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A Sleepy Hollow Kiss

A Sleepy Hollow Kiss

A Sweet and Spooky Halloween Romance

(Snowdrop Valley Series Book 2)

by Vivien Mayfair

File Size: 11987 KB

Print Length: 342 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1733226133

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Bramble House Books

Publication Date: September 15, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07V6WXV6H

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Synopsis:

A Sleepy Hollow KissEverybody’s getting ready for Halloween in Snowdrop Valley, especially the College of Literary Arts, where horror literature is taken very seriously. Pay a visit to the sleepy little book town where coffee shops serve hot caramel apple cider, bookstores display chilling horror reads, and BnBs turn front porches into cornucopia wonderlands.

Headstrong Lane Sharp survived a traumatic childhood event lost in the woods over Halloween week during the Salem Witch Festival. Only to find herself still shaking ghosts as an adult, she is determined to never be alone, even if it means keeping her brother out of a special school in Boston. When her boss at the college demands she host gothic literature week for visiting students. Lane becomes saddled with a literary consultant to help her design the event and create new horror curriculum despite her pet peeve for the genre. What she wasn’t prepared for was an irresistible know-it-all with an adorable twang and lonely little girl to turn her life upside down.

For Southern Georgia boy and horror expert Miles Hall, the offer for a consulting gig in a famous book town was too good to pass up. He heard all about how their homely women book-loving types were happy to start a family, and a family is exactly what he needed for his motherless daughter. Burned by his first love, he vowed never to open his heart again. A platonic relationship and small community life were all that he required. But when he arrived in Snowdrop Valley, he didn’t expect a stubborn and beautiful blond with a sassy mouth and old fears to unlock his frozen heart.

An enchanting holiday romance that pulls readers into the nostalgic clutches of a forgotten holiday. A Sleepy Hollow Kiss will make you want to light candles, turn out the lights, and cozy up with a warm blanket and bowl of candy corn as a fresh take on Halloween, where books override ghouls and old fears disappear in the arms of sweet new love. Ideal fiction reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason.


The Snowdrop Valley Series:

  1. My Christmas Darling
  2. A Sleepy Hollow Kiss
  3. Wedding at Walden Pond
  4. Once Upon a Thanksgiving Dreams of Mistletoe
  5. An Alcott Alcove Proposal

My Thoughts:

Halloween_Castle_Transparent_PNG_Clip_ArtEverybody’s getting ready for Halloween in Snowdrop Valley, especially the College of Literary Arts, where horror literature is taken very seriously. Pay a visit to the sleepy little book town where coffee shops serve hot caramel apple cider, bookstores display chilling horror reads, and BnBs turn front porches into cornucopia wonderlands.

This newly founded town of Snowdrop Valley celebrates all of the holidays with a fever including Halloween.

Headstrong Lane Sharp survived a traumatic childhood event lost in the woods over Halloween week during the Salem Witch Festival. Only to find herself still shaking ghosts as an adult, she is determined to never be alone. Certain that the new guy in town means to take her job and leave her and her genius younger brother without a home.Halloween_Castle_Transparent_PNG_Clip_Art

For Southern Georgia boy and horror expert Miles Hall, the offer for a consulting gig in a famous book town was too good to pass up. He heard all about how their homely women book-loving types were happy to start a family, and a family is exactly what he needed for his motherless daughter. But how was he to know that his new rival was just the woman he needs.

I have found myself in love with Vivian Mayfair’s new series. There is a bit of slapstick comedy in each of these books as well as some touching moments.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and character development. I received a complimentary copy of this book via Booksirens and am voluntarily leaving a review.



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My New Release Review of

The Highlander’s Christmas Bride

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Clan Kendrick Book 2

by Vanessa Kelly

File Size: 1101 KB

Print Length: 432 pages

Publisher: Zebra Books (November 1, 2019)

Publication Date: October 29, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07NCND8Z4

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Synopsis:

Highlander's Christmas Bride CoverIn bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s irresistible Clan Kendrick series, Christmas in the Highlands means family, celebration—and for one brother, the beginning of a passionate adventure . . .
 
Being thrown over by the man she expected to marry was humiliating enough. Now that Donella Haddon, grandniece of the Earl of Riddick, has also proven a failure as a nun, she has no choice but to return to her family’s estate. The brawny Highlander sent to escort her is brash, handsome, and the only thing standing between Donella and a gang of would-be kidnappers. But the scandal in her past can’t be so easily outrun . . .
 
Wealthy widower Logan Kendrick was expecting to meet a plain, pious spinster—not a gorgeous, sharp-tongued lass who can hold her own in any ambush. Though she’s known as the Flower of Clan Graham, Donella is no shrinking violet. In fact, she might be the perfect woman to bring happiness back to his lonely little son’s life, just in time for Christmas.  But first he must protect her from ugly gossip and a mysterious threat—and convince her that their wild, unexpected desire is heaven sent.

My Thoughts:

Being thrown over by the man she expected to marry was humiliating enough. Now that Donella Haddon, grandniece of the Earl of Riddick, has also proven a failure as a nun.

Wealthy widower Logan Kendrick was expecting to meet a plain, pious spinster—not a gorgeous, sharp-tongued lass who can hold her own in any ambush. Though she’s known as the Flower of Clan Graham, Donella is no shrinking violet. In fact, she might be the perfect woman to bring happiness back to his lonely little son’s life,

I loved the by play between Donella and Logan. Donella is such a spitfire and Logan is her match in every way.

This is an amazingly well written page turner by Vanessa Kelly that you will not want to put down. I know this is a Christmas tale but it doesn’t come across that way and could actually be read anytime of year. The introduction of Logan’s young son into the story line is a real treat and is the holiday tie in.
I gave this delightful and sometimes humorous tale 4.75 of 5.0 stars for plot, story line and characterization.
I loved this book a nd would gladly re-read it several times. It is one for my keeper shelves.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to read via NetGalley.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book and I have reviewed it voluntarily.



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The Highlander Who Protected Me

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(Clan Kendrick Book 1)

by Vanessa Kelly

File Size: 1190 KB

Print Length: 434 pages

Publisher: Zebra Books (November 1, 2018)

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B079KSS17G

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Synopsis:

Bestselling author Vanessa Kelly returns with an enthralling new series about the men of the Kendrick clan—and the women who claim their hearts . . .

Lady Ainsley Matthews, heiress and darling of the ton, was expected to make a magnificent match. Instead she’s hiding on a remote Scottish estate, terrified that her vicious former fiancé will use her pregnancy to force her into marriage. One man can help her—Royal Kendrick, son of a distinguished Highland clan. Though a mistake drove them apart long ago, Royal is the only person Ainsley trusts to protect her baby—even if that means agreeing to never see either of them again . . .

Scarred in body and soul by war, Royal suddenly has a purpose—caring for an innocent babe and thereby helping the woman he can’t stop loving. But when Ainsley ultimately returns to Scotland, determined to be a real mother to her child in spite of the risk, there’s only one solution: marriage. And only one likely outcome: surrendering to the desire that’s simmered between them for so long, no matter how dangerous it may be . . .

My Thoughts:

Read and Reviewed Oct. 29th, 2018

Vanessa Kelly never disappoints this reader.
Her characters are well thought out and her stories amaze me.

Raped and left pregnant by her intended, Ainsley is hiding in the Highlands fearing retribution by her vicious former fiancé. The thing she fears most is that he will discover her daughter and use her to force a marriage between them.

Royal who has returned home after Waterloo suddenly has a purpose for his life. Caring for Ainsley’s innocent baby daughter and ultimately her mother makes his life worth living again.

Will these two opposites find more than a mutual attraction.

I gave this heart wrenching story 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

This is a story that will at times bring tears and at others make you very angry and perplexed.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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