Thursday, October 9, 2014

Review: The Lodge on Holly Road by: Sheila Roberts

Title: The Lodge on Holly Road
Author: Sheila Roberts
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: Life in Icicle Falls #6
Pages: 368
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:

How Santa Gets His Christmas Spirit Back…

James Claussen has played Santa for years, but now that he's a widower, he's lost interest—in everything. So his daughter, Brooke, kidnaps him from the mall (in his Santa suit!) and takes him to Icicle Falls. She's arranged a special Christmas at the lodge owned by long-widowed Olivia Wallace and her son, Eric. And yet…Brooke wants Dad to be happy, but she's not ready to see someone else's mommy kissing Santa Claus.

Single mom Missy Monroe brings her kids to the lodge, too. Lalla wants a grandma for Christmas, and her brother, Carlos, wants a dog. Missy can't provide either one. What she'd like is an attractive, dependable man. A man like John Truman… But John's girlfriend will be joining him in Icicle Falls, and he's going to propose.

Of course not everything goes as planned. But sometimes the best gifts are the ones you don't expect!

My Thoughts: 

This was a great themed book when a bunch of various people all get together at the lodge owned by Olivia Wallace and her son Eric.  James Claussen gets dragged to the lodge by his son and daughter a year after his wife's death her kids are hoping to make new Christmas memories even if their father is fighting it.

Missy Monroe takes her kids to the lodge to give them a great Christmas treat being a single mom and hoping to move past her current situation and into a better one.  There she meets John Truman who spends time with her and the kids until his girlfriend shows up where he plans to propose to her.  

Unfortunately in this book not everything goes as planned and new relationships are formed.  Definitely a great adventure to go on with love in the air! 

I really enjoyed the different stories and watching various couples get together and form their own happily ever after, even romances that didn't seem to work out did in the end!

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