Blog Tour - Excerpt & Review - Midnight & Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin


Thank you for joining me today on the Blog Tour for Midnight & Mistletoe by Rebecca Raisin. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Cedarwood Lodge series and I have to admit that I'm a little sad to see the series finish. 

First of all let's take a look at the book, an excerpt and then read on for my review. 

Midnight & Mistletoe
Cedarwood Lodge #3
By Rebecca Raisin
Releasing December 22
HQ Digital

Blurb:

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.

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is the final part in this feel-good romance serial.

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Excerpt 

My cell phone buzzed, and I checked the screen before answering. Mom. I smiled, hoping she was calling about all the gold and glitter desserts we’d ordered. 

“Mom, how are you?”

“Clio what have you done?” her frosty tone froze me down to my bones. “You promised me you’d leave it alone, and now Isla comes into Puft and tells us all how she’s found a maze, and is going to restore it back into its former glory. You promised me, Clio.”

Damn it. I hadn’t thought to tell Isla to keep it hushed up for now. To be honest, I hadn’t expected her to mention it to anyone, least of all my own mother.

I took a steadying breath, “They don’t know anything about it, Mom. Isla stumbled on it and showed Micah, and they announced it to all of us on Christmas Eve. There was nothing I could do, they found it by pure accident. And I didn’t mention a word about it, I just changed the subject and hoped they’d forget.”

Mom sighed, a world-weary, I-can’t-handle-this-any-more kind of sound. I was at a loss for words and was bone-weary about it all myself. Hiding someone else’s secret was exhausting, especially when I didn’t know what it was exactly.

Mom’s delicate health concerned me, and I worried about what she’d do if she felt cornered, but surely it had to come out. It’s not as though the town folk didn’t know… They did, and they kept their lips pressed tight when questioned over it. And me, her own daughter, wasn’t trusted enough to confide in. It was mind bending.

“Mom, look. I know it’s difficult for you and I’m not trying to push you or anything, but don’t you think it’s time you told me? Cedarwood is getting busier by the day, we’ve got guests booked to stay in the lodge soon. We’ve got parties and weddings planned. I can’t keep it a secret forever, people will stumble over it if they hike, and especially as Isla clears the grounds come spring. Don’t you think it’s better if I know what happened?” She didn’t say anything but her breathing was audibly shallow. With a soothing voice I tried a different tack, “Why don’t you come visit, and we’ll find the maze together?”


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My Review

It has been a pleasure to read this series of books. I have enjoyed getting to know the characters but also spending time at Cedarwood Lodge. By the end it actually felt like it was a real place, Rebecca Raisin really brought it to life with her descriptive writing.

All of the characters were well written but my favourite has to be Clio. Her determination to bring Cedarwood Lodge back to life has been a joy to read.

The story has the perfect combination of friendship, romance and new beginnings. Everything flowed perfectly and I read it in one sitting, I just didn't want to put it down! 

By the end I was left with happy tears and it really was a perfect end to the series. 

Five stars from me!

A delightful and charming story!

Thank you to Rebecca Raisin, Love Reading Romance Tours, HQDigitalUK & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. 
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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.

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