Publication Date: 31st December 2013
Book Source: Harlequin & NetGalley
Synopsis: Tucker's Point three-day forecast: stormy with a chance of romance.
Prepare to be…
HEART OF THE STORM by Shannon Stacey
Brody Rollins is back in tiny Tucker's Point, Maine, for the first time in five years, and now he can't escape…from former neighbours, old regrets or maddening glimpses of his ex-fiancée.
SEEING RED by Jennifer Greene
Stranded at her grandfather's seaside cottage, Whitney Carr prepares to face the blizzard alone. But unexpected help soon arrives—in the form of her secret high-school crush.
LAND'S END by Barbara Dunlop
Tessa Ambroise is desperate to ditch the charming, infuriating hotelier circling her late aunt's century home like a vulture. But the snow piling up outside the mansion puts both their plans on hold.
When a child goes missing, this perfect storm of cramped quarters and freezing temperatures brings old flames and new acquaintances closer together…but will they go separate ways once the sky clears?
As a general rule I find these holiday novellas hit and miss, mostly I’ve had hits. It really can depend on how convinced I am that a relationship can be built, or in this case re-kindled, in a short period of time. Sadly I have to say with this one I found myself skimming a bit. All three stories cross over in the same town over the same weekend when a severe snow storm hits and a young girl goes missing.
Heart of the Storm by Shannon Stacey
Shannon Stacey is the only author of the three that I have previously read before. This was a light and easily enjoyable little story but I wasn't really convinced that Delaney would have forgiven Brody after he left her five years earlier without any reasonable reason. Shannon is a wonderful author and I adore her full length novels.
Seeing Red by Jennifer Greene
Two sweethearts once again reunited in the snow storm. A nice enough story that I just wished was longer.
Land’s End by Barbara Dunlop
This story was a little more believable as the couple in question had only been separated for six months.
One good thing about novellas is getting to acquaint yourself with new authors. I’ve not read anything by Jennifer or Barbara before, but now I'll try a full length novel by both authors as I enjoyed their writing.
Guest Review by Karen Barr