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One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw | Book Review
THE STORY | Her current job is kind of a “make or break” situation for Reba Farwell. But with determination and a smooth shoot, confidence about the film she’s directing is high. Her optimism is a little premature! The kind of break she’s given is so not the one she’s looking for.
A setback leads her to Hoyt Bradley, a former actor with only bit credits to his name. But he’s exactly who Reba needs, and the icing on the cake is, he’s a local in Winter Montana, the on-location place she’s shooting. With one problem solved, bad luck seems to be a friend of Reba as the setbacks continue to pile up. Despite all of this, Reba’s greatest challenge may be trying not to fall in love with her leading man – and this winter-y wonderland.
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REVIEW | Where to begin and what to say about One Christmas in Winter? Penned by author Bell Renshaw, this novella marks her debut, and oh what a story it is. The joy of the character’s, and charm of its setting drips off the pages. With its Christmas time setting, the ambiance sparkles and the witty dialogue keeps us flipping the pages.
Inside these pages is a story of surprise, happiness and of course, as any good novelist does, a beautifully woven story that blossoms the start of true love. Reba is a smart, independent character readers will have no trouble rooting for. Hoyt is the kind gentleman we ladies will enjoy swooning over (oh, yes, he’s handsome, too!). The two of them together are fun, and leave us wishing we had more time with them.Clocking in at a brief 163 pages, this story leaves us looking for more (despite its anticipatory happy ending). This, for me, is precisely as it should be since we readers now, only the best stories leave us wanting more. Fortunately there are plans in motion suggesting we’ll return to this world when brother, Beau’s story releases.
Bell’s story is one anyone should read if they’re looking for a festive read. There’s plenty of seasonal charm and the cuteness of the plot will put the reader in mind of their favorite Hallmark Channel film. Those of us who adore Melissa Tagg’s novels must read One Christmas in Winter. It’s a winter-y delight from first snowflake to last, and every unique one that falls in-between.If you love Christmas stories or #Hallmark Channel, then don't miss Bell Renshaw's One Christmas in Winter – Hallmark-Esque Christmas Charmer from Debut Author Click To Tweet