Christmas on Mistletoe Lane is Now Live!
Christmas on Mistletoe Lane
Series: Sweetwater Springs Book 1
Author: Annie Rains
Publisher: Forever Romance
Releases On: September 25, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary/Small Town Romance/ Holiday Romance
USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains invites you to the delightful North Carolina town of Sweetwater Springs in this all-new series . . .
'Tis the season for a fresh start . . .
It's the start of the holiday season in the North Carolina mountains, and the air is fresh and crisp and filled with promise. After the devastating loss of her job in the big city, the small town of Sweetwater Springs feels like heaven to Kaitlyn Russo. She's inherited her grandparents' charming (if a little rundown) bed and breakfast, and it's just the new lease on life she needs. Only "heaven" comes with a catch-and a handsome and completely infuriating one at that.
After what he hopes will be a quick trip, Mitch Hargrove wants nothing more than to put his hometown in the rearview mirror. But his plans get derailed when he learns he's now half-owner of the Sweetwater B&B. The fact that he's given only two months to make the inn a success is a huge problem, but it's his pretty-and incredibly headstrong-partner who's the real challenge. With the holiday fast approaching and a grand re-opening looming, will Mitch keep running from the ghosts of Christmas past . . . or will he realize the true gift he's been given?
"This first installment of Rains's Sweetwater Springs series is cozy and most enjoyable. A strong cast of supporting characters as well as expert characterizations and strong plotting will have readers looking forward to future installments."—Publishers Weekly
"Annie Rains puts her heart into every word!"—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author
"Settle in with a mug of hot chocolate and prepare to find holiday joy in a story you won't forget."—Raeanne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author
(photo courtesy of Forever Publisher)
Annie Rains is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional places in her home state of North Carolina. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s living out her own happily ever after with her husband and three children.
Kaitlyn Russo thought she had everything she could possibly want in her life, then in an blink of an eye it was all gone, all the hard work she had put into her career felt meaningless at this point. She gave so much of herself to her job, and now that she was jobless she felt completely lost... then divine intervention steps in and she gets a call from North Carolina, one that holds lots of hope and promise. Her grandmother, that recently passed, had left her the B&B her and her husband had ran for many years, and it was now Kaitlyn's, and she couldn't help but be excited to have a second chance given to her; especially one that comes with so many wonderful memories. But once she arrives in Sweetwater Springs she learns that her grandmother had one last miracle to work before she left this earth... hook her granddaughter up with the sweet boy from the down the street. As soon as she meets Mitch Hargrove she knows she is in trouble, yes he is pretty to look at, but he is also stubborn as all get out and he intends to fight her every step of the way with her new plan for the B&B!
When Mitch Hargrove thinks of Sweetwater Springs, he often thinks of the elderly couple who he spent many afternoons with as a child, while his mother was busy working her tail off to make ends meet. The Russo's were like a second family to him for many years, and they often delighted about their granddaughter Kaitlyn, but every time she came to town for a visit he always seemed to be out of town and missed meeting her. Mrs. Russo about to take care of that though, before she passed she decided to leave their B&B to him, but of course it comes with a hitch... he has to share ownership with their granddaughter. He doesn't have time for this little adventure, he's fresh out of the military and ready for the next chapter in his life, and it does not involve taking care of a B&B... or does it?
With the pages of Christmas on Mistletoe Lane readers will find a delightful tale riddled with heart, humor, romance, and of course seasonal tidings that will put them in the perfect mood for the impending holidays! I absolutely adored this one, the story line was well crafted and contained many moments that made me smile, swoon, and put a nice little squeeze on my heart. This pairing came to Sweetwater Springs for very different reasons, but little did they know Mrs. Russo had a little plan in place that would give them both everything they ever wanted, and even something neither set out to find... Love, and boy was it fun to watch them find it! I really enjoyed my first visit to this series, and I am anxious to see what my next visit will bring... if this one is any indication I am sure I will love what I discover. I highly recommend you get your hands on this one it promises to leave your heart happy!
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