Two GIVEAWAYS and Book Review | In the Heart of Windy Pines by Holly Tierney-Bedord

Book Description

From the author of Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women comes a new novella featuring characters from Murder at Mistletoe Manor, Carnage at the Christmas Party, and The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club!

Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of Mistletoe Manor in beautiful, remote, Windy Pines, Idaho, where she brings her unique brand of hospitality to the tiny mountain town.

When she finds her inn unexpectedly fully booked on a snowy Tuesday night in November, it brings back memories of a tragedy years before. Before she knows what hit her, she and her trusty team of employees (Myrtle, Pierre, and her new night manager, Josephine), have found themselves back at the task of solving another mystery at Mistletoe Manor!

While this book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novella, if you plan to read the books in the Windy Pines Mystery series or The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, it’s highly recommended you read those first, as this book contains spoilers that could affect your ability to enjoy them.

My Review | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Favorite character

Tiffinie, Dave’s fiancé

Tiffinie is a minor character, but she had an incredibly important function within the story, which earned her the spot of my favorite character. On the surface, she appears to be a pushover without anything resembling a backbone. She is someone that Dave can quickly run right over. But as the story progresses, she shows a much different side to herself – an aspect that I happily applaud.

What I Liked

The Mistletoe Inn is the perfect setting for a story that takes place near the holidays. I have never been to Idaho, but I could easily imagine the inn at the top of a snow-covered hill. It is homey, cozy, and beautiful with Christmas decorations.

I found it interesting that among the inn’s guests were three different men over the age of 55, and they each demonstrated an aging issue that is common but significant. One has dementia, one has recently lost his wife and is having a difficult time finding something to live for, and the other recently retired and is struggling with finding his identity as a retired person. Aging issues are so critical for the general population to understand, but rarely are they featured so genuinely and empathetically.

The novella size is perfect for the holiday season when people must fight to find time in their day to sit down and enjoy a good book. I wondered how a complete mystery would fit in a shorter form, but it works for the most part. There were parts I would have liked explained more, like the lobster trap deal, but the essential element, the mystery, needed no explanation.

I also loved the bit of romance in the novel. Granted, it was a bit rushed too, but who doesn’t enjoy love at first sight story. Since the characters are so well developed, it is easy to believe that the love birds are a perfect fit.

To Read Or Not To Read

This is a wonderful holiday cozy novella that will be provide a much needed escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

I was provided with a copy of this novella in an exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author

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Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She’s the author of over twenty books including The Woman America Loves a Latte, The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, and Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women.
For more information or to subscribe to Holly’s newsletter, visit www.hollytierneybedord.com.


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