Holiday Magic

Holiday Magic

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by Fern Michaels, Cathy Lamb, Mary Carter, Terri DuLong
     
 

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Mistletoe, magic, twinkling lights, and stolen kisses. . . Experience all the wonders of the holiday season with these four irresistible stories. . .

"Holiday Magic" by Fern Michaels

Ski shop manager Stephanie Marshall is counting on a holiday bonus so she can put a down payment on a home for herself and her daughters. But her handsome boss, Eddie

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Mistletoe, magic, twinkling lights, and stolen kisses. . . Experience all the wonders of the holiday season with these four irresistible stories. . .

"Holiday Magic" by Fern Michaels

Ski shop manager Stephanie Marshall is counting on a holiday bonus so she can put a down payment on a home for herself and her daughters. But her handsome boss, Eddie O'Brien, has his own Christmas wish—one that could lead to a lifetime of loving. . .

"A Very Merry Christmas" by Cathy Lamb

Meredith Ghirlandaio's to-do list is already overflowing, between keeping her B&B afloat, directing the town's holiday concert, and trying to avoid rancher Logan Taylor. Doesn't he know Meredith's through with men—even rugged, alpha, drop-dead-gorgeous men? Then again, some vows were meant to be broken. . .

"A Very Maui Christmas" by Mary Carter

Tara Lane has the perfect plan to avoid another hellish family holiday—fly to Maui. Too bad her family decided to follow suit. But a laid-back handyman is about to prove you don't need snow to have a sparkling, sexy Christmas. . .

"A Cedar Key Christmas" by Terri DuLong

Single mom Josie Sullivan is proud of her young daughter, Orli, for helping local fisherman Mr. Al restore his crumbling home. And when Mr. Al's nephew, Ben, pays a visit, Josie realizes just how much Christmas magic one good deed can bring. . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Four holiday (i.e., Christmas) romance novellas offer traditional (i.e., often predictable) heartwarming vibes. In Michaels's "Holiday Magic," single mom Stephanie, finally away from her abusive marriage, works at a Colorado ski lodge for handsome Patrick, who helps her regain her ability to trust. Lamb's funny, feisty Meredith, waitress in a Montana town, finds her aloofness tested by millionaire Taylor Logan in the bittersweet and tender "A Very Merry Christmas." Carter's "A Very Maui Christmas" begins with chef Tara Lane leaving New York and professional failure for Hawaii and her obsessive sister. It looks like Christmas will be another disaster, but a series of comical encounters with attractive maverick Darren prove her wrong. In DuLong's "A Cedar Key Christmas," self-contained, controlling single mom Josie encounters brusque publisher Ben in a quest with an unconvincing resolution. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Romance authors Michaels, Cathy Lamb, Mary Carter, and Terri DuLong celebrate the holiday season with these novellas. In Michaels's title tale, a ski shop manager counts on a holiday bonus to provide a new home for her daughters, but finding love with her boss isn't what she expects. Lamb's "A Very Merry Christmas" revolves around a stressed-out B&B owner who keeps pushing away the one person who could help her out—a handsome rancher. Carter's "A Very Maui Christmas" finds Tara escaping to Hawaii for some peace and quiet. She's tired of her meddling family and weary of the dating scene, but, of course, her problems manage to follow her all the way to Maui. And in DuLong's "A Cedar Key Christmas," a single mom discovers love when a neighbor's handsome nephew arrives in town. For the authors' fans and romance readers who enjoy a little holiday magic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420108354
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.73(h) x 1.33(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Randolph Carter, author of American Junk, Garden Junk, and American Family Style (all Viking Studio), is the Vice President of Advertising at Polo/Ralph Lauren. Carter lives in New York City and Dutchess County, New York.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Summerville, South Carolina
Place of Birth:
Hastings, Pennsylvania
Education:
High School

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Holiday Magic 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Holiday Magic Fern Michaels, Cathy Lamb, Mary Carter and Terri DuLong Zebra, Nov 1 2010, $7.99 ISBN: 9781420108354 "Holiday Magic" by Fern Michaels. Colorado Ski shop manager Stephanie is a single mom looking forward to a holiday bonus so she can purchase a house for her and her daughters. Her employer Eddie hopes to persuade her to take a chance on him though he knows her ex husband left Stephanie and the girls wary of males. "A Very Merry Christmas" by Cathy Lamb. In Montana, Meredith has plenty of items on her wish list but her to-do list is much longer. At the top of both lists is her hardest entry: avoid Logan the rancher. "A Very Maui Christmas" by Mary Carter. Chef Tara flies to Maui to avoid her family's annual Christmas in hell celebration. However, her sister leads the charge to Hawaii. On the other hand the man she just met Darren makes the mistletoe seem right. "A Cedar Key Christmas" by Terri DuLong. Single mom Josie is proud of her daughter Tess who has helped fisherman Mr. Al restore his home. When Mr. Al's nephew, Ben the publisher arrives, she finds he may be gruff, but she does not mind kissing the Grinch who stole her heart. These four holiday romances are warm, somewhat throwback, straightforward tales of love at Christmas time. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Descriptive bio. Can't wait to read it! -Reflections, author of Winterberry's Struggle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jen Book provided by the author for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book There is just something irresistible about Christmas anthologies during the holiday season. So when I saw a copy of Holiday Magic, I just had to pick it up. Too bad it just wasn&rsquo;t as magical as I&rsquo;d hoped. The title of the anthology comes from Fern Michael&rsquo;s contribution, &ldquo;Holiday Magic&rdquo;. This story was about a single mom and her boss. Stephanie is a store manager at a ski resort and Patrick is the resort manager. They had dated in the past, but Patrick doesn&rsquo;t want to get serious, especially with someone with kids. Now, I loved Stephanie. She was strong and had her priorities straight and her history just broke my heart. But Patrick on the other hand was harder to like. In typical romance fashion, we have a typical bachelor who acts like an idiot and in the end redeems himself and gets his happily ever after. I liked the story, but nothing really stood out for me. It was, however, one of the stronger and more enjoyable stories in this anthology. Up next was Cathy Lamb&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Very Merry Christmas&rdquo;. This story is about Meredith and Logan and is set in a small Montana town. Meredith runs a B&amp;B, is taking care of her niece and nephew and gets roped into directing the town&rsquo;s holiday program. And she&rsquo;s being courted by Logan, a rich, alpha male, rancher. Something about this story didn&rsquo;t work for me. I think part of it may have been the overabundance of characters stuffed into 100 pages. And there was so much going on with all those characters. It was just overwhelming and often times I just wanted to get to the romance. The third novella is &ldquo;A Very Maui Christmas&rdquo; by Mary Carter. This story features Tara, a chef, who goes to Hawaii for the holidays and ends up spending an interesting vacation with her family and sexy handyman Darren. I just didn&rsquo;t &ldquo;get&rdquo; this story. I think it was just not really to my tastes. I couldn&rsquo;t really connect with Tara or Darren, and that makes it hard for me to really enjoy a story. And the anthology wraps up with Terri Dulong&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Cedar Key Christmas&rdquo;. This story is part of her Cedar Key series but even though I&rsquo;ve never read the series, this does stand on its own. And I think it was my favorite story of the bunch, even if it was a little light on the romance. This story pairs single mother Josie and Ben together. However, the romance isn&rsquo;t all that developed, but rather hinted at. The story is more about Christmas spirit and community pulling together to help on of their own&hellip; and it was a great feel good story. I would have loved to have gotten to know more about Ben since most of the story focused on Josie and her daughter Orli. But in the end, I was satisfied with the tale, if still wanting a little more. The stories were a little hit and miss for me. But overall, it was a solid if somewhat forgettable read. However, it is worth a little time to brighten your holiday with a little cheer.
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After the first story, it went downhill. There must be better selections to read. My recommendation... skip this one and look for something better.
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