Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Book Review - Celebrations and Confetti At Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin - Blog Tour

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Title: Celebrations and Confetti At Cedarwood Lodge
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied review copy
Publisher: Carina
Publication Date: 24th October 2016
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.

Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.

Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts - following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.

This is an impressive start to the Cedarwood Lodge series, as part one of three, we get a really good introduction to the the Lodge and its renovations, and what appears to be the team in charge of putting everything together. 

We have Clio Winters, the new owner of the lodge, and is returning to Evergreen in a blaze of hidden controversy based on how her last job in New York ended. Her mother doesn't seem to keen on Clio owning Cedarwood Lodge, but it looks like this will be an ongoing point of intrigue during the series, as we try to find out exactly what her mum is hiding. 

Then there is Clio's best friend Micah who just happens to have taken a fancy to new gardener Isla. They are both incredibly sweet characters but whether they will actually get together is something that will keep you reading. 

Kai is an Australian surfer dude who is overseeing all the various teams of builders and workmen, and her certainly caught Clio's eye. They are incredibly different and I loved seeing him push her into various more active pursuits. 

Cedarwood Lodge is at the heart of this novella, and Clio's plans for the building are ambitious but if pulled off could be very profitable. Their first challenge is renovating enough to hold a 50th Wedding Anniversary party in a 6 week time frame, for Edgar and Imelda, who were married at the lodge 50 years ago. It is a tough ask, but Clio is determined to make this party memorable. 

As you may expect from a Rebecca Raisin book, this encompasses all the cosiness of a small village feel into the story, and I am already eager to see how everything progresses in parts 2 and 3.  As a first part, I can say it does work a a standalone novella, and I was not left frustrated at the end of it..although of course I'd rather jump straight into the next part sooner rather than later!

Thank you so much to Rebecca Raisin for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

Author Info:

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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