- Author Melody Carlson
- Release Date September 3, 2019
- Publisher Revell
- ISBN/ASIN 9780800736101
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL was a quick read at only one hundred seventy six pages, and I zipped through it. The cover, with its Christmas scene and lights, drew me in, and I kept turning the pages to see what would happen next. This is a sweet and heartwarming story set in a small town in Washington with lots of Christmas spirit, activities, celebrations, and a scrooge or two. Krista may just be one of them!
When Krista and her eight-year-old daughter, Emily, relocate to Winter Hill from Phoenix, things aren’t looking the way she hopes they will. They will be living in a small apartment instead of a house, plus she has to prove herself in her new job as city manager. The people are welcoming until they aren’t, but Krista and Emily make friends faster than Krista expects.
It was fun to see things through Emily’s eyes since she typically has a positive attitude. Krista and her assistant’s son, Conner, hit it off when they first meet. They, along with their daughters, do some Christmas activities together. The story has a lot of moving parts that tie up nicely together, and there’s a potential for a happily ever after. Though the slow-burn romance is enjoyable, the book ended too abruptly for me and didn’t give me the closure I wanted.
Ms. Carlson is a new-to-me author. I do plan to give a few more of her books a try, especially those having Christmas at its core.