 More than 1 year ago
Author did great job of getting you hooked & keeping your attention.
Luckylady More than 1 year ago
Lacey and Ean were done in by a snow storm...but they kept warm.  Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the story on my color nook because it was a short story and I was reading it before Christmas. I liked the interaction of the characters.
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I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this book. It was a nice enjoyable and quick read, but I felt it was missing something, just couldn't quite place what it was. I guess you would enjoy reading it in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a blanket!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Christmas romantic story