"Love at Mistletoe Inn" by Cindy Kirk is the first in a new "A Year of Weddings Novella" series. I like how the titles for this year's series are more imaginative than last year's titles! (Love at Mistletoe Inn vs A December Bride)
Hope Prentiss helps her Aunt Verna run Harmony Creek, their red barn used for weddings and other events. Her parents had accumulated a lot of debt before they died and their home had been filled with arguments over money. Hope is extra careful with money and scared of having the same type of marriage herself.
John Burke is back in Harmony after ten years away. He has finally made himself successful and is ready to settle where it feels like home. He also wants nothing more than to show Hope that he is a man she can trust and hopes she will find the love that they used to share.
When Hope comes home to find John there with Verna, it is as if the last ten years have vanished and she is the 18 year old girl who eloped with John instead of going to their prom. To add to the dilemma, she discovers that they are still legally married! As she spends time with John again, will she want to go through a divorce or will she find love at Mistletoe Inn?
Hope and John are realistic characters and face real life struggles and feelings. I was a little surprised at the turn of events that lead to them not being able to just get an annulment, but it was what drove the rest of the story of whether they were going to make their marriage work. Aunt Verna's planning of the "deployed couple" was pretty obvious it wasn't for "Luke and Laura".
"Love at Mistletoe Inn" is available for Kindle:
- File Size: 1470 KB
- Print Length: 126 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1502968266
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Publisher: Zondervan (November 25, 2014)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IWW5CP6
I received a free eBook version from Booklookbloggers in exchange for my honest review. The opinions are my own.