Genre: Fiction, Holiday
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The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn't been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town.
When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people's lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter's grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart.
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“Christmas at the Timberton Hotel is special. The beauty and peace people find there is magic. Strangers come to escape their pain and find solace and strength. I loved this story. It gave me a sense of hope. The characters are amazing.”
“Deborah weaves a beautiful mosaic of Christmas sights, sounds and smells and introduces us to memorable characters. From the grieving widow to the five-year-old child who lost his brother to a reclusive scholar who only wants to sit in front of the fireplace and read, each are treated with genuine emotion and care which adds to this uplifting story.”
“Deborah did it again. What a great christmas story. I love christmas stories and this will be one that I will read year after year.”
Above reviews from Amazon.com
This book review is being guest posted for Rachel Zaragoza-Quaill.
This enchanting story is told with such vibrancy and color that you can read it in just one sitting. Mist, the main character has such a unique and harmonious way to create light and love wherever she goes. Set in this enchanting town at TImberton Hotel the story unfolds immediately as you are introduced to each guest as well as the people that live and work there in a subtle but very insightful way.
TImberton Hotel sounds like a magical place that you could only dream of visiting one day. The fact that it is told during Christmas time makes it even more magical. The author, Deborah Garner, does a great job in detailing the interwoven relationship of the human spirit, Christmas magic, and of course delicious food. Mist is a unique young girl that manages to make every guest a part of the family and not only feeds them but gifts them each with their own special piece of artwork that somehow manages to bring joy and diminish the sadness. Definitely a surprise tear jerker at the end.
If anything you should read this book for the surprise cookie recipes at the end! I am super excited to try them out this holiday season! Enjoy!
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Silver Bells at Moonglow
Christmas at the Timberton Hotel arrives each year with a unique set of guests, some returning, some new. When this holiday brings a celebrity seeking reprieve, sisters who are distant yet closer to each other than they think, a widow approaching a new horizon, and an eclectic smattering of local townsfolk and visiting relatives, the season is certain to be eventful. Add in a hint of romance and there’s more than snow in the air around the small Montana town.
Elegant decor and exquisite cuisine from resident artist and chef, Mist, form a backdrop to much needed camaraderie, bringing strangers and friends together. When the last note of Christmas carols has faded away, the soft whisper of silver bells from the front door’s wreath will usher guests and townsfolk alike back into the world with hope for the coming year.
About the author
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.
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