Hey! Did you know that Rebecca Raisin's new book is out? It's titled as CELEBRATIONS & CONFETTI - the first book in AT CEDARWOOD LODGE series. Two more books will be published soon. Hurrah! Today, I've reviewed the book as a part of the blog tour for the aforementioned book. Scroll down to read the review and more about the book.
Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 24th, 2016
Part one in a feel-good festive romantic serial from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin!
Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties have brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.
Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.
Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?
Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts - following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.
Having read two stories by Rebecca Raisin, I was very excited for her new book. The bright colour of the cover and the prospect of an another light-hearted book lured me into it. CELEBRATIONS & CONFETTI is the first of three books in AT CEDARWOOD LODGE series.
When Clio's career as a successful event planner in New York takes a fall, she returns home to Evergreen, with an another plan for her future ahead. She buys the old, dilapidated Cedarwood Lodge, planning to renovate it, while maintaining the old glory, and open it for business as a destination for weddings, anniversaries, parties and so on. With her best friend- Micah by her side, Clio is working hard to open it for the first event at Cedarwood Lodge.
As the story continues, more characters are introduced along with the brief descriptions about each of them. When the story came to an end, I had met most of the people in Clio's life and it made the story much enjoyable actually. When it comes to the romance, it was a relief that there is no insta-love involved in it. Love is definitely in the air, but it progresses smoothly and slowly. At the beginning, I thought she would fall for Micah, hence it was a surprise when two other characters were portrayed as Clio's potential lovers. It kept me guessing who would be her hero and couldn't draw a conclusion until I reached the last chapter. I liked how the story was wound up, it gives me more to look forward in her next book.
Not only Clio's story but CELEBRATIONS & CONFETTI unfolds the story of each character's in the book. Rebecca Raisin creates a happy ending for each of them and it's pretty obvious how much she hearts every one of them. The mystery surrounding the Cedarwood is yet to be revealed, I liked how the author has connected it to Clio's family, however, her mother's secret and behaviour was a bit irksome. There should not be any secrets among people in the same family, I hate when it happens. The story ends on a positive note, while leaving a few traces of what might happen in the next instalment.
I do personally like Rebecca's writing; fairly written, well-paced stories laden with cheerful, positive vibes. I can get into the story with ease and enjoy them thoroughly. So, you know, this book was a delight, I really liked it. CELEBRATIONS & CONFETTI is an another lively, heartwarming story from the Rebecca Raisin. You will like it if you enjoy make-you-feel-good chick lit stories.
Meet the Author- REBECCA RAISIN
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’sbeen published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.
Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts whocare about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.