Review of Once Upon a Winter's Heart by Melody Carlson- A Short Romance Read for Valentines Day

Once Upon a Winter's Heart comes around just in time for Valentines Day. But, even if it's not the holiday, the story is a short but sweet romance.

There was nothing very deep or earth shattering about this story, but it was simple and enjoyable. There were some likable characters, and the plot was interesting. I thought things were a little choppy sometimes and that things happened rather abruptly. But, overall, it was a quick and fun read.

Although it's considered Christian fiction, there isn't very much here to define the book as "Christian." The main characters do attend church, and there is reference to them praying. The book is a clean romance read. And even though there's not a real moral to the story, there aren't any negative messages either.

I give this one 3.5 stars and a G for content.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.



This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Once Upon a Winter's Heart
Center Street (January 7, 2014)
by
Melody Carlson


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.

She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


ABOUT THE BOOK

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 d├ęcor 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Once Upon a Winter's Heart, go HERE.