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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”

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”

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”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

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The Calico Books

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