Saturday, 16 February 2013

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE BY NELL CARSON - GUEST REVIEW BY ENA

ISBN: 9780803474697
Publisher: Avalon Books/Montlake Romance
Pages: 185
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle

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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.


ENA'S REVIEW
My daughter "Jeanz" was given this book by the Author Nell Carson in exchange for an honest review.
The cover pictures an old fashioned sign post with the title on it, so though I think the cover is fairly plain, it depicts the book well. Would I pick it up in a bookstore for a closer look? I think I would yes.
So the plot is about Greta Kendall and her business which is a bridal shop. The book tells of Greta's fight to prevent Stephanie Harwood and her Development company from knocking down Greta's home, to make way for a new mall they wish to build.
Greta finds herself attracted to a handsome guy who calls into her bridal shop. The guy turns out to be none other than Stephanie Harwoods fiancé. Greta fights hard to try and stop herself falling for the guy.
So does Greta get to keep her home? And win over Stephanie Harwood's fiancé too?
I found the beginning of the book was at quite a slow pace for my taste, and I initially didn't think I would finish it let alone enjoy it. Then the pace began to pick up and the plot became much more interesting and I ended up really enjoying the book.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes. Would I recommend it? I would yes. Would I read more by Nell Carson? I already have done and enjoyed them too. 

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