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Keeper of Lost Loves by Iris Applewood, eBook, 193 pages

From GoodReads: Clara Winters is a self-proclaimed cynic of soulmates but when mistletoe magic compels her to play matchmaker for the town curmudgeon, her life takes an unexpected turn…Clara’s only Christmas wish is to save her beloved Fireside Manor Bed and Breakfast, teetering on the edge of financial ruin in the outskirts of the quaint town of Serenity Falls. Her plan is drop off her cookies at the Winter Festival and return to welcome her lone holiday guest. The arrival of Ethan, a guest with enigmatic intentions, sets off sparks of both romance and suspicion. As their paths intertwine, Clara and Ethan embark on a journey of amateur sleuthing, unearthing long-buried stories that are as entwined with Fireside Manor as they are with their own destinies.

In this cozy Christmas romance, each kiss under the mistletoe is a key to unlocking hidden truths, mending past heartaches, and discovering the enduring power of connection. Join Clara in her enchanting adventure as she navigates the complexities of heart and heritage, learning that love is more resilient, more enduring, than she’d ever given it credit for. This story is perfect for those seeking a sweet, low spice small town romance with a sprinkle of mystery and a dash of magic.

I love everything about this book! I thought it would be hard for me to get into given that it takes place around Christmas time and not only are we having a heat wave but we're having incredibly high heat indexes...definitely not the cold holiday weather mentioned in the book. I enjoyed the development of the characters and the magic and whimsey were perfect! I really hope that the audiobook is coming before December because I would love for this to be my book club's book this year but I tend to pick only books available on all formats for those who are audiobook lovers. There isn't a single thing I would change about this book. I'm hoping that since it says "A Serenity Falls Cozy Romance" at the top that maybe we'll get some more stories from this little town!

5/5 Stars

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