Review: A Christmas in the Alps

A Christmas in the Alps


After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that she is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, Simone boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.

During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who’s on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone’s family’s clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.

For anyone who is wearying of staying home, Melody Carlson invites you to spend Christmas with her in the beautiful French Alps this year. So pull on your mittens, tie your scarf tight, and prepare yourself for a magical mountain holiday.

Rating: 5-stars


A Christmas in the Alps by Melody Carlson is the perfect book to get one in the Christmas mood. It is heartfelt, engaging, and romantic. This story features a young woman who lost the woman who raised her and finds a letter from her great-grandmother. With encouragement from a friend, Simone gets on a plane, meets a man, and finds more than she thought she would. She started off searching for a hidden treasure her great-grandma said she left for her. What Simone finds is the way to heal the old family wounds, reconnect with lost family, and find a forever kind of love. Melody Carlson creates characters that are believable. They felt real. Their problems and solutions felt more like a true story. However, it is all fiction. It definitely entertaining. Overall, I loved it! Second chances, new beginnings, and hope are in full swing in this amazing read.

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