Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Christmas in the Alps by Melody Carlson 5 Stars

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To sum the book up in two words:  LOVED IT!
Truth be told, I knew I'd love it before I even received it. I've loved all of Melody Carlson's Christmas books that I've read. Of course, like in many Christmas novellas, we put aside many of the things that might limit the scope of the story. For instance, money. All Simone needs is provided through the sale of her grandmama's house at the perfect time. I wish life were that easy. BUT this is is a Christmas story! It's all about getting to that happy ending. 

Mrs. Carlson spun an unusual tale for us of family love, of family grumpiness, of friendship, of secrets, of kindness, and of a mysterious treasure hunt. It's a story of the blending of the old ways and the new ways. We have an antagonist that puts just a bit of pressure and uncertainty into the tale as well as a wrench in the clockworks. ~smile~

This is a story that will help you relax and enjoy a bit of the beauty of Paris and France at Christmas time. It will let you enjoy dreams of learning French and going on a beautiful snowy adventure to find your treasure!

It's completely clean. No worries about this one at all. It is a pleasure to read.


Get ready for a magical mountain holiday

After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that Simone is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, she boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.

During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who's on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone's family's clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.

Read an Excerpt

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I use the Goodreads star system.
★               Did not like it
★★            It was okay
★★★         Liked it
★★★★      Really liked it
★★★★★   It was amazing


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  1. Inheritances are never that easy either! Somehow they come with strings attached or obligations to be met. My siblings and I have a house going on the market this week that we inherited but we need to use the money to pay for my Mom's care. No bitterness here. It is just the way life is.

    1. Life isn't easy and neither is death. Glad you'll have a way to pay expenses. Hugs!


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