I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the overwhelming number of Christmas titles that come out in the fall, but there was something about this book that intrigued me from the start, and if there was a book to put me into the Christmas spirit Mistletoe on Main Street might have just done that. Mistletoe on Main Street is Olivia Miles first full length contemporary romance debut. It is the first in the Briar Creek series and one small town romance that I look forward to returning to.
Grace Madison left home five years ago to follow her dreams of a writing career, and by following those dreams she broke her childhood sweetheart Luke Hastings’ heart. When her father’s passing leaves his bookstore empty; Grace must return home to face her past and those she hurt. Luke is faced with questions about how the big city has changed Grace and how long will she stick around this time. After Grace had left for the big city of New York, Luke moves on to find love with another, but when tragedy struck early into his marriage Luke is left feeling a world of guilt over his lingering feelings for his first true love. Add in a bevy of wonderful secondary characters each with their own tales to tell and this is one fantastic holiday read!
Mistletoe on Main Street is full of heart breaking romance and forgiveness. It’s ugly and it’s real, Olivia Miles really put the heart into this romance. It is one of those titles that will have you laughing through your tears. It is sweetness and heartache at its best. It is a tale of hope….and of how magical the Christmas season can be. I would recommend this book to any one that loves a good redemption tale.