This book marks a 2 for 2 success rate for me with Sarah Morgan's books. It's a welcome surprise given the reading slump I've been enduring these last few months. Although there are the occasional slips where British vs American usage peek through in dialogue (most notably "good job" for "good thing"), the author creates a terrific Vermont Christmas atmosphere while delivering on some serious emotional depth.
My biggest complaint for romance lately has been the lack of effort to craft believable characters and settings. So much focus on plot and little to no time devoted to telling a fully realized story. Fortunately, that doesn't happen here, as every character is vividly shown. There's some obvious sequel bait, but it didn't overwhelm the story, so I ignored it.