One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw – Hallmark-Esque Christmas Charmer from Debut Author

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw – Hallmark-Esque Christmas Charmer from Debut Author

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Author: Bell Renshaw
Publisher: Pine Mountain Publishing (Indie)
Publication Date: 2017
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Series: Winter, Montana Novella – Book 1
Source: Amazon Buy
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Rating: ★★★★★
Her current job is kind of a “make or break” situation for Reba Farwell. But with determination and a smooth shoot, confidence about the film she’s directing is high. Her optimism is a little premature! The kind of break she’s given is so not the one she’s looking for. 

A setback leads her to Hoyt Bradley, a former actor with only bit credits to his name. But he’s exactly who Reba needs, and the icing on the cake is, he’s a local in Winter Montana, the on-location place she’s shooting.  With one problem solved, bad luck seems to be a friend of Reba as the setbacks continue to pile up. Despite all of this, Reba’s greatest challenge may be trying not to fall in love with her leading man - and this winter-y wonderland.

Where to begin and what to say about One Christmas in Winter? Penned by author Bell Renshaw, this novella marks her debut, and oh what a story it is. The joy of the character's, and charm of its setting drips off the pages. With its Christmas time setting, the ambiance sparkles and the witty dialogue keeps us flipping the pages.

Inside these pages lies a story of surprise, happiness and of course, as any good novelist does, a beautifully woven story that blossoms the start of true love. Reba is a smart, independent character readers will have no trouble rooting for. Hoyt is the kind gentleman we ladies will enjoy swooning over (oh, yes, he’s handsome, too!). The two of them together are fun, and leave us wishing we had more time with them.

Clocking in at a brief 163 pages, this story leaves us looking for more (despite its anticipatory happy ending). This, for me, is precisely as it should be since we readers now, only the best stories leave us wanting more. Fortunately there are plans in motion suggesting we'll return to this world when brother, Beau's story releases.

Bell’s story is one anyone should read if they’re looking for a festive read. There’s plenty of seasonal charm and the cuteness of the plot will put the reader in mind of their favorite Hallmark Channel film. Those of us who adore Melissa Tagg’s novels must read One Christmas in Winter. It’s a winter-y delight from first snowflake to last, and every unique one that falls in-between.

Synopsis: Reba Farwell is finally getting a chance to live out her dreams. Sent to Winter, Montana to direct filming for a crucial, on-location shoot, she knows the next two weeks will make or break her career. And she could definitely use a break. As if that isn’t enough, she’s got a secret that none of her crew knows. All she’s asking for is two weeks of small town, Christmas beauty and a little bit of on-camera sizzle.

Five years ago, Hoyt Bradley’s heart and future shattered in one fell swoop that landed him back in Winter. Thankfully, making lemonade—or his father’s famous lemon meringue pie— out of lemons is what he does best. Running Bentley’s Diner has filled the gaps left in the wake of his heartbreak, even if it hasn’t healed him completely. Not wanting to relive memories of his rocky start in the film industry, Hoyt does his best to steer clear of the dreaded film crew, but Winter has a way of bringing people together.

After one fateful delivery and a score of icy bad luck, Reba finds herself in a bind and at the mercy of what Winter can offer. Will she pull the film together in time to salvage her name as a director? Or will the sparks flying off-camera create more of a distraction than she knows how to handle?

Come visit Winter, Montana in this Christmas Novella where the Christmas lights are always on and the snow falls most frequently when loved ones share a kiss. – Amazon

Coming Next from Bell Renshaw: The 'Justin Harbor' novella series begins March 2018!

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