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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway -Mistletoe Village Author: Kathleen J. Robison On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: Mistletoe Village

Author: Kathleen J. Robison

Genre: Holiday Romance

Release date: November 30, 2021

Two broken women, two defeated children. Can Grace offer what they’re looking for? When the big city holds nothing but painful memories for sisters Rence and Sandy, they pack it up and head out for Grace and the promises it holds.

Promises of a new start. A new job at Grace General for Rence and a place to begin healing. But most of all, a promise to each of the sisters’ hurting children that a real Christmas awaits them in Grace, complete with snow on giant evergreens and lots of Mistletoe Magic.

But despite its Christmas card atmosphere, Grace, Oregon seems to hold a lot of secrets. Who is that giant of a man they encounter in the woods? Why won’t anyone talk about him? What is the hold the past seems to have over the town? Will they be able to break it before history tragically repeats itself? And will Grace be the place where love and forgiveness finally meet?


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About the Author

Kathleen J. Robison is an Okinawan-American, born in Okinawa, and raised in California, Florida, Mississippi, and Singapore. Her travels and her family are the sources of her inspiration for her books. Kathleen and her Pastor husband have eight adult children. Seven are married, blessing them with eighteen grandchildren and counting. Her ethnically diverse background extends to her family of currently thirty-five personalities which provide many opportunities to share God’s amazing love amidst the challenges of real life.


More from Kathleen

I love Christmas stories, and since becoming an author, I’ve wanted to write one. Mistletoe Village started out as Mistletoe Hermit, but then it wasn’t going in quite the happy direction that I wanted. So Mistletoe Village was born. I wrote this sweet, cozy, slightly suspenseful romance with all the elements that make Christmas … Christmas! But most importantly, it’s always about the faith element, Christ.

The main character Rence Paladin is dear to my heart. She was created with someone extraordinary in mind, and I had that person read the book to see what she thought. When she finished, she turned bright red and answered, even if you hadn’t told me … I knew it was me! However, it’s not her story, but it encompasses her delightful personality, some of her sweet memories of a single-mom, and how she strives to keep her focus on Christ while always serving others.

So let’s go. Let me take you to Mistletoe Village. You’ll find a little of everything that oozes Christmas in the tiny town of Grace. Holiday spirit, decorations, a children’s church pageant, and a Christmas festival. Oh, and I’ll introduce you to little Gus, the feisty family cock-a-poo. But most of all, I hope you, like Rence and Carl, rediscover the joy of Christmas at Mistletoe Village.

My Thoughts

Mistletoe Village is a Holiday Romance that is written by  Kathleen J. Robison. I love that this book is a read during one of our hottest months of the year in SE Alabama. First and foremost, this author is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Her stories feature broken realistic characters. They are not cookie cutter Christians. They have hurt, pain, and baggage. Secondly, I love this cover. As it's VERY hot here, it was nice to take a trip to Christmas time. 

This is the story of two sisters. They left the big city behind and settle in the tiny town of Grace. Both of the sisters have children that are struggling. My heart went out to the sisters. I can understand. Rence is coming off a bad divorce and her sister, Sandy think it's the best idea to go together to the unfamiliar town. I loved seeing how they evolved from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. We also see Carl. He was a great character. He mainly stays to myself. He seemed to care for his mother without complaining. 

This is a beautiful story of forgiveness, love, faith, and finding yourself in a new place. I moved away from home 6 years ago to start over and it was the best decision that I could have ever done. 

This is a clean holiday romance. It's well written and has realistic characters. I could vividly see everything unfolding around me. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 

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To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and paperback copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Great review, thank you for sharing.

  2. Mistletoe Village sounds like a holiday romance that I really want to read, thanks for sharing it with me! Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have a sunshiny day!

  3. I really like Christmas stories and this sounds like a good one! Thank you for our thoughts.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful Christmas story to read right now!