Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Christmas Dreams by Ev Bishop (Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge, #5)

Christmas Dreams
by Ev Bishop

Series: Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge - Book 5
Publisher : Winding Path Books (October 22, 2020)
Genre: Holiday Romance | Family
Print Length : 220 pages
Available from:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Random circumstances brought them together. Love made them family.

Chef Stevie Fox isn’t just looking forward to a luxurious holiday celebrating her sister’s Christmas wedding, she needs it. The difficult year has her brain bursting and her heart starving. A menu of late-night chats, lots of laughter, and tons of pampering with her beloved foster sisters and Maddie, the woman who made them a family fifteen years ago, promises the nourishment she craves.

But then her sister’s fiancĂ© calls off the wedding, and Stevie’s dreams of a restorative vacation and a love story that actually works out go up in smoke. Heartbroken and simmering with anger on her sister’s behalf, Stevie agrees with her family to stick to their holiday plans to show support.

Throwing oil on her fiery emotions, Stevie runs into her old high school flame and long-cooled feelings boil over. She’s determined to put a lid on them, however. Jackson Bassett may be full of zest and passion, but she’s been scalded too many times.

Christmas Dreams by Ev Bishop

(Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge, #5) 

Stevie may be the most damaged of the young girls Maddie took in so many years ago. With a mother who comes into her life only when she wants something while being filled with empty promises and lies, to her inability to feel worthy of anything permanent in her life, the talented chef even lives a life of impermanence in her small trailer, like a nomad wandering an emotional minefield. Only once had she given her heart away, and it came back in tattered shreds, but whose fault was that?

Now, back for Christmas and her sister’s on again. Off again wedding, running into Jackson Bassett was like adding salt to a festering wound that never healed. Can she trust her heart to the very person who destroyed it? They say time heals all wounds, but how much time is enough to learn to trust, share and be honest?

Ev Bishop’s CHRISTMAS DREAMS adds to the romantic and wonderful series Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge with warmth, a bit of an edge as she perfectly colors in Stevie’s story. Anything sweeter would not have done justice to Stevie’s sharp edges, anything with more tart, emotional pain would have been too bitter to swallow.

Ms. Bishop has, as she always does, created the perfect texture, passion and flavor for romance that feels believable, for the sister of the soul who needed it her way. A fabulous series that will melt the hearts of every reader who believes in the magic of love, family and fate during the Holidays!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Ev Bishop! This is my honest and voluntary review.

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