Saturday, December 24, 2022

Review: Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn


About the Book



Amazon Original Stories

Release Date
November 29, 2022

Synopsis from Goodreads:

After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.

To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.

Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.

Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.

Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?

My Review

Nola Bisley had enough of New York City.  She returns home to Bright Harbor, Maine to be with her grandmother.  Bright Harbor is a small town that loves Christmas.  Nora is in no mood for celebrations since she is recovering from a breakup with her boyfriend.

Caleb Butler isn’t in a Christmas mood either.  When he finds out his former girlfriend is back in town, Caleb is torn between loving and hating her.  He takes his Scrooge-like feelings and writes an anonymous letter about them.  

Somehow the letter winds up in Nola’s hands.  She’s intrigued since she has no idea who wrote the letter.  She sends her own response.  Nola and Caleb have no idea they are secretly writing to each other.

Meanwhile, Caleb and Nola can’t help but run into each other in this small town.  They fight their feelings for each other, but the attraction is still there.

Meghan Quinn has been highly recommended to me for a long time.  This is the first book I’ve read by her, and I absolutely loved it.  I wish I had read her books sooner, but it’s never too late.  I’m already making my reading list.

This book is so cute.  A quick read which is perfect for me at this time of year. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, this short story is just what I'm looking for. 

The author drew me right into the small town of Bright Harbor.  I loved Caleb and Nola.  I was definitely cheering for them.  The book is filled with humor, charm and romance.  A really “feel good” type of book.

Disclosure:  I borrowed this one from the Kindle Unlimited library.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I really liked this one too! Merry Christmas!

  2. This sounds like the really best type of Hallmark movie! I'm adding it to my list to read next year.


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