This Christmas

This Christmas

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by Jane Green, Jennifer Coburn, Liz Ireland
     
 

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This Christmas, take some time out to indulge in these sweet, sexy stories from three of your favorite authors. Because while Santa may visit but once a year, romance is the gift that keeps on giving...

"Vacation" by Jane Green

If Sarah knew moving to the suburbs would mean losing everything about her relationship that was young, romantic, and fun, she

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This Christmas, take some time out to indulge in these sweet, sexy stories from three of your favorite authors. Because while Santa may visit but once a year, romance is the gift that keeps on giving...

"Vacation" by Jane Green

If Sarah knew moving to the suburbs would mean losing everything about her relationship that was young, romantic, and fun, she would have planted her feet firmly in the city cement. Reigniting the spark she and her husband, Eddie, once had isn’t easy, especially with two kids added to the mix. And when Eddie’s job sends him to Chicago indefinitely, Sarah wonders if she might be better off alone. A lot can happen during a long break from marriage. But as Christmas approaches, will Sarah recognize the gift she’s been taking for granted?

"The Second Wife of Reilly" by Jennifer Coburn

Falling in love with Reilly was easy for Sarah, but marriage is proving to be a little more worrisome -- especially with Prudence, Reilly’s ex, still single. Since it’s the season of giving, Sarah decides to find Prudence a man of her own. But shopping for another’s woman’s prospective husband isn’t quite as easy as whipping out a credit card at Bloomie’s.

"Mistletoe and Holly "by Liz Ireland

For once, Holly is determined to fit into her family’s picturesque Norman Rockwell Christmas. Even with her wry best friend Isaac along for the ride, she’s got perfect boyfriend Jason to introduce and matching snowman sweaters all picked out. Unfortunately, the holiday spirit is on the fritz and no one is interested in perfection, including Holly. Because she’s beginning to realize that Isaac looks pretty darn good under the mistletoe.

Spike the eggnog, fire up the yule log, and partake in a little holiday cheer of your own with this irresistible collection. What better way to celebrate the season?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821778067
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Jane Green was born and brought up in London. After abandoning a Fine Art degree and a stint in journalism, she went into public relations and worked for a time on This Morning. Jane then went back into the newspaper world and became a popular feature writer with the Daily Express, before going freelance and starting her first novel. A string of international bestsellers and marriage to an American later, Jane now lives in Connecticut – but flies home to London as often as four children and lots of animals allow.

Jane's hugely successful books include; Straight Talking, Jemima J., Mr Maybe, Bookends, Babyville, Spellbound, The Other Woman and Life Swap. Her latest novel is Second Chance.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Westport, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
May 31, 1968
Place of Birth:
London, England
Education:
"Managed to drop out of Fine Art Degree at University."
Website:
http://www.janegreen.com

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This Christmas 3.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I picked this book up because it seemed like a nice read for the holidays. The first book by Jane Green was very enjoyable and refreshing. I was disappointed when the story ended and it left me wanting more. The second book I skipped over because of the weird story line. I gave it a chance by reading the first couple pages but I wasn't interested in a story about getting her husbands ex-wife a new husband. The third book was okay but very predictable. I was hoping for a Christmas story but the story took place in the year her family wasn't celebrating Christmas. I will definitely be looking into reading more of Jane Green's books.
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oknsoff More than 1 year ago
This is a book of three short novels plus previews of another novel by each author. I loved the first book by Jane Green. It was very enjoyable and nice Christmas read. The second one was, frankly, weird. It was largely the irrational ravings of a someone clearly in need of therapy. The story line was too far fetched and I just kept wondering when it was going to be over. The last one wasn't the 2nd best of the three. However, the ending was pretty predictable. Some of the characters were not well developed at all - unrealistic. I didn't want it to be over, but it wasn't as good as the first one. It's a good way to be introduced to these authors and overall a quick holiday read. But, it only left me wanting more Jane Green.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
¿Vacation¿ by Jane Green. Manhattan realtor Sarah feels her spouse Eddie is a stranger even after eight years together and two children. She rarely remembers the happy moments that they shared as she believes their two children who she loves have nuked their relationship. At the same time Eddie finds his self-esteem on empty. Deciding to separate, this looks like the last Christmas that Sarah and Eddie will remain married barring a Yuletide miracle. --- ¿The Second Wife of Reilly¿ by Jennifer Coburn. When Prudence went to Ann Arbor for a reunion she had a weekend fling with her college lover and ended her marriage to Reilly, but feeling guilty as her husband did nothing wrong, she searches for a new spouse for him. Six months later second wife Sarah decides to insure wacky Prudence stays out of their lives by turning the tables and searching for a husband for the first wife. --- ¿Mistletoe and Holly¿ by Liz Ireland. Holly loves spending Christmas with her family, but afterward feels lonely as her two sisters and brother always have someone with them before, during, and after. This year Holly takes Jason with her, but as the days go by she has doubts as he fits in very nicely with her picture perfect family while she does not and even under the mistletoe her mind wanders back to work. --- These are three well written comedic family dramas that are fun frolics for sub-genre readers however any vacation time could have been the setting as the Christmas holiday gala is not essential to these three fine novellas. --- Harriet Klausner