Moostletoe (Moose Creek Book 1) by Jan Elder

I received this e-book in exchange for my honest review as being part of Jan Elder's street team. 

From the back of the book: 

Fresh out of divinity school, Rev. Samantha Evans is ready to conquer the world for Christ. She lands in Moose Creek, Maine, a tiny backwater town with more moose per square mile than men. Even worse, one of her new parishioners chews up new ministers for breakfast, and he’s hell-bent on sending her packing. 

Forest ranger Eric Palmer is done with women. Determined to live simply with no encumbrances, he’s moved to Northern Maine to study the moose population. With Christmas right around the corner, he runs into his buddy, Sammie, the girl who’d been his best friend when they were teenagers. Unlike most of the women in his life, he trusts her implicitly. But could she ever be more than a friend?

When Samantha’s career is on the line, Eric must save her job and rescue his own shattered heart in the process. But how does Matilda the town moose factor in?

My thoughts on Jan Elder:

Jan Elder is an imaginative writer who has plenty of stories to tell. I can tell just by how much she enjoyed writing about Eric, Sammie and Mathilda. She incorporates faith in a way that is refreshing and not just slammed down your throat like others have in the past. Jan has a heart that is full of love, compassion and faith towards her work as well as her readers. You truly feel that you have become a friend of Jan Elder's when you pick up her books. 

My thoughts on Moostletoe: 

This story had me laughing and sitting on the edge of my seat with interest to see what would happen next. I had always heard that Moose are dangerous creatures but the way Jan Elder paints Mathilda makes her out to be a goofball who is clumsy. Great character that moose. I love how it seems so much easier for Eric to be able to breath around Sammie. Lisa seems so hoity toity (stuck up if you have never heard this word before). 

I love how Jan shows how things can go wrong in life but God is still there for you and so are your friends. I felt so bad when Sammie's office got flooded because I too have lost my writings in the past due to crazy malfunctions. Sammie's cat Jezebel reminds me of my kitty Bianca Marie. 

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Here's who I can see playing Sammie, Mathilda, Eric, Jezebel and Lisa. 


Sammie's cat Jezebel

Eric's ex-wife Lisa


Sammie Evans

Until next time,

The Traveling Gypsy


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