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Celebrations & Confetti at Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin, Love Reading Romance Blog Tour ~ Book Review & Guest Post

Love Reading Romance Blog Tours

I am super stoked to be part of this blog tour by the lovely girls at Love Reading Romance. This new 3 part series is the perfect for the festive season with trademark warm, fuzzy, romantic stories by Rebecca. 

 Rebecca Raisin writes beautiful stories filled with love, life and sometimes yummy baked goodies or my favorite books in them. Her last Paris series just fueled my Parisian dreams and strengthened my resolve to be in Paris some day. There is still one book to release in the Paris series, slated for mid 2017 and she also has a new series being released Cedarwood Lodge Series. 

A wonderful new romance told in 3 parts – Celebrations & Confetti, Brides & Bouquets, and Midnight & Mistletoe at Cedarwood Lodge. 

Read on for more on the delectable new romance from a true blue bibliophile author Rebecca Raisin.

Celebrations & Confetti

Book

Title: Celebrations & Confetti at Cedarwood Lodge [Part 1 of Cedarwood Lodge Series]

Author: Rebecca Raisin

Publisher: Carina UK

Published: October 2016

Format reviewed: eBook

Rating: 4.5/5

City [s] set in: Evergreen, New Hampshire.

Time period: Contemporary

Professions of main characters: Event planner.

Story:

Part one in a feel-good romantic serial from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin!

Clio Winters is finally fulfilling her childhood dream of renovating the gorgeous old Cedarwood Lodge in Evergreen. Turning it into the perfect destination for big celebrations, weddings and parties has brought her back home, but Cedarwood Lodge is in need of a lot of tender loving care.

Perhaps all the work will be the perfect distraction from the real reason she had to leave her glamorous New York life behind.

Will coming home be the best decision of her life… or her biggest regret?

Cedarwood Lodge is a delectable romance told in three parts – following Clio Winters journey back to her hometown of Evergreen. This is Part One.

Book Buy link: Kindle India

My Thoughts:

Wow! A crackling start to the new series by Rebecca Raisin. Cedarwood Lodge is brimming with hope, renewal energy, anticipation and hardwork by its new owner Clio Winters and her team of workers. They have a little over 6 weeks to whip up the closed for ages property in shape for their very first event. Clio is back home in Evergreen after a not so happy dismissal from her job as an event planner at a Manhattan agency. But all’s not grim, Clio has placed all her bets on buying the property she dreamed of owning since childhood. 

Cedarwood Lodge is a magical property with chalets, a chapel and restoratives spirit in its atmosphere. Exactly how magical read on to the end where the author Rebecca has very kindly shared a guest post – Top 10 things to do at Cedarwood Lodge.

 Clio hopes to spread it’s magic and transport her guests to a time of relaxation and joy like olden times. She also hopes to be close to her mother and reconnect with her friends who have stayed back in town. Her little town may only have a population of five oh three hundred people but for Clio it’s home, friends and the magic of Cedarwood Lodge. She sets on work with her childhood best friend Micah and a spattering of other workers. 

I absolutely enjoyed loosing myself in the frantic energy full of anticipation buliding up to the day renovations at the lodge were done and it was ready for their first party. And what a party it turned out to be celebrating 50 years of love of a couple who got married at the lodge back in the day. 

Clio is a soldier all bright and friendly. She works to her bone to make sure things are perfect for the lodge’s opening. She is such a positive character that I couldn’t help but love her. I am excited for the rest of the story to see who captures the heart of dreamy Clio. 

Cedarwood Lodge is a place full of Whimsy, magic, secrets and love. There is definitely love in the air, a happy energy with seasonal workers and locals all working together at the lodge. 

What will keep you glued to the pages of this beautiful story is the whirlwind of activity, friendships, love and it’s various likeable characters. Part one is truly a celebration full of dance, music and confetti. I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Get a copy Now and pre order part 2 & 3 and you are set for some happy reading time. 

Top 10 things to do at Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin

Writing about an old, warm, lodge appealed to me for many reasons, but mostly because I could picture the guests snuggling beside a crackling fire, reading a book and idly glancing outside to watch the snow fall. Maybe it’s that I wrote it when it was blustery and cold and I would have done anything to transport myself there! So here are the top 10 things you can do at lodge.
We hope to see you there soon…
1: Being a bibliophile I’ll jump straight to it. There’s a huge library at the lodge. Huge. Make your way upstairs and turn left…It’s filled with books to cater for every whim. Old, new, pre-loved, never-loved and even lemon scented tomes for the book sniffers among us. Ring for Clio and ask for morning tea to be sent to you in the library and settle in for the duration.
2: Once you’ve snuggled and read your fill of words for the day you might want to do something a little more active. Get your wet weather clothing on and prepare to trek up the mountains behind Cedarwood Lodge. First though, Georges will make you a picnic to take, because you’ll need to refuel once you’re up there. Spend time at the peak, munching on salmon blinis, while gazing at the town of Evergreen from its highest point.
3: Ever wanted to do a dance class but didn’t have the nerve? No problem! Clio has a dance teacher on call who can whisk you off to the studio for a private dance lesson. (If you close your eyes you can pretend it’s Patrick Swayze!) Tango down the hallway to dinner…
4: If dancing isn’t your thing, what about a life drawing class? Grab a sketch pad and pencil and meet in the art room! You may have hidden talents…And art is good for the soul.
5: Staying with the family? How about family game night? Grab the Monopoly and choose a parlor to sit in. Cedarwood Lodge has games galore and charades in the gazebo if you’re keen!
6: Want to be a culinary master but not quite sure where to start? Call Georges and book your spot! He holds a range of masterclasses from learning the art of canapes, to building the ultimate croquembouche to wow your own guests when you return home. Or for the budding mini chefs, how about a pizza making day? Get your chef whites on and meet in the kitchen!
7: The lake, the glorious lake! Well, you’ve arrived over wintertime, and the lake is frozen solid, so grab those ice skates, and get moving! If you’re a little hesitant about swishing your way around the ice, then we have just the thing for you  – meet by the chalets for a snowman building competition. Prizes for the most original!
8: Has all this activity sapped your energy? What about a night in? Flick through our range of flicks, and call for some popcorn! Find a cushy seat in the theater room and settle in for a movie marathon.
9: Discover! Cedarwood Lodge is on a huge estate, why don’t you rug up and see what you can find? On the east side of the lot is a secret…
10: All good things must come to an end, isn’t that the saying? Your last day in Cedarwood Lodge is a sad one, you don’t want to leave. Why not fill up the bathtub with bubbles, and drink some champagne (It’s in the bar fridge for this very reason!). Outside stars twinkle goodbye…

The Author

Rebecca Raisin

Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.

Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.

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Reviewed by Bharti

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