Thrilled to be hosting one of the blog tour stops today
28 October 2021
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of the book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to the blog tour
Christmas. A time for family, friends – and rekindling old flames…
When Laurel returns to the village of Middledip, she’s looking for a quiet life. Adjusting to her recent divorce, she’s ready to spend some time getting back on her feet amidst the glorious snow-dusted countryside.
Yet, life in Middledip is far from straightforward. Coming to the aid of her sister, Rea, as she navigates her own troubles, Laurel barely has a moment to think about where her own life is going.
However, time stands still when she sees her old flame, Grady Cassidy – and it’s soon as if they’ve never been apart. But through her happiness, Laurel remembers why she left the village all those years ago, as she recalls a dark night and Grady’s once-wayward brother, Mac…
Can Laurel learn to forgive and forget? Or will her chances of Christmas under the mistletoe with Grady remain a dream?
📖 My Thoughts..
Laurel's return to Middledip is not without its challenges as not only has she promised to be a support to her sister Rea, who has her own problems, but also returning to the place where she grew up opens up a whole batch of painful memories which Laurel has kept hidden for so long. Inevitably living back in the village brings Laurel back into contact with Grady and Mac Cassidy, the two brothers who are inextricably linked with Laurel's troubled past.
The story has some poignant content which is handled sensitively, and well, and whilst this gives a rather dark twist to the story there are also moments of sheer heartwarming loveliness. I especially enjoy how the village of Middledip plays such a central role in the novel and as we watch the villagers get ready for their festive celebrations so we begin to see Laurel's role start to develop and flourish. Laurel's expertise in bringing the village's art project to life is greatly appreciated by the villagers, and I enjoyed how the author included detailed descriptions of Laurel's artistic skills.
Whilst Under the Mistletoe has a decidedly romantic edge with the passion between the two main characters fairly sizzling on the page however, there is also much more than romance going on here which makes the story all the more tantalising.
As always this talented author has delivered a bumper gift this festive season and Under the Mistletoe wraps everything up in a wonderful story which will tug away at your heart but will also leave you with a wonderful festive glow.
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle UK as well as top 100 in the US. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Sue’s emotionally compelling, feel-good novels are currently released by publishing giant HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world. She’s also well known for short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses.
Born in Germany into an army family, Sue spent much of her childhood in Cyprus and Malta but settled in Northamptonshire, England aged ten. She loves reading, Formula 1, travel, time spent with friends, dance exercise and yoga.
Twitter @SueMoorcroft #UnderTheMistlete