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Once Upon a Winter's Heart

Melody Carlson

Once Upon a Winter's Heart

Melody Carlson

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Emma Burcelli has given up on romance. Not just because she's suffered over a decade of dating disasters. Not because her parents' marriage ended on New Year's Eve. No, Emma concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi passes away, leaving the last true romantic's other half, Nona Burcelli, devastated.

Emma helps by working in the family's bookstore, which Nona insists must be completely decked out in sweetheart d�cor as Poppi would have done for Valentine's Day. Although Emma feels like a V-Day Scrooge, she quickly learns to enjoy the task with the aid of a handsome volunteer and friend of Poppi's, Lane Forester. As Emma spends time with Lane, sharing stories about Poppi, ice skating in the street, and hanging hearts to the tune of Dean Martin, she reconsiders the possibility that romance is alive.

But just as Emma's heart begins to lift she learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane's affections. Emma's mother and sister insist Lane only sees her as a future sister-in-law, but Emma can't help wondering if it could be something more.


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About "Once Upon a Winter's Heart"

Emma Burcelli has given up on romance. Not just because she's suffered over a decade of dating disasters. Not because her parents' marriage ended on New Year's Eve. No, Emma concludes that love is officially dead when her grandfather Poppi passes away, leaving the last true romantic's other half, Nona Burcelli, devastated.

Emma helps by working in the family's bookstore, which Nona insists must be completely decked out in sweetheart d�cor as Poppi would have done for Valentine's Day. Although Emma feels like a V-Day Scrooge, she quickly learns to enjoy the task with the aid of a handsome volunteer and friend of Poppi's, Lane Forester. As Emma spends time with Lane, sharing stories about Poppi, ice skating in the street, and hanging hearts to the tune of Dean Martin, she reconsiders the possibility that romance is alive.


But just as Emma's heart begins to lift she learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane's affections. Emma's mother and sister insist Lane only sees her as a future sister-in-law, but Emma can't help wondering if it could be something more.

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Meet the Author

Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. Some of her popular multi-volume series include Diary of a Teenage Girl and True Colours.

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3 stars By sarah, Nov 16 2015
Emma is a young woman burnt too many times by her attempts at finding love. She finally has given up when her grandfather passes away, believing that the sweet marriage her grandfather and grandmother had was something she could never find herself. Her own parents struggle in their marriage and she only sees failed marriages around her. 
As she helps in her family's bookshop, she encounters a young man who has an outlook on love and life similar to her grandfathers' and comes to realise her happy ever after may be possible despite the odds.
This is a fairly typical premise and unfortunately I found myself becoming bored quickly, reading this relatively short novel in fits and starts. The writing was bland and there were no real supporting characters to give the story extra depth and interest. I would skip this book and try another of Melody's.
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  • Catalogue Code 378870
  • Product Code 9781455528110
  • ISBN 1455528110
  • EAN 9781455528110
  • Pages 160
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Center Street
  • Publication Date Jan 2014
  • Sales Rank #73155
  • Dimensions 203 x 133 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.136kg

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