The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson & Sharla Lovelace

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson & Sharla Lovelace

A Halloween anthology of sorts on the blog today, all three stories tell a tale of Rose Cottage from before, during and after the holiday, with three different chances at love.

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine

Moonbright, Maine is the place, and Rose cottage is the setting for these three very different short romances. Filled with the sights of late autumn with the twist of magic and pumpkin everything, three authors are taking a moment in time to tell what happened at Rose Cottage, The Cottage at Pumpkin and Vine.

Starting with Charmed by You from Kate Angell, it’s before the holiday and party planner Grace is doing everything possible to get it just right.  Bossy, pushy and a bit shrill, where Grace shines is with kids, as she wants the party to be everything they dreamed of. I wasn’t a huge fan of Cade: hired to do a job but manages to whine, moan and groan throughout.  His dislike of the holiday didn’t work for me, and if proximity is all that chemistry needs to make a relationship believable, theirs didn’t work for me.  I wanted to see more growth in Cade, and watch Grace lose that shrill edge and enjoy herself more.  My least favorite of the three.

Next up is Mesmerized by You from Jennifer Dawson, and I loved other titles I’ve read. We are now at the Halloween Party and friends Chloe and Jake are there together, after traveling to visit Chloe’s aunt. With only one room at the inn, a touch of moonlight and a bit of magic, their eyes open to see the bond that is there. Wonderful friends to lovers story that just hits every sweet note.

Lastly is a second chance at romance story from Sharla Lovelace, Enchanted by You. Separated by a misunderstanding since high school, Sidney and Sawyer come face to face… both realizing they’ve still got feelings.  Oh just so sweet – even as the two have their own reasons for not believing in the magic… their bond and connection is palpable.

Throughout the story, Amelia Rose, owner of Rose Cottage B & B is there- gently pushing, suggesting and generally smiling on the new and renewed connections.  Overall, this anthology is solidly sweet, with engaging moments and characters to enjoy.

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson & Sharla Lovelace

Title: The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine
Author: Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson, Sharla Lovelace
Genre: Anthology - Contemporary Romance
Published by: Kensington
ISBN: 1496706900
Published on: 30 August, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 320
Rated: three-stars
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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Welcome to Moonbright, Maine…Where the scents of donuts and cider waft through the crisp night air…with just a hint of magic.  

It’s time for the annual Halloween costume party at the cottage on Pumpkin and Vine, the perfect place to celebrate the pleasures of the season. Guests return to the picturesque B & B year after year to snuggle up in its cozy rooms, explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and enjoy all the spooky fun of the holiday. But local legend whispers that it’s also a place where wishes have a strange way of coming true.  

For three unsuspecting revelers, it’s going to be an enchanted weekend of candy corn kisses and midnight black kittens, along with some real Halloween surprises—the kind that make your heart skip a beat—for many more celebrations to come…

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University with a degree in psychology. She met her husband at the public library while they were studying. To this day she still maintains she was NOT checking him out. Now, over twenty years later, they’re married and living in a suburb right outside of Chicago with two awesome kids and a crazy dog.

Despite going through a light FM, poem writing phase in high school, Jennifer never grew up wanting to be a writer (she had more practical aspirations of being an international super spy). Then one day, suffering from boredom and disgruntled with a book she’d been reading, she decided to put pen to paper. The rest, as they say, is history.

These days Jennifer can be found sitting behind her computer, writing her next novel, chasing after her kids, keeping an ever watchful eye on her ever growing to-do list, and NOT checking out her husband.

About Kate Angell

National bestselling author Kate Angell lives in Naples, Florida. She’s an animal lover, avid reader, and sports fan. Bookstores are her second home. She takes coffee breaks at Starbucks. Her philosophy: Out of chaos comes calmness. Enjoy the peace. Please visit her on Facebook or at

About Sharla Lovelace

Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. Her novels include The Reason Is You, Before and Ever Since, Just One Day, Don’t Let Go, and Stay with Me.

Sharla writes modern day, quirky love stories with dysfunctional families, love problems, and snarky humor. Because who doesn’t love a love story? Especially one with strong women and drama and baggage and hot men that can’t get enough of them.…