Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Lodge on Holly Road Book Review

The last book that I had in my library pile and all the books in the house was The Lodge on Holly Road (Life in Icicle Falls) by Sheila Roberts.  I thought it was the last in the series because it was the last book that I had but the good news is that there is one more!  Now I just have to take a break from this series to read something else while I wait for it to come in at the library.  But more on this Christmas classic!!!

Santa Gets His Christmas Spirit Back… James Claussen has played Santa for years, but now that he's a widower, he's lost interest—in everything. So his daughter, Brooke, kidnaps him from the mall (in his Santa suit!) and takes him to Icicle Falls. She's arranged a special Christmas at the lodge owned by long-widowed Olivia Wallace and her son, Eric. And yet…Brooke wants Dad to be happy, but she's not ready to see someone else's mommy kissing Santa Claus.

Single mom Missy Monroe brings her kids to the lodge, too. Lalla wants a grandma for Christmas, and her brother, Carlos, wants a dog. Missy can't provide either one in her pet free apartment. What she'd like is an attractive, dependable man. A man like John Truman… But John's girlfriend will be joining him in Icicle Falls, and he's going to propose. Of course not everything goes as planned. But sometimes the best gifts are the ones you don't expect!

This book has magical Christmas qualities to it that really has you believing in Santa Claus and the good side of people.  It was great holiday story that had you wanting more.  Who doesn't love to see the good side come out on top?  There is a common story of getting over loss whether it is a relationship, a spouse or parent which draws the characters together and makes them totally relateable even if you haven't gone through that in your own life.  Made even sweeter by three recipes in the back of the book for Gumdrop Cookies, Chocolate Bon-Bons and Breakfast Casserole.  I hope that you pick this up at your local library or bookstore soon!  I know that you will enjoy this book and all the others in the Icicle Falls series as much as I have.  I can't wait to find out what is next!!!  I have the next book on hold but I am third in line so I am going to have to be a little patient.

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