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Snowfall at Moonglow – A Book Review

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Each holiday season, new and returning guests gather in the small town of Timberton, Montana, to celebrate Christmas at the Timberton Hotel. Resident artist and chef Mist’s unique way of offering exceptional cuisine, exquisite décor, and a touch of the unexpected, has a way of bringing visitors and local townsfolk together in heartfelt camaraderie.

As this year’s guests arrive with hopes of a white Christmas, unseasonably warm weather hints at a less-than-wintery wonderland. But whether the snow falls or not, one thing is certain: with Mist around, there’s bound to be a little magic. No one ever leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future.

*Cookie recipes included!


*Cookie and candy recipes included!



The Moonglow Christmas Series…
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
Mistletoe at Moonglow, Book 1
Silver Bells at Moonglow, Book 2
Gingerbread at Moonglow, Book 3
Nutcracker Sweets at Moonglow, Book 4
Snowfall at Moonglow, Book 5

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Also available in The Moonglow Series
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Mistletoe at Moonglow, The Moonglow Christmas Series, Book 1 
 

The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn’t been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town.

When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people’s lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter’s grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart.

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Silver Bells at Moonglow by [Garner, Deborah]
Silver Bells at Moonglow, The Moonglow Christmas Series, Book 2 
 
Christmas at the Timberton Hotel arrives each year with a unique set of guests, some returning, some new. When this holiday brings a celebrity seeking reprieve, sisters who are distant yet closer to each other than they think, a widow approaching a new horizon, and an eclectic smattering of local townsfolk and visiting relatives, the season is certain to be eventful. Add in a hint of romance and there’s more than snow in the air around the small Montana town.

Elegant decor and exquisite cuisine from resident artist and chef, Mist, form a backdrop to much needed camaraderie, bringing strangers and friends together. When the last note of Christmas carols has faded away, the soft whisper of silver bells from the front door’s wreath will usher guests and townsfolk alike back into the world with hope for the coming year.
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Gingerbread at Moonglow, The Moonglow Christmas Series, Book 3


The small town of Timberton, Montana, boasts an ambiance of near-magical proportions during the Christmas season, due in no small part to resident artist and chef Mist’s mysterious way of working small miracles in people’s everyday lives. Each year, return guests and new arrivals mingle with local townsfolk to enjoy companionship, exquisite decor, and exceptional cuisine at The Timberton Hotel.


As the aromas of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses mix with heartfelt camaraderie and sweet romance, guests share reflections on family, friendship, and life. Although decorating the outside of a gingerbread house may prove easier than deciding what goes inside, no one leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future.

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Nutcracker at Moonglow, The Moonglow Christmas Series, Book 4


The small Montana town of Timberton has a way of bringing magic to the holidays, especially for guests of the local hotel. Resident artist and chef Mist has a way of touching people’s lives with exquisite cuisine, imaginative art, and her own ethereal nature. 


When a nearby theatre burns down just before Christmas, cast members of The Nutcracker arrive at the Timberton Hotel with only a sliver of holiday joy. Camaraderie, compassion, and shared inspiration combine to help at least one hidden dream come true. As with every Christmas season in Timberton, this year’s guests will face the New Year with a renewed sense of hope.


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About the author
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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The holiday season has officially started now I have read a Moonglow book. I look forward each year  to holiday fun with the Timberton Hotel staff, the townsfolk and the guests – many of whom are repeat guests – at the hotel. My guess is I would really call this a bed and breakfast but I also don’t care what it’s called because I want to go spend a holiday there.
Mist, the chef at the Moonglow Cafe and a local artist, always has such a great attitude towards the holidays even though must kitchens know that holidays mean extra work. She does more than just cook and makes sure to get to know each guest. Her view of each guest and what they may need to have a fantastic holiday makes me want to have all my kids in one place for one holiday one more time. I’m sure I can come up with a closet of trinkets so everyone’s room is special and paint a wonderful small canvas for each person – NOT. Mist goes over and above what is needed to make a holiday work.
Betty’s wonderful cookie exchange, while it did not take up many pages in the book itself, took up a great number of pages in new recipes I cannot wait to try. The recipes at the end of the book just make me drool and I know I will be adding a few to my Christmas baking this year.
You cannot go wrong picking up Snowfall at Moonglow. It is a great read to get anyone in the holiday spirit. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

 

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