20 Days of Christmas Books – Day 9
Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McClone
A Copper Mountain Christmas Story
Tule Publishing: November 21, 2013
The Bar V5 Ranch Series (book 2)
“Life takes you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.”
This holiday novella features Marietta’s preschool teacher and the new town’s vet. Mistletoe Magic is a sweet 2nd chance romance. The lead male – Noah, won me over by apologizing for dumping her back in college and hurting her. It’s a very quick read (approx. 40 pages) but reads as a full complete story. Both the main characters are very likable. Christmas stories I want a feel good, magical, heartwarming story and McClone delivers with Mistletoe Magic. This will be annual reread for me.
Can mistletoe create magic that college never could? Curled up with a romantic novel by a warm fire is how Caitlin Butler plans to spend Christmas Eve until an ill, stray kitten tugs on her heartstrings, bringing her face-to-face with the college boy she couldn’t have–Noah Sullivan. Watching the selfless veterinarian care for the sick kitten melts her heart, flooding her with long-forgotten emotions. Knowing she should leave, the pull of undeniable feelings and the tantalizing mistletoe tempt her to stay with a promise of what could be…and what should have been. Can the magic of mistletoe change the past and give her the Christmas she’s always wanted?
From the Author:
Mistletoe Magic is a 9000-word short story I wrote to go along with my book Home for Christmas. They are standalone but happen during the same time period. Since Mistletoe Magic’s release, I’ve had readers want to know what happened to Caitlin, Noah and Mistletoe, so I added parts of their story to the following books: * Kiss Me, Cowboy * Mistletoe Wedding Montana, especially the quaint town of Marietta, is a wonderful place to spend the holidays. I hope you enjoy this short story and the other books in the Bar V5 Ranch Series. The Bar V5 Ranch Series: Book #1 – Home for Christmas (Rachel & Nate) Book #2 – Mistletoe Magic (Caitlin & Noah) Book #3 – Kiss Me, Cowboy (Charlotte/Charlie & Zack) Book #4 – Mistletoe Wedding (Meg & Ty) Book #5 – A Christmas Homecoming (Ellie & Josiah)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, two goldfish and a few cats who think they rule the house. They do!