25 Holiday Questions Survey

25 Holiday Questions Survey Eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot Chocolate with marshmallows Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? When I was younger Santa’s presents were usually unwrapped and in the front of the Christmas tree.  Colored lights on tree/house or white?  I usually prefer colored lights but the white ones can be prettyContinue reading “25 Holiday Questions Survey”

Holiday Ever After | Jill Shavis | Book Review

Holiday Ever After is an anthology of three holiday romances written by Jill Shavis. Apparently, these novellas included characters from her previous stories. I was not aware of this when I read them and now that I do, I never felt like I was missing something. These stories were sweet and provided the perfect amountContinue reading “Holiday Ever After | Jill Shavis | Book Review”

Home For A Cowboy Christmas | Donna Grant | Book Review

In Home For A Cowboy Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well maybe for everyone else not Emmy Garrett. She is on the run after witnessing a murder completed by a mob boss. There was a leak regarding her most recent hiding place and after an assassination attempt she is quickly movedContinue reading “Home For A Cowboy Christmas | Donna Grant | Book Review”

All I Want From Santa | Lisa Jackson | Book Review

All I Want From Santa is a re-release of a sweet Christmas story by Lisa Jackson. It is centered around a widowed single mother and a divorced single father who meet and start questioning what they want out of life. The dynamics of their growing relationship really pull at the heart strings. Oh, and thereContinue reading “All I Want From Santa | Lisa Jackson | Book Review”

Hold Her Again | Shannon Stacey | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Hold Her Again? It was another shift at work and I wanted something to listen to while I did some yarn and plastic cavasing. So I looked up holiday audiobooks on Libby and came across Hold Her Again. It sounded like a cute second chance romance with a Christmas background.Continue reading “Hold Her Again | Shannon Stacey | Audiobook Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2021 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is all about our winter tbr list! 1) The Date From Hell ~ Gwenda Bond (April 2022) 2) The Suite Spot ~ Trish Doller (March 2022) 3) Meet Me In The Margins ~ Melissa Ferguson (February 2022) 4) On A Night LikeContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2021 TBR”

Santa Cruise | Fern Michaels | Book Review

Santa Cruise starts out with a reunion of four high school friends Frankie, Amy, Rachael, and Nina. All four women are single and make a pact that if they are all still single around Thanksgiving, they will go on a singles cruise together. The first half of the book is all about the four womenContinue reading “Santa Cruise | Fern Michaels | Book Review”

The Christmas Bookshop | Jenny Colgan | Book Review

The Christmas Bookshop is a brand new Christmas story by Jenny Colgan. It follows two sisters who have completely different lifestyles and are reunited during the holiday season. There are trials and tribulations through out that help the characters grow and truly find themselves. Plus, the beautiful Christmas backdrop helps everything come together. Carmen worksContinue reading “The Christmas Bookshop | Jenny Colgan | Book Review”

Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology | Book Review

Mistletoe Christmas is an anthology written by four authors of romantic historical fiction. All of the stories are set during the Duke of Greystoke’s annual Christmas reverly: a well known celebration of plays, dances, and scandals. Particularly the scandals that lead to marriages. This hilarious setting provides the perfect backdrop for some good ol’ holidayContinue reading “Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology | Book Review”

Dear Santa | Debbie Macomber | Book Review

Dear Santa is Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas story and it is oh so sweet. Lindy Carmichael is home for the holidays and has alot on her mind. Her job has made her feel completely void of creativity and her heart has been broken by her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend. So when she arrives home, she’sContinue reading “Dear Santa | Debbie Macomber | Book Review”

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