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How to Host a Holiday (The Prequel to Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine)
     

How to Host a Holiday (The Prequel to Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine)

4.3 9
by Kathleen Kitson
 

Novella: 20,000 words

Ivy Stratton has Big Plans to host an unforgettable Christmas dinner party.

She's compiled a gourmet menu, festive decor, and the perfect guest list, all in hopes of winning the heart of the man of her dreams.

But when her Big Plans fall apart, Ivy must scramble to make the most of the situation and keep her composure as the

Overview

Novella: 20,000 words

Ivy Stratton has Big Plans to host an unforgettable Christmas dinner party.

She's compiled a gourmet menu, festive decor, and the perfect guest list, all in hopes of winning the heart of the man of her dreams.

But when her Big Plans fall apart, Ivy must scramble to make the most of the situation and keep her composure as the ideal holiday host.

This holiday novella is the prequel to the Ivy Stratton & the Time Machine series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045040754
Publisher:
Kathleen Kitson
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Series:
Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
206 KB

Meet the Author

I write Chick Lit+ Sci Fi with the Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine series. :-)

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How to Host a Holiday (The Prequel to Ivy Stratton & the Time Machine) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kblondy More than 1 year ago
I loved it!! Can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done. Brought me into it and the characters were likable.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A sweet and simple holiday short story that has all the trimmings for a great little holiday novella - great characters, a snowy scenery and mishaps and mayhem!  From the beginning I fell in love with Ivy our main character who begins the novella dreaming up her perfect Christmas and waking up to things being just a little different from her dreams.  She is surrounded by great neighbors and friends, who all join her for a Christmas party and feast.
itsJUSTme-wendy More than 1 year ago
Simple, but well done! I really liked this book. I don't know why I liked it so much. It was simple nothing really spectacular or thought provoking. It just really clicked with me! I guess I liked it because it felt real. Like this could have been me about 25 years ago. It was just a short story about a young woman hosting a Christmas party for her friends. This story could have been about anybody. The character development was great! I really liked Ivy. I thought she had a great personality. I liked all her friends and even the guy she was suppose to win the heart of. I thought the author did a fabulous job! This whole story kinda reminded me of when I lived in Savannah GA for a while. There was a big hurricane coming through, and in Savannah - you don't evac., you throw "Hurricane parties"! So I went to my first hurricane party! There were candles everywhere (because the elec. was out) there was lots of food. Someone was playing the Ukelele and everyone was dancing and singing. While outside the boarded up windows the hurricane was wreaking havoc with the apartment complex. Nothing like that happens in this book! but the elec. does go out and they still manage to have the party and have fun! Here's a few lines I just loved - "I am waiting for someone to develop a shopping app that allows you to choose your groceries, pay online, and have them delivered to your doorstep. When that happens, I'll make gourmet meals everyday." Ha! Me too! "Despite the ice storm, the power outage, the uncooked turkey, the surprise guest, and an argument with Giuseppe, I've dreamed of a Christmas like this my entire life." LOL isn't she adorable? THE ALL-IN-ALL - All in all this was a great little story! I don't remember any swearing, and there is no sex, so - very clean. It was fun, interesting, quirky, has great lines and a great cast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not very eventful but it was a nice story about a perfect Xmas dinner party among friends.
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