A charming small town. An unexpected kiss. And a life-changing Christmas they’ll never forget…
Kat Bennet has one wish this Christmas—save Hope Hideaway, the women’s shelter where she works, from closing its doors for good.
But to do so, she must contact someone from her past and face painful memories she’d rather forget.
When an alluring stranger walks into Jack Gardener’s cozy diner, his entire world changes for the better. The problem? She plans on leaving town… just like his ex.
They’re both determined to keep their hearts safely tucked away, but Christmas in Poppy Creek has a special knack for showing people exactly what they need.
Can they overcome past hurts before their chance at love slips away?
This is book four set in the small town of Poppy Creek, and yet again a five star read for me. I’ve discovered that it’s pretty simple – if you like the first one, you’ll like them all. On that note, it can stand alone, but read them in order to get more out of it. Trust me, if you like one you’re going to go back and read them all anyway.
In this book we’re back at Christmas time again, which is when book one was set, but this time we’re hooked into a lost scarf ‘meet cute’ with Jack (from previous books) and Kat who is new in town. Kat is actually a relative of Penny’s (book three) and there to ask for a brooch her deceased mother left behind in town many years ago.
I don’t want to spoil anything about the relationship between Kat and Penny, but it involves a fun treasure hunt solving riddles, and lots of time with Jack serving up great food while looking like a towering hunk of mountain man.
One of the things that I love about this author’s stories, is that she doesn’t shy away from real problems that people face. Each book seems to have one, and in this it’s conversations about how not every woman is a responsible mother, and how the women’s shelter that Kat grew up in needs an infusion of cash to keep its doors open.
Another exciting part of this book is that we get to find out that there are several more siblings in Jack Gardener’s family – and I can’t help but wonder if we’re going to be seeing some of them in the future books.
Overall, a great sweet romance read for any age, with an especially wholesome couple who are both trying to live life on their own terms, while still doing what’s right for as many people as they can.
Title: The Meaning in Mistletoe (Poppy Creek, #4)
Author: Rachael Bloome
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Published: November 30th 2020 by Secret Garden Press
ISBN: B08GHQDWNV (ASIN)
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