Book Review & Giveaway: Gingerbread at Moonglow by Deborah Garner




The small town of Timberton, Montana, boasts an ambiance of near-magical proportions during the Christmas season, due in no small part to resident artist and chef Mist’s mysterious way of working small miracles in people’s everyday lives. Each year, return guests and new arrivals mingle with local townsfolk to enjoy companionship, exquisite decor, and exceptional cuisine at The Timberton Hotel.

As the aromas of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses mix with heartfelt camaraderie and sweet romance, guests share reflections on family, friendship, and life. Although decorating the outside of a gingerbread house may prove easier than deciding what goes inside, no one leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future.


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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’ve read a few Deborah Garner books and enjoyed them so I was looking forward to reading Gingerbread at Moonglow, although this is the first book I’ve read about the Timberton Hotel in Montana. It is a stand alone novella but I can see how reading all of them would be like reading about old friends.

There isn’t really a plot to Gingerbread at Moonglow. It’s more like reading about Christmas preparation and celebration with old and new friends. Interesting tidbit to me: it’s the first time I’ve seen pepperkaker  (a Swedish cookie) mentioned in a book. My grandma was Swedish and made it every year. It’s my son’s favorite Christmas cookie so I’ve made it for many years also.

At the end of the book are several recipes. I always enjoy trying at least one new cookie recipe during the holidays so I plan on trying one of these.


Also available in The Moonglow Series

Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.


Mistletoe at Moonglow, The Moonglow Series, Book 1

The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn’t been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town.

When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people’s lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter’s grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart.

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Silver Bells at Moonglow by [Garner, Deborah]Silver Bells at Moonglow, The Moonglow Series, Book 2

Christmas at the Timberton Hotel arrives each year with a unique set of guests, some returning, some new. When this holiday brings a celebrity seeking reprieve, sisters who are distant yet closer to each other than they think, a widow approaching a new horizon, and an eclectic smattering of local townsfolk and visiting relatives, the season is certain to be eventful. Add in a hint of romance and there’s more than snow in the air around the small Montana town.

Elegant decor and exquisite cuisine from resident artist and chef, Mist, form a backdrop to much needed camaraderie, bringing strangers and friends together. When the last note of Christmas carols has faded away, the soft whisper of silver bells from the front door’s wreath will usher guests and townsfolk alike back into the world with hope for the coming year.

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About the author

Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Gingerbread at Moonglow by Deborah Garner

    • sleepygirl2 November 27, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      I’m going to have to go back and read the other ones too.


  1. sharon martin November 27, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Last year I made quite a few of the recipes, they were gorgeous, going to make more this year! xx

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