Cuddle Up With Midnight and Mistletoe This Holiday Season

If your looking for a super light, super quick, and sweet book to keep you warm this holiday season, than make sure to pick up Midnight and Mistletoe At Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin.

I recommend pairing this read with a nice Milanov Mulberry Wine to get you in the holiday spirit, as Midnight and Mistletoe is certainly sure to do.

GoodReads Description:  

A brand new feel-good festive romantic serial from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin!

Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to dream about organising, but when everything is feeling a bit up in the air, she has to hope that this New Years her wish really will come true.

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


Midnight and Mistletoe is sweet as Christmas sugar cookies and certainly excels at getting readers into the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough of it for me. This book was very short and just didn’t manage to build enough tension either romantically or within the plot itself for me to really get into it. Any potential problem that Clio Winters faces is easily, and very quickly, resolved, and there just wasn’t enough buildup or emotional turmoil leading up to the book’s romantic conclusion, making it difficult to really fall in love alongside the main characters.

This book is the definition of feel-good read. It is light and fluffy and doesn’t make readers worry over whether or not everything is going to workout okay in the end. For me, the lack of conflict made it difficult for me to lose myself in the story. I feel that if Raisin had included an extra 200 pages to this book, she could have really raised the stakes and upped the romantic tension enough for this book to truly be great.


This cover really is beautiful. It captures the holiday tone of the novel well and hints at the 1920s vibe of the party that the plot centers around.


I SO badly wanted to swoon over this book. And Kai definitely had the potential to be a swoon-worthy character. Unfortunately, there just was not enough romantic tension in this novel to really pull me into the romance. Again, maybe with another 200 pages of character/relationship building, Raisin would have nailed it.


If you like romantic fiction that is quick and easy to read, then you’ll definitely enjoy this one. Those who have read the other two novels in the Cedarwood Lodge series will certainly enjoy it, since the whole cast is back for the trilogy’s conclusion. This book is like watching a cozy Lifetime-style Christmas movie. If that’s your thing, then this is definitely the book for you!


I would like to thank NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC of Midnight and Mistletoe at Cedarwood Lodge in exchange for an honest review.

*Wine Recommendations are, of course, for those of legal drinking age only.*

3 thoughts on “Cuddle Up With Midnight and Mistletoe This Holiday Season

  1. Miss Abigail says:

    I have had a real struggle with holiday books this year too! I haven’t rated any of mine over 3/5. I completely, relate to your problems with length, I would love to find a Christmas story that I could swoon over – maybe next year!


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