Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson

Publisher: Avalon Books 
Pages:185 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  After a tumultuous past, Greta Kendall has focused mainly on her bridal shop, located on the first floor of her beloved Queen Anne Victorian near Aspen. For two years she’s fought to save her house from Stephanie Harwood of Harwood Development, who is intent on razing her home to build a new mall. But now Greta’s running out of time. The town council is about to approve the final plans for the mall.

When Gray Daniels walks into her shop, Greta is immediately attracted to his rugged good looks and midnight blue eyes, until she learns he’s Stephanie Harwood’s fiancé. She’s furious to find they’ve tricked her into a publicity stunt aimed at garnering support for the mall. So now her little war has a new front: Gray Daniels. If only she could also fight her growing attraction to him.

A knock on the door brings a return of old danger, and Greta must now put aside her anguish over the house to discover if she’s at last capable of looking the past in the eye and overcoming it—and if she’s finally free to love again.



Kritters Thoughts:  Greta is a young woman living in her hometown and working in her family's wedding dress shop.  Along with her mother in their historical home in a town just minutes from Aspen, they are fighting to keep their home and their business against a developer who wants to put a mall where their home currently sits. 

These characters were fantastic and so easy to get to know and fall in love with; it made it so difficult to put the book down.  I read it in one sitting!  I felt for Greta as she was confronting problems from her past and trying to move forward, but there was definitely some questions up in the air about what her future would look like and who would be a part of it.  I was definitely rooting for Greta the entire time.

My biggest concern was due to the length the book felt quick and choppy, but I think if a few parts had been fleshed out, it wouldn't have felt so choppy.  But overall, I absolutely adored this book and will definitely be keeping my eye out for this author.  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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