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Loving You At Christmas By Kristen Wallace

Loving You At Christmas
Loving You At Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE LOVING YOU AT CHRISTMAS BY KRISTEN WALLACE:

Loving You At Christmas, unfortunately, is the last book in the Shellwater Key Tales series.  Former actress and Broadway star Annaliese Matheson feature in the finale of this excellent series.  Annaliese still grieves for her husband Matthew; Annaliese believes she will never love again. Her soul mate’s death left a hole in her soul and heart.  Noticing a handsome, sexy stranger on the beach, Annaliese begins to wake up from her three-year emotional sleep.

John-Luke “Duke” Evans, famous football star, finds himself raising his four nieces after his sister’s death.  Hot, sexy, and handsome, the women of Shellwater Key pant as he walks by; including the pregnant, married ones.  Meeting Annaliese, the attraction is immediate and intense.

Will Duke persuade Annaliese to give him a chance?  Or will Annaliese continue to grieve and mourn; living in the past.  My romance book reviews of Loving You At Christmas follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I am sad to say Loving You At Christmas, by author Kristen Wallace, ends our sojourn in Shellwater Key, Florida.  An excellent series of love and happily ever after, this book‘s a perfect ending for the series.  Kristen Wallace filled this story with intense emotion; grief, attraction, love, and romance.

Although a novella, Wallace, created a substantial tale which grabs the reader immediately.  With skillful plotting and well-developed characters, Wallace made this novella feel like a full-length novel.  I found the pace perfect for the length of the book and her writing flowed well;  making the book easy to read.  Her scenes transition from scene to scene smoothly and with vivid writing, I felt the character’s emotions.  My heart broke for Annaliese;  enduring a childhood, no child should and then the death of her anchor and soul mate, Matthew, brought tears to my eyes.  I could feel her resistance as she began to care for Duke and his nieces, as well as, Duke’s sorrow at the passing of his beloved sister.  Annaliese must face her fears of losing the ones she loves, but can she?

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Colors Of Christmas By Olivia Newport

 

Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas

Colors Of Christmas
Colors Of Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colors Of Christmas has two contemporary clean Christian stories by author Olivia Newport.

STORY-LINES COLORS OF CHRISTMAS:  CHRISTMAS IN GOLD AND CHRISTMAS IN BLUE BY OLIVIA NEWPORT:

In Colors of Christmas first story, Christmas In Gold, we find Astrid.  At eighty, she has lived a full and sometimes tragic life.  She survived the Nazi’s, a brutal life in war-torn Germany, the loss of two husbands, and raised two children alone.  Now she finds herself in an assisted living facility;  her home sold, recovering from a broken leg, and her precious gold ornaments missing.  Those ornament had survived a long history of war, property, and moves; until this last move to the facility.  Astrid also finds her physical therapist, Carly, bordering on desperation, in need of a friend and hope.  What better time for hope than Christmas;   for God gave the world the greatest hope of all at Christmas time in our Lord and Savior.

In Christmas Blue, we find Angela in need of Christmas spirit.  Deeply depressed and still mourning the death of her best friend and Christmas enthusiast, Carol, Angela finds herself in charge of the town’s Christmas To Remember event.  This is the last thing she wants to do.  With no way to get out of the job, she forges on without enthusiasm.  How can she possibly do the job, Carol was so perfect at performing each year.  Carol always had surprises galore for the crowd and worked all year preparing.  Angela had only eight days to get into the Christmas spirit and make this a Christmas honoring Carol.  When the mysterious Gabe arrives in town, he stirs things up. Will Angela finally recover from her depression and create a Christmas to remember?

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Olivia Newport created two stories filled with emotion and faith.  In Christmas In Gold Newport established a strong lead character in Astrid;  a woman who had experienced the worse man can hand out and through her faith in God, survived.  This is not a feel good, Christmas is light and airy, story.  This story’s filled with the emotion of survival under the conditions of war

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Caitlyn’s Christmas Wish By Laura L. Walker

 

 

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STORY LINE CAITLYN’S CHRISTMAS WISH:

Author Laura L. Walker created a Christmas romance in her latest romance novel, Caitlyn’s Christmas Wish.  Caitlyn Drevier Reel’s life has turned around on a dime.  Divorced from famous singer Grant Reel, Caitlyn had a eating disorder and diet pill addiction. Grant’s personality is selfish, self-center, a druggie, and unfaithful.  He did not handle fame and fortune or family well.  With help from her former in-laws, Charles and Jacinda, Caitlyn got her life together.  Invited to Charles and Jacinda’s for Christmas, Caitlyn and Brody travel to Danzy, Wyoming.

Subsequently, the first person she meets upon arriving, is Ridge Reel, Grant’s brother.  Brothers  which are as different as night and day.  The attraction between Caitlyn and Ridge is fast and mutual.  Caitlyn craves home, family, security, and the love of a good man; things she never had with Grant.  Ridge, a good but sad man, has tragedies to face and over come.

Working with Ridge, Charles, and Jacinda to make the Winter Festival an outstanding success for Danzy

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Until One Day By Charlotte Symonds

 

 

until one day BY CHARLOTTE SYMONDS
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The author’s importance information-please read”, found in the front of this book made the hair on my arms stand up and shivers go down my spine.  Do not skip this section, as Ms. Symonds wrote, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

STORY LINE:

Author Charlotte Symonds has created a novel in Until One Day, which grabs you immediately and does not let go.  In this emotionally charged story, you will find 4 strangers who end up at the same place on Christmas Day 2011

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The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection by Various Authors

the 12 brides of christmas collection

Sweet, Clean, Christian Romances

The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection:   is a wonderful collection for the season of celebration and renewal.

 

This book is a collection of gentle, sweet, very clean Christian romantic tales. We have twelve brides in this collection that will find the love of their life at Christmas time.Each one is special in it’s owns way; all are historical Christian romances.

They are not preachy or pushy in presenting Christian values and beliefs. The recipes were an added

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