Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review ~ THE MISTLETOE MELODY by Jennifer Snow

The Mistletoe Melody
by: Jennifer Snow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Source: Author

'Tis the season of forgiveness…but can she ever forget?
Brad Monroe was truly unbelievable. Blowing back into Brookhollow for three days to film a Christmas special—three years after the accident that killed his best friend…her husband—and expecting Melody to be civil? Please. He'd been the only one who'd survived the tragedy, hightailing it to Nashville and hijacking her dream…Patrick's dream. She'd spent that time grieving, working three jobs, struggling to raise her boys and keep a roof over their heads. Now she was losing ground on all fronts, and not about to forgive and forget. Or give him the one thing that could save them all….

The Mistletoe Melody brings all I hope to find in a festive romance.  I wanted to lose myself for a couple of hours and with an endearing cast of characters and a small-town setting, it was an emotional and heartwarming journey in which I did just that.

Following the death of her husband three years prior, Melody Myers is struggling.  Juggling three jobs, she's devoted herself to raising her twin boys. She's loved, lost and never forgiven her husband's best-friend, Nashville star Brad Monroe, for causing the accident that stole her husband and her dreams. When he returns to Brookhollow to record a Christmas family TV special, it unleashes a world of hurt and pain for both her and Brad.

“I’d like to forgive you, Brad.  But as hard as I’ve tried over the years, I just can’t.”

They were wonderful characters and my heart went out to both.  Brad lives everyday with the agonising pain that his actions stole Patrick away from his family - a family he also lost that day.  And Mel, whilst still grieving and struggling, is fiercely independent and determined her sons' lives won't be affected any more than they have been already.  How can love possibly blossom from such a heartbreaking tragedy?

“...this week...seeing you again, being with the boys, just reminds me of how much I miss much I miss you.”

This is where I say read The Mistletoe Melody and discover all it holds for yourself.  With touching, heartfelt moments balanced with pain and angst, plus a plethora of secondary characters bringing valuable content to the story, it was a lovely read.  This is the first book I have read by Jennifer Snow and won't be the last; whilst it can be read as a standalone, it does form part of a series and the small town family feel has left me eager to revisit Brookhollow to discover how other featuring couples fell in love.

**Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**

Rating: 4

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