Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Christmas Inn-Stella MacLean

The Christmas Inn

Stella MacLean

Harlequin SuperRomance, Oct 30 2012, $5.50

ISBN: 9780373718177

Marnie McLaughlan sells her half of Total Elegance hair and aesthetic saloon to her partner of ten years Shane Walker who plans to team up with his soon to be wife Gina a hairdresser. Her brother Scott asks Marnie to evaluate Mirabel Inn in the Berkshires as the owners plan to sell it.

At Mirabel Inn, Marnie meets and is attracted to widower manager Luke Harrison and adores his young son Ethan. As they fall in love, she owes him the truth as to why she came yet also knows she owes her brother a confidential analysis that would displace father and son from the inn they call home.

The keys to this mystery shopper’s romance is that the lead trio seems realistic especially Marnie’s dilemma. Luke and Ethan learn they can love another woman while still cherishing their late wife/mother. Character driven, fans will want to visit The Christmas Inn as Stella Maclean provides a warm holiday family drama.

Harriet Klausner

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