Review: THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS by Donna Kauffman



Publication Date: October 31, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


B884B5AD-8704-4DBC-8E40-09CEB8B976E3Stevie Franklin is ready to go all-out Grinch on Christmas this year, but a snowy trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains could provide some unexpected gifts…

Stevie is thrilled to help her best friend Sunny launch her new greenhouse business in Blue Hollow Falls. Not only does it give her a chance to visit the quaint location, but it’s a welcome distraction from Stevie’s recent bad luck with men. Just one catch: since Sunny’s home is under renovation, Stevie must stay at the local inn, whose amenities feature hunky innkeeper, Noah Tyler.

Noah may be as tempting as her grandmother’s famous sweet potato pie, but city-girl Stevie isn’t sticking around—and she doesn’t do flings. Yet when Noah’s chef gets stranded in a Christmas Eve snowstorm, Stevie can’t resist pitching in and serving up some of her family’s favorite recipes. The magic of a Blue Ridge Christmas is already rekindling Stevie’s holiday spirit and making her wonder what else she might be missing out on. Now can Noah restore Stevie’s belief in love?

Includes original down-home holiday recipes!


Donna 5 Stars

This book is a heartwarming love story of two good people finding the perfect match. No drama, no excess baggage from the past – just romance. It’s a holiday story, but that isn’t the story that drives it, so it could be for any time of the year. Well written and left me feeling good.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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Blue Hollow Falls Series by Donna Kauffman 
BLUESTONE & VINE (Releasing 6/26/18)


About the Author

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series, Donna Kauffman has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside, where she is presently trying to makeover her newly empty nest into something that doesn’t have to accommodate piles of sports equipment falling out of her coat closet (okay, out of every closet…and under every bed….), size 13 cleats and sweaty uniforms cluttering her foyer (and stairwell, and laundry room, and…), and a kitchen that should have come with a traffic light. And a pantry monitor. (Anyone with a clever idea on how to repurpose lacrosse sticks into matching reading lamps, she’s all ears!) When she’s not stripping paint, varnishing an old auction house find, or trying to avoid bodily injury with her latest power tool purchase, she loves to hear from readers!

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Review: The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Kimberly Kincaid

The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Kimberly Kincaid
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars



For friends Clara, Abby and Lily, only one thing is more delicious than the Pine Mountain holiday cookie exchange – finding the right man before they ring in the New Year!
Where There’s Smoke. . .
USA Today bestselling author Donna Kauffman

When flames from a recipe gone disastrously wrong send hunky firefighter Will Mason to pretty Clara Parker’s rescue, the sparks really begin to fly! And once Will gets a taste of Clara, he aches for more than just a little sugar from the famously single food columnist. . ..

“Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare!” –Janet Evanovich

The Gingerbread Man
National bestselling author Kate Angell

Folks have always told fun-loving Abby Denton that her anatomically correct Gingerbread cookies are. . .impressive. But those erotic cookies have nothing on the sexy stranger Abby saves from a snowy country road. Could Lander Reynolds be the Christmas treat she’s truly been longing for?

“No fan of the genre should miss Angell’s surefire romances.” –Booklist

Sugar And Spice
Kimberly Kincaid

When caterer Lily Callahan goes up against hotshot pastry chef Pete Mancuso in the bake-off of the season, the stakes are high–and scandalously passionate. Will the gorgeous gourmand steal Lily’s heart–and the top prize in the Christmas cookie competition?

“A mouth-watering, heart-warming, toe-curling holiday romance!” –Amanda Usen, author of Luscious


Three wonderfully romantic steamy stories in one book. What could be better?

Where there’s Smoke – Donna Kauffman
Great story from the first page. I couldn’t help laughing out loud reading about Clara’s misfortune. And then when she found Will I was her very own cheerleader. I enjoyed the humor, the reality of their story and the steamy passion.

The Gingerbread Man – Kate Angell
I have never read any of Kate Angells books, so I was not sure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. I fell completely in love with Abby and Lander. Their story was so moving and their love felt so genuine and pure…and the sex was sizzling.

Sugar and Spice – Kimberly Kincaid
Lily and Pete’s story was was the perfect story to finish this great book. A little competition in the kitchen between Lily and Pete was smoldering….I was just waiting for these two to combust.

I enjoyed how the authors each told a story and added their own Christmas magic to each story.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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