Harmony Harbor #4
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher/Tour Group via NetGalley
Aidan's only priority is to be the best single dad ever. And this year, he plans to make the holidays magical for his little girl, Ella Rose. But visions of stolen kisses under the mistletoe keep dancing in his head, and when he finds out Julia has written him into her latest novel, he can't help imagining the possibilities of a future together. Little does he know, though, Julia has been keeping a secret that threatens all their dreams. Luckily, 'tis the season for a little Christmas magic.
Here I go again talking about a Christmas story with Halloween decorating my blog. This is truly part of the life of a blogger. You sometimes read books out of season.
I could have waited till close to Christmas to read Sugarplum Way, but I have a problem, I love Debbie Mason's stories and hate waiting on them. I know, I'm like a little kid on Christmas morning when it comes to not wanting to wait to open up my presents. A little Christmas humor thrown in there to distract you from the Halloween decor.
Those who know me know that I love talking about the books I read. Could be why I sent fifteen years as a bookseller and then when I stopped doing that, a romance book blogger. I can't help myself, I love to discuss books.
Or I should say I usually like to. Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with Sugarplum Way, only that it's very hard to talk to you about it without giving anything that I feel is important away. You know me, I like readers to learn plot points on their own.
It always enhances the story.
Which means that I'm going to have to skirt around them in this review. Just let me start off with if you haven't yet read any of the books in this series or her Christmas, Colorado then you really need to. I kinda feel like a stalker here with my feelings for her...books! I'm laughing here when I'm saying this because it kinda relates to the book. You'll have to read it to find out why.
So what I will tell you is that Sugarplum Way has all the characters we've grown to love from the beginning of the series. You'll love how Aidan and his brothers give each other such a hard time. They cracked me up more then once. Speaking of brothers you meet Julia's brother in this book, he's one of three, I wonder if we are looking at a new series when this one is over? I will just let the Christmas fairy's put that out there!
Like the prior books this one includes a little mystery and a dash of paranormal in the form of a ghost. I really loved their story and couldn't put it down. When we get to the best part of the book, that's the part I refuse to talk to you about because I want you to experience it for yourself I did some shouting and even a shed a tear or two.
I was so emotional.
Of course in the end it all worked out and you along with the characters are happy. I'm telling you, so many good things and some bad, happen in this story that will leave you so thrilled that you've read it. Do yourself a favor and read the series in order, the main story works better that way. Trust me, you'll want it that way too as you get into the series. They'll make look so pretty under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened. Make sure you're not hosting.
If you've read Sugarplum way or any other book by her I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡
Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children and son-in-law, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.
Debbie Mason’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, October 23rd: Romancing the Readers
Tuesday, October 24th: Books and Bindings
Thursday, October 26th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Friday, October 27th: The Romance Dish
Monday, October 30th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Wednesday, November 1st: Broken Teepee – excerpt
Thursday, November 2nd: Romantic Reads and Such
Friday, November 3rd: Laura’s Reviews
Monday, November 6th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Wednesday, November 8th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, November 9th: Books and Spoons – excerpt
Friday, November 10th: View from the Birdhouse
Monday, November 13th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Tuesday, November 14th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, November 15th: Suzy Approved
Thursday, November 16th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Friday, November 17th: Novel Gossip
Monday, November 20th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Tuesday, November 21st: OMG Reads
Wednesday, November 22nd: Jathan & Heather