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ISBN-13: 9780515123852
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 296,811
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including the bestselling In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:


Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silent Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Silent Night is marketed as a Christmas anthology, boasting the highlight as J.D. Robb’s In Death novella, Midnight in Death. I’m not a big fan of short stories, but decided to go ahead and give it a read so that I could keep my In Death series going in order. I found it kind of annoying when I look at the cover and read the blurb on the back that each story is listed in the opposite order than it actually appears in the book. So I’ll break down each story…in the order it appears in the book. A Berry Merry Christmas By Claire Cross Author’s Website: This is a cute little story to get you in the mood for the holidays and in the Christmas spirit, if of course you were reading it around Christmas. Bachelor Drew Sinclair’s life completely changes one Christmas when his brother’s house catches on fire and burns to the ground. The only survivor of the fire is Drew’s niece, Natalie, and Drew takes over as her caretaker. Two years after the fire Drew and Natalie are still grieving and refuse to celebrate Christmas, although Natalie wants to. She writes Santa asking for a new mommy for Christmas. Holly Berry is one of Santa’s elves that can’t seem to do anything right. Santa decides to send her to Toronto to help prepare Drew to be able to accept a wife to make Natalie’s wish come true. Santa tells Holly that Katherine O’Neil wants to marry Drew and he is sending Holly to be Natalie’s new nanny and to pave the way for Katherine. Holly quickly takes to Drew and Natalie and them to her. She discovers that she doesn’t like Katherine (she has a Cruella DeVille quality to her) and either does Drew and Natalie, but Holly still tries to do what she must to get Katherine and Drew together. But Drew only has eyes for Holly and she feels the same, which leads her to ask for her own Christmas wish; to be mortal so she can stay with Natalie and Drew. Overall this story was cute and reminiscent of all the made for TV movies you see playing around Christmas. A family that had Christmas ruined for them for what they thought was forever and then out of nowhere a magical elf returns the spirit of the holidays to them. There were a few little things that drove me crazy in this one. The punctuation drove me nuts as I felt the author overused the exclamation point. And the names….when I read the elf’s name was Holly Berry, I actually rolled my eyes and groaned inwardly because it was so corny and then I started thinking about Halle Berry. My other name issue I had was that Santa’s first name was Noel. Where the heck did that come from? I’ve seen Nick for Old St. Nick, and I’ve seen Chris for Chris Kringle, but never Noel and I really didn’t like it…maybe they were going for Father Noel?? But these little quirks of mine were not enough to make me dislike the story as it probably was the best in the book. The Unexpected Gift By Dee Holmes Author’s Website: Recently divorced Sabrina is trying to make a special Christmas for her son, when he finds a man passed out in their yard. The man turns out to be one of Sabrina’s ex-boyfriends and she decides she wants to rekindle what they once had. Continued on openbooksociety dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I am actively reading the JD Robb "In Death" series of books. The short story included in Silent Night helped answer some questions I had after reading Holiday In Death. I enjoyed it but it was a very short story and I have not read the others included in the book.
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I just received this in the mail several days ago. I turned immediately to the Midnight in Death by JD Robb. Though it is too short, the characters come alive for me over and over. I have yet to read Holiday in Death and Vegeance in death so the new one was covering a fight that I do not know about. Roarke is still sweet and the changes that take place in Eve are astounding.