Three different women. Three different stages in their relationships. Annie is hoping to rekindle her former marriage, Nina wants to avoid the holidays and men after the recent death of her father, and Holly, still in school, is just starting with her first boyfriend. Love is certainly in the air as these women’s lives buck and weave against the backdrop of a winter wedding at the magical Christmas Tree Farm.
This put me right in the holiday spirit. A winter romance with a tree farm backdrop? How could it not?
What I love about this book is how deeply complicated each of these characters are. Angie and her son have a rocky relationship after her divorce, and their scenes together are some of the most effective. Similarly, Nina’s response to the one year anniversary to her father’s death is effective because of how realistically it’s treated. And that’s a common theme in this book. Author Erin Green had me totally immersed in each of these three worlds.
This isn’t to suggest this book is all sad situations. It’s endearing and a little heartbreaking, but it’s also a lot of fun. I found myself smiling a lot, and there are a couple of laugh out loud moments— particularly a scene involving Angie and a misplaced blouse.
Overall, this is a really strong romance with a lot of great characters and an enchanting setting.
Title: The Magic of Christmas Tree Farm
Author: Erin Green
Publication Date: September 04, 2018
Note: I received a free ARC of this book through NetGalley.