Christmas in Mistletoe Square
Publication Date October 1, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adults
Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.
The Christmas Clue to Loving You by Pepper Basham
After five years away, Piper Dawson returns home to Kedgewick Creek and is pulled into a Christmas Scavenger Hunt that resurrects a heartbreak from Christmas past she’s not quite ready to mend. Will a matchmaking granny, a little Christmas magic, and a cute guy in a kilt make all the difference to her Christmas yet-to-come?
Silver Bell Secrets by Cara Putman
Growing up with dyslexia, Avery Blair didn’t love books, but the family-owned bookshop held her heart. She never expected her little business on the backside of nowhere to garner a New York City publishing house’s attention. Hunter Chase has lived an “always winter, never Christmas” existence, and spending the holidays in Christmas Town U.S.A. wasn’t exactly on his Christmas wish list, but he had no choice when his boss gave him an ultimatum. Can small town and big city discover a Christmas future that will last far beyond the page?
An Unscripted Christmas by Teresa Tysinger
Ellie and Oliver Larson face a Christmas full of uncertainty rather than festive cheer. Ellie is tired of playing a supporting role to Oliver’s passion of running the Kedgewick Creek Playhouse. Oliver can’t imagine his life without her. When things go off script, will their love story find its second act?
Dreams in Toyland by Janine Rosche
Toy shop owner Peyton Hammond knows a secret that could take down online giant Kiljoy Toyz and its owner, Joey Kiljoy. After the two adversaries spend Christmas Eve delivering gifts for charity, will the sun rise on newfound love, or will prejudice and lost dreams keep hope in the dark?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Four novellas combine to create the Christmas in Mistletoe Square collection. Each one takes place in the same small Blue Ridge Mountain town.
I enjoy it when authors deviate from the norm and write their romances about older couples! Teresa Tysinger has written the wonderful An Unscripted Christmas, which is about a husband and wife, Oscar and Ellie, who are struggling in their marriage. This genuinely moving story alone is worth the price of this collection!
Not only did I love Ellie and Oliver, but I also loved their sweet friends who were not afraid to speak the truth when necessary. The things they learned about marriage, each other, and themselves were poignant and transformational for the characters and could be for the readers as well.
The Christmas Clue to Loving You by Pepper Basham is among my favorites by her. I loved reading Piper’s story and was so touched by her insecurities and pain. As the quieter (and clumsier) of twin sisters, she had always been overshadowed by Paisley. Except with her best friend, Gabe, until he ghosted her their senior year.
Beautiful descriptions of the lovely town and the surroundings drew me in. And I grinned and laughed and smiled and hoped right along with Piper. A fun aspect of the story was the annual scavenger hunt and how clues from God pointed her to His love.
If you enjoy sweet romance, I highly recommend this lovely story. And while I haven’t read the entire collection yet, I have read others by the authors and am looking forward to reading them all.