Title: Christmas in Marlow Center
Author: Jordan Elizabeth
Narrator: Amanda Muratoff
Nastassia loves visiting her grandmother’s farm, but when financial struggles strike, the family must face letting the land go. It looks as if this will be her last Christmas on the farm, memories made all the sweeter when she meets Jesse, a young man renting a house on the farm. He came to Marlow Center as a way to come to terms with his broken family. He didn’t expect to fall in love.
Their idyllic holiday crumbles when they find a body in the woods. Dark pasts are about to surface, and the secrets plan to drag them under.
Financial struggles are a devil. When her grandmother encounters them, it means she’ll have to consider letting her farm go. Nastassia has always loved her grandmother’s farm so when Christmas comes, she looks forward to spending possibly her last holiday season there. That’s when she meets Jesse and things start to pick up between the two of them. Then, they find a body in the woods.
Jesse and Nastassia were solid characters. Each of them does not know much about their family histories, and the way that their learning the truth mixed into the plot made a fascinating, suspenseful tale. Romance mixed with mystery mixed with suspense, Jordan Elizabeth has created another story that’s easy to get lost in.
Narration was okay.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.