Format: Trade Paperback
Published: Aug 8, 2011
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Holiday
My Rating: 4/5
Summary (from chapters.ca):
The top rules of the First Love Cookie Club: No men. No kids. No store-bought. No gossip!
And no one is going to keep rule #4 now that local-gal-made-good Sarah Collier has reluctantly returned to Twilight, Texas. The once-awkward teenager has become a big-time success with her bestselling kids' books. Now she's come back home to grant one child a very special wish, even though her own heart was once broken by the little girl's father, Travis Walker.
This all makes Sarah wonder, even though you can go home again - should you? Every time she turns the corner, the memory of who she was hits her square in the face, and it isn't pretty. But there's magic in Twilight, Texas - the magic of friendship and the magic of love, if only Sarah would open her heart to it. . . .
**NOTE: A copy of this novel was provided by the author. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings.**
"You can't always get what you want" ~ The Rolling Stones
Or, can you?
In Twilight, Texas, it seems that true love is something that is not only a sought after dream, it's a way of life. And for Sarah Collier it's a dream that eventually turned into a nightmare. Can she return to her past, get beyond the memories and come out a winner?
The First Love Cookie Club is not at ALL what I expected. First off, I had no idea that it was a Christmas book so what a wonderful surprise that was and, having never read Lori Wilde's books before, I didn't know how the story would flow.
I found that the story not only had the warm feelings of Christmas - that special feeling in the air that makes you want to be a kid again - but also had the romance of first love and the mystery of things unknown. It really was a well put together story and one that I felt a huge part of.
Having grown up in a small-town, the traditions of Twilight brought back so many fond memories that I often found myself smiling and wishing for simpler times. It really felt like the author was writing from experience and didn't miss a note when it came to the fun and excitement of the holiday season.
Overall, this was a great holiday read and one that I am glad to have picked up. I have now added the remaining three 'Twilight' novels to my TBR list!