In this book, we meet Sophie DiRossi who fled the town at the age of eighteen when she found out she was pregnant and certain that the boy she loved didn't love her back. Now years later, she is back in town with her daughter.
Liam Gallaghar loved Sophie and was heartbroken when she left. Now she is back in town and though determined never to go down the love lane for Sophie, he cant help but fall a little each time they cross paths.
The romance is heartfelt and engaging. I loved Sophie because she is a realistic character that has made mistakes, is prone to erratic behaviour and despite all this, loves and fiercely protects the people she loves. Liam is a swoon worthy hero. He is loyal, hardworking, passionate and a keeper. I loved how these very different people overcame all their differences and quirks to begin a new life together.
The main plot also features Greystone Manor, a large manor/hotel that the Gallagher family runs and the town leans on for tourist season. It’s failing. Enter Sophie who has just finished her classes to become a manger. She breathes life into the old place and romance into her own life. I liked the small town feel that is so similar to Mason’s other series. So many characters are introduced in this book that are all so very different and have me intrigued. I am eager to read about them and hope they get featured in the upcoming books in this series. I adored Liam and Mia, Sophie’s daughter. Mia's character is so beautifully developed and it was enlightening and entertaining to see the child come out of her shell.
The DiRossi and Gallagher feud also lends many funny moments and I am eager to see what the elderly matriarchs of these two families will do next. They are causing scandals and chaos in this book and I know will be brewing trouble in the next books too.
I am especially eager to read about Sophie's cousin, Ava who has been hinted to have been a vivacious girl once but is now just a shell of her former headstrong and independent self. I want to know what happened to make her like this and know more about Greystone Manor's fate. Can it be saved before it is too late?
All in all, Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason is a book that brings holiday cheer to our homes and makes us believe in miracles. I absolutely loved this book and cant wait to read the upcoming books in this series. 4.5 out of 5 stars to it from me and strongly recommended to everyone. Come visit Harmony Harbor where scandals, budding romances and a touch of supernatural abound!
I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased review.
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