Book Review: Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McClone ©2013
A Copper Mountain Christmas Novella/Short Story
Published by the Tule Publishing Group LLC http://thetulegroup.com/
File Size: 2583 KB
Print Length: 41 pages
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group; 1 edition (November 21, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Lending: Not Enabled
Publication Date: November 21, 2013
Amazon Link to purchase and read excerpt: http://tinyurl.com/mdh5wtu
This is a fun novella about Caitlin Butler, a single young woman, who agrees to housesit for her friends in their beautiful home in Montana while they go to Idaho for Christmas with their family.
Caitlin is lonely and alone, missing her parents who have moved away and not having found Mr. Right, as of yet. However, she still maintains hope while teaching preschool in the local community.
We are next introduced to a young vet, Dr. Noah Sullivan, who has recently moved into town, starting a three-year commitment to a rural vet program in exchange for loan repayments. A win-win situation. He, too, has some issues with Christmas joy and the festivities of the season.
What transpires makes this a lovely heart-warming story for animal lovers and those who like Christmas romances.
It’s a quick read, with great descriptions, and a nice plot, It’s well written, though the odd missed typo was distracting to an OCD editor like myself.
I would have liked a few more chapters and so that’s why I am giving it four stars ****. As an editor, I would have dragged a bit more out of Melissa and made this short story/novella into a longer work. But, that being said, what was written was done nicely. Great price at $0.97. I have purchased three more of her stories and will let you know what I think after I finish them.
Spending a quiet Christmas house sitting, and reading novels about hot cowboys, sounds perfect to Caitlin Butler, until a stray kitten brings her face-to-face with Noah, her crush from college. Watching the handsome vet in action melts Caitlin’s heart and brings back long forgotten emotions.
Veterinarian Noah Sullivan isn’t a Scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of hanging mistletoe in the clinic’s waiting room annoys him. Kissing doesn’t belong at the Copper Mountain Animal Hospital. Noah rethinks his position when Caitlin arrives with the stray kitten she found freezing in the snow. All he wants now is to maneuver the pretty preschool teacher under the mistletoe. If he’s not careful, he’ll wind up on Santa’s naughty list. Mistletoe Magic is a short story companion to “The Copper Mountain Christmas Series”.
About the Author
Melissa McClone graduated from Stanford University with a degree in mechanical engineering, but analyzing jet engine performance for a major airline couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily-ever-afters. She has published over twenty-five romance novels with Harlequin and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. She also writes for Tule Publishing Group. Melissa lives in the U.S. Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do! Author’s Blog link: http://www.melissamcclone.com/
Merry Christmas everyone!