Christmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne

December 22nd, 2023 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

22nd Dec

Christmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne offered a sweet holiday story with a dash of romance, family and sweet holiday moments nestled in the small-town of Shelter Springs. The old Shelter Inn hotel has been turned into a retirement community. You’ll want to grab a cup of hot cocoa and curl up with this delightful tale.

Christmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne
Christmas at the Shelter Inn
by RaeAnne Thayne
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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Come home to Shelter Springs this Christmas, where hearts are warm and hopes are bright…

Growing up at the Shelter Inn hotel, Natalie Shepherd envied guests who could come and go as they pleased. So when it was time to finally leave for college and put the lush green mountains around Shelter Springs—along with the cloud of loss that seemed to follow her family—behind her, she swore she’d never come back. But now her sister McKenna needs a favor. On pregnancy bed rest at doctor’s orders, McKenna needs a helping hand with her two young daughters and someone to take over the inn during the hectic holiday season, and Nat can’t refuse. And just when things can’t get worse, she runs into her late brother’s best friend, Griffin Taylor…

Griff has mixed feelings about Natalie’s return. She’s just as beautiful and full of life as he remembered, but there’s a secret he’s carried for years about her brother—and the guilt is eating away at him. Still, Christmas in this small town is filled with treasured traditions and new adventures that hold the promise of something sweet and lasting. From matchmaking seniors to rambunctious nieces, it seems everyone is hoping Nat and Griff will put loss behind them and find a happy new beginning…

Holiday ROMANCE Small-town Sweet

Natalie Shepherd grew up at the Shelter Inn Hotel, but after her mom died and her Dad left, she took off and has made a career of writing and house sitting all over the globe. Her sister converted the hotel into a home for seniors. When a complicated pregnancy puts her sister at risk, Natalie returns home to help with the children and inn. She plans to stay until the baby is born, but fate might have other ideas, well, fate and some meddling seniors.

The story that unfolds had all the holiday charm, with a snowstorm and a budding romance to melt your heart. Add in lovely side stories, a devoted husband, meddlesome seniors and good clean holiday fun and you’ll be packing your bags for a visit to Shelter Springs.

Natalie is surprised to see Griffin Taylor, her best friend’s older brother in town. Like Natalie, he moved away, but now he’s back for good and has opened a medical practice. The two address feeling about each other and open old wounds from the past. We also get stories about Natalie’s sister, her parents, and the brother they lost. It was touching, as it allowed for healing and brought all the feels.

If you love small-town holiday romances with pups, hot cocoa and wonderful townfolk, you’ll want to curl up with Christmas at the Shelter Inn.

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About RaeAnne Thayne

RaeAnne Thayne

#1 Publishers Weekly, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne finds inspiration in the beautiful northern Utah mountains where she lives with her family. Her books have won numerous honors, including seven RITA Award nominations from Romance Writers of America and a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews magazine.

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11 Responses to “Christmas at the Shelter Inn by RaeAnne Thayne”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I haven’t read this author but it looks like as with Sarah Morgan who I tried this year maybe I should put her on my list if I do next year’s HoHoHoRAT. I was behind and chose to catchup on my 2023 ARCs and was able this month to get a jump on the 2024 ones so I am feeling much less pressured this holiday week.