Day six of Blogmas already and today I’m taking part in the Blog Tour for the newly published Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin by Helen J Rolfe. I love a good festive read to get me in the Christmas mood so jumped at the chance to take part and I hope you enjoy my review. Many thanks to Rachel and of course Helen for inviting me to take part in the publication tour.
Do you believe in Christmas Miracles?
Holly is looking for a change and even though not everyone agrees with her career choices, she’s determined there’s more to this life than the long hours she works as an editor in New York City. What she doesn’t expect is to meet Mitch, a recluse who’s hiding more than she realises.
Mitch does all he can to avoid human contact, spending his days in the little log cabin out in the woods behind Inglenook Falls where he owns a Christmas tree farm, so when Holly falls into his life, he’s not sure how to react. All he knows is that something needs to change if he ever wants to get his life back on track.
Along with friends Cleo and Darcy, Holly is determined to bring joy back to Mitch’s life, but will he appreciate their interference? And when a business proposition throws everything up in the air, will it do more harm than good and ruin lives forever?
Both Holly and Mitch must learn that on the surface people aren’t always what they seem…but if you dig a little deeper, they can take you by surprise.
Curl up this Christmas for plenty of snowflakes, roaring log fires, a marriage proposal, unlikely friendships and second chances as we return to the much-loved characters in the New York Ever After series.
Holly has taken a gamble, quitting her high-flying New York career to become a freelance writer and photographer. It’s this new start that means she finds herself taking in the scenery of Inglenook Falls on the hunt for photo opportunities when she inadvertently stumbles upon a log cabin hidden away in the woods. Unable to resist a closer look and a few snaps she moves nearer only to find she has disturbed the cabin’s resident, recluse Mitch.
Unkempt and anti-social Mitch keeps himself to himself, preferring to stay ensconced within the walls of his log cabin when he’s not tending his Christmas tree farm. The towns folk are wary of Mitch and with gossip about his past rife is it any wonder he has opted to become a recluse? However, his unexpected encounter with Holly begins a chain of events that neither of them could have anticipated. But, with the help of her friends will Holly be able to draw Mitch out of his life of solitude and integrate him back into town life?
Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin is the 4th book in Helen J Rolfe’s New York Ever After series, however it feels more like a standalone book to me as there weren’t too many references to past events. This was great for me as it’s the first of Helen’s books I have read.
As a massive Christmas and snow fan I adored the backdrop of this story and the scenery and surroundings are described so beautifully, I truly felt transported into the story. I immediately fell in love with Holly’s character, a girl brave enough to cut ties and go freelance what’s not to love. Mitch though was a real unknown entity for me for quite a while until details of his heart-breaking story emerged which meant I could fully understand what lead him to withdraw.
I don’t want to give too much away as the story is truly wonderful and something to be enjoyed without spoilers. It’s a fabulously festive feel-good read that will leave you with a warm, cosy feeling. Filled with friendship and romance the message at its core is one of hope and starting over, something the festive period is all about. If you read one book this Christmas then make it Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin, snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate and lose yourself in this wonderful snow dappled tale.
About The Author
Helen J Rolfe writes contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community. Characters often face challenges and must fight to overcome them, but above all, Helen’s stories always have a happy ending.
Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries around the world. So far, locations have included Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Connecticut, Bath and the Cotswolds.