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Feature book: Winter’s Kiss

21 June 2017

Winter’s Kiss by Darlene Fredette

Winter’s Kiss is a sweet contemporary romance that is part of the Redford Falls series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Twenty-nine-year-old Danielle Lerato has been putting off moving to Redford Falls in Atlantic Canada as part of her job’s relocation for the past year. She doesn’t want to move to a small town with bad weather. Her boss finally convinces her to move for a couple of weeks to train the new assistant who will take over her position. Danielle decides she’ll get the job done and dusted and leave as soon as possible.

On her way from the airport to Redford Falls, she crashes her car in the middle of a blizzard. Danielle is trapped, covered in snow, the car won’t start, and she has no phone reception. How will she get out?

Restaurant owner, Andrew Haley, comes to her rescue even though their first encounter a couple of years ago was very unfriendly, and this encounter isn’t much better. Andrew takes her to her boss at the new resort, but due to the snow storm there are no rooms available. Danielle’s only option is to stay with the town’s most eligible bachelor, Andrew! Under these circumstances, the small town’s community believes there is something between the two of them. With all the gossip floating around about them it seems like some of the town are intent on matchmaking. However, not all of the town is as keen on this, especially the young ladies who have an eye on Andrew already.

I loved the names of the town’s residents; Frost, Cane, Eve, Kringle, Bishop, Clarence, Potter. Perfect for a Christmas setting and it doesn’t come across as cheesy.

During Danielle’s short stay at Andrew’s place, we learn they have both suffered extreme grief in the past couple of years. This brings them a bit closer together and more understanding of each other.

Danielle intends to leave Redford Falls as soon as she can get the new assistant trained, but the assistant is nowhere to be found. Danielle soon finds herself falling in love with the charm of the quaint town, and Andrew. She is still hesitant to move, even though they both have feelings for each other, as haunting memories of her past make her unable to embrace the cold weather and the town’s setting.

Just as it seems like Andrew and Danielle will get their act together and admit they can’t live without each other, a misunderstanding regarding Andrew’s sister comes between them. Will they be able to get over this and find true love? Will Danielle stay in Redford Falls? Will Andrew do everything possible to convince her to stay?

This story was a beautiful, quick read that will have you falling in love with Redford Falls and the town’s inhabitants. I wish the story was longer so I could read about Andrew and Danielle’s story in more depth, but it was still a fantastic book!

If you like this book, I definitely recommend reading ‘One Sweet Christmas’ which covers Candice Cane and Jackson Frost’s story! See I told you the names are brilliant!

Reviewed by Juliette

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

  1. 22 June 2017 4:04 am

    Thank you so much for the awesome review. I’m so happy to hear your enjoyed Winter’s Kiss, the characters, and Redford Falls. Your review truly made my day!

  2. cataluna6 permalink
    21 June 2017 11:46 am

    I love a good Christmas story and this sounds sweet. I’ll have to add it to my TBR.

  3. 21 June 2017 10:02 am

    Great review sounds like one I would like 🙂

    Have Fun


  4. Lynette williams permalink
    21 June 2017 9:03 am

    I like the blurb on this story so may have ro buy the book to find out more Lyn W

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