Pay a visit to picturesque Vermont at harvest where persimmons brighten tree limbs, colorful leaves fall from branches, cerulean skies bring a vibrating wind, and sidewalks overflow with classic fall reads. Let autumn in Snowdrop Valley remind you that when it comes to love, every day is a fairytale in a sleepy little book town.
It's harvest season in the picturesque book town of Snowdrop Valley, and things are really firing up. Sweet, dreamy, Mirabelle Martine may be about to lose her beloved French bakery and fairytale bookshop, but a turbulent family history in France taught her to rely on her own wit and depend on no one. Yet when the reclusive horror bookshop owner with a crush across the way tells his visiting mother that they're engaged to be married, she decides to go along with the ruse in exchange for his help designing the first literary harvest festival to earn enough money to save her business. What she didn't expect was that love can exist in the most unlikely match.
Only one thing can put Zeph Davis into a state of paralysis, and his mother coming to visit was it. He'll do anything to keep her from finding out that he dropped out of his MA program in gothic literature, using his inheritance to open a horror bookshop. When he finds out that his sister told a little white lie so their mom would stop worrying about him, she shows up at the front door of his dream woman's bakery across the street with the belief that they're engaged to be married. The problem is that the sweet French baker doesn't even know Zeph's name, much less that he has feelings for her. What he doesn't count on is her passion for fairytales prompts her agreement to a make-believe wedding meant to appease his mother, which pushes them all the way to the metaphorical altar.
A delightful fall season, small-town romance where exotic sweet treats and the vibrant foils of New England trees pull you into a humorous world where imagination takes the cake and lonely hearts unite. Ideal fiction reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason.
SNOWDROP VALLEY SERIES:
My Christmas Darling
A Sleepy Hollow Kiss
Wedding at Walden Pond
Once Upon a Thanksgiving
Dreams of Mistletoe
"Vivien Mayfair's creation of Snowdrop Valley isn't new, and prior romance readers who choose her latest will be happy to see this quintessential small town return. The backdrop of autumn, one of New England's most famous and picturesque seasons, is very nicely done, as are the touches of Vermont culture and personalities that stem from Mayfair's personal familiarity with and affection for New England. Romance and cozy novel readers interested in a gentle tale of tangled lives, entwined fates, and growing passion will relish the fine feel of small-town America that Mayfair cultivates in one of her best romance stories yet."
-Midwest Book Review
"This is my favorite book in the series so far. Zeph and Mirabelle are two wonderful quirky characters that are well suited balancing each other out. Both are hiding their real lives from their parents only to have life seemingly implode on them. The secrets and lies are not just between Zeph and Mirabelle but basically the entire cast of town characters. Towards the end of the story it twists and turns and surprises you with how far the extent of deception went. Very well done! This was a really enjoyable and fun read."
-Goodreads top 43 reviewer