Friday, 1 December 2017

Gingerbread At Moonglow by Deborah Garner + Giveaway

Gingerbread At Moonglow by Deborah Garner
Published in America by Cranberry Cove Press on the 10th November 2017.

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How I got this book:
Received a review copy via Beck Valley Book Tours

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The small town of Timberton, Montana, boasts an ambience of near-magical proportions during the Christmas season, due in no small part to resident artist and chef Mist's mysterious way of working small miracles in people's everyday lives. Each year, return guests and new arrivals mingle with local townsfolk to enjoy companionship, exquisite decor, and exceptional cuisine at The Timberton Hotel.

As the aromas of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses mix with heartfelt camaraderie and sweet romance, guests share reflections on family, friendship, and life. Although decorating the outside of a gingerbread house may prove easier than deciding what goes inside, no one leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future.

The Moonglow Series...
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Links go to my reviews.

Mistletoe at Moonglow, Book 1
Silver Bells at Moonglow, Book 2
Gingerbread at Moonglow, Book 3

I love these seasonal novellas by Deborah Garner! I read this first two last December and was delighted to be offered the chance to review their new companion this year. Reading Gingerbread At Moonglow is like immersing myself into the perfect secular Christmas and to give you an idea of how effective Garner's atmosphere creation is - I read it sat outside my caravan on a sunny Spanish campsite and came away feeling as though I had genuinely experienced the Montana festivities! These books are becoming traditional for me.

It was lovely to spend time with characters I remembered from the previous novels - meeting up without the antagonism and bickering of real people at this time of year! Much of the story revolves around delicious-sounding meals so I would caution readers to have snacks to hand! There's a tempting recipe section at the end too. Gingerbread At Moonglow is sweet without being saccharine. There's no great angst or dramas and the characters are refreshingly nice to each other. An unrealistic dream of course, but for escapist Christmas fiction I think I'd struggle to find anywhere better to visit than the Timberton Hotel.

About the author
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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1 comment:

  1. I've started this one and looking foward to snuggling up with it at the weekend, just before we put our decorations up xx