Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas on Crimson Mountain - Michelle Major (Review)

29934691Christmas on Crimson Mountain by Michelle Major 
Genres:  Fiction, Romance
Publication date: November 22nd 2016

Format: ebook, 224 pages  
How I got it: From Barclay for an honest review  
Buy it: Amazon     
My rating: 4/5


Peace and quiet—that's all Connor Pierce wanted from the rented cabin on Crimson Mountain. Yet the caretaker turned out to be lovely April Sanders—a total distraction. As were the two little girls she was caring for. Connor's plan to forget his painful past soon detoured into giving the ladies a Christmas to remember.

Being named guardian of two motherless girls has upended April's world. Add to the mix a mysterious, brooding writer claiming he wanted to be left alone while going out of his way to bring a little joy to the girls, and she has quite the quandary. April had counted herself out of a happy ending. But maybe Santa still had a few surprises up his merry old sleeve…


This is my second Michelle Major book and I loved this one more then the first one!! This book follows April who is the acting caretaker of Crimson Mountain Inn when Connor comes to stay to complete his book.  Connor’s major concern is he wants peace and quiet to finish his book, but April just became sort of the legal guardian for two girls who recently lost their mother.  Connor comes off as very upset when he sees the girls, but his issues lie much deeper down.  

I loved all the emotions that this book created.  The author did an amazing job bringing such tragedy to life.  I could feel the emotions that the characters where going through in the author’s writing.  I felt connected to all of the characters and wanted somehow for them to find peace during this difficult time.  I also liked how not all of the tragedies happened very recently, April has had time from her illness and divorce and Connor has had time since his loss.   As a reader it was good to see that some time passed between these events that the characters has time to process what happened. 

April was such a complex character.  First off she comes off as very put together in her new life, but as the story continues we get to see her underlying issues.  April is a strong woman, but she doesn’t know her true full strength in the beginning.  I loved that April tried so hard to keep everything together even if she didn’t know exactly what was going to happen in the end.  April was a very determined character as well. 

Connor on the other hand comes off as completely broken in the beginning of the book.  He had lost his wife and only child in a car accident and doesn’t know how to act.  The author made some great points with that in times of tragedy you never know how someone is going to react or what they need and that sometimes people don’t know what to say.   I loved the Connor has strong opinions on how he wanted people to act towards him because it showed how deep down his wounds went. 

The setting of the book was perfect for this story.  The characters had a lot of time to spend together so the relationships really were well developed.  Each main character had their own personality and issues.  The author did a great job telling the story of how people can begin to heal. 

I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  It was a very quick read that kept me wanting more.  I did feel like at points I couldn’t put it down, but I wanted to know how everything was going to end up.  Also, since there was a lot of emotions flowing it was hard to stop reading at some points because I wanted to see where these emotions where headed. 

I received a copy of this book from Barclay Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.


About the Author

Michelle Major Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at

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  1. I haven't read this author before but love the sound of this. Great review!

  2. It sounds like the author has a great, in-depth writing style! That's wonderful that you got to see and understand the characters so well. What a great book for this time of year. :D

    Fantastic review!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Yes her writing style is great! Thank you for stopping by!


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