Once again I am enchanted by another story set in the fictional community of Maple Valley, Iowa! This novella is so complete and the characters so nicely crafted. Just like the other novella in this series, it didn’t actually feel like I was reading a novella. And if you have not read any other books by this author, One Enchanted Eve stands alone nicely. I do also highly recommend the novella, One Enchanted Christmas, as well as the entire Walker Family series simply because they are some of my very favorite books!
I absolutely loved the way the relationship grew betwin Rylan and Colin. From prickly bickering to cautious friendship to meant for each other…it left me feeling warm and happy. There were depths to Rylan and Colin that had to be explored and hurts that needed mending. All of this was accomplished in this beautiful story. One Enchanted Eve is definitely a book I will be reading and enjoying over and over again.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A delightful Christmas romance about finding the perfect recipe for love.
After years of mistakes and regret, Colin Renwycke finally has a plan: Hone his baking talent at the Denver Culinary Institute and embark on a new career as a pastry chef. If he’s lucky, he might even manage to earn back his family’s respect. But despite his skills in the kitchen, Colin’s a mess in the classroom and his ongoing disasters are proving too much for his prickly instructor. If he loses his spot at the school, he’s out of backup plans.
Culinary school instructor Rylan Jefferson has the chance to reclaim her dream of running her own bakery. But she only has until Christmas Eve to come up with the perfect recipe to impress an eccentric investor. She has no time for holiday parties or family plans . . . and especially not for the unruly student baker who couldn’t follow a recipe if his life depended on it.
But Colin has the one ingredient Rylan needs most—talent. Lots of it. And when he makes a proposal that just might solve both their problems, Rylan can’t say no—even if it does mean traveling all the way to Iowa. It just might be that the snow-covered plains and a charming small town full of postcard Christmas cheer are exactly what her hungry heart needs . . . along with a man who is much more than he seems.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Tagg is a former reporter, current nonprofit grant-writer and total Iowa girl. She’s also a multi-published novelist. Her latest book, Like Never Before, was named by Publisher’s Weekly to their spring 2016 “Religion and Spirituality” Top 10 list. Upcoming books include Keep Holding On (Sept 2016) and a sequel to last year’s One Enchanted Christmas, releasing in late 2016. Melissa has taught at multiple national writing conferences, as well as retreats and workshops. 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. Melissa loves connecting with readers at http://www.melissatagg.com and onFacebook and Instagram.