It can be a challenge for an author to create a novella that truly captures the personalities of the characters, contains deep and memorable scenes, and leaves the reader feeling as if they have read a full story when they reach the end. I’m thrilled to say that One Enchanted Christmas not only meets, but exceeds those criteria.
This wonderful novella had me laughing and really enjoying myself. The author uses endearing people, situations which range from fun to heartfelt, and a great narrator’s voice to allow the reader to be a part of Maren and Drew’s story.
One Enchanted Christmas is set in Maple Valley, where some of the author’s other books take place, however, it stands alone for those who haven’t read the other stories yet. It has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit and left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling. I just loved it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE NOVELLA:
Last December, mystery author Maren Grant had the most perfect night of her life. On a glimmering winter evening, she got to watch the photo shoot for her very first book and ended up on a magical date with the cover model himself—Colin Renwycke.
Fast forward one year. This December, with a looming deadline, restless spirit and her creative spark long since gone, Maren is desperate to get unstuck. And she can’t get Colin out of her head…or his year-old open invitation to spend a couple weeks writing at his family’s farm.
Drew Renwycke never planned to come home and take over the Renwycke family farm. But he’s spent too many years watching his siblings unravel, including his brother, Colin, after one terrible family mistake. If moving to Maple Valley, Iowa, renovating an old farmhouse and switching careers is what it takes to put the Renwycke family back together, he’ll do it.
But his simple plan upends when a scrappy author lands on his doorstep. And she just might be the key to coaxing his brother home. But what if he wants her all to himself? Drew will have to choose between his Christmas wish and the enchantment of a holiday romance that just might be the happy ending they all long for.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Tagg is a former reporter, current nonprofit grant-writer and total Iowa girl. She’s also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for writers. When she’s not writing, she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever–not that she’s biased–watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. She’s passionate about humor, grace, and happy endings. Melissa loves connecting with readers at http://www.melissatagg.com and on Facebook and Instagram.