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Friday, October 18, 2019

Eighteen Winters by Joanne DeMaio (VBT: Book Review)

In association with Author Joanne DeMaio, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Eighteen Winters!

Book Review

Eighteen Winters by Joanne DeMaio
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: PB - September 5, 2019 / eBook - September 17, 2019 
Format: Paperback - 254 pages
                Audible - 6 Hours 32 Minutes
               Kindle - 5295 KB
               Nook - 860 KB
ISBN: 978-1079270457
ASIN (Audio Book): B07X44X3ZM
ASIN (Kindle): B07W14K8D4
BNID: 2940161492536
Genre: Holiday Romance / Women's Fiction

Buy The Book:

Buy The Winter Novels:
Book 1: Snowflakes And Coffee Cakes 
Book 2: Snow Deer And Cocoa Cheer
Book 3: Cardinal Cabin
Book 4: First Flurries
Book 5: Eighteen Winters

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a beautiful novel about a little town you'll want to visit, and a love story you won't soon forget.

Harry Dane lives an ordinary life. From his days working alongside his father at a New England general store, to Harry's endearing and heartbreaking relationships, to sudden snowstorms, to quirky fiascos of found kittens and spilled jam jars, always ... always there is a curious constant.

Through it all, each and every winter, a Christmas card arrives at Harry's Craftsman bungalow from a mysterious woman named Sadie Welles. And when the two of them unexpectedly meet, Harry Dane soon finds himself in an intricate love story spanning Eighteen Winters .

Book Excerpt:

Click on the link to read an excerpt from Eighteen Winters

My Book Review:

In Eighteen Winters, author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader to the quaint small New England lakeside town of Addison, Connecticut for a heartwarming Christmas tale of family, friendship, life events and milestones, and finding a chance at unexpected love.

Eighteen Winters is a wonderful Christmas story that will tug at the heartstrings and fill the reader with seasonal joy. Author Joanne DeMaio weaves a spellbinding tale set in the quaint New England town of Addison, Connecticut, that captivates the reader's attention with the latest heartwarming holiday romance from her Winter Novels collection.

This delightful holiday tale is told over eighteen December winters that captures snippets of events and milestones in Harry Dane's life. As the readers visit with Harry each December, he reminisces about his life journey filled with ordinary and unexpected events and changes. Each Christmas season, Harry receives a Christmas card addressed to the previous owners of his bungalow from a Sadie Welles. In the annual Christmas cards, Sadie shares a snippet of what is currently going on in her life, and Harry feels like he is getting to know this mysterious woman from afar. That is until Harry and Sadie unexpectedly meet, can the Eighteen Winters of their life journeys bring these two hearts together?

Eighteen Winters is a wonderful story that has a rich description of the breathtaking holiday decorated small town setting filled with holiday traditions. Harry and Sadie find an unexpected chance at love as their story unfolds in a magical way that will make the reader believe in the power of love, family, friendship, and the joy of the holiday season.

There are not enough words that I can express about the simplicity and beauty in which author Joanne DeMaio weaves her heartwarming and multi-layered stories filled with a mixture of love, friendship, family, and life's milestones and unexpected special moments, it is simply breathtaking. As the reader follows Harry and Sadie's story, the author cleverly interweaves characters and events from the previous books in the collection that provides a seamless continuation of their stories from winter to winter. And that's not all, as Harry receives Sadie's annual Christmas card, it is so much fun to find out what the card's cover picture is from year to year!

I would be remiss if I didn't mention how the richly vivid description of the town of Addison is phenomenal, you'll yearn to visit the area and experience the quaint lakeside town's holiday tradition and friendly townspeople. Ms. DeMaio has a special gift for transporting the readers into every story that she weaves while leaving them yearning for more!

Eighteen Winters is an enchanting holiday story full of warmth and comfort that will remind the reader of the magic, joy, cheer, and spirit of Christmas. It is a lovely story that will resonate with the reader for a very long time.

Eighteen Winters is the latest installment in The Winter Novels collection, each book is a stand alone read, but each book does have intertwining snippets from the previous books, so you'll want to read the whole collection!


About The Author

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love, and choices while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Eighteen Winters is her newest novel. Currently at work on her next book, Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

Author Website
Amazon Author Page


  1. a couple of sweet looking books, perfect for the holiday season
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Hi Sherry! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it. These are wonderful winter holiday stories, hope you get a chance to read them. :)

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