After a rough year involving a serious car accident, painful recovery and broken engagement, Dakota Moore moves to Cherry Lake to rebuild her life. To embrace her new community, she volunteers to coordinate the annual Christmas tree gala. 

Adam Clements has come home to help his mother run the family business while his father recovers from a heart attack. For the last decade, he’s been a high-flying soccer player, enjoying the life that comes with his popularity. But something is missing and he can’t put his finger on it… until he returns to Cherry Lake and remembers the feeling of home. 

Adam tries to keep his distance because he knows he’ll be leaving, but he can’t deny his attraction to Dakota. With the countdown to Christmas on, can Dakota convince Adam that his home is right there in Cherry Lake, with her?

Titles in The Moore Sisters of Montana series include:  Christmas Glitter

Christmas Glitter is a charming Christmas romance of two people who have had life changing events recently happen to themselves or loved ones.  When the “big picture” of your life changes you can either hide or face them straight on.  It’s never easy to move your life’s direction another way, but Dakota and Adam really have no other choice but to move forward, for that is the type of people they are.

The whimsy and beauty of the glass ornaments that Dakota creates caught my attention – for I collect glass Christmas ornaments myself.  As Dakota is rebuilding her professional life, she’s also establishing herself in the small town of Cherry Lake.  It’s here in the beauty of the area and the calmness of the small town that she can completely heal and move forward still doing what she loves but in a slightly different way than before the accident.

Adam returned home from his professional soccer career to tend to his father’s real estate business when his heart attack sidelined him – and scared his mother and himself deeply.  Sometimes it takes a wake up call in order to make our own plans for the future.  While his father recovers Adam continues working in his home town, helping with community plans to repair the old Grange again – and maybe falling in love in his spare time.

Adam and Dakota both are healing in different way, as well as facing life decisions that will not wait for anyone.  Their romance is a slow burn, a building of a friendship that might lead to more.  Adam is holding back worried about issues that have arisen with his father health problems… and his own career.  Both are a bit stubborn and tend to put others first.  I enjoyed them as a couple and as individual people as well.  Their romance was fun, solid and with a touch of hesitation for what the future might hold.  Yet when they each set aside their fears they were a delightful couple.

Christmas Glitter begins The Moore Sisters of Montana series, and I’m definitely looking forward to the next story in this series.  If you love holiday romance, a slow burning romance, small town living and an easy to relate to situation, then you’ll love Christmas Glitter.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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