Christmas on Mistletoe Lake

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Pub Date 21 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2022

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Every Christmas, ​Reilly Shore​ picks a random spot on the map and takes a trip. This year, that destination is the cottage country town of ​Mistletoe Lake When she arrives, she discovers the town's lone b&b is chock-full due to Mistletoe Lake's annual ​Christmas Harbor Festival- ​when all the boats docked along the water are decorated with festive lights.

When twelve year-old Emma ​invites Reilly to stay on her dad's boat, she learns that Emma's dad, Ray Mitchell, is the only boat owner on Mistletoe Lake who isn't participating in the harbor festival. In fact, he's in the process of trying to sell the boat. As the possibility of the sale saddens Emma, she enlists Reilly's help to convince Ray to enter into the festival so they can have one last perfect Christmas on the picturesque lake.

​Reilly doesn't know she's about to meet someone who is as romantically adrift as she is. And she certainly doesn't expect to fall in love...or to unintentionally betray him. Christmas is a time for forgiveness, but Ray doesn't seem to be in a forgiving mood.

Every Christmas, ​Reilly Shore​ picks a random spot on the map and takes a trip. This year, that destination is the cottage country town of ​Mistletoe Lake When she arrives, she discovers the town's...


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The perfect book it get in the holiday spirit. It was cozy, sweet and beautifully written. I can just picture Mistletoe Lake with its beautiful boats decorated in the harbor. I'm excited to watch the movie after reading this book.

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Reilly arrives at Mistletoe Lake because every year she picks a place to spend Christmas, and this year she was going to Mistletoe Lake. When she arrives, she discovers the only B&B has no vacancies. When she went to the store next door, she meets a 12-year-old girl, Emma, doing a window display. Reilly offers to help her. Emma convinces her father, Ray, to let Reilly stay on the boat.
Ray is going to be selling the boat, and Reilly helps him get it started. There is a lot going on at Mistletoe Lake, that they don't know about. Reilly finds out about it first and can't decide to tell Ray or not, so when he does find out, he is really upset with her. Emma wants her father to decorate his boat and enter it into the Mistletoe Lake's annual ​Christmas Harbor Festival. It will take a lot of convincing, and the story really gets intriguing. I kept thinking, expect the unexpected because the things that happened were unexpected.
The writing flowed and as I was reading, it was like my head was playing the story in a movie, it was so well told. It is a wonderful place to visit, and the people there, are friendly, caring, and enjoy their way of life. Reilly was full of surprises with the things she could do and the difference she made.
I received an ARC from Vinspire Publishing through NetGalley.

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This is a cute small town town story based in a town that loves Christmas.

Reilly loves Christmas and begins celebrating in November. Each year, shge and her sister take turns deciding the destination for Christmas and this year is Reilly's turn. She has selected Mistletoe Lake, population 1119.

Ray lives in Mistletoe Lake and agrees to let Reilly stay on his boat since the B&B in town is full. He is preparing to sell the boat and is not planning on decoration it as is the towns's tradition. Of course, Reilly offers to help so that Ray's daughter can enjoy the tradition for the last time.

However, the town is in financial trouble as well. Will this be the last Christmas for Mistletoe Lake?

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Growing up, Reilly Shore was never able to put down roots. Her parents would remodel their home, sell it, and move on to the next house. One thing Reilly could count on was that every other year she got to pick where and how they would spend Christmas. This year Reilly and her younger sister will be spending their holiday in Mistletoe Lake for the annual Christmas Harbor Festival. When Reilly arrives she finds that the local B&B is booked full.

A young girl named Emma, who Reilly runs in to at the General Store, offers for Reilly to stay on her family boat. Ray Mitchell, Emma's father, was not planning to enter his boat in the festival this year. Actually, he is looking to sell the boat he inherited from his father. To Ray, Mistletoe Lake no longer resembles the small town he grew up in. Can Reilly's energetic Christmas spirit help Ray to overcome his Scrooge attitude?

Christmas on Mistletoe Lake is a feel good holiday story with a happily ever after ending. Reilly and Ray are brought together completely by fate. Reilly is unhappy in her life, the year prior she ended her long term relationship and she is not completely happy with her work life. Ray is a single father who's childhood home is being overtaken by commercialization and tourism. Both are relatable characters and Mistletoe Lake is a beautiful romantic setting, even if it is changing.

This story is actually a movie that has been converted to a book.

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This is the first time I have read this author and I can say I really enjoyed it. This story is about Ray, Emma and Emmaline's historical family boat. Ray has decided to sell it so his daughter Emma can go to a special school. Then Reily comes to Mistletoe Lake and when she gets there the first person she meets is Emma and she takes her to the boat and suggests that Riley stay on the boat since there are no rooms available. She does and she gets involved with the family and the boat. This is a VERY GOOD READ.

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A sweet, quick, easy to read, Christmas romance, with just the right amount of festive fun to be engaging to the reader.

Finished in under an hour.

BLURB:
Every Christmas, ​Reilly Shore​ picks a random spot on the map and takes a trip. This year, that destination is the cottage country town of ​Mistletoe Lake When she arrives, she discovers the town's lone b&b is chock-full due to Mistletoe Lake's annual ​Christmas Harbor Festival- ​when all the boats docked along the water are decorated with festive lights.

When twelve year-old Emma ​invites Reilly to stay on her dad's boat, she learns that Emma's dad, Ray Mitchell, is the only boat owner on Mistletoe Lake who isn't participating in the harbor festival. In fact, he's in the process of trying to sell the boat. As the possibility of the sale saddens Emma, she enlists Reilly's help to convince Ray to enter into the festival so they can have one last perfect Christmas on the picturesque lake.

​Reilly doesn't know she's about to meet someone who is as romantically adrift as she is. And she certainly doesn't expect to fall in love...or to unintentionally betray him. Christmas is a time for forgiveness, but Ray doesn't seem to be in a forgiving mood.

Thank you to @netgalley for a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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