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”

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”

A Yuletide Kiss | Madeline Hunter | Sabrina Jeffries | Mary Jo Putney | Book Review

A Yuletide Kiss is a Christmas collection written by three of the most popular regency romances of today. All three romances are set at a small country inn where a group of travelers are stranded from a winter storm. There is a touch of spice, mistletoe, and the spirit of the holidays through out allContinue reading “A Yuletide Kiss | Madeline Hunter | Sabrina Jeffries | Mary Jo Putney | Book Review”

The Twelve Days Of Snowball | Kristen McKanaugh | Book Review

The Twelve Days Of Christmas follow up companion to Snowball’s Christmas. This time the adorable feline has her eye set on a new pair: Sophie and Daniel. Previously Snowball had despair for Daniel for interfering in her match making. This time though she sees the possible connection between him and the new bed and breakfastContinue reading “The Twelve Days Of Snowball | Kristen McKanaugh | Book Review”

Snowball’s Christmas | Kristen McKanagh |Book Review

Snowball’s Christmas is a cute holiday story that involves an adorable white kitten and two unsuspecting humans. Snowball has decided that Emily and Lukas are meant to be together and will let no one get in the way. Including a man who obviously has his eye on Emily. It is a sweet adventure filled withContinue reading “Snowball’s Christmas | Kristen McKanagh |Book Review”

An Amish Christmas Quilt | Charlotte Hubbard | Kelly Long | Jennifer Beckstrand | Book Review

As a reader, I’m always interested in trying out new genres of books. One of these genres in particular are books that are written with main characters who are Amish. This is why An Amish Christmas Quilt seemed like a perfect introduction into this world. An Amish Christmas Quilt is a collection of three storiesContinue reading “An Amish Christmas Quilt | Charlotte Hubbard | Kelly Long | Jennifer Beckstrand | Book Review”

After Us | Amber Hart | Book Review

After Us is the second book in the Before and After series by Amber Hart. Similar to Before You, this is a good girl/bad boy type of story. This time the focus is on Melissa and Javier – characters are that intricately flawed individually and when together may just help each other heal. Melissa andContinue reading “After Us | Amber Hart | Book Review”

Before You | Amber Hart | Book Review

Before You is the first book in the Before & After series by Amber Hart. It is another Romeo/Juliet type of retelling with the “good girl” and the “bad boy” from the wrong side of the tracks. I was hooked from the beginning as Faith and Diego started to fall for each other but myContinue reading “Before You | Amber Hart | Book Review”

The Girl He Knows | Kristi Rose | Book Review

The Girl He Knows is the second book in the No Strings Attached series by Kristi Rose. I had not read the previous book in the series The Girl He Needs but, I did not feel like I was missing very much. I could easily tell how the characters were connected to each other andContinue reading “The Girl He Knows | Kristi Rose | Book Review”

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