Review of O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHANY by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay

Publisher: Serenade Books | Published: December 6, 2015 | Formats: eBook (136 pages) | ASIN: B0192AEF2M | Origin: Publisher 


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In O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHANY by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay, we are moving into Holly Truesdale’s life or lack thereof!

She comes from a household where wealth is the norm and their life revolves around a business. She’s living apart from her family but is far from being a part of them. In fact, Holly’s treatment as an employee at her father’s company and as a child in the other venues is shocking. Some family servants want what is best for her, but she does not really know what that is because the best for her means worse for others.

However, during what should be the happiest time in her life, Holly reaches the last straw. All she wants is out. No longer caring about the damage she leaves behind, like a rebellious teen, she is a runaway without a forwarding address.

Holly is on the road to find a new life with only childlike images and a name to find the place, but she sets out for her freedom inside Bethany.

Meeting new people and some familiar faces, she is on track to gain a life, but she’s not ready for love. Fortunately, the handsome bed and breakfast owner is not either. When things change, the past rears its head, and Holly needs the strength she could never find.

In the meantime, secrets are coming alive, people are leaving as some are arriving, and this perfect holiday is going under and so is her life!


***This opinion is my own.***



O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHANY by Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay begins inside Holly Truesdale’s reality.

Dreams beginning in childhood turn to ashes not long afterward. Many years later, Christmas time is here again and those ashes still lay in decay as life conditions deteriorate.

Holly reconstitutes the dream. She gives up her family and their wealth to move on. As part of a new community, Holly’s career and wonderful Christmas holiday are at hand. The quaint town of Bethany with all its amazing residents is her launching pad. Her miracle in the making is giving the very best of what she never had, but it brings her immense joy to be part of this iconic scene. A suitor is not on the horizon, and although Liam is near, she want’s all that he does too.

Now is not the time for anything in the romance department.

Things seem to be changing and while she’s trying to make her own way, the problems with her past resurface, this town’s Grande Dame disappears and returns, and everyone is on edge. Moreover, her dream is beginning to crash, but Holly has some things and some people on her side.

Will she lose everything or will she survive this collision course with history?