Category: Christmas Romance

Snowflake Wishes by Maggie McGinnis

Posted October 20, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Snowflake WishesTitle:  Snowflake Wishes
Series:  Echo Lake #0.5 (prequel)
Author:  Maggie McGinnis
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 13, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Noah Drake was that guy–the one always on the lookout for his next adrenaline high, so it was no surprise when he took off across the world, seeking adventure as a travel writer. But one thing he could never escape was Piper Bellini, the girl who got away–the girl he let get away, a fact he’s never let himself forget.

When he returns to Echo Lake to see if there’s any chance the flame between them can be rekindled, he never expects to spend the night holed up with Piper in a roadside diner while a blizzard rages outside. It’s exactly the kind of situation that sent Piper running years ago. But this time, Noah may have been handed a Christmas miracle, and he intends to make all of his and Piper’s wishes come true.

Read on for my thoughts on Snowflake Wishes.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Jingle Bell Harbor by Tracy Brogan

Posted October 20, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Jingle Bell HarborTitle:  Jingle Bell Harbor
Series:  Bell Harbor  #3.5
Author:  Tracy Brogan
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 20, 2015
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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As assistant buyer for the world’s second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She’s contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it’s taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation—without her!—Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach.

Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather’s Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it’s long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself.

As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can’t quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.

Read on for my thoughts on Jingle Bell Harbor.   No true spoilers, promise.

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Christmas in Vermont by Bryan Mooney

Posted October 20, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Christmas in VermontTitle:  Christmas in Vermont
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Author:  Bryan Mooney
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 20, 2015
Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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In the small town of Woodstock, Vermont, Christmas means white snow and warm traditions. For ex-Marine Jack Reynolds, it’s a chance to visit home and sort out his life. He’s engaged but unhappy, his brother is missing in action, and he often thinks about Hope, the beautiful teacher who helped him survive an attack in Iraq before disappearing. Unbeknownst to Jack, Hope is in Woodstock, having sworn to visit the hometown of the man who saved her life.

A chance encounter brings Jack and Hope together once more, and they instantly feel the same deep connection that sustained them in Iraq. When a long-lost bag of Christmas cards is discovered at the local post office, the pair sets out to deliver them. As the letters bring joy around Woodstock, Jack and Hope grow closer—but misunderstandings and uncertainty come between them. Can the cozy town’s Christmas spirit help them find the courage to follow their hearts?

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas in Vermont, A Very White Christmas.  No true spoilers, promise.

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The Duke and Miss Christmas by Amelia Grey

Posted October 17, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Series / 0 Comments

The Duke and Miss ChristmasTitle:  The Duke and Miss Christmas
Series:  The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels #2.5
Author:  Amelia Grey
Genre:  Regency Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 13, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Crispin, the Duke of Hurst, has never met a woman he couldn’t handle–until he’s hit over the head with a basketful of mistletoe by a young lady who mistakes his intentions. When he gets into a tussle with her–and she can hold her own–Crispin knows he has finally met his match.

Miss Gwen Prim is mortified that she attacked a duke, but even more concerning is the way her resolve melts when she’s near him. She’s never felt this way about a London gentleman in her life. And with the magic of Christmas in the air, she may end up with a proposal she didn’t expect.

Read on for my thoughts on The Duke and Miss Christmas.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Christmas With The Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter

Posted October 16, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Christmas With The Billionaire RancherTitle:  Christmas With The Billionaire Rancher
Series:  Billionaire’s Club
Author:  Mandy Baxter
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 13, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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There’s nothing Nate Christensen hates more than a golddigger. Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money. That is, until he meets the sexy, beautiful Chloe Benson, who lights a fire in his blood that only the most passionate nights can ease…

Chloe cannot get enough of Nate-she’s never felt more wild with desire in her life. The only problem is, she needs Nate’s money. True, it’s for a very worthy charity…but is their passion enough to still Nate’s fears that she’s only wants him for how big his bank account is?

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas With The Billionaire Rancher.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

Posted October 16, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Hot ToyTitle:  Hot Toy
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Author:  Jennifer Crusie
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 13, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent.

Previously published in the anthology Santa, Baby, HOT TOY is now available as a standalone e-story for the first time!

Read on for my thoughts on Hot Toy.  No true spoilers, promise.

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It’s Ho-Ho-Ho Read – a – Thon Time

Posted October 16, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance / 0 Comments

hohohorat_2015You know it’s right around the corner, right?  Do you have your list made yet?  Come on, you know what I’m talking about – it’s time for Christmas stories… and that means it’s time for the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon.  Have you signed up yet?

Jennifer at The Book Shelfery  and  Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer are hosting this fun event.  So, go – shoo – get signed up for one of the most fun Holiday events in the Book World… well, in my humble opinion anyway.  🙂

The rules are simple and the fun is huge and contagious.  The Sign Up Page is super easy to follow and sign up on… then sit back, plan and let the Christmas Story Fun begin.

Look, I’m the first to admit that the holiday season is hectic and frantic – so why not find a few moments to relax with a good Christmas, winterish story and enjoy the experience.

I hope to read about your favorite Christmas stories real soon.  Merry Christmas Reading to all.

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A Royal Christmas Gift by LuAnn McLane

Posted October 16, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

A Royal Christmas GiftTitle:  A Royal Christmas Gift
Series:  Happily Ever After
Author:  LuAnn mcLane
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 12, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Prince Royal Nicholas Worthington is devastated when he learns that his monarchy is being used as a tax haven for the wealthy and drug runners. To protect his people, he flees to Alabama and poses as Nick Worth, an inspector for the National Historical Society.

Anna Lee is floored when Nick Worth shows up on her doorstep to give her grant money to restore her home. She’s charmed by the handsome inspector with his European accent and takes him up on his offer. The two week restoration project turns into something much more, but Nick fears that his presence could put his southern beauty in danger.

As Christmas Eve approaches Nicholas must decide if he can put the woman he loves at risk or disappear from her life forever…

Read on for my thoughts on A Royal Christmas Gift.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Christmas at Evergreen Inn by Donna Alward

Posted October 15, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Christmas at Evergreen InnTitle:  Christmas at Evergreen Inn
Series:  Jewell Cove #3.5
Author:  Donna Alward
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 13, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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When a December Nor’easter roars up the eastern seaboard, Jewell Cove cop Todd Ricker spends his day off being a Good Samaritan to stranded holiday travelers. But when the roads close and Todd can’t make his way home, he discovers that the Evergreen Inn is full up. Until another Good Samaritan opens her doors and offers him a place to stay…

Lainey Price is not looking forward to Christmas, but just because she’s not filled with the holiday spirit doesn’t mean she’s going to turn Todd out into the stormy night. Even if it means offering the handsome police officer the couch in her tiny cottage. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the two are snowed in for a wintry evening by the fire. With Christmas only a few days away, can Todd convince Lainey to open her heart to the season…and love?

Read on for my thoughts on Christmas at Evergreen Inn.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Merry Mistletoe by Emma Davies

Posted October 15, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance / 0 Comments

Merry MistletoeTitle:  Merry Mistletoe
Series:
Author:  Emma Davies
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 15, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Sherbourne Mistletoe has been prized and sold at the annual Mistletoe Fair for over a hundred years; but could this year possibly be the last? With her father’s sudden death and debts mounting up it looks as though Freya’s only hope for the future is to sell her beloved family home. And to make matters worse, the only contenders to buy Appleyard Farm, are the people she’d least like to sell it to – the dreaded Henderson brothers who seem always to make life so difficult.

It’s magical stuff though, mistletoe, and the arrival of the mysterious Amos Fry brings a glimmer of hope that just maybe Freya can fall in love with Christmas all over again.

Read on for my thoughts on Merry Mistletoe.  No true spoilers, promise.

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Four Weddings and a White Christmas by Jenny Oliver

Posted October 8, 2015 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Four Weddings and a White ChristmasTitle:  Four Weddings and a White Christmas
Series:  Cherry Pie Island #5
Author:  Jenny Oliver
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 8, 2015
Publisher:  Carina UK
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

It’s Christmas! And this year Cherry Pie Island is covered with confetti as well as snow – as the island gets set to celebrate four weddings, as well as the most picturesque Christmas in memory. Nowhere does a deliciously warm and wonderfully festive Christmas as Cherry Pie Island!

Welcome back to Cherry Pie Island…the most delicious place to spend Christmas!

Hannah’s holidays are normally spent nibbling chocolate coins with her daughter and arguing with her sister about whether they’re too old for stockings on Christmas morning. But this year, she’s been offered the dressmaker’s job of a lifetime: creating a one-of-a-kind a dress for her school friend Annie’s Christmas wedding on the picture-perfect Cherry Pie Island.

Many mince pies and one hot-pink organza dress later, Hannah is set to snuggle back into her old routine…until she discovers that there are three more weddings this winter – and not a dress in sight!

Four very different themes, four demanding brides and four parties spent avoiding chef Harry Fontaine, whose cynicism is as much a wedding day guarantee as confetti and cake. Hannah has her work cut out for her! Yet, with a sprinkling of snowflakes and Christmas magic, it could be that this is the year when miracles really do happen…if Hannah will let them.

Read on for my thoughts on Four Weddings and a White Christmas.  No true spoilers, promise.

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