- Author Debbie Mason
- Release Date October 1, 2019
- Publisher Forever
- ISBN/ASIN 9781538731710
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY HARBOR is the ninth book in the HARMONY HARBOR series and the only one I’ve read so far. I didn’t feel lost since enough background information is given, but I do hope to read the other books in the series. There’s definitely a lot of Christmas happenings and activities.
Evangeline loves the holidays, and Christmas is one of her favorites. She owns Holiday House, which is a gift shop in Massachusetts that’s been in the family for several generations. She’s always loved being there, and when things in her life go very wrong in New York (where she lives and works) she runs to Harmony Harbor in Massachusetts.
The business isn’t doing well financially, and she’s set to lose the building and the business due to a new development going in. She’s been dealing with Caine over the phone to work through her business issues and not lose the business to him. When they finally meet in person, sparks definitely fly. Though Evangeline has a huge network of friends, she doesn’t get along with her mother. And her relationship with Caine is filled with sexual and emotional tension. The book has some ghostly activity in addition to holiday happenings. I liked the addition of Caine’s uncle in the story. There are a lot of story lines going on, and they sometimes seemed to drag the story down.
Also included in the book is ONE NIGHT IN CHRISTMAS, the 7.75 book in the CHRISTMAS, COLORADO series. I’ve only read the 7.5 book in the series, which is also a novella, MIRACLE AT CHRISTMAS, and I do hope to read the other books in this series as well. This is Sophia and Adam’s story, but there’s a lot of history that bogs them down, and they never seem to be on the same page due to their past interactions and family ties. There is some magic in the air as well as some crimes being committed. There’s also the small town vibe where everyone knows everyone else’s business.
Ms. Mason has been on my radar but her books have never somehow made it to the top of my TBR pile. I hope to rectify that since I love her small towns and characters.