The Christmas Cottage (The Christmas Cottage #1)
by Samantha Chase
Ava shot her a sharp glance. ‘A girl only gets married once,’ she said emphatically before adding, ‘Hopefully.’
Mason doesn’t want to wait. He’s thirty-two, and apparently his biological clock is ticking.
The Christmas Cottage was a quick, sweet, and satisfying read with relatable characters and amusing visuals. Lacey’s best friend Ava had always been a bit of a drama llama, although in planning her upcoming wedding Ava has turned into Bridezilla. Part of Lacey’s maid of honor duties included preparing the family mountain cottage for Ava’s wedding night, which as family tradition dictated, was to take place on Christmas Eve. Lacey was hanging tough trying to appease the high-strung bride to be, but near her wits end when Ava informed her that her brother Ean would be returning for the wedding. Ean being the object of Lacey’s unrequited teenage crush and the unfortunate participant of the most humiliating moment of Lacey’s life, she had thrown herself at him at the age of fourteen to his abject horror. Oops. Lacey had successfully avoided running into him for twelve years, but her luck has just run out. The storyline was light and entertaining and tame enough to recommend to my elderly mother’s book club.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina