Magic and Midnight Mint Bars (Christmas Cookies) by Iona Morrison.
Part of: Christmas Cookies (51 books).
Months after a bitter divorce, Sally Mansfield is spending Christmas with her best friends at the Blue Iris Inn. Fifty pounds thinner than the last time they were together; she is excited for her friends to see the change. She might still be wounded, her self-esteem at rock bottom, but Sally is determined to have a fun holiday with her friends.
A recent broken engagement brought Chad Bennett back to Blue Cove. Intrigued by Sally, he is interested in learning more, but she remains a closed book and truthfully so is he. Is it possible with the help of a little Christmas magic, a winsome sprite named Elida, some chocolate goodness, and friends, two lonely souls can find friendship and the possibility of a lot more over the holidays?
5 Stars: Proof That Christmas Is A Time For Magic!
Sally Mansfield is heading home to Blue Cove to spend Christmas with her childhood friends Jessie and Katie at the Blue Iris Inn. With the magic of falling snow, Christmas lights, Christmas decorations, and the promised Christmas festivities; surely this will help Sally heal and move into the next chapter of her life.
Let me quote: “Is it possible with the help of a little Christmas magic, a winsome sprite named Elida, some chocolate goodness, and friends, two lonely souls can find friendship and the possibility of a lot more over the holidays?”
If you love Christmas magic, friendships, secret Santa’s and chocolate; this is the perfect holiday book. A wonderful surprise is waiting for you at the end of this book. It is sure to bring holiday cheer, in a time where simple pleasures matter.
I encourage you to follow this book with Author Iona Morrison’s (10 books) ‘Blue Cove Mystery’ series. Iona Morrison is a multi-published Amazon bestselling author, who lives in Colorado. She is a member of the RMFWPAL (Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Published Authors League) and a member of the Colorado Author’s League. She enjoys being part of the vast community of authors, who reside in Colorado.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
Review by J. A. Davis: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Engaging and Sweet Read. Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2021. Verified Purchase. Sally Mansfield has returned to the Blue Iris Inn in Blue Cove for the holidays to meet her childhood friends. She’s recovering from an abusive relationship. A recent broken engagement and job offer brought Chad Bennett back. Both are sworn to not repeat their mistakes and fall in love again.
You have to love the magic of Christmas and author Iona Morrison who puts it all together in her novella by using a Christmas sprite, named Elida, who chooses the name Holly as she appears in the real world. The cheerful sprite sets out to match Sally with Chad as she nudges them toward each other to help them rediscover love.
This is an enjoyable read with a hint of paranormal that makes it endearing for the Christmas season. And who doesn’t like mint bars, also a part of the story with an accompanying recipe at the end? This story is sweet, engaging, and an adorable read.
Review by Redi44Crew: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Second Chance Romance is a Definite Must Read. Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2021. Verified Purchase. Magic and Midnight Mint Bars by Iona Morrison is a touching tale of second chances. Sally and Chad have been brought together in her childhood town after painful breakups. It was obvious from their first meeting that they fit like two puzzle pieces. Their chemistry leaped from the page – even if their friends pushed them together at every turn.
However, my favorite character is Elida the fairy when she dresses in her disguise as Holly. Elida has magical glamor and can change herself to look like a little old lady to get away with mischief. From purposefully confusing the hero to rearranging the heroine’s schedule, her shenanigans were hilarious. All of her scenes had me on the edge of my seat, I needed to know what trouble she would stir up next!
Overall, I recommend this fairytale of second chances and magic to hopeless romantics who are looking for holiday magic.
Review by Bookworm Cherie: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A holiday romance with a sprinkling of magic. Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021. Verified Purchase. Sally Mansfield is just out of a bad relationship, wounded and feeling low self-esteem she heads to Blue Iris Inn to spend Christmas with her best friends. Surrounded by people who love her and with the aide of someone I grew to think of as her fairy godmother, Sally stops blaming herself for the horrible events of her past. And did I mention there is a sweet, attractive man who isn’t there to find love, but he can’t help but notice Sally. Magic & Midnight Mint Bars has just the right amount of holiday spirit, friendship, romance, and hope. If you’re in the mood for an inspirational story, you won’t be disappointed.
Review by Sheila Hemingway: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Such a sweet Christmas story. Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2021. Verified Purchase. This is the next in the series about Jesse and Katie and their third friend. It really brought a smile to my face. To see Sally doing so well after her bitter divorce. Can’t wait to see what happens between Sally and Chad. They both deserve to be happy.
Review by Tammy W.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Perfect. Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2021. Verified Purchase. This is a light hearted, fun to read Christmas story that captures the love of friends, the magic of the season, and hope for the future that we all treasure. This was the perfect read to get me ready for the holiday season.
Review by Linda H.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Sweet Christmas story. Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2021. Verified Purchase. Loved this story about second chances and healing from past abuse! Loved the Christmas sprite as well! The recipe for the magic mint bars was delicious.
Review by Ann: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Great Holiday book. Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2021. Verified Purchase. Thank you for the extra dose of Blue Cove in this fun holiday book. We need more! A wedding would be perfect.
Review by T Mac: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Perfect lite Christmas reading. Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2021. Loved this book. Quick easy read. Fun premise in the book. Gave you a warm feeling inside reading this book Hope Iona does more books in this style and length. Highly recommend.
Print Length: 92 Pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (November 8, 2021)
Author Bio: I am a multi-published Amazon bestselling author who writes romantic suspense with a touch of the paranormal. I enjoy writing fiction. The character development, their stories, and the twists and turns in the plot intrigue me. Once I let the characters loose, I can’t wait to see where they take me. I’m hooked from the first words on the paper and I have to keep writing to see how the story ends. Layer by layer I build it until I come to the happy conclusion.
I live in Colorado with my husband and family. I am a member of the RMFWPAL (Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Published Authors League) and have enjoyed becoming involved in my community as one of the many authors living in Colorado. I invite you to read one of my Blue Cove Mysteries and see for yourself why Blue Cove is a special and unusual place.
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