Review: A Kindled Winter by Rachel L Demeter



A Kindled Winter 
by Rachel L Demeter 
130 pages; standalone HEA


“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans




A week before Christmas, Jeseca Reed sets off for Blue River, Oregon—her childhood home and a vault of tender memories. However, fate takes an unexpected turn when she’s left stranded in the mountains’ vast, untamed wilderness. Desperate and alone, she seeks shelter at a cottage and finds herself in the arms of a mysterious stranger.

Dr. David Drake was once a renowned cardiovascular surgeon. But a devastating tragedy has left him scarred both inside and out, unable to use his hands to operate again. For the past five years, his Blue River cottage has been his sole escape—a safe haven where he can shut out the world, bury himself in his grief, and reunite with his son’s memory.

Together they are summer and winter. Fire and ice. And yet a poignant connection forms between them. Jeseca awakens David and thaws his heart with a romance hot enough to melt snow. But before David and Jeseca can fully embrace each other, they must wade through darkness and confront the ghosts of their pasts …

Equal parts steamy and heartfelt, A Kindled Winter brings the spirit of the holidays to life with a passionate story of second chances and healing love. 



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I do love a good holiday book. There is something about the holidays that give you that warm feeling that you want to share with everyone. 

So when I got a chance to read A Kindled Winter I jumped at the chance. I'm not always a huge fan of second chance romances but that didn't stop me from giving A Kindled Winter a try. 

It didn't hurt that the cover is so pretty! It's the first thing that drew me to the book, even before I knew it was a Christmas story. 

Speaking of the cover after I read the story for me it really fit. I know that sounds weird so let me explain. The cover looks very winter holiday but yet....there is a underlining sadness too. 

Not sure if I feel this way because I read the book or not. You'll have to read it and let me know. 

I really enjoyed A Kindled Winter. It doesn't have what I'd call a light romantic story line. There are some deep feels in this story. At times it broke my heart. 

I really enjoyed the characters and will be honest didn't want to put the book down until I was done. You'll really enjoy their struggles and the way they deal with them.  

If you're looking for that one story that will make you cry and cheer for the characters then A Kindled Winter is the story for you. 

If you've read A Kindled Winter, or anything else by Rachel L Demeter I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 





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