Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin is a lovely festive read from Helen Rolfe. It’s actually the fourth book in the New York Ever After series although I haven’t read any of the previous books. I think I would have liked to have known more about the other characters who were mentioned just to add to my enjoyment, but I was certainly able to read and enjoy this story as a standalone.
The story begins when Holly who has recently gone freelance as a magazine feature writer, goes to to photograph her boyfriend’s new hotel in Inglenook Falls. Falling and banging her head, she is rescued by the reclusive Mitch who takes her back to his log-cabin to recover. Mitch runs a Christmas tree farm which is at its busiest of course at the time the book is set but he really needs to work on his people and business skills! Over the next few weeks, their paths cross quite a few times, sometimes by accident, sometimes by design.
What I enjoyed most about the story was finding out about Mitch. He was such an interesting person and you could understand how his past relationship and loss had turned him into this reclusive person. His past hurts made it difficult for him to open himself up and trust people. Holly though, just seems to have that special something which might melt his heart but, with her already being in a relationship, could she ever feel anything but sympathy (and sometimes irritation) for Mitch? I loved watching Mitch’s character begin to open up throughout the book as he began to understand that people could actually care for him.
Helen Rolfe’s descriptions of a festive New York and snowy Inglenook Falls were lovely and conjured up a really Christmassy picture in my head. The Christmas markets sounded like somewhere I would love to visit, the decorations both in the city and the town sounded wonderful and oh how I would love a proper white Christmas! Inglenook Falls sounded like a great community to be part of, so friendly and with lots of supportive residents.
Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin was a sweet festive read and yes, deserving of the phrase ‘heart-warming’. Having got to know a little about some of Holly’s friends in this book, I’d be keen to read more about them in Helen Rolfe’s other books in the New York Ever After series.
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of the book and the invitation to take part in the tour. Christmas Miracles at the Little Log Cabin is available now as an ebook and can be ordered online here: Amazon UK or Amazon US
From the back of the book
Do you believe in Christmas Miracles?
Holly is looking for a change and even though not everyone agrees with her career choices, she’s determined there’s more to this life than the long hours she works as an editor in New York City. What she doesn’t expect is to meet Mitch, a recluse who’s hiding more than she realises.
Mitch does all he can to avoid human contact, spending his days in the little log cabin out in the woods behind Inglenook Falls where he owns a Christmas tree farm, so when Holly falls into his life, he’s not sure how to react. All he knows is that something needs to change if he ever wants to get his life back on track.
Along with friends Cleo and Darcy, Holly is determined to bring joy back to Mitch’s life, but will he appreciate their interference? And when a business proposition throws everything up in the air, will it do more harm than good and ruin lives forever?
Both Holly and Mitch must learn that on the surface people aren’t always what they seem…but if you dig a little deeper, they can take you by surprise.
Curl up this Christmas for plenty of snowflakes, roaring log fires, a marriage proposal, unlikely friendships and second chances as we return to the much-loved characters in the New York Ever After series.
About the Author
Helen J Rolfe writes contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community. Characters often face challenges and must fight to overcome them, but above all, Helen’s stories always have a happy ending.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath and the Cotswolds.
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