Winter Wonderland: It’s A Marshallow World by Dianne Rinella

About the book:
Title/Author: It’s a Marshmallow World / Dianne Rinella
Genre: Christmas/ Holidays
Publisher: Midnight to Six
Date of publish: December 2015
Pages: 86
Book Links: Amazon / Goodreads / Barnes & Noble / Riffle

B0192JX2YK-originalSome people are born to conform to the world and work within it and others are free spirits who just shine. It often takes a lot of courage to go against the flow and be exactly who you are. Darla inherited her independent streak from her Grangran, a quirky bohemian with a supernatural side, who always encouraged Darla to do what comes naturally. She lived life to the fullest until her death at the grand young age of 92, setting Darla on a course to do things her way. Others aren’t so lucky to have such a “bad” influence.

Years later while hanging out on a typical Friday night with her best girlfriends at their soon-to-be-trendy usual favorite bar, Darla meets Chris, a super hot guy without the usual cheesy pick up lines. He piques her interest, but after their first date goes sour, with him doing all the things guaranteed1 to tick her off, she is ready to write him off. That is, until Grangran intervenes.

This was a delightful Christmas read. Though it is short it is filled with wonderful characters and a story, with such brilliant undertones, that you hope won’t ever end.

5 stars

Goodreads Summary: One Christmas, Darla was given a mystical gift, along with an ominous message. Years later, meeting Chris puts her head in a spin. Could it be that gift from long ago holds the key to their happiness?

Author’s Info:

6592108Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

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