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Silver Bells Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology
     

Silver Bells Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology

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by Lucinda Brant
 
Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Silver Bells. Readers will love this collection of six historical romance novellas, all centered around the Christmas season.

In NY Times & USA Today's bestselling author Lucinda Brant's delightful novella, FAIRY CHRISTMAS, Kitty Aldershot is orphaned and forced to live on

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Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Silver Bells. Readers will love this collection of six historical romance novellas, all centered around the Christmas season.

In NY Times & USA Today's bestselling author Lucinda Brant's delightful novella, FAIRY CHRISTMAS, Kitty Aldershot is orphaned and forced to live on others' charity. Offered a home under the generous roof of her relatives, the Earl of Salt Hendon and his countess, Kitty wants for nothing, not even the affections of Mr. Tom Allenby. But when Kitty stumbles across a letter written by Lady Caroline that reveals how Mr. Allenby would be ruined should he marry the likes of Kitty, she realizes she has been fooling herself all along. Kitty's world crumbles around her as she recognizes she will forever be alone with no prospects at all.

Sarah M. Eden's charming romance novella A CHRISTMAS PROMISE, Sean Kirkpatrick is trying to get to his new place of employment, Kilkenny Castle, in order to start as the new stablehand. His only requirement is to drive a team of high-spirited nags from Dublin to Kilkenny in a certain amount of time. Unfortunately he winds up in a muddy field, stuck, lost, and running out of time. He's about to lose the job before he can prove himself capable of finishing his first assignment. When Maeve Butler arrives on the scene, Sean isn't sure if she's intent on rescuing him or bent on torturing him with her fiery wit and lovely dark eyes.

In Heather B. Moore's enchanting novella, TWELVE MONTHS, Lucien Baxter's best and most incorrigible friend, Will, dies unexpectedly, leaving behind his new bride and unborn child the week before Christmas. Will's last request is that Lucien watches over Cora, not just as a benefactor, but as a husband. When Lucien does his duty and proposes to Cora, he's turned down flat. But over the course of the next few days, Lucien discovers that marrying Cora wouldn't be any sort of duty after all, but a matter of following his heart.

In Lu Ann Staheli's sweet romance novella, A FEZZIWIG CHRISTMAS, Dick Wilkins and his best friend Ebenezer Scrooge have been looking forward to the annual Fezziwig Christmas dance for weeks. Ebenezer is practically engaged to Annabelle Fezziwig, and Dick hopes to start courting her younger sister, Pricilla. Once the dance starts, and Pricilla arrives, as pretty and charming as ever, Dick discovers that he's not the only man vying for her attention. His best friend advises Dick that he has to win Pricilla's heart, as well as her mother's favor. Losing his heart has suddenly become very complicated.

A TASTE OF HOME, a captivating romance by Annette Lyon, we meet Claire Jennings, who's on her way to spend Christmas with her family. As she rides the train with William Rhodes, who grew up across the street, memories of Christmases past flood her mind. He may be twenty-one now, but she can't forget his torturous teasing from their school years. At the rail station, Claire discovers that her home is under quarantine because her little brother has measles. She's stuck in town, away from her family, on her favorite holiday. William stays behind with her, and as Christmas Day approaches and her homesickness deepens, she discovers that perhaps he has changed in more ways than one.

Becca Wilhite's entrancing novella, MY MODERN GIRL, follows Margie, who lands her dream job as a clerk at Macy's department store in New York City. Margie might be new in town, but she's determined to succeed and prove to Henry that moving to the city was the right decision. As the Christmas season approaches, Margie realizes that being a "modern girl" might not be all she had dreamed of and Henry might have more to offer than she ever imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Delina W
Such a wonderful collection of Christmas stories! While I longed to know more of the stories, the shortness of each novella provides the perfect glimpse into a Christmas Romance! I enjoyed the different settings and characters and writing styles! A great book for some added Christmas cheer that will warm your heart :)
Amazon - Martha Lewis
Different time periods, different authors, but all good romantic stories that are clean. I enjoyed each one and will read more of these anthology books.
Amazon - Amy T
Yet another homerun in the Timeless Romance Anthology series! This Christmas themed book was perfect for the holiday season! Each novella was set in a different place, and each story was so very different form the next, it had me hooked from the very first one! As always, my only disappointment is that when each novella ends, I wanted them all to be longer! Very quick and easy read and pulls you in from the very first page!
Amazon - Elizabeth Ness
I completely loved these stories! There are 6 historical novella's in this book and each one was a great, clean Christmas read. All stories take place around Christmas, so it is the PERFECT holiday read! I did not want to stop reading.
Amazon - Colleen S
Another great collection of Anthologies. Each novella brings in the Christmas Spirit. If you are in the holiday frame of mind these short stories are well worth your time. Each story has Romance, and it takes place when most of the characters are not expecting it or looking for it.
Take your time and spread out the stories during the week or month or read them all within one day or night. That is what is great about these collections.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150550278
Publisher:
Mirror Press
Publication date:
10/14/2014
Series:
A Timeless Romance Anthology , #9
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
175,187
File size:
1 MB

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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lucinda Brant joins together with award-winning authors, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Lu Ann Brobst Staheli, Annette Lyon, and Becca Wilhite, to bring you an enchanting collection of Christmas romance novellas.

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Silver Bells Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
LarChar More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars for this anthology! I love Christmas & this is a compilation of 6 short stories all set around the Christmas season. A couple of these stories are by my favorite authors, while the rest are new to me. I really enjoyed reading them. It made me wish for snow--well, almost! Two are regency period, 2 are set in the 1800's & 2 are early 1900's. If you are looking for fun & easy Christmas mood setting reads I highly recommend this anthology. The language is clean & the romance is sweet! Lucinda Brant’s novella, FAIRY CHRISTMAS, is a regency romance. The supporting characters are wonderful. The interaction between an old aunt and a delightfully eccentric prince, was to fun read! Of course it ends in a wonderful little happily ever after for both Kitty and her aunt! Sarah Eden’s novella A CHRISTMAS PROMISE, is a story told by Old Tom that not only tells a love story, but gives a flair of Irish storytelling. I LOVED the banter between Sean and Maeve. I wasn't in love with the narration by Old Tom, but after a few pages was thoroughly engrossed in the story. In Heather B. Moore’s TWELVE MONTHS, Lucien's best friend, Will, dies unexpectedly, leaving behind his new bride and unborn child the week before Christmas. Will’s last request is that Lucien marry Cora. When Lucien proposes to Cora, he’s turned down flat. I read this entire novella in one sitting. I enjoyed watching Cora's personality blossom as the story continued. Lu Ann Staheli’s novella, A FEZZIWIG CHRISTMAS, is a prequel to A Christmas Carol. This was probably my least favorite of the novellas. While it was a sweet little read, it just seemed more flat than the rest. (Maybe just because I love A Christmas Carol so much!) A TASTE OF HOME, by Annette Lyon, surprised me. Historical fiction set in the early 1900's isn't normally my preferred reading. This story, however, was great. I loved the little flashbacks and history that Claire and Will shared. It read very much like Anne and Gilbert's childhood & relationship. (And who doesn't love Anne of Green Gables!) Becca Wilhite’s novella, MY MODERN GIRL, was the second story set in the 1900's. I was the most skeptical of this story. Margaret gave me the impression of a little girl trying to prove that she was all grown up & knew more than everybody else. She did grow through the story--a very big improvement! Henry was a great hero--everything she should have wanted before she left home!
Chrissybelle More than 1 year ago
What a fun collection of historical Christmas novellas. Each has its own sweet tale of Christmas love. A few caught my interest more than the others, but they were all light hearted Christmas stories, perfect for reading by a cozy fire by the light of your Christmas tree. My favorites were Sarah Eden's A Christmas Promise (but I have yet to read anything by Sarah Eden that I have not loved) and A Taste of Home by Annette Lyon. In Eden’s story she takes us to Ireland and introduces us to our hero as he gets a carriage stuck in a boggy, muddy mess. What ensues is both funny and sweet, as he falls for his rescuer. In A Taste of Home small town neighbors travel together to be home for the holidays when our heroine discovers that she cannot return home due to a Measles outbreak at home, resulting in quarantine. William decides to stay with Claire in town and they spend Christmas in the city, exploring all 1913 Salt Lake City has to offer. Don’t miss these and the rest of the romantic Christmas stories in Silver Belles! *I received a free ecopy of this book to provide my honest review
anjlde More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful collection of Christmas stories! While I longed to know more of the stories, the shortness of each novella provides the perfect glimpse into a Christmas Romance! I enjoyed the different settings and characters and writing styles! A great book for some added Christmas cheer that will warm your heart :)
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JustJeanae More than 1 year ago
Silver Bells is the latest release in the Timeless Romance Anthology series. Fairy Christmas,  by Lucinda Brant, is set in 18th-century England. Kitty is orphaned, and has a meager dowry.  She remains determined to capture the heart of a gentleman who has come to town for Christmas.  A Christmas Promise, by Sarah Eden, follows a young Irish man, who is trying to impress his employer,  and make his way in the world. He accepts the help of a young lady, and her brothers, and finds more  than he ever expected. Twelve Months, by Heather Moore, follows what I call a very twisty-turny chain  of events between Lucien, Will, and his wife. A Fezziwig Christmas, by Lu Ann Staheli, is one of my  favorites as Ebenezer Scrooge makes a surprising appearance. A Taste of Home, by Annette Lyon, takes place in Salt Lake City, and reunites two former childhood enemies. My Modern Girl,  by Becca Wilhite, follows a small town girl to New York City where she discovers there is more to life  than all of the glamour of the big city. I loved this collection! Each novella is a fabulous Christmas story.  The characters are relatable, and the themes are filled with just the right amount of suspense  and romance. If you are looking for quick, fun reads for your holiday vacation, then these short stories  should fit the bill. Love finds the characters when they least expect it, and the story lines aren't  as predictable and cheesy as many of the inspirational romances tend to be. I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts on FAIRY CHRISTMAS: (3 out of 5 Stars) This one I have to say wasn't my favorite.  It was good, but just not as good as some of the others in the anthology. Kitty was a great character, I just wish she didn't just assume things.  When she finds a letter written on the pack of a picture she thinks its about her, and is devastated.  She wants the affection of Mr. Allenby, but the letter says she will ruin him.  How the story unfolds is actually quite entertaining if I do say so my self ;).   It's a sweet romance.  Quick and fun.  I just didn't get as attached to the characters in this one. My Thoughts on A CHRISTMAS PROMISE (5 out of 5 Stars) Well I knew right off hand this one would be awesome.  Sarah M. Eden is one of my favorite authors of all time.  Her writing is beautiful, and I LOVE the Irish setting! When Sean Kirkpatrick runs across Maeve for the first time, he is a little frightened.  He was faced with her larger than life dogs wanting to take a bite out of him.  Sean was on his way to his new job, and got lost.  His cart got stuck in the mud and when he went for help he found dogs instead. Maeve's sense of humor is AWESOME!  Her and her brothers actually.  They cracked me up the whole time.  They were such great characters.  I love that I got so attached so quickly in such a short time.  The romance that blossoms is so fun, and so cute!  I love historical settings! My Thoughts on TWELVE MONTHS: (5 out of 5 stars) I LOVED this one.  It touched me.  It was so very sad, and sweet all at the same time.  Lucien's best friend passes away and his last dying wish is for Lucien to take care of his family.  Lucien finds that it is going to be his pleasure to do so. In the time he is there to take care of Will's wife Cora after the funeral their sweet friendship is so fun to read.  Their budding romance was even more fun to read. I think I loved this one so much because the relationship between Lucien and Cora grows, and sprouts over a years time, and it's not just insta love.  Their relationship brought a sweet, heart warming feeling while reading! My Thoughts on A FEZZIWIG CHRISTMAS: (5 out of 5 Stars) My FAVORITE Christmas story during this time is "A Christmas Carol", and this is such a different out take on the men in that book.  This might have been my second favorite!  It was so fun to see Ebenezer in such a different light.  He was fun loving, and kind.   Fezziwig throws his awesome annual party and it is so much fun to see a different side of this story.  It was such a sweet love story. Dick hopes to win the heart of one of Fezziwig's daughters.  He finds it's a little more difficult than he hoped.  He has to win the mother over first, and it doesn't seem to be going his way.   Pricilla is the daughter Dick hopes to woo, and while at the party he gets the chance to steal a few dances and get to know her more.  Much to his dismay there is another suitor trying to do the same thing. Reading how it turns out is so sweet.  It was such a fun story!  A great twist on one of my favorite Christmas stories of all time. My Thoughts on A TASTE OF HOME: (5 out of 5 Stars) Another great book in this anthology.  Claire is on her way home to spend Christmas with her family and finds out that her home is under quarantine, and is devastated.  On the train back to her home she was riding with an old acquaintance that grew up across the street from her.  William.  She wasn't too happy about this because William was never that kind to her. This sweet story finds Claire in the company of William as they spend their time in a hotel since Claire cannot go home.  William is ecstatic.  He has always wanted to get close to Claire Jennings.  He only teased her as a way to be close to her.  (BOYS..UGH ;)).   While trying to help Claire not miss being home so much Claire begins to find that maybe William is not as much as a rogue as he use to be.   This story is so sweet.  Made me appreciate being able to be with my family a little more at this Christmas season.  Their story is fun and super sweet to read!  William is such a gentlemen in this book.  I loved him from the moment he came in to the book ;).  Which of course is fast since it's a novella...hehe.  He is the kind of guy I would want my daughter to bring home :).   My Thoughts on MY MODERN GIRL (3 out of 5 stars) This one wasn't one of my favorite either.  It was okay, but I thought Margie is a little full of herself. The story about the Macy's Bettie's was kind of interesting.  It makes me laugh that shopping use to be like that.  I hate shopping, so I cannot imagine that being any ones dream. I do not like how she treated Henry in this book, and yet Henry stuck around.  Sort of.  In another state anyway.  His devotion to her was sweet, I just didn't think she deserved it.   In the end Margie redeems herself to me a little.  I just didn't like her so it was hard to connect to the book.   Now, had it been from Henry's point of view it may have been different.  Henry was so sweet, and devoted.  That's what I like :).  It was a cute story, just needed a little more "ump" for me.
KelseyP More than 1 year ago
A collection of 6 novellas all taking place around the celebration of Christmas. Fairy Christmas by Lucinda Brant follows Kitty Aldershot and Tom Allenby as their family celebrates the lighting of the yule log. Kitty is an orphan living in the household of the Earl of Salt Hendon as his ward. Tom is the Countess’ brother. Kitty fears a match would be frowned upon due to their differences in station and goes into the Christmas season hoping and dreading a proposal all at the same time. A Christmas Promise by Sarah M. Eden is about a young man named Sean Kirkpatrick who gets his cart stuck in the mud trying to fulfill a job request requiring him to deliver the cart and horses to Kilkenny Castle. While pondering a solution he is met by Maeve Butler who enlists her brothers to help unstick the cart and send Sean on his way. Maeve and Sean cannot forgot their meeting, however unfortunate, and seek to renew the acquaintance. Twelve Months by Heather B. Moore is the story of Lucien Baxter and Cora Griffiths. Lucien has always cleaned up after his friend Will. No matter the scrape Will gets into, Lucien cleans up the mess. So when Will falls ill and asks Lucien to care for his pregnant wife should he die, Lucien agrees. Cora, a grieving widow, refuses to let Lucien participate in a charade just to fulfill Will’s dying request. A Fezziwig Christmas by Lu Ann Brobst Staheli takes a look behind the scenes of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Some of the characters are familiar, such as Ebenezer Scrooge, Belle, and Mr. Fezziwig. However, this story puts Belle as one of the daughters of Mr. Fezziwig and introduces another apprentice beside Scrooge, Dick Wilkins who has a love interest in Mr. Fezziwig’s other daughter Pricilla. It falls into the middle of A Christmas Carol, after Scrooge has met Belle and is falling in love with her, but before he becomes the miserly mister we all love to hate. The annual Fezziwig ball is about to take place and young Dick wants to use it as a means to capture Pricilla’s attention. A Taste of Home by Annette Lyon, Claire Jennings and Will Rhodes have known each other all of their lives, Will has always been in love with Claire but unsure of how to show it and instead reverts to the little boy antics of lunchtime worms and ink in her braids. As a result, all Claire remembers of Will is his prankster attitude, and not fondly. They are both travelling home for Christmas, but upon arrival Claire discovers her house has been quarantined due to illness. If she goes home she will not be able to return to work on time and will lose her position. Will volunteers to entertain her in town and distract her from the celebration she is missing with her family. My Modern Girl by Becca Wilhite, Margie wants nothing more than to escape country Pennsylvania and be considered a modern in New York City. So she leaves her beau, Henry, behind to move to the big city and become a Macy’s shop girl. Henry is reluctant to let her go but wants her to be happy. Margie tries to forget Henry as soon as she arrives in her new home. But the longer she stays the more she misses Henry, she still loves the city and being modern, just wants Henry to join her. As Christmas approaches, Margie laments her inability to go home and see her family and wishes for a little of home to come to her.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
I love reading short romantic Christmas stories. They're sweet. They're fun. I can finish one in a single sitting and at the end they leave a smile on my face. These stories are no different. FAIRY CHRISTMAS by Lucinda Brant - 4 stars This was a sweet story that involved two romances. I found both to be sweet. I also liked the contrast between a younger and older couple falling in love and how the differences in their behavior. No one is ever too old to fall in love. A CHRISTMAS PROMISE by Sarah M. Eden - 4 stars This story was pretty much love at first sight. What I liked is that it was sincere and humorous. I also loved the feel of family with Maeve and her brothers. Another good story. TWELVE MONTHS by Heather B. Moore - 3.5 stars This was an interesting story. Basically the couple who should have probably been married in the first place are thrown together when her husband and his best friend passes away from an illness. There were some sweet moments. A FEZZIWIG CHRISTMAS by Lu Ann Staheli - 3 stars This felt like a retelling of Scrooge/A Christmas Carol, but about a younger and much happier Ebenezer and his co-worker and friend Dick. There were two romances in this one as well. It was a cute story, but not my favorite of the set. A TASTE OF HOME by Annette Lyon - 5 stars This was my favorite story from the set. I pretty much loved it from the first page to the last. I really liked the the two main characters had known each other their whole lives. Their history felt a little like Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables, especially with Will teasing Claire when they were younger because he had a crush on her and was trying to garner her attention. When they are thrown together again years later, that adoration is still there and Claire begins to notice Will in a different way. It was a sweet and heartfelt story, showing that Christmas can be found in more than just traditions, or places, or things, but in the people we love. MY MODERN GIRL by Becca Wilhite - 4 stars This story cracked me up. Margie was so focused on becoming part of her peers in the new flapper era that she lost sight of who she was and what she had in Henry. Oh, dear Henry. That guy was too good for her, but she made up for it in the end. I especially loved the symbolism of the glass hearts. Reminded me a little of the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Overall Silver Bells was a sweet set of romantic Christmas stories. They each gave me a sweet happily-ever-after ending and reminded me that Christmas can be full of so much love. Content: There was some innuendo and references to infidelity, but I would consider this clean. Source: From a review site, which did not affect my review in any way.
Jennifer_L_Thompson More than 1 year ago
This anthology was absolutely delightful. Each novella was its own satisfying read, leaving me to savor each story upon its conclusion. The writing flows brilliantly, so I was effortlessly engulfed in the characters' lifestyles, joys, and dilemmas. These are wonderful for when you are a little pressed for time, as you can fully enjoy the "escape" into another world, without the time commitment of reading a full-length novel.  The historical aspects of each story paint a warm view of the holiday season of the times. The "rules" of dating and courtship, and of the social arena of the times, are also eloquently portrayed. Yet, no story is like another, so each is its own pleasant surprise. "A Fairy Christmas," offers some unexpected twists and turns (much to my delight), with the genteel customs of 1767 England setting the tone. "A Christmas Promise" gifts us with the character of 1820's Ireland and its people, all wrapped up in a story of love and comradeship. "Twelve Months," set in 1907's England, delves into the realm of friendship, love, and hardship, with strength and fortitude leading the way.  "A Fezziwig Christmas" transports us to the London of 1790, with Ebeneezer Scrooge and his contemporaries, with their work, holiday celebration, and quests for love and triumph all intertwined. "A Taste of Home" brings us back to the United States of 1913, with love and kindness blooming from unfortunate circumstance, and springing from a formerly unlikely source. "My Modern Girl" may get you giddy, with the excitement of a young woman, transforming from a young Pennsylvania girl to a modern New York City woman of 1924... and finding her own true love. Overall, this book was fun to read, easy to follow, and filled with the spirit of the holidays. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
WisReader More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed each of the stories in this wonderful anthology. They are sweet, sentimental and romantic. Each makes you feel good and is a bright experience.  Fairy Christmas by Lucinda Brant is the first story in the anthology.  It is a fast read if you let yourself jump in. Don't be so worried about who is related to or trying to impress whom.  Enjoy the festivities leading up to Christmas while entertaining visiting royalty. Open your mind to faith and the power of love and family. It is a sweet story. I found myself expecting one thing and being pleasantly surprised by another.  Sarah M. Eden’s A CHRISTMAS PROMISE, begins with man headed for a fresh start in life, and finds himself stuck, literally. He is rescued by the kindness of strangers, and one very protective wolfhound. Sean Kirkpatrick is looking for the castle of his new employer and finds the love of his life. TWELVE MONTHS by Heather B. Moore takes exactly that, plus six days, to tell the story of a loyal man. He hurries to his best friend's side before his death and over the next year he discovers his own heart's desire. A FEZZIWIG CHRISTMAS by Lu Ann Staheli takes us back to an old classic. Who doesn't know Ebeneezer Scrooge? Characters we met in the famous Christmas Carol are brought together in this truly enjoyable work which takes place when Ebeneezer was a much younger man. While he is a main character in this story, it is his friend Dick who finds romance here.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Silver Bells is a collection of 6 historical Christmas Stories. These include: A Fairy Christmas by Lucinda Brant A Christmas Promise by Sarah M Eden Twelve Months by Heather B Moore A Fezzwig Christmas by Lu Ann Brobst Staheli A Taste of Home by Annette Lyon My Modern Girl by Becca Wilhite The stories are sweet, clean and romantic. I enjoyed every one of them. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the Irish take, a Christmas Promise. I love the stories and they are definitely a must read for the Christmas season. Five stars
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
Another anthology!  I love these anthologies.  Even though there is conflict, I always know there will be some sort of satisfying ending.  Sometimes I need to be swept away and know that everything will work out.   This particular collection has nice conclusions.  However, I found the conflict in the stories more angsty than I usually find in the stories.  At times I wanted to get to the conclusion so that I would know everything would work out alright.  I don't usually have that feeling as I read the anthologies.  Even with that feeling, I still enjoyed this collection and would recommend it to those that like clean romance. My favorites in this collection were A Christmas Promise and Twelve Months.   Warnings: None This is a clean read and my 16 year old would be able to read it.  However, the subject matter is a little grown up and I don't think she would enjoy it at this time in her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Silver Bells, These short stories are a quick and easy read. Each wonderful story was set in a different time in history and made you feel what it might be like at that time. Fairy Christmas 1767 by Lucinda Brant; I fell in love with Kitty in the first chapter. Her thoughts where real but with a surprise twist. Loved her aunt and the secret she held. Now I know what a Yule Log is!! A Christmas Promise Late 1820's by Sarah Eden; “Old Tom” tells a love story set in Ireland. Sean gets lost on a cold and rainy night and that’s where the unknown romance begins. Maeve’s brothers are the typical brother’s with their teasing. I almost felt sorry for Sean. ”Old Tom” gives this story a surprise ending. Twelve Months 1907. by Heather Moore; Will has a strange request to ask of his friend and one time partner in a law firm, Lucien before he dies. As the story unfolds after Will’s death, Lucien learns of his friend’s marriage through the eyes of Cora his widow. Will Lucien be able to carry out his friend’s last wish? A Fezziwig Christmas 1790 by LuAnn Brobst Staheli; Dick is falling for the beautiful young lady Pricilla Fezziwig his bosses daughter. As he and his coworker and friend Ebenezer Scrooge (yes Ebenezer Scrooge ) help get ready for the big Christmas Eve dance they talk about Mr. Fezziwig two daughters. Ebenezer wanting to ask for one of his daughter’s hand in marriage while Dick, wants to ask to court the beautiful Pricilla. But one thing is standing in his way. A Taste of Home 1913 by Annette Lyon; Claire Jennings is heading home for Christmas with her long time menace Will. Both are traveling from California to Utah. As she travels with him she sees how handsome he has become but the memories of the teasing keeps getting in the way. As they reach Utah Claire gets a note that her brother has the measles and the family is quarantined. Will tries to make it a Merry Christmas for her and show her the sights of Salt Lake. My Modern Girl 1924 by Becca Wilhite; I really loved this story. I’ve always wondered what the 20’s were like. I found this story humorous because of how “modern” she wanted to be. (compared to the 60’s when I grew up) A small town girl Margie leaves her boyfriend Henry, to go to the big city. New York. She lands a job at Macy’s and Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Silver Bells is a delightful historical romance collection of six novellas set at Christmas time. They include the following stories: 1. A Fairy Christmas by Lucinda Brant 2. A Christmas Promise by Sarah M. Eden 3. Twelve Months by Heather B. Moore 4. A Fezziwig Christmas by Lu Ann Brobst Staheli 5. A Taste of Home by Annette Lyon 6. My Modern Girl by Becca White The stories bring to life the scents and smells of Christmas past while weaving tales of love and romance. From the story proclaiming the agelessness of love to stories of love at first love and learning that even familiar childhood acquaintances can grow up to be so much more. There's even a touch of Scrooge to round out the tales. I would recommend this anthology to anyone seeking to lift their hearts with gentle love stories that do show there is a happily ever after. Disclosure: I was provided with an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS This is a sweet romantic collection of six novellas. They are all around Christmas. They are different stories set in diverse settings. I have read books by a few of the authors but a couple I have never heard of before. I would read books by any of them in the future. I can't decide which one was my favorite. The Fairy Christmas has some sweet characters and a couple of romances. A Taste of Home the setting was Salt Lake City which was a familiar setting to me. The character was stuck not being able to go home after traveling along time by train because her family was under quarantine with measles. I guess a Christmas Promise I would have to say I enjoyed the most. Lots of teasing bantering between different characters. Each story was a clean read. Each Christmas was different. I wish they were longer stories. I would like to read more from these authors in the future. I was given this ebook to read so I could give a honest review of A Timeless Romance Anthology: Silver Bells