The Christmas Spirit
Published by: Rosewind Books
Publication date: October 27th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
SOMETIMES IT TAKES ONE BROKEN HEART TO HEAL ANOTHER.
Courtney Winston is a writer on a deadline. Eager to finish her book and get over a recent break-up, she ditches Christmas with her family and retreats to a secluded cabin in the mountains.
Appliances rarely work, and cell service is spotty, but Courtney senses there is more to her rustic rental—something dark and haunting.
Then Peter, the attractive Stone Mountain Lodge owner, and a meddling cook, Mrs. Finn, keep coming around, shattering her peace and offering advice on how to fix her heavy heart.
Courtney grows closer to Peter, but Mrs. Finn warns her of his troubled past. Undaunted, Courtney sets out to win him over. But being with the brooding stranger may end up costing her more than she ever imagined.
Wow. This book is unlike anything I have ever read before. This book is mysterious, romantic, scary, tragic and inspirational. I experienced so many emotions while reading this book. A beautiful story that is extremely well written and flows so smoothly.
Courtney is having a tough holiday season. Recently dumped and not wanting to spend Christmas with her family, she uses a deadline on her new book as an excuse to ba hum bug the season.
Alone in a secluded cabin at a lodge in Gatlinburg, she begins to experience unusual things. She learns ancient traditions and begins to write a beautiful book. But all is not candy canes and sugar plum fairies. Strange things happen and she becomes lost, upset and even confused at times. Will she survive the Christmas or will she go insane and lose herself and her soul?
Like I said before, this book is unusual and very intriguing and mysterious. The characters are strong and developed perfectly. It is a roller coaster ride of emotions. Happiness, sadness, fear and even love. I really enjoyed this different take on Christmas romance. It was mesmerizing and I just could not put it down.
I loved the mystery written in the story and trying to figure out who’s who. I would love to read more from this author. I believe she has a way about her stories that will surprise you and make you a believer.
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
Weis writes romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, supernatural, and young adult fiction and has sold approximately one million books. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.
She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers Association and the Horror Writers Association. http://www.AlexandreaWeis.com