Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cardinal Cabin by Joanne DeMaio ~ My Thoughts


Cardinal Cabin

Cardinal Cabin by Joanne DeMaio
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published: September 12th 2017 by Joanne DeMaio

From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a heartwarming novel as merry and bright as a red-feathered cardinal taking flight.

Frank Lombardo's never been spontaneous. The closest he's come was accepting a side job chopping firewood for a lakeside community of rustic cabins. But with another lonely holiday season imminent, Frank's sister urges him to be spontaneous because, seriously, who does he ever expect to meet out in the woods?

With a suitcase in hand and a bit of reluctance, too, Penny Hart arrives at Cardinal Cabin on Snowflake Lake. It's only for a brief stay, though nobody knows where she is. Not her boss, not her friends...

Only Frank Lombardo. As the two unexpectedly meet at Addison's hidden hideaway, a spontaneous kiss sets everything amiss. But can the magic of this quaint New England town keep these snowy sweethearts together?

Cardinal Cabin is an enchanting tale about finding love where you least expect it. So come on inside. A cozy fire crackles, lights twinkle on the evergreen tree, snowflakes tap at the windowpanes, and little redbirds bring cheer this time of year.

My thoughts about Cardinal Cabin ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—""What's it all for, anyway?" Frank Lombardo asks. With a wool cap on his head, and his tan canvas jacket zipped up tight against the chill wind coming off the river, he lifts a string of twinkling lights."

Joanne DeMaio is one of my favorite authors—one of my must-read authors. I love getting one of her books because I know I'm going to be taking a journey back to visit some good friends. Cardinal Cabin took me back to Addison where it all began in her first novel, Whole Latte Life.

Joanne always writes lovely, positive stories—those feel-good stories that we all love to read. Cardinal Cabin is another one of her wonderful stories, full of the people I loved in her previous books. I love how people and places from her other novels just pop into the story to make me feel right at home. I feel like I am catching up with old friends.

Penny and Frank are two lonely people. Neither one of them really have much going on in their social lives, they are just sort of going through the motions of life. With the holidays coming up, Frank in particular, is very Scrooge-like. He doesn't understand what all the fuss of Christmas is about. And Penny is just out there, doing her job. Neither one of them have a clue about what's about to happen.

I love Christmas stories and I look forward to all the new Christmas books that start coming out about now. This story was the absolute perfect one to start off my Christmas reading. Cardinal Cabin is truly a Christmas tale, full of decorations, music, gifts, good will, and love. I enjoyed reading it and even though Christmas is several months away, it totally got me into the holiday spirit.

I received a copy of Cardinal Cabin from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


About the author

Joanne DeMaio

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Currently at work on her next novel, Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

For a complete list of books and to learn more about the author, visit Joannedemaio.com. She also enjoys hearing from readers on her Facebook Page.

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1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm this book sounds wonderful!
    I have never read this author before.
    And such a beautiful cover too.
    Might have to add this to my wish list for my Dec. reading!


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