One Enchanted Eve
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 ...more
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 Enchant ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This is the perfect time of year to read 'One Enchanted Eve'. A follow on from her first in the Enchanted Christm ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 , ...more
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.
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 ...more
One Enchanted Eve was every bit as amazing as I knew it wou ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
L I K E S:
- Rylan and Colin were actually the cutest? Hate-to-love romances are kiiiind of my favorite trope ever. And these two are just FREAKING ADORABLE. What the heck.
- Colin is a vulnerable little cinnamon roll who covers up all his insecurities with an overconfident veneer. He's so broken, and he craves his family's love and approval more than anything. I mean?? He actually completely melted me?? I didn't understand him in the first novella, b ...more
Rylan cannot stand Colin. Out of all of her student bakers, he’s the nearest to her age and always making messes. When Rylan’s boss offers her a chance for the head baker position at his bakery, Rylan jumps, but she’s not sure she can make something unique. In a move to avoid expulsion, ...more
As the season of Advent begins, Melissa Tagg returns with another Christmas novella, following the events of last year’s release, One Enchanted Christmas. In One Enchanted Eve, Colin Renwycke is determined to make up for his behavior from the previous year. He has finally found a purpose for his life through his incredible baking abilities at the Denver Culinary Institute. However, his culinary school instructor, Rylan Jefferson, finds Colin to be he ...more
Melissa's recent releases include a Carol Award Winner (One Enchanted Noel), an RT Book Reviews TOP PICK (All This Time) and a Publishers Weekly Spring Top Ten Pick (Like Never ...more