Friday, December 8, 2023

#Giveaways Review Holiday at Mistletoe Cottage by Nancy Robards Thompson Day 6 #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza


On Day 6 of the holiday blog bash I'm reviewing, Holiday At Mistletoe Cottage, #2 in The McFadden's of Tinsley Cove by Nancy Robards Thompson. This is another Harlequin Special Edition series holiday tale. Special Edition holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the series I reviewed way back when for RT Magazine I got to know and like all the authors and Nancy was always one of my favorites.
Sit back and enjoy my review and don't forget to enter the 2 #Giveaways.

ISBN-13: 9780369745897
Publisher: HQN Special Edition
Release Date: 10-01-2023
Length: 288pp
Source: Author For Review
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Holiday At Mistletoe Cottage

This Christmas, Avery Anderson has finally returned to Tinsley Cove to bury her bad memories. She didn’t bargain on one appearing next door: luxury real estate agent Forest McFadden. Years before, popular Forest had been the perpetrator of a cruel joke that cut Avery to the core. It was a humiliation she was sure she’d never forget. But soon, Avery learns that not everything is as it once appeared. Even though she thought his current attentions were meant to absolve his own guilt, she soon learns it just might be the beginning of so much more…

HOLIDAY AT MISTLETOE COTTAGE is available now at It will be available through all other e-retailers beginning October 24, 2023.
Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Other titles in Nancy Robards Thompson’s The McFaddens of Tinsley Cove series:

 - Available now!
Book 2: HOLIDAY AT MISTLETOE COTTAGE – Available October 24, 2023
Book 3: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – Coming in 2024

My Review:

Holiday at Mistletoe Cottage
McFadden’s of Tinsley Cove #2
Nancy Robards Thompson


Holiday at Mistletoe Cottage is a feel good frienemies to lovers’ story full of small-town drawbacks, antics and advantages, loss, love and happy endings. And starring a couple who are both genuine and likeable but have a lot of obstacles to overcome. Avery is a gem, she’s spunky and brave but vulnerable especially in a place that holds some unfond memories. Forrest on the other hand is the driving force behind this relationship and isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, and he wants Avery. Seeing what this couple does to overcome so much and end up so happy is worth all the drama they must go through to get there. Plus, the small town of Tinsley Cove is all dressed up for the holidays and all the residents nosey or otherwise are perfect especially Avery’s secret Santa. If you’re looking for a holiday tale that will make you laugh and cry be sure you include Holiday at Mistletoe Cottage on your holiday reading list and try some of Nancy Robards Thompson’s other Christmas tales.

Instead of spending Thanksgiving with her beloved Gran at Mistletoe Cottage, Avery Anderson is instead coming to lay her to rest and she’s got plenty of time to sort things out since she just lost her job as a photojournalist. Now she’s got to decide what to do about her grandmother’s cottage, she’s not sure she could sell it, but she also doesn’t think she could ever call Tinsley Cove NC home since some of her worst memories happened here. And now the cause of most of those unhappy memories lives right next door and is the Mayor of this small coastal town.

Forrest McFadden is saddened by the passing of his wonderful neighbor but at least it lets him see her beautiful granddaughter, Avery, the girl now woman he once had a huge crush on. But now just like then she can’t seem to stand to be around him, so he’s made up his mind to be a good neighbor and find out why she dislikes him so much.

About the author:
USA Today Bestselling author Nancy Robards Thompson has a degree in journalism. She worked as a newspaper reporter until she realized reporting "just the facts" was boring. Happier to report to her muse, Nancy writes women’s fiction and romance full-time. Critics have deemed her work, “…funny, smart and observant.” She lives in Tennessee with her husband and their crazy corgi. For more, visit her website at

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  1. He has no idea why she hates him? Men are so clueless. This sounds fun.

  2. My favorite tradition is having our granddaughter help us decorate the tree.

  3. I'm so glad that the drama from her not liking him was just the right amount and it turned into a great smalltown romance.