Publication Date: November 14, 2022
After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Wynter Dahl finds herself with a new name and new home. Whisked into the Witness Protection program she finds herself in the Podunk town of Raven’s Hollow, Colorado. She has more than one secret to keep and is not sure who she can trust, though the deputy sheriff is hard to resist.
Braydon “Blaze” Nightwing, owns Dragon Fire Pizza and takes his job as deputy sheriff seriously. He means to protect his town and its residents, including the mysterious newcomer. He rescues her after a tumble and finds himself in over his head. He senses she’s more than she seems but so is he.
When her cover is blown and her life is in danger it will take the whole town to save her and their annual holiday festival and cookie contest. What is Christmas without a little magic?
Meringue Snowflake Magic by Tena Stetler was a quick and fast-paced read but didn’t quite have the depth I was looking for.
Much of the circumstances surrounding Wynter and her family, as well as her best friend going into the Witness Protection Program, is glossed over, and I didn’t feel like I had all the information or details. Wynter, although a witch, didn’t know that the location she was placed in, Raven’s Hollow, Colorado, was magical.
There’s a lot of magic with different magical beings throughout, and there were some laugh-out-loud moments for me. There are a lot of secrets, and Wynter doesn’t like to follow orders or rules, which could have caused quite a problem for her, the others, and her new town.
She and Blaze, a dragon living in town, hit it off when they first meet, but she’s unsure of her feelings or what she wants. He perseveres, and when she’s all in, there’s no stopping her.
There are a few twists to the story, and I liked how Blaze was there for everyone. Set at Christmas, many holiday happenings are taking place in town, which was a nice addition. Multiple stories are told, and they are connected nicely. There is some closure and a happily ever after that was quick to come to fruition, but the story ended abruptly. I liked the inclusion of the cookie recipes in the back of the book, which nicely ties into the story.
I like books that include recipes that I can try as well as some magic, just not usually the paranormal type.
Ms. Stetler is a new-to-me author. I may give a few of her romances and mysteries a try.
Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mystery with an over-active imagination. She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.
Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, magic, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
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