Celebration At Christmas Cove | Carrie Jansen | Book Review

Celeste is a travel blogger and she has agreed to take an assignment in New Orleans for Christmas. It is her first Christmas without her mother and she’s not really in a mood for celebrating. So she 5wkes the assignment and plans on hiding from her memories. On paper it looks like the perfect planContinue reading “Celebration At Christmas Cove | Carrie Jansen | Book Review”

The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox | Book Review

The Holiday Swap is a fun, feel good Christmas story. It begins 12 days before Christmas when pastry chef and TV host is in an onset accident that causes her to loose her sense of smell and taste. Panicked, Charlie knows that she will be unable to hid this on set, and that will beContinue reading “The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox | Book Review”

On Christmas Avenue | Ginny Baird | Book Review

If I didn’t know that On Christmas Avenue is a Christmas romance from Hallmark Publishing, I would immediately be pitching it as the next big Hallmark Christmas movie. I’m hopeful with the Hallmark connection that this will actually happen. It has everything that one has come to love about Hallmark Christmas movies: small town; aContinue reading “On Christmas Avenue | Ginny Baird | Book Review”

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”

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”

Never Fall For Your Fiancée | Virginia Heath | Book Review

Never Fall For Your Fiancée is a new historical romance written by Virginia Heath. It is the first in a new series The Merriwell Series. Actually it is a romantic comedy and it is so funny. The storyline and characters kept me entertained from beginning to end. There were two things that drew me toContinue reading “Never Fall For Your Fiancée | Virginia Heath | Book Review”

The Dating Playbook | Farrah Rochon | Book Review

The Dating Playbook is the second book in The Boyfriend Project series. This one continues the bonding and friendship between the characters of Simiah, Taylor, and London while giving Taylor a taste of unexpected romance. I loved continuing with this group of ladies and getting to know Taylor better. Taylor is a fitness expert orContinue reading “The Dating Playbook | Farrah Rochon | Book Review”

Maiden Voyages | Siãn Evans | Book Review

April found Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them on Netgalley and immediately recommended it to me based on my love of Titanic and strong adventurous women. It took me a while to get into it. I’m not sure if it was the set up of my e-arcContinue reading “Maiden Voyages | Siãn Evans | Book Review”

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