Book Review: The Christmas Cottage by Christine Rimmer

Posted October 27, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 31 Comments

The Christmas Cottage
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Series: Wild Rose Sisters #3
by Christine Rimmer
Publication Date October 25, 2022
Published by Harlequin
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Genres: Fiction / Holidays, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Holiday, Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
Reading Challenges: 12 Books of Christmas 2022

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

A fortune cookie changes everything in New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer's latest book in the Wild Rose Sisters series!

“Do it now…”

And change everything!

By the book success story Alexandra Herrera’s got it all mapped out: partner at a law firm, high-powered career. But when her birth father leaves her an unexpected inheritance—prompted by a random fortune cookie—she impulsively walks away from her entire life! And now that she’s snowed in with West Wright, she learns that lightning really can strike twice. So much, in fact, that the sparks between them could melt any ice storm…if only they’d let them!

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Wild Rose Sisters

Book 1: The Father of Her Sons
Book 2: First Comes Baby...
Book 3: The Christmas Cottage

The Christmas Cottage by Christine Rimmer is the third book in her popular Wild Rose series but can easily be read as a stand-alone.  

Story Recap: 

Alexandra Herrera has everything she wants in life.  She has a great job that allows her to live the life she’s always wanted as a high-powered lawyer and partner in her prestigious law firm.   Then, she inherits a large sum of money from her father, a man who was never in her life.  After an awful day at work, she decides, on the advice of a fortune cookie, that it’s time to quit her job.  She closes up her condo, travels to Wild Rose Farm, her family farm, and spends the Christmas holidays in one of their cottages.  

When her brother-in-law’s twin brother needs a room at Wild Rose Farm, the only place to put him is in Alex’s spare bedroom in her cottage.  But, Alex and Weston have a history, they had a wild, one-night stand at Alex’s sister’s wedding last year and they promised each other it will never happen again.  But, will living in the same cottage cause those old feelings to reappear? 

My Thoughts: 

I just loved this cute story in a wonderful setting with lots of families around.  Wild Rose Farm is one of those idyllic places I’d love to live.  Although I have read the previous books in the series, now I want to go back to Wild Rose farm and find out about Alex’s sister and how their relationship started.   

Alex and Weston have a lot of chemistry together, but neither of them wants a relationship.  But, as they are living together and going to all the family holiday events together, their attraction is too strong. 

I loved all the other characters from the other books as well.  Weston’s twin brother is named Easton and he’s married to Alex’s sister Payton.  I loved that Weston is the “wild” twin and Easton is the responsible one.  All in all, The Christmas Cottage by Christine Rimmer is an enjoyable and a bit steamy, holiday story.  


I highly recommend The Christmas Cottage to anyone who loves romance and holiday books.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Christine Rimmer

A NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Christine Rimmer has written more than one hundred contemporary romances for Harlequin Books. She consistently writes emotional, humorous, sensual stories that keep her readers coming back for more. Christine has won Romantic Times BOOKreview’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Silhouette Special Edition. She has been nominated six times for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and also five times for Romantic TimesSeries Storyteller of the Year.

A California native who first longed to be an actress, Christine earned her theater degree from California State, Sacramento and then went to New York to study acting. Later, she moved to Southern California, where she began her writing career with short stories, plays, and poems. Her poems and short stories were published in a number of small literary journals. Her plays were produced at The Back Alley and Group Theaters in Southern California and have been published by Dramatists Play Service and West Coast Plays.

Christine lives in Oregon with her family.

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