For me, the strength of this book lies very much in the characterisation – both Casey and Turner are multi-faceted characters whom I was keen to unravel. So much of their pasts holds them back, and the book is essentially a journey in a microcosm that offers them the opportunity to shed their regrets and the legacies of their childhoods and early adult lives, and find happiness at last – not alone, but together.
The writer’s style makes it easy to get inside the characters’ minds and really understand them, and I liked how much emphasis she put on exploring their emotional plains.
I very much liked the backdrop of the Gingerbread Inn, and the fact that this story interweaves with two other books whose protagonists appear in Snowflakes and Silver Linings as Casey’s best friends.
Plot-wise, this isn’t a long book so there isn’t much scope for lots of action and twists and turns, but I liked the story as it stood, especially a moment of high-drama that led to the coming together of the characters. And the ending is bound to leave you with that happy, satisfied feeling you seek from a romance book of this nature.
In conclusion, if you like seasonal Harlequin romances, this one is sure to be a favourite on your shelf – well worth the read.
I was offered this book in exchange for a fair review via NetGalley.