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Christmas in America

Christmas in America

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by Holly Bush, Piper Huguley, Joanna Shupe, Donna Thorland
The celebration of Christmas is a magical time for love. A new anthology filled with America's rich history and Christmas traditions from four of your favorite historical romance authors.

"Christmas at Mount Holly" by Donna Thorland

The Jerseys, December 23rd, 1776 - The American Revolution is on the brink of total collapse. The Rebels have lost New


The celebration of Christmas is a magical time for love. A new anthology filled with America's rich history and Christmas traditions from four of your favorite historical romance authors.

"Christmas at Mount Holly" by Donna Thorland

The Jerseys, December 23rd, 1776 - The American Revolution is on the brink of total collapse. The Rebels have lost New York, the Continental Army has endured a disastrous retreat through New Jersey, and Washington is about to lose what remains when enlistments expire on New Year's Eve. The cause needs a miracle, but Christmas is a time for wonders: as Angela Ferrers--the woman known to history as the Widow of Mount Holly--will discover when she sets a honey trap for Hessian Colonel Count Carl Emil Urich von Donop, only to find herself ensnared in mutual attraction.

"Miracle on Ladies' Mile" by Joanna Shupe

New York, 1895 - After losing his beloved wife, department store owner Alexander Armstrong seems incapable of anything other than work, despite his ache to be a better father to his daughter. When the pair encounters Grace, a charming shop girl designing the store's Christmas window displays, he struggles to accept that perhaps miracles do happen in the most unlikely of places...

"The Cowboy's Christmas" by Piper Huguley

Smithson, Oklahoma Territory, 1893 - Postponing her missionary trip to Africa, apprentice teacher Serena Newcomb must travel west to face the unrequited love of her past -- rebel cowboy Baxter Smithson. Banished from his Georgia home for the crime of falling in love with the wrong woman, Baxter is surprised that his Christmas gift is a grown-up Serena, ready to confront him for ignoring his duty and to show him that the true meaning of Christmas is love.

"Into the Evermore" by Holly Bush

Virginia, 1842 - Eleanor McManus, upright daughter of a minister, is rescued from kidnappers somewhere in the deep forest wilderness by a rough and tumble fur trader, Beauregard Gentry. With his help, Eleanor makes her way back to her intended groom who declares her soiled, and she finds herself alone, pressured to make life decisions without benefit of family or others she can trust. Beauregard and Eleanor agree to begin a life together, build their legacy together, and their growing devotion to each other is witnessed one cold, crisp Christmas morning.

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HOLLY BUSH’s books are set during the turbulent and transformative years of the late 1800s and include the very popular Crawford Family Series following the fortunes of three Boston-born sisters—Train Station Bride, Contract to Wed, and Her Safe Harbor. Cross the Ocean and Charming the Duke are both Victorian romances set in England. Fan favorites Romancing Olive and Reconstructing Jackson are stand-alone historical romances. Holly’s books are “emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance.”
Holly makes her home with her husband, one happy Labrador Retriever, and two difficult cats in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Connect with Holly at www.hollybushbooks.com, on Twitter @hollybushbooks, and on Facebook at Holly Bush.

Award-winning author JOANNA SHUPE has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. In 2013 she won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical. Her books have been on several "Best Of" lists, including Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and the Washington Post.
She currently lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and dashing husband.

PIPER G. HUGULEY is the author of the “Home to Milford College”series which follows the building of a college from its founding in 1866. Book #1 in the series, The Preacher’s Promise was named a top ten Historical Romance in Publisher’s Weekly by the esteemed historical romance author, Beverly Jenkins. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son.

Currently a writer on the WGN historical drama, SALEM, DONNA THORLAND Graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History. For many years she managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and wrote and directed the Witch City’s most popular Halloween theater festival, Eerie Events. She later earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Donna has been a Disney Fellow and WGA Access Project honoree. Her Revolutionary War novels are published by NAL and she writes paranormal romance for pocket as DL McDermott. She divides her time between Salem and Los Angeles.

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Christmas in America 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Needs some serious editing.
DeannaLynnSletten 9 months ago
I’ll be completely honest here – I only read Holly Bush’s story in this anthology. But if the others are even half as good as hers is, then you are in for an amazing read. Set in 1842, Into the Evermore starts out running and keeps up a good pace throughout. Eleanor McManus, the daughter of a devout minister, has been taken captive in the wilds of Virginia after her parents and siblings are murdered. Just as she is about to be sold to some ungainly men, Beauregard Gentry comes to her rescue. He escorts her to the nearest town where her betrothed decides she is unfit after what has happened to her. Again, Beau comes to her aid by helping her bury her family and then finds her a decent place to stay for the time being. As the two grow close, they decide to begin a life together. Into the Evermore is the first in a new series by Holly Bush. It sets the stage nicely for the next installment. I truly enjoy Holly’s writing style and her expert dialogue. It’s easy and enjoyable to picture in your mind what her words are painting. I’m looking forward to this series and highly recommend you read this anthology.
JessicaCalla 9 months ago
I loved this anthology! These wonderfully written, sweet historical romances take place in different times, which I loved. It also put me in the holiday spirit!
CathyGeha 10 months ago
I. Into the Evermore by Holly Bush: This story started with a bang – almost literally – when Beau Gentry saved Eleanor McManus from being sold to unsavory characters. Her time with Beau helped her decide who she could and could not trust and just what she would do with the rest of her life after her entire family was killed by human predators. Her Christian faith stands her in good stead throughout the story even if the church going people she encountered did not. (3.5 Stars) II. The Cowboy’s Christmas by Piper Huguley: With the desire to share the fact that Oklahoma was home to the greatest number of all black towns in the USA the author set her story in that state. In this story a young man has to put his dreams of one woman behind him and look to what he wants in the future and that just happens to be someone that has always loved him without his being aware of it. The fact that she is religious, a teetotaler and rather vocal about what she thinks he should and should not be doing does not deter him in the end. (3 Stars) III. Miracle on Ladies’ Mile by Joanna Shupe: The reason I requested this anthology is due to the fact that once I found this author’s work I have looked for and read every book in her Knickerbocker’s Club series as soon as I could get my hands on them. I was not disappointed and believe this is my favorite story in the anthology. Why? I loved Grace and her interactions with Alex and his daughter. This was a feel good story and all that I hoped it would be. (4 Stars) IV. Mount Holly by Donna Thorland: This was a pleasant surprise for me. Set during the American Revolution with a female spy that captured my interest…and the interest of a Hessian colonel…it had me contemplating and wondering and enjoying their story then wanting to read more in the series… (4 Stars) NOTE: I was not expecting this anthology to contain stories that were religious so feel the fact that half the stories do make reference to Christian beliefs should be mentioned. Thank you to NetGalley and Holly Bush Books/Victory Editing for the copy of this ARC to read in exchange for my honest review. 3 to 4 Stars