Blog Tour: Book Review - Celebrations and Confetti At Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin

Today on Becca's Books, I'm delighted to be sharing my review of the first book Celebrations and Confetti At Cedarwood Lodge in Rebecca Raisin's brand-new, three-part series At Cedarwood Lodge. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when this series was announced. Sadly, I've missed out on a few of Rebecca's previous releases, so I was thrilled when I managed to catch the blog tour organised by Love Reading Romance Tours before it filled up completely! It feels like it has been forever since I last enjoyed one of Raisin's novels.

Available on Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US
Title - Celebrations and Confetti at Cedarwood Lodge
Author - Rebecca Raisin
Series - At Cedarwood Lodge #1
Publication Date - October 24th 2016
Publisher - Carina UK
Format - Kindle Edition (Provided by tour host)
Pages - 114

Blurb
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?

Review
Oh, what a wonderful beginning to what feels like a gorgeous new series from Rebecca Raisin. Utterly delightful and completely charming, I could have stepped right into this story and lent a helping hand to Clio and the rest of the team in the up-doing of Cedarwood Lodge. As is always the case with Raisin's novels, Celebrations and Confetti was infused with warmth and heart. It was a steamy mug of sweet and delicious hot chocolate to warm you up from the inside out.

In Rebecca Raisin's Celebrations and Confetti, we're introduced to Clio Winters. She's left her career in New York behind and has captured her childhood dream of owning Cedarwood Lodge. Here, she will host the most magnificent parties and celebrations! Or, she will, once it's up and running and ready to welcome the guests. It's a lot to take on but Clio is sure that she has done the right thing, even if she does feel a little wobbly about her decision at times. With the help of a few good friends, she hopes to pop the party poppers sooner rather than later!

Raisin's style is as cosy as it always has been. From the beginning, I knew I was going to feel totally involved in Clio's story, and I was right. It's impossible not to become wrapped up entirely in the characters' circumstances. Evergreen itself was a desirable location with Cedarwood Lodge right at its heart. There were some truly wonderful and entertaining characters to be introduced to, each with their own set of problems to work through as Clio works through her own alongside them. These smaller secondary stories were delightful and so very easy to follow, adding something very special to the overall effect. Clio Winters herself was such a likeable woman, although harbouring some secrets of her own too. I loved getting to know about her past in New York and couldn't help noticing how very different Evergreen was to her old life, yet she seemed to utterly love it there, the place making her feel more alive than ever. With her sweetheart from years ago still around, Clio has a lot of decisions to make as this story unravels, not only ones to do with Cedarwood Lodge.

Overall, Celebrations and Confetti was an absolutely wonderful beginning to what is sure to be a magical series from Rebecca Raisin. I adored it, and the characters were a joy to meet. I already can't wait to meet up with them again in the next instalment. Becca's Books is awarding Celebrations and Confetti with four of my bookish cupcakes.


About the author
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She's been widely published in short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines. And now she is 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 believe in true love.

You can find Rebecca Raisin on Facebook | Twitter

Post a Comment