So this is a really late blog post as it should have been up earlier but better late than never surely, and this is definitely one book worth waiting for! I’ve reviewed the other two books in the series, book 1 here and book 2 here, so it made perfect sense to review the 3rd and find out exactly how the story ends…….
Midnight & Mistletoe
Cedarwood Lodge #3
By Rebecca Raisin
Releasing December 22
Join Rebecca Raisin for the final festive part of the Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing under the mistletoe…
Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.
Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is the final part in this feel-good romance serial.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ha4up0
My Rating: 5/5
Review: Ok, so as I’ve said this is book 3 in the series. They are all novellas so nice sizes if you don’t want a long read which is ideal for me just now as I’m having trouble finishing normal-length books. While it is a series and ideally you want to read all of them in order to understand the background each book does wind up the story enough that you aren’t left hanging too much when it finishes and this one is no exception. Because of the length of it I read it in a few hours, like I said ideal for me at the moment, and for those few hours I was whisked away from wet and windy Scotland to the thick snow and crisp fresh air of winter in Evergreen. I may have never been there in real life but I have definitely visited through the story. I could easily visualise the mountain view, the trees covered in snow and the feeling of being cold from being outside but the nice type of cold that comes with snowy days when the air is clear and the snow is fresh and white.
This story covers Christmas day and New Years Eve and the week in between so is ideal for this time of year. Apart from the usual celebrations, Timothy (an ex-boyfriend from school) hires Clio and the lodge for a New Years Eve party that his boss wants to throw. For some reason he does this on Boxing Day (26th Dec for those who don’t know it) which means Clio and the rest of the team have less than a week to organise everything. Add to that some family dramas and a few other things and it’s definitely a hectic week for everyone. As you can see from my rating I loved the story, it was Christmassy but not overly so and it was balanced just right. I like romance and festivities but sometimes books and films go overboard and it gets a bit too much, like eating really, really sweet chocolate cake, but thankfully this book didn’t do that otherwise my review would have been quite different.
I love Rebecca’s books, the ones I’ve read have always lived up to my expectations and this one is no different. It’s perfect for the stormy weather forecast for the next few days or for escaping from the festivities for a few hours in between Christmas and New Year. I would suggest somewhere warm and cosy for reading, really comfy clothes (or pyjamas!) and something warm like hot chocolate or similar because it honestly is a cosy and warm book that just suits that sort of set up. One thing you will definitely need though regardless of where and when you read it is tissues, do not forget the tissues!!
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.