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One Enchanted Eve

(Enchanted Christmas #2)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  509 ratings  ·  147 reviews
A delightful Christmas romance about finding the perfect recipe for love.

After years of mistakes and regret, Colin Renwycke finally has a plan: Hone his baking talent at the Denver Culinary Institute and embark on a new career as a pastry chef. If he's lucky, he might even manage to earn back his family's respect. But despite his skills in the kitchen, Colin's a mess in th
Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Larkspur Press (first published November 2016)

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Emilie Haney
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, novella, holiday
Can I give this 5.5 stars? Because that's what it deserves. Laughter, tears, giggling, and way too much longing for baked goods after reading this delightful, Christmassy novella. The absolutely perfect Christmas read!

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Sometimes a book comes along that just meets you in the right place. For me, that was Melissa's One Enchanted Eve.

I have a fierce love for all-things Christmas. Movies, decorations, music, food, books...the list goes on. So when I heard that the second in the Enchan
Susan Snodgrass
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm still trying to find the appropriate words to say how much I loved this little novella. First of all, it did NOT seem like a novella, but a full length book. Not many authors can pull that off, but Melissa Tagg does in just 100 perfect pages. Tagg takes her readers back to Maple Valley, Iowa for this one and she really does take us back. She plops us right down in the middle of her story like we're actually there. There aren't very many fictional locales I'd love to visit were it possible an ...more
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Before I say anything else-- if you haven't read One Enchanted Christmas yet... read it first!

I have yet to read a book of Melissa's that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. In fact, I have yet to rate one of her books lower than 5 stars. And there's a good reason for that: her books are fabulous!! And this one is no exception. Even though it's "only" a 134-page novella, it doesn't feel like it. Somehow, Melissa has managed to make her novellas feel like full-length novels, and that just makes me love it
4.70 stars - mild pg13

It's December 6th. Not nearly enough time to prepare for Christmas, nor read all the books I want to read. So, naturally, there's no time for my usual long-winded reviews. So here's the short version: Loved it!! Loved it!! Did I mention I loved it? A sweet, funny, romantic, poignant story. Melissa Tagg has such a God-given gift of creativity; her style of writing just perfectly suits my reading ear. I think you should read it, it will probably suit your ear, as well.

I may h
One Enchanted Eve is as charming and as effervescent as I've come to expect from a Melissa Tagg story! If you've picked One Enchanted Eve to start your Christmas reading for the season, then you are in good hands. I'm not sure how she does it, but Melissa Tagg manages to take a shorter tale and bring characters with history and depth to life. Set in the charming town of Maple Valley, Iowa, a place that readers will recognize from the endearing Walker Family books, this little tale is filled with ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
Great development of characters, fun romance, thought-provoking theme of importance of family relationships. A perfect Christmas novella!
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What do you know? Melissa Tagg did it again! Whether it be a short novella or a full length novel, this lady pulls together such a sweet, original story full of characters you connect with from the first few pages. I don't know how she does it! You can be guaranteed to spend your money on a Melissa Tagg book and be so glad that you did! You will read these stories over and over again.

This is the perfect time of year to read 'One Enchanted Eve'. A follow on from her first in the Enchanted Christm
Katie W
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love food--especially baked goods--and this book had me constantly craving something deliciously sugary. I'm also a fan of challenges (when it's not me) and this couple faces many of them. How can you truly appreciate something if it doesn't take a lot of work to get it?

Ryland had her dream bakery and lost it. She's got a plan to be back on top again, but it takes following a recipe card and her plans to a T. Colin is a very spontaneous and fun-loving guy, who always takes risks and never seem
Carrie Pagels
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic novella

Do a self gift like I did and read this story right now! What a nice break to have this delightful romance to read while I have been resting today. Highly recommend.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved it—of course! All of Melissa's normal wit and charm and heartfelt emotion are present in full force. Rylan and Colin were an interesting couple from the start, and the biggest problem I had with this book is that I finished it too quickly!! I'm looking forward to Leigh's story now...maybe next year? ...more
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Third time, and somehow it still captured my attention. In the middle of summer, no less. And that ending? Adorable. The father-son reconciliation? Barely there and yet it tugged on my heart and made my eyes water. There's a reason Miss Tagg is one of my favorites! ❤ ...more
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing

In my mind, Maple Valley, Iowa is synonymous with the Walker Family. They go hand-in-hand, and bring warm smiles and joy every time I think of them. I want to live in Maple Valley and, although I LOVE my own family dearly, I want to be adopted into the fabulously imperfect Walker family. I love that Melissa Tagg knows how much her readers adore this little town and family and found a way to bring us more stories that take us “home.”

Melissa Tagg began her Enchanted Christmas Collection last yea

Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One Enchanted Eve ( Enchanted Christmas Collection #2 )
By Melissa Tagg

One Enchanted Eve is book two in Enchanted Christmas Collection series by Melissa Tagg. I really enjoyed this Christmas Novella . It did not seen like a novella it was more like a fun length story. Her story and characters , both are well written and well developed. Tagg drew me in right at the start and then I was hooked. I could not read fast enough to see what was going to happen next. She carries us back to Maple Valley ,
Another book (novella) to love from Melissa Tag. Oh my gosh I just love her style, wit, humor and romance. Her ability to create such a sigh worthy town makes you want to move there. I love the Walkers but I also love this new family that she has introduced here and in One Enchanted Christmas. I love characters that are real with all of their flaws like most of us . ;-) if you want a sigh worthy read with a Christmas theme quick to read during the hustle and bustle, just be prepared to want to m ...more
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Such a cute novella! I enjoyed every minute of this one.

I had a difficult time in believing Rylan would have traveled states away with a student she disliked so much. Once I got beyond that, I was hooked on Colin and Rylan's story. These two misfits were a good match. I especially loved Rylan's full name.

I look forward to reading Leigh's story.
Paula Shreckhise
Just the right story to read for Christmas fun. Ms. Tagg gives us a quirky hero who is a student of the heroine in all things bakery. What could go wrong when Ms. Ryland joins Colin at his family’s home for Christmas? Maybe a short course in romance?
This was a fun venture into Maple Valley, Iowa and makes you want to visit this quaint town in Ms. Tagg’s other books about the Walker family.
Merry Christmas reading this polished and shiny story!
*I purchased this ebook from Amazon. All opinions ar
Kathy Jo
4.5 Stars

Rylan's dream of owning her own bakery came true. But after two years it was ripped out from underneath her. Hurt and brokenhearted, she dedicates her life to getting her dream back. Working as a culinary instructor at the Denver Culinary Institute owned by a renowned chef and restaurateur will help her get her foot in the door.

When an opportunity arises to work as the head baker in a new trendy bakery, she can almost taste her dream coming true again. The only thing standing in her way
Caitlyn Santi
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been following Melissa Tagg's books since shortly after the release of her very first, with which she promptly found a spot on my list of all time favorite authors. Each new story she writes completely reaffirms exactly why she has a permanent spot on said list. Her books are beyond AMAZING, I'm always sad to see the awesomeness end but thrilled because now I only have to wait (Insert X number of months here) until her next book!
One Enchanted Eve was every bit as amazing as I knew it wou
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again I am enchanted by another story set in the fictional community of Maple Valley, Iowa! This novella is so complete and the characters so nicely crafted. Just like the other novella in this series, it didn’t actually feel like I was reading a novella. And if you have not read any other books by this author, One Enchanted Eve stands alone nicely. I do also highly recommend the novella, One Enchanted Christmas, as well as the entire Walker Family series simply because they are some of my ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novella. It is a very easy and fast read. Once you dive into this book you will not want to leave! The characters development for such a short read is amazing. You will fall in love with them. I haven't had the opportunity to read one of her other books yet, so I was a little nervous about jumping into a novella that is connected with a series, but I was able to jump right into this world. I never felt lost once. The connection is definitely there with the other novels, t ...more
Nicki Olsen
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*My Thoughts*
I love Melissa Tagg. And Christmas. And relationships with a rocky start are my very, very favorite!

The characters were lovable and relatable. I understood Colin's need for his families' approval, and Ryland's desperate wish to start her own business. Their relationship evolved steadily, but not too fast for a novella.

As usual the town's quirkiness has me falling just a little bit (okay, a lot) in love with it! It reminds me of my own little town of Appomattox and never fails to ma
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One Enchanted Eve is just as delightful and charming as its predecessor! While I was singularly unimpressed with Colin in last year's One Enchanted Christmas, I grew to love him dearly in One Enchanted Eve! (I also didn't love Drew nearly as much in this novella. It's amazing how looking at a person from a different perspective—in this case, seeing Drew through Colin's eyes—can change your perception! That's not to say I don't still love Drew, but he doesn't seem as perfect anymore.)

I loved the
Meghan DeWalt
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A tender and uplifting romance sweet and light not unlike the confections the two main characters cook up in the kitchen. Another soon-to-be classic Christmas tale from the talented Ms. Tagg that takes us on a new journey through Maple Valley, Iowa alongside a prodigal son/brother and a been-burnt-before heroine who cares more than she knows. LOVED every minute we had with these characters--only complaint would be that its novella length was too short. But that's how the best stories are--you do ...more
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful novella by Melissa Tagg. I love any reason to return to Maple Valley, and One Enchanted Eve is a perfectly enchanting Christmassy read.
Dec 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun read at Christmas time.
Sarah Vanscoyoc
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve had the pleasure of reading One Enchanted Christmas, then you will probably remember Colin Renwycke, the hero for this story. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book and another chance to return to Maple Valley and the unique cast of characters therein. Colin is the prodigal brother and as this story starts out, we find him in the middle of yet another mess and trying to charm his way out of it, as always. Only this time he contends with Rylan Jefferson, who doesn’t really have anything ...more
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Just . . . a reminder that sometimes driving too slow can be just as dangerous as driving too quickly."

Colin Renwyke is undoubtedly the most infuriating man that Rylan Jefferson has ever met, he swerves through life while she unabashedly stays between the lines. Bumbling through her culinary class, breaking kitchen ware, setting off fire alarms; all while producing extraordinary flavors, she is more than shocked when Colin invites her to leave Denver for several weeks and join him in Maple Val
Cheryl Baranski
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One Enchanted Eve a novella by Melissa Tagg is so wonderful. You get to journey back to the enchanting town of Maple Valley and it’s delightful characters that you have come to know and love. You will also get to meet some new ones. I enjoyed One Enchanted Eve so that I didn’t want to see it come to an end. This story is full of love, hope, longing, faith, and learning to let go of the past. Be sure to get your copy of One Enchanted Eve by Melissa Tagg today. 5 stars!
Courtney Clark
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
Such as sweet and complete story! I love revisiting Maple Valley, especially the Renwyckes for Christmas. This is a must-read Christmas novella! The combo of drama, humor, and family is just perfect. (And I can't forget to mention the bonding that happens between Collin and Rylan over pastry and the flirting with recipe cards = swoon!) Longer review to come. ...more
Cara Putman
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Christmas romance

A perfect, quick read that takes you back to Iowa and the charming town of the Walker clan. Tied to last year's novella this is a perfect, charming read from one of my favorite authors.
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Melissa Tagg is the Christy and Carol Award-winning author of swoony and hope-filled small-town contemporary romances, including the Maple Valley series, the Walker Family series, the Where Love Begins series, and the Enchanted Christmas Collection. She’s also a former reporter, current nonprofit marketing strategist, and total Iowa girl.

Melissa has taught at multiple national writing conferences

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