She’s tethered to her past until he rescues the horse of her dreams . . .

Kelsey Simone can’t wait to have a tradition-filled family Christmas. When the vet school dropout’s sister invites her and their mom to stay at the idyllic Starlight Inn, Kelsey plans a holiday just like Grandma used to create in hopes of bringing their family together again. But she didn’t have a handsome stable manager with a Grinchy attitude on her Christmas list—nor the sick mare who reminds her of a past she’d rather forget.

Dane Clark has no time for seasonal frivolity. He has a stable to run, a lame horse to look after, and more than enough family drama to deal with. But the more the chatty guest with the pretty brown eyes and a way with horses gets under his skin, the harder it is to remember why he put himself out to pasture in the first place.

While helping the mare together, they start tearing down the fences of their pasts—until a storm hits and the Simone Family Christmas plans go awry. With the mare’s future in jeopardy, will Kelsey’s and Dane’s old wounds rear their heads, or can the warmth of Christmas melt their frosty hearts?

Holiday Hopes is the third title in the clean and wholesome Starlight Inn series. If you like flawed but hopeful heroes, charming small town romance, Christmas cheer, and family ties that sometimes bind, this is the book for you.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


I was lucky enough to receive this book from BookSirens. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.

I have read every book from this series. I love every single one of them and this one is no different. I think that this book is full of hope and fun. I noticed that every book just gets better and better and this one may be my favorite. Possibly not because every book is just so amazing. I love that there is a theme and specific time in the book, but any time of year is a wonderful one to read this.

I love Cedar Lake and I love the Starlight Inn. I was so happy to be back. It is an amazing story and I just want to go and visit it. I think that it was amazing to get the chance to see another couple find love in the beauty of Cedar Lake. The author is an amazing and consistent storyteller that gives the reader an excellent visual of what and who everyone is.

My Rating: I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I find myself constantly going back to reread the series and this book is another reread for me. I enjoy this author’s work so much. I find that there is more that I want to read. Not just from this series, but everything that the author has to write. Every book is personal and amazing in their own unique way.








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