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A Small Town Christmas
(Four Irish Brothers Winery #1)
By Nan Reinhardt
Paperback & ebook, 185 Pages
October 29th 2018 by Tule Publishing
Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.
High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on his family’s historic winery in River’s Edge. She’s not expecting that her sexy new client will have a smile that will melt her heart and remind her that there’s more to life than work.
Sam falls hard for Conor, his daughter and the small, friendly town, but can she trust her instincts and risk her heart? Sam hasn’t seen a lot of happy-ever-afters in her life, but Conor and the magic of Christmas make her want to believe.
A Small Town Christmas is a sweet, feel-good holiday themed romance!
The first book in its series (Four Irish Brothers Winery), its setting and characters somehow manage to make the reader feel as if they’re back among friends, and the main characters–Conor, Samantha, and Ali, Conor’s daughter–are just delightful, and very easy to root for. The young widower, his adorable daughter, and the big-city lawyer who grows more charmed by them and by their small town by the second–who doesn’t want to see them get their HEA?
At times the conflicts seemed almost too easily solved–the lawsuit, Sam’s career, her insecurities about replacing a “perfect” first wife–but it’s hard to be too upset when its obvious that these two crazy kids are obviously meant to be together. This was my first book from Ms. Reinhardt, but definitely not my last!
The story takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas calendar-wise, and though “Santa” does play a minor role toward the end, the focus is definitely more on the romance and the small town than the holiday aspect of the book. There’s just enough tree decorating, cookie eating, and gift giving to give it flavor, without being overpowering. I’m looking forward to seeing what the other three Irish brothers have in store for themselves!
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the Author:
Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today-bestselling author of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. Nan has been a copyeditor and proofreader for over 25 years, and currently works on romantic fiction titles for a variety of clients, including Avon Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Books, Tule Publishing, and Entangled Publishing, as well as for many indie authors.
Although she loves her life as an editor, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!), and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan’s audience! Her latest novel, A Small Town Christmas, which is the first book in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing, releases on October 29, 2018.
Visit Nan’s website at www.nanreinhardt.com, where you’ll find links to all her books as well as blogs about writing, being a Baby Boomer, and aging gracefully…mostly. Nan also blogs every sixth Wednesday at Word Wranglers, sharing the spotlight with five other romance authors and is a frequent contributor the RWA Contemporary Romance blog, and she contributes to the Romance University blog where she writes as Editor Nan.
5 winners will receive: a wine-themed kitchen towel and potholder set, 6 handmade wineglass charms, and an autographed copy of the first book in Nan’s Women of Willow Bay series, ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP
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