Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn Book Review

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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.

After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and
cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.

To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.

Nola writes back to her new pen pal-who,
unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops-and quickly turns flirtatious.

Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first

Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?


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Overall Rating

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m starting to believe that I really just love Meghan Quinn’s writing! I’m gonna have to start reading her backlist when I want something that will make me laugh as much as it makes me swoon! This story is about Nola and Caleb who were high school sweethearts before Nola moved to NYC! She returns to her hometown where she and Caleb avoid each other during the cheeriest time of year. Hilarity ensues and the banter was the cherry on top!

This was a quick read at under 70 pages and I gobbled it up in about 2 hours. It was perfect before bed! The story was sweet and the characters were a hoot!

Setting / World / Universe

This story is set in a small town (Bright Harbor, Maine) and has the feel of a small town romance.

Genre & Tropes


Holiday Romantic Comedy


  • Second Chance Romance
  • Small Town Romance
  • Pen Pal Romance
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