Friday, November 2, 2018

Book Review: A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt

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A Small Town Christmas
(Four Irish Brothers Winery #1)
By Nan Reinhardt
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 185 Pages
October 29th 2018 by Tule Publishing

Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.

High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on his family’s historic winery in River’s Edge. She’s not expecting that her sexy new client will have a smile that will melt her heart and remind her that there’s more to life than work.

Sam falls hard for Conor, his daughter and the small, friendly town, but can she trust her instincts and risk her heart? Sam hasn’t seen a lot of happy-ever-afters in her life, but Conor and the magic of Christmas make her want to believe.

My Review

4 of 5 Stars

In need of genuine,  heartfelt holiday romance? Tis the season to read of hearth and home, stories that remind us of what matters and why we fall in love. Nan Reinhardt's A Small Town Christmas spins a fresh twist on a familiar tale. 

Lawyer and single 30-something Sam is given a case which takes her to her boss' family winery. Along the way, she meets by accident or providence, the very brother she is on her way to see. This is the perfect meet cute for Sam and Conor, both lost in their own ways. Rather than looking for love, love finds them. 

I loved the Four Irish Brothers concept, with their rich family history and how the author pulls you instantly into Conor's world. A heartwarming holiday read, you'll find yourself falling in love with Sam as she steps into the kind of small town everyone longs to escape to. A Small Town Christmas slows down the pace while tempting the senses as Sam samples wine, one very memorable chocolate tasting, and one fine Irish hot daddy. 

Pure, well-written escapism at its best. Maybe it's Christmas, or the talent Reinhard utilizes to pen characters you can't help but dream along with. Just like Conor and Sam, you'll be tempted to believe love deserves second chances, and it's never too late to start over.

About the Author

Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today-bestselling author of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. Nan has been a copyeditor and proofreader for over 25 years, and currently works on romantic fiction titles for a variety of clients, including Avon Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Books, Tule Publishing, and Entangled Publishing, as well as for many indie authors.

Although she loves her life as an editor, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!), and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan’s audience! Her latest novel, A Small Town Christmas, which is the first book in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing, releases on October 29, 2018.

Visit Nan’s website at, where you’ll find links to all her books as well as blogs about writing, being a Baby Boomer, and aging gracefully…mostly. Nan also blogs every sixth Wednesday at Word Wranglers, sharing the spotlight with five other romance authors and is a frequent contributor the RWA Contemporary Romance blog, and she contributes to the Romance University blog where she writes as Editor Nan.

Tour Schedule

October 29th:
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November 1st:
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November 2nd:
Becky on Books
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November 3rd:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

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  1. Thank you for having me here today, Jennifer! I appreciate so much the shout-out and the great review!

    1. Hey Nan, you're welcome! Thanks so much for the opportunity to read your book. It was the perfect follow up to all my darker Halloween reads :D Looking forward to reading more of this series!

  2. I just loved the excerpt and I can't wait to read this book. Just looking at this post is putting me in the mood for the holidays. (

    1. I felt the same way reading this book! Such a fun read and was the perfect transition from Halloween to the Holiday season :)