Saturday, 31 December 2016

Book Review - Midnight and Mistletoe At Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin

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Title: Midnight and Mistletoe at Cedarwood Lodge
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 22nd December 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

Join Rebecca Raisin for the final festive part of the Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing under the mistletoe…

Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.

What a satisfying conclusion to a really sweet little 3 book series, starring Cedarwood Lodge at the heart of it. This is the third novella of the series and if you have read the others then you will be glad to know that all loose ends do get tied up, we finally found out the explanation for why Clio's mum acts the way she does, and Clio finally has some romance of her own (although I am not saying who with). 

If you haven't read the others yet, then please do read them first as I really think the three should be read together if at all possible, especially as it had been a month since I read the second book, and I struggled a bit for the first few chapters to get back into the swing of things. 

That unsettling feeling soon wore off as I remembered the characters properly, and loved catching up with them all. Aunt Bessie is an unexpected star of this book, as her donuts are becoming more in demand. It is always funny to watch a technophobe get to grips to social media! 

The installment takes in Christmas Day, and New Years Eve and a massive party that is planned from Boxing day onwards, with all the small hiccups you would expect from event planning at short notice. That being said I would have loved to have been there myself as it sounded like a lot of fun. 

There are many scenes that had me smiling in this story including any that involve Armory's Christmas present, and how she changes as a result of her present. 

Midnight and Mistletoe at Cedarwood Lodge is a fitting, and amusing finale to our time at Cedarwood Lodge, which could be a good thing as all the food and donut descriptions in the past couple of installments are making me far too hungry, but overall I am sad to say goodbye to the characters and setting. 

Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for this copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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