Friday, November 20, 2020

Take a Right at the Mistletoe by Barbara Brutt Reviewed With Giveaway


Take a Right at the Mistletoe Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Take a Right at the Mistletoe by Barbara Brutt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Take a Right at the Mistletoe
Title: Take a Right at the Mistletoe 
Author: Barbara Brutt 
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing 
Release Date: November 9, 2020 
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Clean) 

Each and every holiday season at Vienna's Christmas market, Matilda bakes confections for holiday tourists and quirky locals alike. Looking to escape the market drama, she sets her heart on culinary school. 

Dylan has come to Vienna and the market to recover from a career-upending mistake and to unearth new inspiration. But when he nitpicks Matilda's marzipan, she hears fighting words and perhaps the key to her culinary school application. They strike a deal: he'll taste test and she'll show him around Vienna. With each new pastry experiment and Viennese adventure, their relationship sweetens. 

But their relationship doesn't seem written into life's cookbook. Dylan can't stay in Vienna, and Matilda has to follow her dreams, so it seems some ingredients just don't belong together. And yet, their hearts have already committed. Will a Christmas filled with marzipan and mistletoe give them both what they want the most? 

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon  



Barbara Brutt 

Barbara Brutt, a born and raised Pittsburgher, spent her growing-up years with her nose in a book. After claiming her bachelor's degree in English, she plunked down hard into a smattering of jobs from shop girl to communications director with a healthy dose of nanny and house-cleaner. Flying to new adventures is her favorite, especially on an airplane or aerial silk. Barbara adores ice cream and only buys purses that provide room for a book or two. 

Barbara talks books, aerial silks, faith, and travel on her website and blog at

CONNECT WITH BARBARA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  


My Thoughts -

Sadly, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. While I was grateful for the word list at the beginning of the book I became frustrated having to turn to it over and over again. 

The setting of Vienna, Austria sounded amazing at Christmas time adding in a few quirky characters for fun. 

This was a Hallmark-ish story centered around the Christmas markets of Vienna. 

When I was approached about reviewing this book I was told that the main character's parents were in a same sex relationship but weren't really apart of the story. I found that her moms' were mentioned more than I thought they would be so be aware if that is a problem for you. 

The story of Matilda's desire to go to culinary school and the romance with Dylan kept my attention. This is a sweet Christmas novella.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



(1) winner will receive a pair of socks "So many books, so little time," a Vienna Skyline Votive Cutout, a $25 Etsy Giftcard, and a signed copy of Teal Paisley Tights!

Take a Right at the Mistletoe JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 16, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 23, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours 

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.



Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Anonymous said...

Thank you or sharing! - JustRead Tours

Cordially Barbara said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read Take A Right At The Mistletoe! I appreciate your thoughts and review. Adding German to the story did feel like a gamble, and I know that Petra & Dar have caused a few to prefer not to read this story. I'm still so happy to hear that you enjoyed the romance between Matilda and Dylan. Thanks again!

Antoinette M said...

Sounds like a lovely romance...hopefully with a good ending:)

Andi said...

Thanks for stopping by. The same sex relationship didn’t bother me. My daughter is married to a woman.
I just didn’t feel super invested in it for some reason.

Unknown said...

Hi Andi - I'd like to get in touch, but can't seem to find contact info on your site. Is there an email that works? Thanks

Top Ten Tuesday . . . Perfect Books For a Baby Shower Gift

I created my own topic for this one. I just did a pretty extensive post of books for if you like this author you should try this one. Beside...