Happy Release Day Melissa Cutler !
RELEASE DAY REVIEW OF ~ MISTLETOE EFFECT BY MELISSA CUTLER
The Mistletoe Effect is a great Christmas story by Melissa Cutler that I loved reading.
Carina Briscoe is the wedding and event coordinator at the Briscoe Ranch Resort which is owned and operated by her family. The resort is busiest during the month of December due to the “Mistletoe Effect” that it is known for. For the last fifty years, beginning with her grandparents June and Tyson Briscoe, every couple that has been married in December hasn’t gotten divorced.
Haylie, who is Carina’s sister walks out of her own wedding ceremony after being enraged by the actions of her soon-to-be husband. Granny June and Mr. Briscoe, Carina’s dad tells her that she has to get married or the Mistletoe Effect will be jinxed. Mr. Briscoe tells the Ranch Foreman, James Decker that he needs to marry Carina to save the Mistletoe Effect.
James Decker has had his eye on Carina since the day he was hired at the Briscoe Ranch nearly ten years earlier. He sees this as an opportunity to spend the time with Carina that he has always wanted to, but was afraid of losing his job. He even insists that she live in his home as husband and wife as a condition of him agreeing to this marriage. Carina also agrees to this because she has also been interested in him since he started working for her father.
Carina is also a seamstress and she designs wedding dresses on the side. I loved how she and Decker shared their dreams, their history and their feelings. They encourage each other to go after the dream they have. The relationship really grew throughout the story.
Granny June is so funny throughout the story. She is always taking candid pictures with her smartphone to post on Facebook.
I highly recommend this holiday read. You will love it as I did!!!