Thursday, December 09, 2021

Tinsel and Tea Cakes by Jill Piscitello

 . . . Step back in time for an unforgettable winter wedding . . .

           Hair stylist Scarlett Kerrigan lost her job and her apartment. To alleviate a touch of self-pity, she succumbs to her stepmom’s pressure to attend a wedding in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Unfortunately, she runs into the vacation fling who promised the moon but disappeared without an explanation. Months have passed, but she is not ready to forgive and forget.

          After a chaotic year, executive Wes Harley settles into his family's event venue, The Timeless Manor. His carefully structured world is shaken to its core when Scarlett arrives for the Victorian Christmas wedding weekend. The feelings he never quite erased flood to the surface.

          When secrets are revealed, will a magical chateau and a sprinkle of tinsel be enough to charm Scarlett?

 Our Review: This contemporary sweet romance, set in the glorious White Mountains of New Hampshire, is a study in creating a lusciously detailed setting, populated by a diverse set of characters. Author Piscitello does not let us down when it comes to describing mouth-watering dishes which jump off the page. Then, to offer an even greater treat, are her detailed descriptions of the period costumes worn by guests and staff alike. This story is a picture in artistic design and creativity. Well done.

 On a scale of 1-5, Tinsel and Tea Cakes deserves a 5.

 Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

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