on November 21st 2017
Also by this author: From the Start, Like Never Before, All This Time, Now and Then and Always: A Maple Valley Romance
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Secrets, Sparks and Second Chances...a Heartwarming Holiday Romance
Seb Pierce isn't exactly a cowboy, but after fifteen years on a ranch in Texas, he might as well be. And he'd do just about anything to keep the rancher who took him in so many years ago from losing his land...including returning to the wealthy roots he's long since abandoned. Seb agrees to work for his stern grandfather for one year in return for an early draw on his inheritance. But he never expected the agreement to land him in a quirky small town in Iowa at Christmas-time, renovating a dilapidated theater...and running into a woman he never thought he'd see again. She might not remember him, but he remembers her.
After too many years away from her hometown--and too many failures to count--Leigh Renwycke is finally back in Maple Valley and living the stable life she used to wish for. If only she could shake the old restlessness that used to get her into trouble. When Seb Pierce waltzes into her world and begs for her help planning the theater's holiday reopening, it could be the solution to her discontent. If she pulls it off, it might be enough to jumpstart a new career...and to prove once and for all that the new-and-improved Leigh is here to stay.
But between old secrets and new sparks, restoring a town treasure in time for Christmas may not be as easy as it seems...especially once Leigh learns the truth about Seb.
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One Enchanted Noël is the third book in Melissa Tagg’s collection of Christmas novellas. In this installment, we meet Seb Pierce who is from Texas and works on a ranch. We also run into Leigh Renwycke and get to travel back to Maple Valley, a town I have come to love from Tagg's books.
Seb’s stern grandfather is willing to give him an early draw on his inheritance, but before he is willing to do that, Seb has to renovate a falling apart theater in Maple Valley. Things start out in Tagg’s typical fashion with the way Seb and Leigh meet. This element of surprise is something I have come to love from Tagg.
As the story progresses, we see Seb and Leigh trying to plan the reopening of the theater. This book is a perfect setting of a small town mixed with the Christmas season that takes you into the enchanting world of Maple Valley. The discussion around the opening film was something I enjoyed. If you know Tagg, then you know her love of classic movies. Well, she incorporated that into this book in a charming way.
As with all of Tagg’s writing, there is more to the story than just words on a page. There is depth to the characters and a transportation into those pages. I always enjoy Tagg’s humor and twists that make the story uniquely hers.