Friday, December 21, 2018

The White Christmas Inn



Christmas in Vermont at the Evergreen Inn. Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Only things aren't as perfect as they seem:  Jeanne and Tim, the owners of the inn, are struggling to make ends meet and might have to close; Hannah, who's there for her picturesque winter wedding, just got a call from her fiancee ending their relationship; and Molly can't seem to overcome her writer's block no matter how hard she tries. Add in a snowstorm that strands them all at the inn along with several other unexpected guests and you get Colleen Wright's charming Christmas novel.

I was really in the mood for a story with humor and heart and a happily-ever-after ending, and this book hit the spot on all three counts. The writing is good, and I liked all the characters...especially Hannah's childhood friend, Luke. Geoffrey, the grumpy Brit, also made me smile. And I thought the setting was great. I mean, who doesn't love snowed-in stories? And while the plot is completely predictable...it's also completely enjoyable. So if you're looking for a fun light-hearted Christmas read, give this one a try.

Happy Reading!

22 comments:

  1. This sounds like the kind of Christmas book I'd pick up. Love the humor and snowstorm you mention. I may have to check it out next year.

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    1. It's one of those predictable yet fun Christmas stories... kind of like a Hallmark Christmas movie. :)

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  2. Sounds like such a fun read :) Happy Holidays, Lark!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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    1. Thanks, Nadia! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, too!

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  3. Humor and heart--what a great recommendation! And then a snowstorm? Sounds like a comforting read. :)

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  4. Ooh, this sounds like the perfect Christmastime read. Snowed-in stories are so much fun. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too!

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  5. Sometimes those books where you know exactly what will happen next really hit the spot! :D

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    1. I agree. After all, not all books need an unexpected plot twist at the end. :)

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  6. I love a good snowed-in stories of all genres; and this one sounds like a good one.

    PS: Got your card! Hope mine arrive soon! :)

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    1. Glad my card made it through our dubious mail system! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. And I'm looking forward to our next buddy read. :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, I love a snowed-in story and this has my name written all over it! Lovely review, Lark! I'm off to look up the book. :)

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  8. This sounds great! And the title (along with the Christmas in Vermont part) reminds me of the movie White Christmas, one of my favorites!

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    1. I love White Christmas! Crosby and Kaye are so great. I watch it every year. :)

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  9. The plot is seriously lacking a Snowbeast for me! *grins* Seriously, glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. That would make for a much different story...one I would also enjoy reading. ;D

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  10. I love snowed-in stories, with the possible exception of The Shining! When you’re in the mood for something like this, nothing else wil do. Sounds perfect.

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    1. You do have to be in just the right mood for a light and fluffy story like this one. :)

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  11. Sounds like a great read for the season! Especially as we never get snow for Christmas where I live.

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    1. We just got a big Christmas snow at my house...six inches and still falling. :)

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