Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bookish Thoughts: A Silver Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear

Connor James Silver, better known as CJ, couldn't believe it had been a whole year since he and his brothers rejoined their cousin Darien Silver's wolf pack. ~ Opening of A Silver Wolf Christmas



A Silver Wolf Christmas (Heart of the Wolf #17) by Terry Spear
Sourcebooks Casablanca; 2015
Romance (Paranormal); 384 pgs

Along with the more contemporary and historical stories set during the Holiday season, I could not resist adding in a paranormal one as well, this one involving a wonderful little town run by werewolves. A Silver Wolf Christmas is actually my first novel by Terry Spear, and although it is seventeenth in the series, I had no trouble jumping right in. If anything, I am even more curious about some of the minor characters in the novel, wanting to know their backstories.

Laurel MacTire and her sisters are putting the final touches on the old Victorian Inn in preparation for their grand opening. The three women have made a living of turning hotels around, buying and fixing them up, opening them for business, and then moving on to the next project. They have an ulterior motive for coming to Silver Town, however. Several years ago, their aunt had disappeared from there with no word to her own sister or her nieces. Fearing foul play, Laurel and her sisters are determined to find out just what happened to their Aunt Clarinda. As a result, they have made a point of not getting too close to the pack that runs Silver Town. One or several of the members could be responsible.

The pack is more than excited to have the three sisters in their town and want nothing more than to make them comfortable in hopes they will stay. No one wants this more than C.J. who has fallen for the lovely red-headed Laurel. As one of the deputy officers in town, he is assigned by the pack leader to watch over the MacTires when they learn ghosthunters with a television show will be staying at the hotel upon its grand opening. The discovery of possible ghosts in the inn would be one thing, but to discover a whole town of werewolves . . . Well, that would be bad.

Both C.J. and Laurel are well matched, both a bit stubborn. Laurel has long take care of herself and her sisters, and C.J. respects her need for independence and space. I liked how their relationship evolved naturally over the course of the book. It is obvious they both had feelings for each other going into the book, but Laurel was cautious given the circumstances and uncertainty of whether she and her sisters would stay.

Along with the romance (C.J. can teach me to ski any time--because he is so patient, of course), there was the mystery aspect, which turned out to be quite intriguing. From the ghosthunters who weren't quite what they seemed, the haunted happenings in the inn and around Silver Town to the missing aunt and hints of murder, there was quite a bit going on in this novel.

Things wrapped up a little too nicely--and perhaps too quickly where certain characters were involved--but, all in all, A Silver Wolf Christmas felt like a fun romp in the snow.


To learn more about Terry Spear and her books, please visit the author's website

Source: I received an e-copy of this book for an honest review from the publisher via NetGalley.


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12 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your review. This does sound like a fun novel. It great you were able to jump in without having read the previous novels in the series. Enjoy the holidays!

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    1. Pat - Thank you! Yes, especially when that series is so long already! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season too!

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  2. A different read from the usual 'Christmas' fare, I like the sound of this one even if I do have my concerns that there is perhaps too much going on.

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    1. Tracy - There was a lot going on. I didn't feel overwhelmed by it all though fortunately. It kept me on my toes. :-)

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  3. The mystery and the inn definitely have me intrigued but the werewolves are a bit of a stumbling block. I'm still not full sold on them. This does sound intriguing so maybe it can be my introduction to them!

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    1. Katherine - I'm imagining the book without the werewolf angle, and I think it might actually be able to stand up without that--although some things would need to be changed. :-)

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  4. :) I could use a fun romp through the snow right now! This is the warmest December ever and snow would be a relief and if the only place it is available is through reading....

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    1. Jenclair - I hear quite a few places that normally have snow this time of year don't have any. I hope you get some soon. I've heard that El Nino which the West Coast is expecting will mean warmer temperatures for other parts of the country. All I know is we need the rain here and we are finally getting some. Hopefully it will be enough to end the drought. At least until the next time.

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  5. It's ages since I read a Terry Spear novel, but this sounds like a cute one to jump back in with!

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    1. Lark - I hadn't been familiar with Terry Spear before, but I did enjoy this book and wouldn't mind getting to know more about the Silver Wolf pack.

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  6. Hm. Not my usual thing, but I'm going to check out the first of the series since you liked it :)

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    1. Stacy - I hope you like the first in the series. It's one I hope to give a try someday. :-)

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