Title: Winter at Cedarwood Lodge
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Genre: Romance, Mystery, Holidays
Quick thoughts: Good for someone who loves a warm, mysterious winter romance with surprisingly slow build which is not something you get in a lot of romance novels these days.
This winter it’s time to fall in love at Cedarwood Lodge…
After years of dreaming, Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen and turning it into the perfect destination for celebrations, weddings and extravagant birthday parties. The huge property used to be a bustling holiday camp, now Clio wants to bring it back to its halcyon days – which will be a lot of hard work!
Returning back to the small town of her youth she’s glad to have one of her best friends still around to lean on, Micah who is just as solid as he used to be. But with her own secrets pushing her to run from her glamorous life in New York, she’ll have to tread carefully, especially when the far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good contractor, Kai, shows up on her doorstep…
Sure she’s here in Evergreen to change her life, but there is no way she’s falling in love!
This book is adorable, filled with warmth and personality which is something I am definitely looking for at this time of year, when you need a little bit of romance to keep you warm. (Especially if you’re single like me 😉 )
Clio, the interestingly named main character is a force. She doesn’t allow herself to be knocked down, no matter what it is that has happened. She is trying to rebuild her own life, in the process of refurbishing a historical property in her town, but I don’t believe she has any idea of what exactly it is that she’s in for.
This book was originally released, if I recall correctly, in three different volumes and if I had to wait that long to find out what’s going on, especially when it comes to Clio’s mother.
In addition to Clio there are a rather interesting, and wonderful cast of characters surrounding her, including her best friend Micah because imagine that, men and women can be friends! It’s a Christmas miracle. And the girl who likes him doesn’t get jealous? It’s almost like the author actually knows people. Amazing, isn’t it?
It’s a good, solid read. This is a book that will keep you warm, and dreaming of doughnuts on those cold winter nights.
Received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.