Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Review - Mistletoe Cottage
Title:   Mistletoe Cottage
Author:  Debbie Mason
Series:  Harmony Harbor #1
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Print ARC
No. of Pages:  54
Date of Publication:  December 6, 2016
My Rating:  4 Stars


'Tis the season for love . . .

Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last place she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she's forced to go back to the small coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees this secret reflected every day in her daughter's blue eyes-and she must keep it hidden from the only man she has ever loved.

Sophie's return is a shock for everyone . . . especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they've concealed threatens to keep them apart. In this special town at this special time of the year, Sophie and Liam can only hope for a little holiday magic...


Sophie DiRossi has a chance to create a new life for her and her daughter, but not without jumping over major hurdles. For starters, they were left homeless due to a fire. Also, she has kept the secret of her daughter’s paternity. Sophie‘s hands are full. She has a now job at an enchanting hotel that needs more than a bit of work and she must regain her relationship with Mia, who has completely stopped talking. What’s more is that the only place where Sophie can go is her hometown, Harmony Harbor, and there are even further problems, including the fact that just about everyone there has something to hide. Thank the recently deceased town matriarch, Colleen Gallagher, for that.

Liam Gallagher is a firefighter in Harmony Harbor, and he is really perplexed as to how he is going to manage being around Sophie and the adorable Mia. For years, Liam has had very strong feelings for Sophie, and now he has to be around her. As kids, Liam was a few years older from Sophie, so he never got to tell her how he felt. Even now, Sophia still seems off-limits, and Liam isn’t sure why. What he doesn’t know is that Sophie is in love with him. 

What a touching story of second chances! However, there are conflicts that must be resolved. As the story progresses, we meet a lot of wonderful characters that I definitely look forward to meeting again in future stories in this series. There are a lot more Gallagher’s to meet! This book is filled with love, drama, humor and even a bit of magic. Mia was my absolute favorite character. Her transformation was a true delight. This is a heartwarming story that has me quite interested in the remaining books of the series.

Mistletoe Cottage Is the first book in the series, followed by Christmas with an Angel, Starlight Bridge, Primrose Lane,Sugarplum Way, Driftwood Cove and Sandpiper Shore, all of which I was able to download from my library. The latest book is The Corner of Holly and Ivy, which I am pleased to have gotten from the publisher. 


Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children and son-in-law, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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