Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Book Review: Unmistaken (an Elkridge Christmas Novel) by Lyz Kelley

(an Elkridge Christmas Novel) 
by Lyz Kelley
Release Date: 20th December
Genre: Contemporary Romance 


Can two souls to save each other in this festive, second-chance, small-town fairy tale. Doctor Ethan Brennan wants to ignore Christmas. With the anniversary of his wife and child’s death looming, he's buried himself in his work. Hopeless romantic Noelle Conroy returns home for the holiday’s only to find nowhere to stay. When the blizzard leaves Noelle snowbound in Ethan’s cabin, he starts to open up to her magic—but is love enough to overcome a tragic past?

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

His scarred face and the snake tattoo circling around his thick neck could make a woman pee her pants if she discovered him next to her in a dark alley. But Noelle had known Ted most of her life. He was a lot like his barbeque sauce—sweet, with a spicy-hot kick. 

Your mother is like a cabinet filled with medications. She’s always there to help ease the pain, but she doesn’t come with instructions, and she might have some unexpected side effects. 

I’ve discovered a whole new market for my leftover frosting. I slap it in a jar and label it Sin Sugar. I can’t keep the stuff on the shelf. 

Go ahead, take your swings. We’ll see how funny you are next month. Your annual prostate screening is coming up.

My Review:

Unmistaken featured an enigmatic, lonely, and taciturn small-town doctor who dreaded the Christmas season as it was the anniversary of the accident that took his wife and young daughter.  Mores the pity when a visiting former resident, who had arrived in town to surprise her mother, needed a place to stay and she just happened to ooze Christmas cheer, loved decorating and singing carols, and baking holiday treats for everyone.  They seemed to be opposite but shared more similarities than they or anyone else knew.  Both had significant issues to work through but after just a week, neither would ever be the same.  I have enjoyed this series and while each book can stand alone – I enjoy catching a glimpse of the previously featured characters in each new installment.  Ms. Kelley writes easy to follow, entertaining, and emotive tales with humor, relevant storylines, and wounded yet endearingly lovable characters that require more than a bit of patience as well as prodding from the small and somewhat meddlesome community of Elkridge to get them to their well deserved HEA.  

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Meet the Author

Award-winning author Lyz Kelley resides in a small community in Colorado with her husband and several four-legged family members. She’s a lover of board games, gardening, and painting, a disaster in the kitchen, a compulsive neat freak, and tea snob. She loves writing about strong women who have endured challenges and the men who enrich their lives.

A healing love is at the heart of her book series. Creating wounded yet amazing characters—discovering what drives them, frightens them, heals them, makes them laugh—is what gives her joy. Lyz is pleased to share that joy through her masterfully written stories.

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Why would I want to read the Elkridge Series? Each book in the Elkridge series is a piece to a puzzle—a suspenseful mystery involving the murder of a small-town sheriff. You get six contemporary romance books to figure out the mystery and a bunch of happy ever after (HEA) endings. Two novels in this fiction series—Blinded and Orphaned—are award-winning romance books.

Where is Elkridge, Colorado? Elkridge exists only in my mind. On any given day, I can stop at River Creek Café for Jenna's fresh baked cinnamon rolls, or shop for a birthday present at Mara's Blooms, or get my nails done at Kym’s nail salon. Sitting in the park eating lunch, I can watch the kids play and hear the latest gossip from neighbors. Later, if I want, I can stop at Mad Jack’s to hear a local band play and get some dinner. Elkridge is a great small town where the sun shines 360 days a year and people do their best to make ends meet.

Would you tell us about your writing process? It takes me awhile to write each stand-alone story because I am passionate about creating the very best stories for my readers. These contemporary romance books have complex plots and sub-plots and include suspense romance threads, with deep emotional women’s fiction elements, humor and even a bit of quirkiness. I’m so excited to see the 5-star ratings because it means I’ve created the ideal mix to provide readers with a few hours of enjoyment.

Other Books in The Series

Blinded - Buy Here

Spurned - Buy Here 

Abandoned - Buy Here

Orphaned - Buy Here

Exposed - Buy Here

Rescued - Buy Here

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