It's Christmas time!!! We are well into the Christmas season in our house and that certainly means it is time to read a Christmas novel!
Christmas at Grey Sage by Phyllis Clark Nichols was just what I needed to read. I must admit that it did start out a bit slow for me and the first couple of chapters didn't grab me. However, I kept going and it definitely redeemed itself!
Based just outside of Santa Fe, Christmas at Grey Sage shares the story of two couples who run an inn together and have a unique group of visitors brought along by one of the women's friend to stay just before Christmas. Like I said, the first few chapters progress slowly and you don't really get a great feel for the characters. Then the weather changes and everyone ends up "stuck" at the inn for Christmas and that's when the story really takes off!
The owners begin to share parts of their own lives and the guests do the same. People pair off and learn each others stories and it's all very organic. A near tragedy brings them together even further and just warmed my heart!
The very last chapter fast forwards several years to share a "where are they now" and I really like that part. This was a fun and inspiring little Christmas novel.
**I received this book for free from the Publisher.**