Monday, November 12, 2012
Review: Kissing Under the Mistletoe, by Marina Adair
This is seemingly the first book in the St. Helena Vineyard series, with Summer at the Vineyard coming in April 2013.
In honesty, until the second chapter, I found Gabe to be mean and vindictive, despite his beliefs. I encourage the reader to keep going if they find themselves thinking the same thing, or you'll miss out on a great read. And the way Gabe and Regan reconnect when they first lay eyes on each other? Hilarious! Not without its humorous and quirky moments, it was the emotional punch of this story that got to me. On both sides of the coin. I found myself laughing and crying through the whole book. The small town feel of the setting and secondary characters were a wonderful edition, and you will fall in love with Regan's daughter, Holly. Full of conflict, heart, and bitter antagonists, this is a delightful holiday tale not to be missed.