Reba Farwell is finally getting a chance to live out her dreams. Sent to Winter, Montana to direct filming for a crucial, on-location shoot, she knows the next two weeks will make or break her career. And she could definitely use a break. As if that isn’t enough, she’s got a secret that none of her crew knows. All she’s asking for is two weeks of small town, Christmas beauty and a little bit of on-camera sizzle.
Five years ago, Hoyt Bradley’s heart and future shattered in one fell swoop that landed him back in Winter. Thankfully, making lemonade—or his father’s famous lemon meringue pie— out of lemons is what he does best. Running Bentley’s Diner has filled the gaps left in the wake of his heartbreak, even if it hasn’t healed him completely. Not wanting to relive memories of his rocky start in the film industry, Hoyt does his best to steer clear of the dreaded film crew, but Winter has a way of bringing people together.
After one fateful delivery and a score of icy bad luck, Reba finds herself in a bind and at the mercy of what Winter can offer. Will she pull the film together in time to salvage her name as a director? Or will the sparks flying off-camera create more of a distraction than she knows how to handle?
I was completely charmed by this Christmas novella! It was literally like stepping into a Hallmark movie at Christmas time! This story was sweet, entertaining, and perfect for the holiday season. I loved the setting of Winter, Montana. You could almost feel the chill from the snow coming through the pages. I really enjoyed reading about the character and charm of the little town of Winter. Their decorated streets, winter festival, and friendly demeanor made this little town come to life in this book. I loved the Bradley family and their dynamic! Reba was easy to like and I found her character to be genuine and realistic which made me like her even more. Hoyt was the perfect combination of sweet, confidence and subtle humor. This was the perfect book to snuggle up in a blanket and read. Definitely add this to your holiday reading list! This debut release from Bell Renshaw was fabulous and has me wanting more! And perhaps a trip to a small town in Montana would be nice also!
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