22 December 2016

Diana's Review Of 'One Enchanted Eve' By Melissa Tagg


One Enchanted Eve (Enchanted Christmas Collection 2) By Melissa Tagg
Larkspur Press, Nov. 22, 2016

Reviewed By Diana Flowers
~5 stars!~
(No spoilers!)
Perfect Recipe For Love?


Author Melissa Tagg has penned a heartwarming, magical Yuletide tale set on a farm in charming Maple Valley, Iowa, where crystalline skies and glittering snow adorn quaint storefronts, wreaths decorate iron lampposts, lights are threaded throughout the trees, and Christmas music is piped through speakers. Simply enchanting, but just what is Rylan Jefferson doing here with Colin Renwycke...her student? 

Colin Renwycke is done with his role as a player and has but one goal in mindto earn back the respect of his family by embarking on a new career as a pastry chef. He has natural talent but proves to be a mess in the classroom (not to mention he cannot follow a recipe), much to the dismay of his culinary instructor, Rylan Jefferson. When she is literally ready to kick him out of her class, Colin makes her a proposal that involves traveling all the way to his postcard perfect hometown in Iowa. Rylan needs his talent to further her career, but what about her hungry heart?and could there possibly be more to this man than irresistible blue eyes and dimples? Together can they create the perfect recipe for romance?

Not a novella reader per se, this is the perfect time of year for me to cuddle up with a few...when the busyness of the holidays prevent me from reading a full length novel. Melissa Tagg's always fill the bill with her Christmassy snow-covered small town settings and complex characters. Blending humor with serious issues, Melissa Tagg is an expert at crafting a novella so chock-full of details, romantic tension, and descriptive imagery...that you will feel as sated as though you have just finished a full-length book! So put your jammies on, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and have yourself one enchanted eve! 😉

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

This delightful novella may be purchased through Amazon and B&N.

GIVEAWAY: An ebook copy of One Enchanted Eve to one blessed commenter! To be entered please be sure to leave your email addy written (at) and (dot) to protect yourself from spammers.

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for sharing. rebunting(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good morning, ROBIN! A wonderful story to be sure! Merry Christmas!

      Delete
  2. I love your review Diana!
    I wish I could live in Maple Valley. This and "One Enchanted Christmas" are very sweet Christmas novella's. I love Melissa Tagg's Walker Family Series too.
    Don't enter my name in the giveaway, I already own this book.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved ONE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS as well. I'm quite ready to live in Maple Valley, too! Lol Thanks, Andrea!

      Delete
  3. Sounds like another awesome book. Debi Smith

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is, DEBI! Merry Christmas!

      Delete
    2. DEBI, if you would like to be entered in the giveaway, could you please leave your email addy for contact purposes in case your name is drawn? Thanks, dear!

      Delete
  4. Sounds like a good read. mommy2two07(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Indeed it is, MOMMY! Good luck to you and Merry Christmas!

      Delete
  5. I always enjoy Melissa's books and I think this Christmas novella sounds wonderful! Thanks for this giveaway and Merry Christmas!
    Connie
    cps1950(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that you will love it, CONNIE! Just the perfect novella to help get us through till spring. Merry Christmas!

      Delete
  6. Wonderful review Diana! Love the book cover...love stories set in heartwarming and enchanting small towns.
    Blessings, Tina

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, TINA! I love them, too, and wish I could be there instead of here sometimes! Lol

      Delete
    2. Me too Diana. However, we get to "time travel" back to those wonderful, picture-postcard and enchanting towns.. ;-)
      Blessings,Tina

      Delete
    3. ...oops, forgot to add...towns through books!...

      Delete
    4. Especially when the writer is so good at describing everything you can see it as though you're right there, Tina!

      Delete
  7. Seems like a good book.
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, indeedy, BRENDA! Good luck to you in the giveaway!

      Delete
  8. You described my novella reading tendencies, perfectly, Diana. I do not actively seek out novellas, but read occasionally if it's a favored author or to review. I love it when a novella surprises me and gives me all the feels of a full length book along with wonderful details. Those are what's usually lacking for me since I'm a big book kind of gal. I've come across some great ones this past year and will be trying my hand with this one, as well. I will definitely be missing your "non-spoiler" reviews. I always know for certain that I can read yours and not be disappointed by too much information. Thanks, Diana! tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words, TERRILL. I try not to add anything that would not be included in the blurb. But by using my words to do so. Melissa does give plenty of details without rushing things, and I so love that about her novellas. Merry Christmas!

      Delete
  9. I read a previous Christmas novella by Melissa that has Colin as a minor character. I'm interested in seeing how his character has grown, hopefully in a very good way. Thanks for your review and the chance to win One Enchanted Eve.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, PAM! Wasn't that a great novella by Melissa, too? You're so welcome and I think that you will be pleasantly surprised by this Colin!

      Delete
  10. Sounds like a nice read during this season. Karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. KAREN, an absolutely perfect read for the holiday season and even afterwards when it's too cold to go outside and do much.

      Delete
  11. Thanks for the review,Diana! Sounds like a good novella to spend an evening with. :) Hope you have a Merry Christmas! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, it is that, LYNNE! Merry Christmas to you, too!

      Delete
  12. DIANA, what a beautiful review! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! (((((HUGS))))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thx so much, CARYL! It's easy to write reviews for delightful books such as this one. Good luck in the giveaway contest and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

      Delete
  13. Sounds like a really good book. Merry Christmas to you and your family. dsimmering68(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It surely is, DEB, and I hope you get a chance to read it ASAP! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

      Delete
  14. I grew up living "across the street" literally from Iowa in a little Minnesota border town. I would love to read about my neighbor state! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How awesome, SONJA! Yes, you def need to read this one! Merry Christmas!

      Delete
  15. Diana, I enjoyed your review so much, and since I was sick in bed yesterday I ordered a copy and read it! Such a lovely novella! Thanks for sharing with us. I'd found that about 99% of the time if you recommend a book I'm going to love it! Will miss your OWG review, Malibu Barbie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Carrie! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Be sure to read One Enchanted Christmas also - where the adorable, dimpled Colin Renwycke makes his 1st appearance! I'll miss reviewing on OWG, too, Carrie! It's been a wonderful experience!

      Delete
  16. Merry Christmas to Connie who has won an ecopy of One Enchanted Eve! I sent you an email, Connie!

    ReplyDelete

Google Analytics