Christmas With You: A feel-good holiday romance anthology

Christmas With You: A feel-good holiday romance anthology

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ISBN-13: 9781538732458
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 17,795
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, a Highland West/mini schnauzer, JiLL, and her brother, Racicot. When she's isn't writing stories, you'll find her sitting court-side at her daughters' basketball games.

I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn't leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. "The Hurricane" is my debut New Adult Novel.

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Christmas With You: A feel-good holiday romance anthology 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
lenorewastaken 8 months ago
I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. Overall: 4 stars — Overall a pretty successful Christmas anthology. I liked that Gabe and the town of Friendship were both commonalities to each story, though that can sometimes cause continuity issues, because it’s hard for different authors to present the same things. Most of them seemed to fit, it was just the final story that felt a bit out of place with the others. But all captured the magic of Christmas and gave quick satisfying HEAs! Snowflake Lane Inn by L. P. Dover 3.75 stars — This was super cute, but almost too cute. Like there wasn’t a whole lot of conflict, everything happened really easily. The roadblocks were really superficial, and it was just like reading a really long epilogue or something… Which is not to say I didn’t get happy butterflies for Layla and Colin! Their romance was seriously adorable and happy smiles. It just felt unfulfilling a bit I guess. I loved Colin’s sister and the machinations of Gabe. Runaway Christmas Bride by Cindi Madsen 4.5 stars — OK, this is more what I was looking for! It was still super fast in terms of romance, but there’s an underlying push and pull between Regina and Emmett that keeps it from being a sugar overload. I LOVED Regina’s sass, and how she tried to coax smiles out of Emmett. And Emmett was simply adorable with his crush. Very satisfying. Christmas Lights by Amy Briggs 4 stars — Jason totally made this one for me, he was super sweet! I loved the romance that developed between Samantha and Jason, it had all those first crush butterflies. I thought the whole story of bringing back Christmas magic to Sam was kinda sweet, though occasionally I didn’t always get Sam’s attitude. There was a LOT more Gabe in this story as well, and I’m on the fence about that! But all in all a satisfying Christmas read. Christmas Encounter by R. J. Prescott 4.25 stars — Another super cute one! I loved the romance between Jensen and Lauren, it was just endearing and sweet and butterfly inducing! Lauren seemed a lot younger than the characters in the other books, but that’s partly just her life experience. It’s a Wonderful Holiday by Heidi McLaughlin 3.5 stars — This was a second chance romance, and I think it just wasn’t quite what I was looking for. It looks at how marriage takes effort and time and care. Rory was pretty sweet, even if he was a bit clueless at the beginning. I occasionally had less patience for Gwen, though I appreciated that she tried not to let Ruby get caught up in their problems. There was just something forced about the story, especially with Gabe. He felt different than in the other stories, but that sometimes happens with anthologies. And as silly as this may seem, this one had a continuity issue with Christmas Lights…but maybe that was caught before the final copy.
Deb_from_Oz 9 months ago
A wonderful collection of fun and romantic christmas stories guaranteed to get you into the christmas spirit The box set consists of Snowflake Inn What can a fashion designer and an innkeeper have in common maybe nothing but true love Runaway Bride A grumpy sheriff deals with a runaway bride in this fun filled story Christmas Encounter Lauren never had a great childhood with her con man father and her life isn't getting any better but can self made man Jensen help her find her christmas spirit and become the person she is meant to be Also included is Christmas Lights, It's a wonderful holiday THis is a great collection of five books that I thoroughly enjoyed perfect for that christmas relaxation
Lashea677 10 months ago
Tis the season to put a little love in your heart and Christmas with You is on the right track to do just that. Fantasy and reality collide with great storytelling and unforgettable romances that warm from the inside out. The best surprises come at the most unexpected of times and whether their years in the making or by chance,these five authors take readers on an irresistible ride.
Stephanie Taylor 10 months ago
My reviews are normally pretty...wordy. But I had to rein myself in because I don’t want to spoil any of these novellas for you because I loved them THAT much! So, with that said––here we go! All right, Hallmark Channel Christmas movie enthusiasts...this is THE book for you this holiday season! Straight off the bat, I’m going to tell you I LOVED all of the stories. All of them are centered around the same small town, and each author kept true to the world of the small town while keeping true to their own style and voice. With hints of It’s a Wonderful Life and all that makes us love the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, this is THE book to get you into the holiday season this year! I’m amazed at how seamlessly the stories flowed together, yet were their own novella that could be read as a standalone if they were ever published separately. While that seems easy in theory, it’s a lot harder in practice than it sounds. I’ve been fans of these authors for a while, and this anthology just cemented why I enjoy their books so much. So RUN get your copy TODAY! This is a definite 5 star read!!
Laura_F 10 months ago
This anthology definitely got me in the holiday spirit! These books all share a character that makes you believe in Christmas magic. Even though there were different authors, they each captured Gabe’s voice in the same way. I was so impressed by that. A couple of these authors are autobuys for me but the others I’ve never read. I loved all of these stories and I can’t wait to check out other work by the new to me authors. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
OVERVIEW: CHRISTMAS WITH YOU is a multi-authored Christmas anthology focusing on the people of Friendship, Massachusetts, and Gabe, an apparent homeless man who is determined to help people find each other or rediscover the magic of Christmas. Charming and magical, CHRISTMAS WITH YOU is a festive and merry collection of clean romances and growing love stories perfect for the holiday season. SNOWFLAKE LANE INN by LP Dover is a sweet story; a cute romance between two people pushed together by a stranger, a homeless ‘Santa’ playing matchmaker for the people of Friendship, Massachusetts. The premise is a charming story with a clean romance, and an adorable couple. RUNAWAY CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Cindi Madsen is another sweet story; a clean romance wherein two people are pushed together by a homeless ‘Santa’, and the nosy busybodies of Friendship Massachusetts. A delightful novella wherein our heroine is given a second chance at love. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS by Amy Briggs: Hoping to recreate the Christmas’ from her past, Jason sets a plan into motion to give Samantha the perfect holiday experience. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS is a charming, clean, and animated . CHRISTMAS ENCOUNTER by RJ Prescott is a little darker than the previous story lines. A tale of betrayal, heartbreak, and humiliation, CHRISTMAS ENCOUNTER is a colorful and dramatic tale about two people thrown together by circumstance and love. IT’S A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY by Heidi McLaughlin is a reimagining of Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. An investment banker seeks the meaning of life only to discover he had everything all along. An enchanting and moving story IT’S A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY is a charming tale, with spirited characters and a happily ever after.
Bette313 10 months ago
Loved this compilation of holiday stories from some of my favorite authors. There is Friendship MA, a small town that screams Christmas, a curious meddlesome yet wise matchmaker, a little holiday magic, and five wonderful stories that will warm your heart. I'd give each of these stories 5 holiday stars. Snowflake Inn - a sweet story of a small town innkeeper and an internationally famous fashion designer. What could they have in common. Sometimes it doesn't matter as long as the heart is all in. Runaway Bride - A runaway bride, a grumpy sheriff, lots of witty banter, laughs and chemistry make this a very enjoyable story. Christmas Lights - Samantha would like to skip the holidays all together until she meets single dad Jason and his daughter Emily. They show her what the holidays are about and how to live life again. Christmas Encounter - Lauren grew up with a con man for a father. It's all she know. Then she meets race car driver Jensen. He didn't have the greatest childhood either but he's found a way to make it on his own. Can he help Lauren find a better life? It's a Wonderful Holiday - Rory is a workaholic. To the point that it has cost him his wife and daughter. Is there any hope that he can change his ways and get his family back? Maybe a little holiday magic?