Thursday, 23 October 2014

Review: Sleigh Bells in Valentine Valley by Emma Cane

When Tony De Luca's ex, Kate Fenelli, waltzes through the door of his tavern and pulls up a bar stool, she turns his balanced world on end. Once they'd been each other's first love, first everything. But then life happened, and they walked away with broken hearts. Now Kate is back in Valentine, and they can't seem to stay out of each other's way. When Tony begins wondering what would happen if they rekindled the sparks, he knows he's in big trouble.

Kate can't believe she's sitting at Tony's bar spilling her life-changing problems to him. He's as gorgeous as ever, and she can't seem to forget how incredible he always made her feel. Still, the door on that chapter of their lives closed long ago. Yet with Christmas buzzing in the air, Kate can't help wondering if anything is possible—even a second chance with the only man she's ever loved.

ebook, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by Avon 
Genre: Holiday/Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advance readers copy from Avon via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

I have to say that this was my first holiday book of the season and I enjoyed every second of this second chance romance. From the large cast of characters to the beautiful setting of Valentine Valley, it provided exactly what I was in the mood for to get the holiday season started. It is book #5 in the Valentine Valley series but can be read as a stand alone.

I absolutely adored the town of Valentine Valley. Coming from a small town myself I could relate to the happenings and strong sense of community. I could easily visualise the quaint storefronts decorated for Christmas and picture myself browsing through all of the unique shops. It felt like the town was just as much a character as Kate and Tony were.

The story of Kate and Tony was a treat to read as well. Being divorced for nine years with a teenage son provided me with a lot of doubt about how the story could possible end well but Cane did an amazing job at providing a story worth reading. She captured the turmoil and emotions of the two of them in an honest and believable manner. I was routing for them with the turn of each page.

If you are looking for a sweet and easy to read holiday story, look no farther. This book provides everything that a sucker for second chances and holiday charm is looking for. I enjoyed Valentine Valley so much that I now have to check out the other instalments of this series and read about the other members of the community.


About the Author
Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine Valley, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma.

Emma also writes USA Today bestselling historical romances under the name Gayle Callen.
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