The Mistletoe Countess | Pepper D. Basham | Book Review

The Mistletoe Countess is a slow burn read. When I was first reading it, it was taking a bit to get into it. So I set it aide for a bit and when I picked it back up, it was easier to get into and I found myself enjoying the slow burn. It was aContinue reading “The Mistletoe Countess | Pepper D. Basham | Book Review”

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”

Kissing Under Mistletoe | Anthology Review

Kissing Under The Mistletoe is an anthology of three novellas set during the month of December. Each story involves a female character who has been hurt before and feels that their chance for love has passed. The stories are sweet and each female character does find their happily every after. It was easy to getContinue reading “Kissing Under Mistletoe | Anthology 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”

A Magical New York Christmas | Anita Hughes | Book Review

Every once in a while you find a book that takes you on a magical holiday adventure in one of your favorite places. For me, this was A Magical New York Christmas by Anita Hughes. It is the week of Christmas in NYC and struggling journalist Sabrina Post has arrived at The Plaza Hotel forContinue reading “A Magical New York Christmas | Anita Hughes | Book Review”

His Holiday Crush | Cari Z | Book Review

Max Robertson had returned to Edgewood for the first time in a decade to visit his best friend Hal and his “nieces”. It was supposed to be just one night but all of that is changed when his car crashes into a snow bank. The police come to investigate the scene and to his surpriseContinue reading “His Holiday Crush | Cari Z | Book Review”

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”

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