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Sugarplum Way book review

Published October 31, 2017 by francesothomas

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Sugarplum Way is Book Four in Debbie Mason’s Harmony Harbor series. In it, Mason finally lets us in on some of the secrets alluded to in earlier books.

The matriarch of the town’s leading family had written them all down in her diary. Although she has now departed in body,  her ghost lingers on, still meddling and trying to keep the book away from those who might be hurt by the revelations.

Julia, aka Sugarplum, has been keeping a whopper of a secret. To atone for past wrongs, she’s been acting as a fairy godmother instead. Intense, but gorgeous Aiden is one of the recipients of her largesse. His suspicions about her motives don’t keep him from falling under her “magic.”

The rather large cast of characters might be a tad confusing to those who haven’t read the earlier books. The premise and the town, however, are delightful all by themselves. Like her heroine, Mason has a sense of whimsy that makes for a perfect holiday novel.

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Mistletoe Cottage book review

Published October 25, 2016 by francesothomas

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In order to buy in to Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason, you have to suspend disbelief a little more than is usually required of the reader of a romantic novel.

First of all, Sophie, the heroine, doesn’t know who the real father of her child is. Huh?

The spirit of the great grandmother of Liam, the hero, is roaming around the premises and can be seen only by the cute daughter of the protagonists and the cat.

It may sound like I didn’t enjoy this book, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I like the way Mason writes, and after all, this is set at Christmas time when miracles are supposed to happen, right?

I found the supporting cast of characters more interesting than the leads.  Most of the characters involved in the book are keeping secrets that I assume will be dealt with in future Harmony Harbor books. I particularly liked the heroine’s very Italian grandmother who is a hoot and the stern butler with a soft heart. The bridezilla was fun too.

This is one of those books that make you say, “Awww” when it’s over.

 

 

Happily Ever After in Christmas book review

Published June 22, 2016 by francesothomas

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A female sheriff and an ex-hockey player meet in a bar.No, that’s not the beginning of a stand-up comedy routine. It’s the plot and setting for Debbie Mason’s latest love story in the town of Christmas.

Jill has had a crush on Sawyer her whole life. but he still sees her as the younger sister of his best friend. That is, until she gets makeover help from the Hollywood hair stylist introduced in an earlier book who has taken up residence. Yep, a red dress and very high heels will do the trick every time.

Mason also lets us in on what various other characters from previous books are up to-who is getting married; who is having a baby. Even having read about them before, I sometimes had trouble keeping straight who was who. Of course, that’s pretty much what happens in real life, isn’t it? Sorting through gossip is a full time occupation.

Since I too live in a small town where everyone knows each other’s business and posts about it on Facebook, I completely identify with the citizens of Christmas. I hope there are lots more love stories for Mason to tell.

Happily Ever After in Christmas will release June 28. Preorders are available now.

 

Debbie will be awarding a prize via Rafflecopter.

 

THE FULL SERIES

The Trouble With Christmas, #1

Christmas in July, #2

It Happened at Christmas, #3

Wedding Bells at Christmas, #4

Snowbound at Christmas, #5

Kiss Me In Christmas, #6

Happy Ever After in Christmas, #7

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

 

 

Snowbound at Christmas book review

Published September 30, 2015 by francesothomas

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I am a long time viewer of Days of Our Lives, and I suspect Debbie Mason, the author of Snowbound at Christmas is too.  What tipped me off? The name of the diva who stars in the soap opera in her novel is Chloe just like one of the characters on Days.

And what a diva Mason’s Chloe is. She is totally self-centered and treats her sister Cat like a serving wench. Cat has been protecting her sister since childhood. Even more so now that someone is threatening Chloe’s life.

The sisters are identical twins, leaving room for all kinds of mistaken identity. Then along comes an FBI agent to uncover the would-be murderer’s identity while pretending to be a British lord and joining the cast as Chloe’s new love interest.  In real life, however, he falls for Cat. He has to bring his grandmother along on the investigation, since nobody else is willing to watch her. She’s a cross between the Dowager Countess of Grantham and an elderly Elizabeth Taylor. Throw in a gay hair and makeup artist, Cat’s BFF, and the fun commences.

We get to meet the delightful citizens of small town Christmas, Colorado, when the soap cast comes to film. Their reactions, particularly to the faux British-almost royalty, are hilarious. The plot is clever; the dialogue is witty.

This is the fifth book in this series. Maybe Chloe gets to star in book six.

Do you like books about small towns as much as I do?

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Author Info

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.