Evangeline Christmas will do anything to save her year-round Christmas store, Holiday House, when high-powered real-estate developer Caine Elliot uses his money and influence to push through his competing property next door. When her last desperate attempt to stop him fails, she gambles everything on a proposition she prays the handsome, blue-eyed player can’t refuse.

Caine agrees to Evie’s bargain because how hard can it be to fulfill three wishes on the Angel Tree at Holiday House? The wishes have him reliving the Christmases of his past and taking part in the holiday festivities of Christmas present. But just when he begins to believe Evie might be his Christmas future, dark secrets from his past are revealed.

Will the last wish on the Angel Tree be enough to give Caine and Evie the happy ending they deserve?

Titles in the Harmony Harbor series include –  Mistletoe Cottage – Christmas with an Angel (#1.5) – Starlight Bridge – Primrose Lane – Sugarplum Way – Driftwood Cove – Sandpiper Shore – The Corner of Holly and Ivy – Barefoot Beach – Christmas in Harmony Harbor –

Title:  Christmas in Harmony Harbor
Series:  Harmony Harbor #9
Author:  Debbie Mason
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 1, 2019
Publisher:  Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating:  4.5 stars

CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY HARBOR brings us back to one of my favorite series, Harmony Harbor.  A coastal town full of quirky residents, loving families, and usually most people will “have your back” except for those few who value power over anything else – every town has them and Harmony Harbor is no exception.  While I’ve learned to never say “final” to any series, indications are that this story will wrap up this series.  And it does that quite nicely, of course, I have questions but for the most part, I was completely satisfied with how most of those “loose threads” were tied off.

Evie and Caine’s journey from enemies to a truly in love ending was magical to follow.  There were twists, a few things I wasn’t expecting, definitely drama, but at the core are two wounded people discovering that together they simply fit, they work, and that is worth the fight to hold on to each other no matter what is tossed their way.  It would be very easy to get caught up and tell you more than I should – so I’m simply going to say that I loved CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY HARBOR, it touched my heart, made me smile, got me angry, and gave me a Christmas to remember.  If this is the final story then I’ll be sad to see old friends go – but knowing that I can always do a re-read of a series I’ve enjoyed eases that sadness.

If you love interesting characters, a bit of drama, enemies to lovers, and watching Christmas magic soften one man’s heart then you’ll want to pick up this story right now.  Although I’ll always recommend reading a series in order – you could enjoy this one on its own with little confusion about who is who or why- what you’d need to know is mentioned.  I hope you’ll step into Harmony Harbor, I believe you’ll love not only this story but the entire series.

*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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