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#1: #Giveaway & Review: Once Upon A Winter's Heart - Melody Carlson

Emma Burcelli has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. But she concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, leaving her grandmother Nona devastated. To help out, Emma works in the family bookstore, which Nona insists must be decked out in sweetheart décor as Poppi would have done for Valentine's Day. Although she feels like a V-Day Scrooge, Emma quickly learns to enjoy the task with the help of a handsome family friend, Lane Forester, who shows her that hanging hearts is much more fun when done to the tune of Dean Martin. As Emma and Lane share time and memories of Poppi, she reconsiders the notion that romance is alive.

Just as Emma's heart begins to lift, however, she learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane. Emma's mother and sister insist Lane only sees her as a future sister-in-law, but she can't help wondering if it could be something more.


  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street (January 7, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9781455528110



Melody Carlson has written around 200 books for teens, women and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her books range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including the Rita and Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website.




REVIEW:
'AWWWW. I hope they get married'
That was my final thought as I closed the book.
Emma comes home because of a death in the family. She had no idea her life would change forever, and maybe that death had more to do with everything than you would normally think.
This is definitely a story for the hopeless romantic.
Emma was a little hardened to love or be loved, then Lane came through the door.
This is a perfect book to put you in the mood for love and the upcoming Valentines Day!


4/5


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Comments

  1. I just love the cover and the story sounds great!

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  2. I've never read any of her books, but the book sounds great, and the cover is very interesting

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  3. This sounds like a great story to me.

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  4. Yu have a fun site!
    I would love to win this book. I have never read any of hers.

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  5. I have never read any of her books but I would love to read this one!

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  6. perfect timing for a sweetheart read.

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  7. Intriguing story, I've tried but I can't think of anything recently with a similar plotline, which is great. Well done on What's In A Name and being the first to complete the reference to time category.

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