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The Corner of Holly and Ivy

(Harmony Harbor #7)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  388 ratings  ·  96 reviews
A feel-good Christmas romance

Sometimes love is just around the corner . . .

With her dreams of being a wedding dress designer suddenly over, Arianna Bell isn't expecting a holly jolly Christmas. Instead, her heart feels about three sizes too small. That is until her high school sweetheart Connor Gallagher returns to town and she finds his mere presence still makes her pulse
Paperback, 380 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Forever
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Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Corner of Holly and Ivy by Debbie Mason is the seventh book in the contemporary romance Harmony Harbor series. The series not only takes place in Harmony Harbor but features a different single Gallagher male falling in love. With each book in the series having a different main couple they could be read as a standalone if choosing to do so.

The Corner of Holly and Ivy is Connor Gallagher and Arianna Bell’s second chance love story. Conner and Arianna had been high school sweethearts but had sp
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
3.5 stars

This was such a cute and heartwarming holiday read for the Christmas season.

Initially, prior to picking this book up, I was a little apprehensive about the fact that it was an installment in Debbie Mason's "Harmony Harbour" series. However, after hearing that each book in this series features a different main character and that each book could be read as a standalone, I felt much better. After reading this book, I can definitely attest to the fact that this book can be read individually
Shelleen Toland
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
Arianna has shut herself in her bedroom after losing everything in a fire and being injured. Then she runs into her ex Connor, from high school, who also was her ex husband's attorney in their divorce and she was left penniless. Arianna lives with her grandmother and has nothing to do with her mom. Her grandma is running for mayor against Connor's uncle. But then something changes and Connor ends up running against Arianna. This turns them against each other just when they found love again but C ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Corner of Holly and Ivy: A feel-good Christmas romance is the last book in the Harmony Harbor Series. This is the story of Connor Gallagher and Arianna Bell. I haven't yet read the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.
Arianna wanted to be a wedding dress designer but her store was lost in a fire that also damaged her arm. Trying to stay somewhat isolated to heal her feelings she ends up getting involved in a race to be Mayor since her grandmother can't run after all. Connor
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
With Christmas slowly approaching, I was excited to dive into this book. I felt like this book was a cute read but not my kind of "perfect" Christmas story. Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed it but there were times where I felt like I was getting bored with the storyline. The writing was really good but still took me a few days to finish it which is way too long for the way I read.
Ann Lorz
Reviewed by Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I'm always in my happy place when I get to read a book by Debbie Mason. I'm not really sure why since when I read them my emotions run from happy to plain pissed off within the same chapter. But with even saying that I can tell you I just love her books.

She creates charcters that you want to yell at but still can't stop reading about. Crazy, I know, but that's how I feel reading her books. It's a roller coaster of fe
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
I’m going to be honest here, and if you’ve read previous reviews of mine of Debbie Mason’s books, this shouldn’t come as any surprise but, the hero of this book pissed me off numerous times. I’m so not a fan of his parents, like at all. I haven’t been throughout this series and I don’t ever see myself liking them or even cheering for them. Honestly, I think their relationship is a real problem if they need to have a politician in the family in order for their marriage to survive. But that’s an i ...more
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Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

You will need to have read at least some of the Harmony Harbor books before diving into The Corner Of Holly and Ivy, as I feel that you will be confuzzled a bit if you don't.

I loved going back to Harmony Harbor, getting back to the nitty gritty with the Gallagher family - some good, some not so good.

Ms Mason creates characters that I just want to be friends with. She has created a wonderful world that makes me want to visit. I go from laughter to t
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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THE CORNER OF HOLLY AND IVY is the next book in the series by Debbie Mason that takes place in the lovely small town of Harmony Harbor. It is a heartwarming Christmas story with several unusual twists and turns, and a wonderful HEA at the end of the emotional rollercoaster.
Arianna Bell thinks she has lost everything after being injured in a fire that destroyed her business. Her spirits pick up, however, after her high-school boyfriend Connor Gallagher ret
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it

Harmony Harbour #8, Each book of the Harmony Harbour series is a standalone, each focus on a different family member of the Greystone legacy. The only continuing theme throughout the series is that someone is trying to get the Gallaghers to sell Greystone Manor by any means necessary and that the former matriarch of the family Colleen "GG" still haunts the Manor and that all the secrets she kept keep coming out and sometimes for the best.

Arianna and Connor were high school swe
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Arianna was burned in a fire and has lost her dream of being a wedding dress designer. Conner her high school boyfriend comes back to town and makes her heart race until she finds that he will be running against her in the race for mayor. A nice Christmas story.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when your life has been turned upside down? That is a question that goes through Arianna's head on a daily basis. She is still recovering from the fire that destroyed not only her business but also her livelihood. She is so emotionally broken from the thought of never being able to create again that getting out of bed has become harder and harder to do. Connor watched Arianna die and be brought back, he doesn't know what he would have done if she hadn’t made it. His feelings for h ...more
Bette Hansen
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion Debbie Mason is the queen of second chance romances and she does not disappoint with this one! She has a way of creating characters that you want to have as your friends. The writing is exceptional and I just adore all the zany characters of the small town of Harmony Harbor.

Arianna Bell has had one heck of a year. First the business and career she loved is gone and now she has to see the former love of her life Connor Gallagher everywhere she turns. The Harmony Harbor matchmakers a
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a story! Truly an outstanding story of second chances, love, heartbreak and strength. This story touched my heart and made me teary eyed. The plot was impeccable and unforgettable. This book should be Hallmarks Christmas countdown for next year. Arianna and Connor were great for each other. The love between them had them stick together in good times and bad. A story with an adorable pup, a ghost and a super hero grandmother, what more can you want in a book. Arianna was a strong character. ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arianna is at her grandmothers house, recovering from a near fatal accident that has left her permanently scarred and unable to work in the job that she loved. All she wants to do is hide away, feel sorry for herself and be left alone. Conner was Arianna’s high school sweetheart and he realizes that she is the woman he has always loved and is ready to jump at the chance to rekindle their relationship. Toss in a meddling Grandmother and a "ghostly" great-Grandmother and you have a romantically fu ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Corner of Holly and ivy
Was a truly sweet read, but I haven't ever picked up one book.of Debbie Mason's and not fallen in love. Living in a small town, were everyone knows every one, you cant really do much with out running into, your ex boyfriend. Which can go either way.. when things dont go the right way. You End up Running against connor for mayor. things seem to be going well. Till things heat up. There's so many fabulous things in this story. You wont want to miss this Book Grab a Copy
Crystal Shavalier
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Corner of Holly and Ivy is the newest of the Harmony Harbor series. This wonderful Christmas story puts you right in the mood for the holidays.
Arianna is recovering from her injuries and the loss of her business to a fire. Through all of this she gets a second chance at love with her high school sweetheart, Conner. Misunderstanding and family secrets threaten to get in the way of that relationship .
I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher for my honest review of this book.
Leah Hester
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
SOOOOO....I finished it very quickly, like usual with these kinds of books. I loved our main couple, Arianna and Connor, but there was some...heaviness to the story that took away some of my holiday enjoyment. The heavier topics were handled fine, I suppose, and the effects on our female protagonist make sense, but it's a bit much for what is a short and sweet romance. What she goes through is incredibly difficult, and it's hard to look at it as passing as smoothly as the tale suggests. Despite ...more
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you @foreverromance books for my free copy of On the Corner of Holly and Ivy by @authordebmason in exchange for my honest review.
After a devastating setback, Arianna Belle’s dreams of being a wedding dress designer no longer seem feasible, so she decides to take a different career path and help her grandmother in her campaign running for town mayor. When Arianna’s high school sweetheart comes back into town they are willing to give their relationship a second chance but secrets might pull
I received an eARC of this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

The Corner of Holly and Ivy
by Debbie Mason is the 7th installment of Harmony Harbor and perhaps my favorite so far. I love second chance love stories and this is that. Arianna Bell and Connor Gallagher were high school sweethearts who were forced apart by their respective family members. When Arianna was severely burned and nearly died in the store fire at the end of Sandpipe
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read a lot of Christmas themed romances lately. I love reading these types of books. They get me in the mood for Christmas. Plus, they’re romances. And everyone knows how much I love romances. So when the publisher approached me to review The Corner of Holly and Ivy, I jumped at it. I was also excited to read a book by Debbie Mason. I have seen her books around the blogosphere but I never have had the chance to review one.

The Corner of Holly and Ivy is Arianna and Connor’s romance. Ariann
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I love Debbie Mason’s Harmony Harbor series, especially the Christmas themed stories… however, I’m going to suggest to brand new to Debbie Mason readers that reading the previous book, Sandpiper Shore before this one will make many events much more clear. Is it absolutely necessary? Probably not, but Harmony Harbor is a small town series that builds, at times, on previous couples and events. It’s not always possible to go back to the very beginning… but I would sugge
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corner of Holly and Ivy is a heart-warming romance appropriate for any season of the year. It is the seventh book in the Harmony Harbor series that revolves around the Gallagher family and Greystone manor, a run down old estate that was turned into a destination hotel decades earlier. The premise of this story is a nice one of lost loves and the "one that got away."

This particular story centers on wedding dress designer Arianna Bell who recently lost everything - her marriage, her design studio,
Jessica Figueroa
Ariannas dream when up in flames along with the shop went on fire that also damaged her body as well. Depressed for a while she rearly went out and trying to help her grand mother who has dementia in any way that she can. It seems though her grandmother is campaigning for a mayoral race and doesn't seem to be in the right frame of mine then Connor a attorney and old flame of hers come around trying to help out but managed to get her running on her grandmothers behalf. Theres a mess and a half th ...more
Leslie Ooten
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is not a "feel-good Christmas romance" as the title would like you to believe. There is a man trying to steal his brother's wife, corrupt politics, a horrible mother, and lots more. I also felt like I missed half the story. The way this one starts, there is a whole set of events that are just kind of glossed over. The whole first half of the book Connor tries to help Arianna get elected mayor, and then because he wants his family's praise, he runs against her. He should have stood up for hi ...more
Jan Fore
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Debbie Mason's The Corner Holly and Ivy begins with Arianna recuperating from her business being burned to the ground during the previous book in the series, Sandpiper Shore. Once again the Gallagher men are involved in trying to expand the business and social network in Harmony Harbor. With Glammy pushing to run against Daniel for the mayor's position, Arianna is forced to get out of her bed and try to get back amongst her family and help keep Glammy under control. Conner is back in town and he ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Arianna Bell and Connor Gallagher were teen sweethearts. Ten years later, they have found one another again and the attraction between them is still strong. When her grandmother and his uncle drop out of the mayoral race, they have their friends write in Arianna’s and/or Connor’s name instead. Now they are opponents in the race and all bets are off. Is the romance between Arianna and Connor doomed or they can they overcome the competitiveness of the race for mayor?

Love the romance between the tw
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful book! It has some of my favorite things... Christmas, second chances, and even a cute dog. The Gallaghers are certainly a swoon worthy bunch and I always enjoy getting to know another member of the family a little better and hear about how they will fall in love. I love each of them, but you could definitely read any of the stories as a standalone if you so wish, since each book focuses on a different Gallagher. I was definitely intrigued by Arianna in the last installment of t ...more
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday, romance
TW: burn survivors, taken babies
This is okay. I really liked the political aspect and wish it was more developed. Although it wasn’t exactly as it’s presented in the synopsis. The Gallagher family seems really interesting.
You might like it if you like second chance romance, pregnancies, and weak heroines. I don’t like any of those things so it didn’t work for me.
There’s a ghost character that seems like a filler, she doesn’t really seem to do much. I was pretty surprised when a ghost started
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Debbie Mason is the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series and the Harmony Harbor series. The first book in her Christmas, Colorado series, “The Trouble with Christmas,” was the inspiration for Hallmark’s “Welcome to Christmas.” Her books have been praised by RT Book Reviews for their “likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots.” When Debbie

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