Thursday, November 30, 2017

Book Review - Winter at Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin

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Review by Suze

Clio has started her dream business, Cedarwood Lodge is everything she's ever wanted. It's a place where people can come to celebrate. She loves organizing weddings, she wants to bring people the joy of good food and she likes making someone's dream party become reality. Clio doesn't do this on her own. She has the help of one of her best friends, Micah. He will manage the business with her. However, soon Clio gets more company, city girl and other best friend Amory likes Cedarwood Lodge, so she stays a lot longer than she planned. There's plenty of work that needs to be done on the lodge and gorgeous Australian builder Kai supports Clio in many ways, he does much more than just the building she's hired him to do. Will Clio's business become a success and is there a chance she might even find love?

Clio is having a great time with her created family, however, with her real family things aren't going so well. Clio and her mother are having problems and Clio doesn't know what's the cause of her mother's distance. Clio wants nothing more than to make things right, but her mother isn't willing to share any feelings and keeps her secrets. Will Clio ever find out the truth and which role does her lodge play in her mother's reluctance to bond with her daughter?

Winter at Cedarwood Lodge is a wonderful heartwarming story. Clio is kindhearted, generous and friendly. She wants to make everyone around her happy and she will do anything for the people she loves. Her personality is truly amazing. I especially enjoyed reading about Clio's relationship with her friends. Their adventures put a big smile on my face, I love a cheerful feelgood story. Rebecca Raisin knows exactly how to set a fabulous atmosphere and her stories truly sparkle, which is something I like a lot about her work.

Cedarwood Lodge is a fantastic setting. It's welcoming and cozy. It's a place with character, which combines well with the quirky personalities of the main characters of Winter at Cedarwood Lodge. I like a good winter story, it's a lovely time to read about and Rebecca Raisin skillfully uses everything that makes the season great to make her story come to life. To balance the sweetness and light there's a nice layer of depth due to Clio's family history, which brings the exact right amount of seriousness. I really loved this terrific romantic, charming, entertaining and fun book and highly recommend it.

Advice

If you love feelgood stories with plenty of interesting main characters you should definitely read Winter at Cedarwood Lodge. It's a collection of three novellas, previously published as the At Cedarwood Lodge series, and bonus material has been added.

12 comments:

  1. This would be a perfect snuggle up on the couch read. And I love that cover. You find some wonderful books!

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  2. The cover is super, I love the color choice! The story seems interesting and stories with tons of characters are my favourites!

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  3. Sounds like a really good book! Great review! :)

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  4. Oh cute, what does it mean that now that I am an older person I like romances when I never did when I was young?

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  5. It sounds like a great read especially for this time of year.

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  6. Thanks for the introduction to this book.

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun!

    --Trix

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  8. This looks like such a cozy winter read! I love the cover and it sounds like a great book.

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  9. I do like interesting main characters and feelgood stories! This sounds like a winner!

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