Juliet opened the shade on her French door and gasped. Large white cotton puffs floated down from the sky. She threw the door open and walked out onto her deck. Arms outstretched and face tilted skyward, she turned in slow circles while snow coated her face. Holly ran past her and started to snap at the snowflakes, her satiny red coat instantly covered in white. “I guess there is something to wishing on the first star,” she mumbled to herself.
This short, unrealistic, but very sweet holiday romance is dying to be turned into a made-for-tv movie. While it isn’t a masterpiece, I don’t regret a minute of my time spent reading it. Sometimes Christmas fluff is exactly what you need.
Elements of Holiday Cheer: Small town community, rugged setting, unexpected snowfalls, wine with friends, and Christmas tree farms galore!
Holiday Pairing: This story is best served with some hot spiced cider or mulled wine. Given the tree farm setting, steaming apple fritters wouldn’t go amiss, either…
Recommendation: If you enjoy holiday Hallmark movies (at least the ones with happy endings) or contemporary romances that are low on drama and high on good feelings, you won’t go wrong with this one.