About the Book
Book: Mistletoe Village
Author: Kathleen J. Robison
Genre: Holiday Romance
Release date: November 30, 2021
Two broken women, two defeated children. Can Grace offer what they’re looking for? When the big city holds nothing but painful memories for sisters Rence and Sandy, they pack it up and head out for Grace and the promises it holds.
Promises of a new start. A new job at Grace General for Rence and a place to begin healing. But most of all, a promise to each of the sisters’ hurting children that a real Christmas awaits them in Grace, complete with snow on giant evergreens and lots of Mistletoe Magic.
But despite its Christmas card atmosphere, Grace, Oregon seems to hold a lot of secrets. Who is that giant of a man they encounter in the woods? Why won’t anyone talk about him? What is the hold the past seems to have over the town? Will they be able to break it before history tragically repeats itself? And will Grace be the place where love and forgiveness finally meet?
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After a nasty divorce, Florence “Rence,” needed to get her daughter, Livy, and herself out of town. Her sister, Sandy, decided she and her son, Josiah, would tag along and help Rence and her daughter move into their new home in Grace, Oregon.
Thus begins Mistletoe Village, by Kathleen J. Robison. The story starts off with a heart-catching scene before moving on to a tale of a fresh start marked with hope, forgiveness, faith and love-with a hint of mystery and intrigue thrown in.
I enjoyed the story and the characters. Rence’s co-workers were just the type people you would like to have working alongside you (with the exception of maybe one or two). The townspeople were all kind and protected their own. And the town, oh, my, I would love to live in such a cozy, idyllic place!
Mistletoe Village is another pleasing tale that makes a wonderful Christmas read.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. However, my review is voluntary, and all opinions are my own.
About the Author
Kathleen J. Robison is an Okinawan-American, born in Okinawa, and raised in California, Florida, Mississippi, and Singapore. Her travels and her family are the sources of her inspiration for her books. Kathleen and her Pastor husband have eight adult children. Seven are married, blessing them with eighteen grandchildren and counting. Her ethnically diverse background extends to her family of currently thirty-five personalities which provide many opportunities to share God’s amazing love amidst the challenges of real life.
More from Kathleen
I love Christmas stories, and since becoming an author, I’ve wanted to write one. Mistletoe Village started out as Mistletoe Hermit, but then it wasn’t going in quite the happy direction that I wanted. So Mistletoe Village was born. I wrote this sweet, cozy, slightly suspenseful romance with all the elements that make Christmas … Christmas! But most importantly, it’s always about the faith element, Christ.
The main character Rence Paladin is dear to my heart. She was created with someone extraordinary in mind, and I had that person read the book to see what she thought. When she finished, she turned bright red and answered, even if you hadn’t told me … I knew it was me! However, it’s not her story, but it encompasses her delightful personality, some of her sweet memories of a single-mom, and how she strives to keep her focus on Christ while always serving others.
So let’s go. Let me take you to Mistletoe Village. You’ll find a little of everything that oozes Christmas in the tiny town of Grace. Holiday spirit, decorations, a children’s church pageant, and a Christmas festival. Oh, and I’ll introduce you to little Gus, the feisty family cock-a-poo. But most of all, I hope you, like Rence and Carl, rediscover the joy of Christmas at Mistletoe Village.
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