Welcome to my stop on Rebecca Raisin’s book Tour to share with you my review, on Winter at Cedarwood Lodge! What an amazing book tour it’s been so far!
About the author (as seen in the ebook)
Rebecca Raisin is a bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in various short- story anthologies, and fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous men who have brains as well as brawn is falling in love with them- just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and, most importantly, believe in true, once- in a- lifetime love.
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Publication date: 1st December 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
ISBN: E-book 978-1-4740-7715-6
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2inCU5t
Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/Winter-Cedarwood-Lodge-Celebrations-Mistletoe-ebook/dp/B0746LMB1G/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1509330741&sr=8-14&keywords=rebecca+raisin%27
Pages: 403 pages
Format reading: ACR e-book
Copy provided by: author/publisher/ Netgally
Blurb (as seen in the e-book)
This winter it’s time to fall in love at Cedarwood Lodge…
After years of dreaming, Clio winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen and turning it into the perfect destination for celebrations, weddings and extravagant birthday parties. The huge property used to be a bustling holiday camp, but now Clio wants to bring it back to its halcyon days- which will be a lot of hard work!
Returning to the small town of her youth, she’s glad to have one of her best friends still around to lean on: Micah, who is just as solid as he used to be. But with her own secrets pushing her to run from her glamorous life in New York, she’ll have to tread carefully, especially when the far- too- handsome-for- his own good contractor Kai shows up on her doorstep…
Sure she’s here in Evergreen to change her life, but there’s no way she’s falling in love!
Winter at Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance following Clio Winters’ journey back to her hometown of Evergreen.
Previously published as Celebrations & Confetti, Brides & Bouquets, Midnight & Mistletoe.
Firstly I would just like to thank Rebecca for asking me to take part in what has been a lovely book tour, to share my thought’s! Also to the publishers and Netgally for providing me with a e-book copy of the book!
I had previously had the pleasure of reading these books, when they were three separate one’s; which on all accounts I loved then. I was looking forward to reading them all together and being reunited with Clio’s story!
Wow what a stunning looking cover this is! I really love the purple back ground (which is also my favourite colour!) It makes the lovely white snowy mountains really stand out. The Lodge, the wintery trees and the falling snow flakes floating down through the title is the perfect winter scene! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Let me jump in their!!!)
I’m a big fan of Rebecca’s writing and, story telling and her book’s are something I return to again and again. Simply because they have the greatest feel-good factor, that is truly wonderful, giving me nothing but pure and utter joy while I read!
Winter at Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin is as compilation of three books that were published last year, and has been beautifully edited into one glorious book; with the added bonus of extra material. It really does have everything in a winter read you could possibly want from; drama, beautiful romance’s, mystery, glorious description of the setting and unique characters you won’t be able to not fall in love with!
Clio moves back to her home town of Evergreen. She’s returning after her Manhattan career as an events planner, doesn’t end to well. Clio get the very wrong end of the stick at a high-profile wedding she’s panned causing an unintended mistake which costs her job. So when Cedarwood Lodge in her home town comes on the market; she see’s this as an opportunity to make a fresh start. Cedarwood Lodge is somewhere Clio has always admired which had never been used for years. She wants to bring it back to life, so it can be full of people enjoying them self’s at a special occasion, and t provide her with a much-needed income. She also want’s to work with local businesses for these event’s she only hope’s she get’s, to make the events wonderfully special for her client’s.
For her to for fill her plan to bring Cedarwood Lodge back to how it was meant to be she in list’s the help from her childhood best friend Micah, Isia a landscape gardener, Kai an extremely good looking Aussie building manager and a team of builders. To add pressure to the renovation she lines up her first very special event at the Lodge, which mean’s there’s a tight time frame to get it all perfectly ready in time. This event is extra special one because it’s the 50th wedding anniversary for Edgar and his wife Imelda. It’s particularly poignant because they married here at the Lodge. The revelation’s certainly don’t go without hiccup’s, which gave me much anticipation of will they manage it all in time for the party?!
After the party Clio is planning to hold a wedding expo; to try to pull n some more business; to show the lodge off at it’s best and to show future brides what they can offer for their magical day. Clio gets an unexpected visit from her work college and Manhattan best friend Army, who is being cagey as to why she is here! But with Kai leaving after the renovation of the Lodge is done; to start another job, will they manage to get the whole place including the chapel done in time? and does Clio really have feeling’s for him?
As well as dealing with everything going on at the lodge Clio has to try to build on her relationship with her anxious and reclusive mother; who’s not so pleased about her purchase of Cedarwood. Clio doesn’t know why and knows she has to tread carefully to find out why her mother is so agonised the Lodge, only to come to a dead-end. This part of the story really got me intrigued as to what this could possibly be. Rebecca has written this with pure emotion and in a delicate manner.
I adore Kai’s caring and kind nature, when he see’s Clio is getting stressed, going for walks up mountains and midnight yoga. They really form a lovely friendship. I noticed a spark between these pair in an instant and hoped very much they would allow them self’s to realise it and take the next step in their relationship. He also finds something out about his parent’s he has to try to get to grips with, which he confides in Clio. The anticipation of will they won’t they really spur’s you on to read on! To add a bit more confusion Clio bump’s into her childhood sweetheart Tim and his two children. His boss want’s to hold an extravagant New Year’s Eve party at the lodge, and is constantly making panning the party for Clio to sort out, luckily Army is there to help! Does Tim just want to be friends or does he want more? Will the party go on without a hitch? Will Kai come back?
Clio’s character is pretty hard not to adore, not only is she good at what she does, she care’s about it and the people around her. I also loved the individual characters as there story’s progressed in the book and how they over come thing’s together like a tight knit family; which I think gave this story an extra special something making it perfect Rebecca style!
Winter at Cedarwood Lodge is the perfect winter read, to cosy up in a blanket with a nice hot drink! So I think it’s pretty safe to say I love, love, love this story and one I will defiantly be going back too!!! Highly recommending this guy’s, so go grab you self a copy and emirs you self into Cedarwood lodge!
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