The Christmas Cottage & Ever AfterTitle:  The Christmas Cottage & Ever After
Series:  The Christmas Cottage #1 & #2
Author:  Samantha Chase
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  combined reissue October 6, 2015
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

An exciting reissue of both books in the beloved Christmas Cottage series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase, just in time for the holidays .

Legend has it that any couple who spends the night in the Christmas Cottage shall have love everlasting…

THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE
Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she’s the one getting married. It’s Lacey’s job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.

EVER AFTER
Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that’s right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?

Read on for my thoughts on the reissue of The Christmas Cottage & Ever After.  No true spoilers, promise.

Two charming Christmas Romance novels by Samantha Chase have been combined into one this Christmas.  It’s a Christmas win-win for romance lovers, especially Christmas Romance readers.  🙂

I enjoyed re-reading Lacey and Ean’s love story.  Childhood friends, separated over time, only to discover that young love can last – if it’s the right person from the start.  A lovely second chance at love story amidst the craziness of getting Ava ready for her wedding.

Ava and Brian’s romance was a bit different in that this is a second chance at a new love romance.  Not to give spoilers away but Ever After is the second novel in The Christmas Cottage series so we are in a way continuing the overall story from The Christmas Cottage.  (convoluted for first time readers, but honestly it all works out)  🙂

I was pleased to see these two charming romances combined into one book offer.  The romances are funny, annoying, sweet, charming and full of love.  And really that’s what matters, finding the love that is perfect for you.  A heads up though – Ava can be somewhat.. umm.. intense.  It’s her personality and I didn’t hold it against her because I have a friend who is just as intense.

Enjoy these two Christmas stories with a light heart and a full cup of eggnog.

*I received an e-ARC of The Christmas Cottage & Ever After from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

Available in paperback and for the Kindle