Christmas Traditions - Multiple Authors
Forget Me Not Romances (July 31, 2015)
Seven of the Eight Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****
8 Heart-warming Christmas Romance Short Stories
This is a Christmas bounty right here! Eight beautiful, heart-warming stories about Christmas traditions and the priceless gifts of new love and renewed faith, create a gift that is both a joy and a blessing to read.
Nutcracker Christmas by Jennifer Allee
This gorgeous story danced right off the pages and onto the stage of my imagination! Isabella is granted the principal role in the Nutcracker, and Victor is a violin player in the orchestra. But when Isabella receives a Christmas miracle, it might just spell the death of a dream for Victor. Beautiful, enthralling and magical!
An Apple for Christmas by Darlene Franklin
Don’t just give your teacher an apple, give her an orchard! This is a delectable apple-flavored story about a pretty school teacher, the widower Mac, his apple orchard, and his twin daughters Pippa and Margil. We share in Mac and the girls’ journey of moving forward past grief and anger and allowing love back in. Could one of Mac’s apples sweeten the girl’s teacher to become a part of their lives?
Christmas Lessons by Patty Smith Hall
Christmas can be a giver of lessons as well as gifts! History teacher Claire Davenport was surprised and dismayed to see Billy Warner stepping in as the new coach… the man she broke off an engagement to! Billy hopes to finally discover why she walked out of his life, because she still takes up residence in his heart. What will be the key to opening locked doors and allowing love in? Step back into class with this inspiring and melt-your-heart love story!
Handcarved Christmas by Cynthia Hickey
Cynthia Hickey carves out a festive story of warm Christmas traditions comprising of pines, presents, and secret plans! Benjamin’s brother stuns him by arranging a surprise bride to arrive at their Montana home after he’d left, leaving Ben no choice but to wed her. Wanting at first to strangle his brother, in short time he wanted to hug him. But Ben and his bride struggle with getting to know one another’s heart and wishes. Will Ben manage to carve out a Christmas to remember for them both?
A well-educated and cocky lumberjack, a pretty camp cook who wants to leave, a spicy romance, and a nourishing spiritual message are just a handful of the ingredients making up this mouth-watering and engaging story! Tom Jeffries takes up a position as the new axeman of the logging camp. He becomes smitten with the boss’s daughter Jo, and carelessly proposes to marry her if she can bake a fruitcake as good as his mother’s. Will the cake deliver all of its promises? A delicious story!! (Also available individually as a paperback.)
Sadie’s Gift by Niki Turner
Always giving, Sadie has a heart as big as her state of Colorado. But this Christmas might just be Sadie’s turn to receive an unexpected gift! Sadie and Nathan got off on the wrong foot when Sadie inadvertently caused Nathan to have an accident in his brother’s car… the last thing he had of late brother. Nathan is furious and demands Sadie to pay! But how can she pay when she still has to buy Christmas gifts for the sick children of the Preventorium? So she runs away! This is a perfect, heart-warming Christmas story of selfless giving and sacrificial love.
Holly Daze by Gina Wellborn
This delightful story had me in a daze as I became lost within its pages that oozed of charm and atmosphere! Both James Holly, the geologist and world-traveled fossil hunter, and Lena, the pure toy-makers daughter and town’s good-luck charm, have personal battles and don’t feel they’re good enough for each other. As they overcome shameful thoughts, feelings of inadequacy, and superstitions, will James and Holly find the courage to shoot for their dreams?
Watch for an upcoming review of Eleven Pipers Piping, by Angela Breidenbach.
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GIVEAWAY: An E-book copy of Christmas Traditions PLUS an ebook copy of Lilacs for Juliana, Carrie's new release. We're giving away three copies of Lilacs for Juliana this week and three copies of Christmas Traditions as we celebrate these two new releases!