Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Candlelight Christmas

  • Title:  Candlelight Christmas
  • Series: Lakeshore Chronicles
  • Author:  Susan Wiggs
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance; Christmas
  • Published:  October 2013 – Harlequin MIRA
  • Source:  Publisher

Synopsis:  A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. 

One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake—Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent and intent on guarding her heart, she’s the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas. 

Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods, and toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected—a love to last a lifetime.  (publisher)

My take:  If you’re a fan of the Lakeshore Chronicles by Susan Wiggs you’ll want to read Candlelight Christmas this holiday season. If you haven’t started that series go ahead and pick up this book – after finishing you’ll want to find book one and catch up in the series!

Candlelight Christmas is the charming tale of two people who haven’t gotten love “right”. Logan is a single father of one son. Darcy is divorced and not looking to get involved. When Darcy is invited by Logan’s sister to their family Thanksgiving she realizes she is attracted to Logan. They have a wonderful holiday. Weeks go by without any communication and then Darcy is invited to join the O’Donnell family for Christmas. The two enjoy the Christmas week festivities with Logan’s family in a beautiful winter setting. Logan and Darcy see sides of each other that make their feelings grow.

This book has what I look for in a Christmas romance: a great setting, a couple you really want to see find their HEA, and a warm and fuzzy story. Ultimately it’s a sweet story about discovering the true spirit of Christmas. Both young and old learn that the best gift is putting someone else’s happiness before their own.

Expected publication: October 29, 2013