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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Christmas really is a magical time of the year. But somehow Sugar has forgotten some of the magic of her hometown, Silver Falls. Having lived in the big city for so long, she’s developed a number of big-city-girl habits and routines that have only strengthened her resolve never to return to the small town where she grew up. That is, until her mother, the local artisan candy and fudge maker, has a terrible accident and can’t finish fulfilling her Christmas orders and obligations. Stepping in, Sugar (Madison) takes over and finds herself warming to the small town aura as well as to a particular baker. When she takes over her mother’s role of organizing a fundraising event for the local arts center, on top of making and delivering her mother’s famous fudge and candy, she finds herself remembering the special memories of Christmases past in Silver Falls, almost wishfully hoping to keep the magic inside her forever.
Sit back, snuggle up with your favorite warm drink of the season (mine is mulled cider) and delve into Tammy L. Grace’s cozy Christmas romance, The Magic of the Season: A Christmas Novella (Christmas in Silver Falls Book 2). It won’t disappoint. Although it’s the second book in the series, the author provides enough background to allow the reader to pick this up as a stand-alone. I love the way the author immerses the reader in all the senses of the season. The magic of Christmas is evident in the atmosphere she weaves and the loving, caring community of Silver Falls and the characters she develops. The plot develops at a steady pace and the reader can feel the warmth of the community and the season merge together in this novella. A good read.