Title: A Merry Mountain Christmas
Author: Trish Milburn
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
Page Count: 160
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
Heidi Forrester has it all–a new promotion, great friends, and plans to purchase a condo. But when her Christmas plans don’t pan out, she instead vacations solo in Merry, Montana–a picturesque mountain village where it’s Christmas year-round. Charmed, she jumps at the chance to join the festivities by assisting the incredibly handsome but understaffed owner of A World of Christmas, a two-story wonderland of Christmas decor, and finds more holiday spirit and fun than she ever did at glamorous resorts.
Ben McNamara can’t believe his luck when the beautiful visitor to his store offers to fill his seasonal help vacancy. Even more fortuitous, she’s a marketing genius who can help him make A World of Christmas more attractive to potential buyers. But as the date draws close for him to hand off his family’s legacy, Ben realizes that maybe it wasn’t the ever-present Christmas atmosphere that had bothered him, but rather the fact that he’d never had anyone to share it with.
Can Heidi convince Ben there’s so much more to love on Yule Mountain than just Christmas?
Heidi Forrester is at a very good place her life with all of her hard work bringing in a promotion just before the holidays. When Heidi decides she’ll treat herself with a much deserved vacation over her favorite holiday however she finds that her friends and family have all made other plans thinking she’d be too busy working to join them.
Heidi happens to speak with an old friend that invites her along to her hometown of Merry, Montana, a small mountain town that celebrates Christmas year round. After arriving in the charming little town Heidi decides to do some exploring where she finds the most amazing Christmas shop, A World of Christmas.
Browsing around A World of Christmas two things catch Heidi’s attention, the very attractive owner, Ben McNamara, and the help wanted sign in the very busy store. Before she knows it Heidi finds herself jumping in and wrapping customers purchases and having the time of her life.
A Merry Mountain Christmas by Trish Milburn is a contemporary holiday romance that was just such a fun read. Perhaps it was the fact that Merry reminded me of Santa Claus, Indiana where Christmas is also celebrated year round but it was so easy to picture all the wonderful Christmassy places and events and along with the likable characters I just completely enjoyed this festive story. Would definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a sweet holiday read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Trish grew up in Kentucky and got her degree in print journalism from Murray State University. After college, she worked as a newspaper reporter, a marketing assistant and finally a magazine managing editor before quitting to freelance write and copy edit. By taking the leap into freelancer-land, she also had more time to devote to writing fiction and chasing her dream of becoming a published novelist. While working toward her first sale, she placed eight times as a finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart contest sponsored by Romance Writers of America, winning twice. She was also a finalist in Harlequin American Romance’s Great American Novel contest, which led to her first sale to American Romance. She has served her local RWA chapter, Music City Romance Writers, in virtually every position, and as a director on RWA’s national board of directors.
Other than reading (her to-be-read pile is literally four digits), Trish enjoys traveling (by car or train—she’s a terra firma girl!), hiking, nature photography and visiting national parks. Two of her life goals are to visit every unit of the U.S. National Park Service and to hike the Appalachian Trail. While many authors buy themselves a piece of jewelry or gorgeous new shoes to commemorate their first sales, Trish bought herself a TiVo so she doesn’t miss any of her favorite shows while she’s banging away at the computer keyboard to meet her deadlines.
In addition to writing romances for Harlequin American Romance and Harlequin Nocturne, Trish writes young adult novels Bell Bridge Books. She and her wonderfully supportive husband, who is also a Kentucky native, eventually moved a little further south, which Trish likes because she hates being cold. She could totally get used to decorating a palm tree for Christmas if she ever ended up living in Florida.
You can visit Trish on Facebook, on Twitter at @TrishMilburn or at her website, www.trishmilburn.com, and you can also write to her at P.O. Box 140875, Nashville, TN 37214-0875.