* Review * CHRISTMAS AT THE SHELTER INN by RaeAnne Thayne

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* Review * CHRISTMAS AT THE SHELTER INN by RaeAnne ThayneChristmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne
Published by Canary Street Press on October 10, 2023
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Come home to Shelter Springs this Christmas, where hearts are warm and hopes are bright…

Growing up at the Shelter Inn hotel, Natalie Shepherd envied guests who could come and go as they pleased. So when it was time to finally leave for college and put the lush green mountains around Shelter Springs—along with the cloud of loss that seemed to follow her family—behind her, she swore she’d never come back. But now her sister McKenna needs a favor. On pregnancy bed rest at doctor’s orders, McKenna needs a helping hand with her two young daughters and someone to take over the inn during the hectic holiday season, and Nat can’t refuse. And just when things can’t get worse, she runs into her late brother’s best friend, Griffin Taylor…

Griff has mixed feelings about Natalie’s return. She’s just as beautiful and full of life as he remembered, but there’s a secret he’s carried for years about her brother—and the guilt is eating away at him. Still, Christmas in this small town is filled with treasured traditions and new adventures that hold the promise of something sweet and lasting. From matchmaking seniors to rambunctious nieces, it seems everyone is hoping Nat and Griff will put loss behind them and find a happy new beginning…


Thayne delivers with her yearly dose of emotional holiday goodness! If you are like me, you know that RaeAnne Thayne’s name on a holiday cover guarantees a sure to please read filled with family, love and healing. I’m never one to pass up her signature warmth, especially around the holidays.

Natalie Shepherd is a character that carries a lot of angst from her past around her heart. She doesn’t hesitate to step in to help when her family needs her, but she suffers a lot emotionally in doing so. I really enjoyed seeing her journey into healing as well as love. Her complexity was very heartwarming!

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a small town romance with all the feels during the holidays. Highly emotional and addictive!


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