Tasty Virtual Tour for MISTLETOE COTTAGE by Debbie Mason
'Tis the season for love . . .
Harmony Harbor #1
Releasing Oct 25th, 2016
season for love . . .
Sophie DiRossi loved growing up in
Harmony Harbor. But after fleeing in disgrace many years ago, it is the last place
she wants to be. Left homeless by a fire, she's forced to go back to the small
coastal town that harbors a million secrets, including her own. Sophie sees
this secret reflected every day in her daughter's blue eyes-and she must keep
it hidden from the only man she has ever loved.
Sophie's return is a shock for
everyone . . . especially Liam Gallagher. The firefighter had some serious
feelings for Sophie-and seeing her again sparks a desire so fierce it takes his
breath away. Now Liam will do whatever it takes to show Sophie that they
deserve a second chance at love, even if everything they've concealed threatens
to keep them apart. In this special town at this special time of the year,
Sophie and Liam can only hope for a little holiday magic . . .
Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of
the Christmas, Colorado series and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been
praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy
plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie
Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best
paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing
or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their
three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named
“Seriously? I don’t think I can be
friends with you anymore,” Marco said to Liam then looked down at Mia. “You
have to put up with these two making goo-goo eyes at each other all the time,
Mia gave her uncle a woe-is-me look
“I feel for you, kid. I really do.”
He took her hand. “Come on, I’ll get you a hot chocolate. You too,” Marco said
to Amanda and Zach.
“Just when I’m tempted to whack him, he does
something sweet. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. He’s really good with Mia.”
“Hate to break it to you, babe. But
your brother isn’t doing it out of the goodness of his heart. In his mind, the
kids are chick magnets.”
Sophie raised an eyebrow. “From what
I saw and heard at the parade, all you guys at HHFD are chick magnets.”
“It’s the uniform. Speaking of which, I’m going
to get out of my gear.”
“I was kind of hoping you’d stay in
“I’ll wear it for you later when
we’re alone,” he said with a wink. “Did you leave my stuff in the study?”
“Yes, but your dad and Kitty are in
there getting Fergus ready. And I’m serious about you staying in uniform. I was
hoping you’d man the lottery table and charm all the ladies into buying
“You’re joking?” He sighed
when she fluttered her eyelashes at him. “You’re serious. You’re lucky I love
you. Tell me where you want me.”
She gave him a wicked grin.
“Don’t tease me,” he said, taking
her by the hand. “I know you too well. I won’t get five minutes alone with you
until this thing is over.”
Review of Mistletoe Cottage by Debbie Mason
Mistletoe Cottage is second chance romance set in a small New England coastal town during the holiday season. Debbie Mason crafts an entertaining romance between single mom Sophie DiRossi and firefighter Liam Gallagher complete with complex family relationships, fabulous secondary characters and a bit of mystery.
Sophie and her daughter Mia drive cross country from California to Massachusetts after a fire leaves them homeless. Sophie’s car runs out of gas near Greystone Manor, a hotel run by the Gallagher family. Liam Gallagher rescues Mia from a smoke fire at Greystone Manor and carries her outside to Sophie. I loved the immediate connection between these three characters! Sophie is a single mother who puts her daughter first. She’s made several bad judgement calls and I emphasized with her situation. Liam is a Boston Firefighter who is on medical leave after a serious injury. He had a huge crush on Sophie in high school and seeing Sophie has rekindled his feelings. I loved that Liam and Mia bonded early in the novel—adored how caring Liam was towards Mia and his determination to bring some fun and romance into Sophie’s life.
Debbie Mason has created a great slice-of-life novel. She is spot on with her description of life in a small community north of Boston. The author captures the tight knit community where holiday traditions are important and where everyone knows each other’s business. A disagreement between the Gallagher and the Di Rossi families adds a lot of humor to the storyline. Ms. Mason balances the romance between Sophie and Liam with a series of mysterious events at Greystone Manor. Loved all of the holiday symbolism throughout the story, the well- defined secondary characters and the mysterious events at Greystone Manor. The ending of Mistletoe Cottage took me by surprise—it was fabulous and perfect for this couple. Am looking forward to the next book in the series—hoping we learn more about Marco, Ava, Kitty and Rosa!