Carson's Comfort and Joy by Quinn Ward (Heart of Harmony Grove book 4)

Ezra helps Carson find his holiday spirit and learn to be happy in Carson's Comfort and Joy.

From the blurb:

In the heart of Harmony Grove, a frosty heart thaws and first kisses spark under mistletoe, turning this Christmas into one of unexpected love and joy.

I never cared much for the holidays—call me Harmony Grove's very own Grinch. But this year, it's different. This year, there's Ezra, the shy baker with a talent for creating sweets that are as exquisite as they are delicious.

From our first clumsy encounter at Shiloh’s Sweets to the tender moments we've shared, Ezra has become the unexpected gift I never knew I needed. As I navigate the joy and chaos of the season, I discover that perhaps there's more to Christmas than I ever allowed myself to feel.

I've always despised the Yuletide hustle. Yet, with every snowflake that falls and every cookie that Ezra bakes, the walls around my heart crumble like gingerbread. Falling for him was never part of the plan, and as we prepare for the Harmony House Christmas party, I can't help but wonder—can a love that feels like a holiday miracle survive the frosty gaze of Harmony Grove?

Carson's Comfort and Joy is a journey of self-discovery, the warmth of finding home, and the sheer delight of embracing love that arrives wrapped in tinsel and bows. Welcome back to Harmony Grove, where the scent of pine and pastries fills the air, where secrets unravel like ribbons, and where love becomes the greatest tradition of all.

Heather's Review:

Quinn Ward takes us back to Harmony Grove and gives us a gurmpy/sunshine story that shows us that the power of love can conquer the holiday blues better than any other attempted cure.  The book was sweet, full of giving and building Ezra up.  It was a lovely way to return to Harmony Grove, but you can easily read it as standalone if you haven't visited before, although you'll want to go back and find out how Harmony House was formed and the love stories that came before.

Rating: 5 Stars

Carson's Comfort and Joy is currently available in e-book format and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.