Thursday, November 21, 2013

Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Title:  Candlelight Christmas
Author: Susan Wiggs
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Lakeshore Chronicles #10
Release Date: October 2013
Main Characters: Logan and Darcy
Publisher: Harlequin
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Sexual Intensity: mild


Story Overview:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUSAN WIGGS INVITES YOU TO AN UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS IN THE CATSKILLS

A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O'Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O'Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season.

One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake— Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent and intent on guarding her heart, she's the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas.

Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods, and toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected—a love to last a lifetime.

My Review:
Flat-out, this was simply a fun, light, entertaining holiday read...perfect to get you in the mood for Christmas carols, fires in the fireplace, and sharing a cup of hot cocoa with a little one while sharing secrets about Santa.  For me, that's what I am looking for with my holiday reads so this book worked really well for me.

This is a sweet little story about two people who really need a second shot at love.

For Logan, he got a girl pregnant when he was a teenager. They never really had a chance without love to make that marriage work. He wants another chance at love, but has never met anyone that's touched his heart, including his first wife.

For Darcy, she thought she found love and jumped into her marriage and his children with both feet, which completely shattered her when she lost all of that when her husband went back to his first wife. She never wants to make those kind of connections again, especially to children. So when she meets Logan, and his son Charlie, she's definitely scared of her connection. 

This book was so fun. It spanned a couple of Christmas's and went from Thanksgiving on the beach to Christmas on the snowboard slopes. The best scenes were those at the ski lodge...so magical and so perfect....really, absolutely perfect to get you in the mood for Christmas. This book was simply the perfect mix of everything...two kids that desperately need to believe in Santa, beautiful wintery ambiance, great romantic moments, some athletic feats by the heroine (I loved that she was an athlete and a jock), family stress and pressure, a few naughty moments, and a few holiday traditions thrown in. 

Like I said, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and if you are looking for something to simply put you in the holiday mood, this is a good one. 

1 comment:

Felicia S said...

Yeah I have this one too. I plan on reading it next weekend :)