- Title: The Lodge on Holly Road
- Series: Life in Icicle Falls #6
- Author: Sheila Roberts
- Genre: Contemporary Romance, series
- Published: October 2014 – Harlequin MIRA
- Source: Publisher
Synopsis: How Santa Gets His Christmas Spirit Back…
James Claussen has played Santa for years, but now that he’s a widower, he’s lost interest—in everything. So his daughter, Brooke, kidnaps him from the mall (in his Santa suit!) and takes him to Icicle Falls. She’s arranged a special Christmas at the lodge owned by long-widowed Olivia Wallace and her son, Eric. And yet…Brooke wants Dad to be happy, but she’s not ready to see someone else’s mommy kissing Santa Claus.
Single mom Missy Monroe brings her kids to the lodge, too. Lalla wants a grandma for Christmas, and her brother, Carlos, wants a dog. Missy can’t provide either one. What she’d like is an attractive, dependable man. A man like John Truman… But John’s girlfriend will be joining him in Icicle Falls, and he’s going to propose.
Of course not everything goes as planned. But sometimes the best gifts are the ones you don’t expect! (publisher)
My take: If you’re looking for an entertaining Christmas novel this year you’ll want to read The Lodge on Holly Road. It’s part of the Life in Icicle Falls series but can stand alone. Seriously, if you haven’t read any of the previous books you will not be missing anything in this book.
Sheila Roberts is in top form with her novel of good intentions going astray. From the daughter who wants her widowed father to have a great Christmas to the single mom of two who wants to give her kids the Christmas she always wanted to the young man who can’t wait to publicly propose to the woman of his dreams – everyone will learn valuable lessons.
I enjoyed all the characters – from the main characters to the minor ones (lodge guests). They are all fully formed and interesting. The setting is great – Christmas in a mountain resort town.
When I finished reading The Lodge on Holly Road my first thought was “I hope the Hallmark Channel grabs this and makes a movie for next year.”
12 thoughts on “The Lodge on Holly Road by Sheila Roberts”
This sounds perfect for the holidays!
I have this on my tbr list of Christmas reads… I love these books of Icicle Falls.
I like this series as well, Kathleen!
Aww I totally read this 🙂
Mary, this sounds like a very lovely book to read for the holidays ahead. Terrific review as always!
Thanks, Susan 🙂
A Sheila Roberts book is like a decadently sinful truffle; tasty morsel with delectable parts to be savored.
Agreed! 😀 And now I’m craving a great piece of chocolate…
I must find this, I always get into the spirit with a marathon Christmas read.
It was a fun read 🙂
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Perfect for the season!
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