Love at Mistletoe Inn: A December Wedding Story by Cindy Kirk
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. An owner of a Victorian inn and charming rustic barn is used to creating the perfect setting for other couples’ nuptials. But when she falls head over heels for the new man in her life, will she be prepared to walk down that aisle?
Love at Mistletoe Inn is a short, romantic novella about a young woman that works for a wedding planning company, and does CPA accounting on the side. Hope is a reserved, proper gal that’s smart with her money. She’s got a rocky romantic past that ends of making waves later on in life.
I was surprised to find that this novella had a Christian spin to it. I’m not against religious novels, but I don’t particularly care to read them myself. I would not have selected this novella from NetGalley if I had known it was a Christian romance rather than just a contemporary romance like I had been led to believe. There were a few huge factors in this novella that I found a bit far-fetched and unbelievable, but I can’t get into them without spoiling parts of the story.
One of the biggest themes in this novel was the idea that money can tear people apart and ruin relationships. It’s important to have open communication about financial concerns before letting it completely tear things apart. Whether the issue is someone spending too much, not enough or being fiscally responsible in general, it’s important to be on the same page with one another in a relationship. It’s a tough situation when a couple fights over money, but it’s realistic and sad that for many people it’s a reality.
It never fails to amaze me that fear drives people to do awful things; push people away, leave when things get tough, look for all the reasons why something won’t work rather than looking at all the reasons it will. This was not an enjoyable read for me, and I was thankful that it was a short one. If you’re looking for a christian romance novella, then you might enjoy it.
My Rating: 3/5 Stars
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Connect with the Author – Cindy Kirk
Cindy Kirk is a lifelong Nebraska resident who started writing after taking a class at a local community college. But her interest in the written word started years before when she was in her teens. At sixteen she wrote in her diary, “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be a writer.”
Not until her daughter was heading off to college did Cindy return to her first love—writing. Unlike some writers, Cindy wasn’t interested in newspaper or magazine articles, short stories or poetry. When she decided to start writing, she jumped feet first into book length fiction. She loves reading and writing romance because she believes in the power of love and in happily ever after. An incurable romantic, Cindy loves seeing her characters grow and learn from their mistakes and, in the process, achieve a happy ending.
She and her high school sweetheart husband live on an acreage with two cats…one of whom loves to sit next to the computer and supervise her writing.