Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane by Melissa McClone, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane
Series: Hope Crossing #2
Author: Melissa McClone
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: December 14, 2022
Genre: Sweet/Clean Contemporary Romance (Christmas/Holiday)
She’s his Christmas miracle. Now all he has to do is convince her of that…
Figure skater Tasha Ramson used to love the holidays. But with her career on the skids, she needs a break from the festive season—and Berry Lake is the perfect place to take it. Organizing a Christmas fundraiser was not on her agenda. Neither was falling for the small town’s handsome lawyer. But…she did…
Elias Carpenter needs a break, too. Between the demands of his family firm and managing the ice show fundraiser, he’s at the end of his rope. Tasha showing up is the best thing that could’ve happened for him professionally and personally. Now, if only he could convince her to move him out of the friendzone…
When a pesky ghost from Tasha’s past arrives to wreck her present, will she hang onto Elias when it matters most? Or will she let her happily ever after skate away forever?
IN MY OPINION
The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane by Melissa McClone invites readers to (or back to) Berry Lake, Washington for a Hallmark-worthy Christmas.
With the closing of her parents’ ice rink and the loss of another opportunity, Tasha is struggling with what’s next. Her short-term solution is a visit to Berry Lake where she’ll enjoy a quiet season alone—no Christmas allowed, but it doesn’t take long for this little town to pull her into its charms.
And then she meets Elias. Their attraction and interest are immediate, but they are both staring at uncertain futures. But Christmas has a way of bringing hope to situations that sometimes feel hopeless.
Even though this is a fast romance, McClone paces it well and made me believe this couple has a fight chance at happiness. The setting, the characters, and the romance tie this little read up with a big red bow. A perfect read for an evening at home during the holiday season. And now I’m anticipating the upcoming Wishing Bay series.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA TODAY bestselling, award winning author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Tule Publishing Group, Harlequin Books, and Cardinal Press. She has also optioned two screenplays. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends her time in the rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping with her Norwegian Elkhound and two mini panthers, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa graduated from Stanford University with a mechanical engineering degree, but discovered she prefers writing happily ever afters to jet engine testing and analysis.
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(1) winner will receive a Christmas Mystery Prize Pack including a $10 Amazon card, a $10 Starbucks card, and Christmas items!
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