Friday, October 1, 2021

A Christmas in the Alps by Melody Carlson {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that she is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, Simone boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.

During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who's on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone's family's clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.

For anyone who is wearying of staying home, Melody Carlson invites you to spend Christmas with her in the beautiful French Alps this year. So pull on your mittens, tie your scarf tight, and prepare yourself for a magical mountain holiday.

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 books with sales of more than 7 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at

As a teenager, Melody Carlson was one of my very first introductions into and the reason that I first fell in love with Christian fiction. Throughout the years, I have continued to enjoy her books... perhaps none more than her Christmas stories! I look forward to reading these each and every year, and looked forward to checking out her newest one A Christmas in the Alps

If you are like me and enjoy a good Hallmark-like Christmas story, this one will certainly be an absolute must read for you... because it certainly has all the makings of a good Hallmark movie if you ask me... a fantastic French destination holiday, a fun family mystery and of course a dreamy holiday romance too! There was some predictability, sure... but I personally don't mind that in a holiday story myself. To me, that is comfort and just what I look for in this type of quick Christmas read! It's shorter length makes it the perfect length for the busier holiday months, without feeling rushed or incomplete in any way. I will say that I enjoyed these characters so much that I wouldn't mind seeing them again in a future story though! Overall, an enjoyable holiday read and definitely one to add to your Christmas reading list. 



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