About the Book
Book: One Christmas in Winter
Series: Winter, Montana #1
Author: Bell Renshaw
Publisher: Pine Mountain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Reba Farwell is finally getting a chance to live out her dreams. Sent to Winter, Montana to direct filming for a crucial, on-location shoot, she knows the next two weeks will make or break her career. And she could definitely use a break. As if that isn’t enough, she’s got a secret that none of her crew knows. All she’s asking for is two weeks of small town, Christmas beauty and a little bit of on-camera sizzle.
Five years ago, Hoyt Bradley’s heart and future shattered in one fell swoop that landed him back in Winter. Thankfully, making lemonade—or his father’s famous lemon meringue pie— out of lemons is what he does best. Running Bentley’s Diner has filled the gaps left in the wake of his heartbreak, even if it hasn’t healed him completely. Not wanting to relive memories of his rocky start in the film industry, Hoyt does his best to steer clear of the dreaded film crew, but Winter has a way of bringing people together.
After one fateful delivery and a score of icy bad luck, Reba finds herself in a bind and at the mercy of what Winter can offer. Will she pull the film together in time to salvage her name as a director? Or will the sparks flying off-camera create more of a distraction than she knows how to handle?
Come visit Winter, Montana in this Christmas Novella where the Christmas lights are always on and the snow falls most frequently when loved ones share a kiss.
One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw is a wonderful Christmas novella. It delivers on all fronts. There is a sweet and caring, considerate, and handsome leading man. There is a super-stressed, type-A, heart-of-gold, beautiful leading lady the reader roots for the whole read. There is swoony chemistry that builds perfectly and believably. And, there is engaging conflict that kept this reader voraciously turning pages because I just had to get to the happily ever after! There is even an excellent reminder subtly weaved throughout the narrative to be careful about the dreams we are chasing. Some dreams are selfish and self-focused. We rush into these dreams carelessly because we want them, and then we are shocked when they blow up in our faces. But our real dreams — the ones God desires for us to achieve — take time, patience, introspection. and prayer before they can be fully realized. What a punch to pack in only 152 pages! One Christmas in Winter is a perfect holiday story to escape into this holiday season that I just cannot recommend enough.
I purchased an eBook copy of this book from Amazon.com on December 10, 2018, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.