THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB
Author: Lori Wilde
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon; Original edition (October 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061988421
- ISBN-13: 978-0061988424
“On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.”
The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier—not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children’s book author “Sadie Cool”now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she’ll never fall foolishly in love again!
But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she’s shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl’s father—unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.
When Sarah Collier stays with her Grams during the holiday season, she has had a tradition of making Kismet Cookies and putting them under her pillow at night. It is said that if you sleep with the Kismet cookie under your pillow on Christmas Eve, you will dream of your one true love that you are destined to be with. Sarah has dreamed about her true love every year that she has done this. When she dreams of Travis Walker, she just knows they are meant to be together. When she receives the news that he is getting married though, she is heartbroken and races to the wedding to stop it from happening. Sarah halts the wedding and tries to explain to him that they are meant to be together and gets her dreams crushed when he tells her to go home. Since that day, Sarah has dreaded Christmas and left Twilight behind.
Sarah has grown up now and made drastic changes. She lost weight and wrote a book about her horrible mistake in Twilight in the way of a children’s book. She is now Sadie Cool and wealthy, yet she is still alone and thinking of Travis. When Jazzy, Travis’ daughter, writes to Sadie Cool asking to see her for her Christmas wish, Sarah decides to go back to Twilight and give the sick child her wish. Along the way, we get to see Travis realize what he should have known all along, Sarah break out of her shell, and little Jazzy pull at your heart strings with her sickness and upbeat personality.
This was another great read by author Lori Wilde featuring the town of Twilight. While we do get to hear about a few of the characters from previous books, they don’t really make an appearance throughout this story. The ending was abrupt and tied up within a small ending chapter and I would have liked to have had it paced better at the end. Other than that, this was a book that will leave you with a new look on Christmas.
Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS
I have read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them, can’t wait for this one to release. Great review.
I enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, and I have pre-ordered this one. I can’t wait to get started on it. Don’t you just love the book cover?
I loved the first two books in the series… I think Lori Wilde is a great writer. I’m looking forward to reading this one as well. I had never hear the Kissmet cookie thingy… very cool!
I am definately going to be checking out these books..
Thanks for the pimping…