Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Kindled Winter by Rachel L. Demeter

A Kindled Winter
by Rachel L. Demeter

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: November 1, 2015
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing, LLC
Genre: Holiday Romance
Print Length: 130 pages
Available from: Amazon
 "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 thaws David's heart with the first embers of 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 ...

A Kindled Winter by Rachel L. Demeter

A Kindled WinterThe magic of the holiday season and the pain of being alone with the darkest of memories and heartbreak bring two hearts together, each thawing the frozen depths of their souls with the warmth of new love. A Kindled Winter by Rachel L. Demeter is romance, second chances and learning to let go of the past to reach for promise of a brighter future.

“Twas the week before Christmas, the roads were a mess and Jeseca’s mind was on the bittersweet memories of the town she left behind and the sister she lost when she becomes stranded in the dark wilderness. The light of a cabin brought her to the door of David, a former surgeon who wears the scars of the night he lost more than his career; he lost his reason to live. Snowed in, this odd couple, she a damsel in distress, he, not exactly a knight in shining armor, tip toe around each other to avoid the risk of losing the protective shell they have each created.

Jeseca carries a lightness about her, in spite of her pain that David cannot help but be drawn to, but can she re-kindle his own light with the power of her generous spirit, quirkiness and a little Christmas magic? Will she break through his shields by sharing her own pain?

Grab a hankie for this one as Rachel L. Demeter once again writes from her own soul pouring life and emotion into this gentle romantic read. Feel the pain Jeseca and David endure, it is raw and relentless, and then journey deeper into their hearts to see the weight of the world slowly lifted with the power of love. Rachel L. Demeter weaves a beautiful tapestry of flawed humans who desperately need a second chance at love and life, who need to learn to forgive themselves for a debt they do not owe. Enjoy the light-hearted times, the reflective times and times when pulling back is necessary to re-group. ‘Tis the season for romance and miracles and Rachel L. Demeter has written the perfect holiday romance that could melt the heart of an iceberg.

I received an ARC edition from Rachel L. Demeter in exchange for my honest review.


  1. The cover is beautiful, and I love the title.

  2. Love Christmas books. I'm not a HUGE romance fan, but this one is definitely going on my list :)

    1. hey, its a nice romance...even without vampires....

  3. This would be a wonderful Christmas read.