This winter, let four tales of mistletoe magic and the spirit of the season cast a special glow as some of your favorite authors introduce stories of hope, happiness, and holiday hearts.
Starting over in a new town with a new job, Meredith thinks buying Noah’s grandmother’s house will be a simple business deal. But neighborly Noah is determined to make Meredith feel at home—and as the holiday season works its magic, he’s suddenly hoping that she’ll find a place for him in her heart.
BLUE MOON HARBOR CHRISTMAS
Jillian and Michael have nothing in common—except the child two reckless college students created eight years ago. When Michael unexpectedly asks to meet his son, they have the twelve days of Christmas to get to know the adults they’ve become—adults who just might be ready to fall in love for real.
SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS
A blind date turns out to be anything but when Ruby finds Knox on her doorstep. A few years ago, she nursed his dying wife. Can two lonely people defeat the shadow of the past and let the spirit of Christmas offer them the most special gift of all?
Leah Marie Brown
When Grace is suspended from work over the Christmas holidays, she does the only sensible thing—she travels to Ireland to find her favorite actor! But while the Colin she finds may not be a star, he’s ready to show her that gifts come in all shapes and sizes—and love is the miracle that truly counts.
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About the Author
Award-winning, international bestselling author Susan Fox is a Pacific Northwester with homes in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. She has degrees in law and psychology, and has had a variety of careers, but fiction writer is by far her favorite, giving her an outlet to demonstrate her belief in the power of love, friendship, and a sense of humor. Visit her website at www.susanfox.ca.
National bestselling author Jules Bennett is a former salon owner turned full-time author. Considering she met her husband at the age of fourteen and they’ve been together since, Jules knows a thing or two about romance and happily ever after. You can connect with her through Facebook, Twitter, or her website: julesbennett.com.
An avid traveler, Leah Marie Brown has had adventures and mishaps from Paris to Tokyo. She lives a bike ride away from the white sand beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast with her husband, children, and pampered poodles. She is hard at work on her next novel, but loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website at www.leahmariebrown.com.
Hometown:Summerville, South Carolina
Place of Birth:Hastings, Pennsylvania
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a nice collection of cozy contemporary novellas to get you in the holiday spirit. Second chances, reevaluation, and starting over were the main themes of the stories. It was great to see some older couples, or at least people who had plenty of life experience, with the chance to get their happy endings. In Christmas Kisses by Fern Michaels, a random decision lands Meredith in a small town after living what most would consider a glamorous life in Las Vegas. Can she find happiness, friends, and a family in her new home? In Blue Moon Harbor Christmas by Susan Fox, Jillian never expected to see the father of her son again. But after eight years, Michael begins to wonder about the child he has never seen. Could he actually become a part of Jillian and the child's lives without upsetting everyone? Will he be able to be a real father to this child? Michael is terrified of what he will feel and possibly being rejected. Jillian is terrified of what this will mean for her child. And what are they going to do about their attraction for each other? In Second Chance Christmas by Jules Bennett, a blind date turns into a chance to reconnect for a nurse and the man whose wife she cared for before the woman's death. Ruby and Knox both threw themselves into their careers to deal with the loss in their lives. Ruby's father died the year before, and Knox is sure he'll never love again. But a nice date with a lovely woman could certainly break up the loneliness. Neither one thinks they are in for a long-term relationship, but by the end of this story, (sing it with me) "there'll be two less lonely people in the world!" Finding Colin by Leah Marie Brown is just a fun story about what happens when a woman who is having a crisis about her career decides to track down her favorite actor in Ireland. She's a tad bit obsessed (but not in a stalker-type way) with the actor, so much so that her real relationships have all been complete flops. When she meets a real-life Irish hunk named Colin, can she put aside the fantasy to find happiness with the real thing?
Winter Wishes is a lovely collection of short stories perfect for the holidays. Susan Fox’s Blue Moon Harbor Christmas brings us the story of Aaron’s second pilot Jillian and her college love, Michael, who also happens to be the father of her son Cole. When Michael shows up on Destiny Island, it is with the intention of getting to know the child he fathered as a college student. He quickly finds that what he wants going forward is right in front of him. Michael and Jillian’s story is sweet and heartwarming. It is a perfect holiday escape. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
I just love reading holiday books – at any time of year! All four stories were terrific, and really made me feel like it was actually December, and there were parts of all of them that made me laugh out loud. Christmas Kisses by Fern Michaels is sweet and will warm your heart. Meredith and Noah are adorable and make you wish them a happy holiday, fingers crossed! Blue Moon Harbor Christmas by Susan Fox is a between novel (not sure how to write that) in a new series. I’ve read book one and loved it. You do not have to read it in order to love this story; I just enjoy knowing other folks in a book. Jillian and Michael have a surprising story and it sorta rocked my world. Michael walks back into Jillian’s life…and it is a sexy and sweet and wonderfully warm story. Second Chance Christmas by Jules Bennett has Ruby and Knox…wow. Talk about getting a wonderful surprise (for them both!) for Christmas. And Finding Colin by Leah Marie Brown has some crazy and funny scenes but at its heart it is about believing in yourself and others. Great holiday story. A great gift for you and anyone who loves holiday books!
Winter Wishes by Fern Michaels, Susan Fox, Jules Bennett, Leah Marie Brown Christmas Kisses by Fern Michaels Meredith is on her way to Nashville, KS after having left Las Vegas.... She was a dancer but there was always another younger one waiting to take over, especially after injuries. She meets Noah who she might be buying his grandmother's house from. She hopes to get a job and then she'd be able to afford the house. She asks what is next as he found her a house, job was marriage next? She'll take the temp job. She selects his name for the secret santa gift and everybody goes to the town party. They spend time together and she discovers what it is she wants to do with her life. Silly children's books, they'd be a hit. So many misunderstandings...predictable for the rest of the book... . Blue Moon Harbor Christmas by Susan Fox Michael, an architect had a baby with Jillian and he sent her support payments as she was going to get an abortion. 8 years later, Ontario and she's a pilot on the island. He had never seen the baby and 8 years later he wants to learn about him and maybe try to bond. They were just a party couple in college and got caught up with her pregnancy. Michael arrives and spends the holidays with the family as he stays at the inn nearby. He learns so much about not only his son Cole but his wife and her parents that they live with. He sees himself and Jillian in the child and hopes to find toys for his interests. They try to work things out as they still like one another, very much... He won't be staying long as the new year will bring him back home, to work.... Second Chance Christmas by Jules Bennett Ruby has agreed to go on a blind date-she knows him-Knox. She was a nurse in charge of the terminal illness ward and his wife was her patient. She got transferred after her passing. They agree to go ahead with the date and catch up another up to date. He wants to make her Christmas a great holiday as she had lost her father last Christmas Eve and he decorates her house for her. He is a pilot and he had joined the Navy so he's always on the move. Sex scenes that help her understand how much he cares for her. Predictable ending, bit of a twist. Plans for new series is included. . Finding Colin by Leah Marie Brown Grace is an advertisement writer and she also writes romance. Her boss Roberta needs to discipline her as she is using the computer during business hours for personal use. 3 week unpaid leave, now she has time to write her book. She is persuaded to go to Ireland and meet Colin-the main she is writing about in her book. Liked the travel and places she gets to visit... Colin, she does meet him, but there are many with the same name. Travel tips at the end. . Author bios at the end along with a featured book by each author. Received a review copy from Netgalley via Kensington Books and this is my honest opinion.
Winter Wishes contains four wonderful stories that are perfect for the holiday season. Each is a story of forgiveness, healing, and second chances. This one is a must read for the holiday season. In Fern Michael's Christmas Kisses, Meredith moves to a new town to start her life over. That's were she meets Noah. Her very handsome and kind neighbor that is doing everything to make her feel welcome and wanted. In Susan Fox's Blue Moon Harbor Christmas an absentee father realizes exactly what he's missing out on and sets out to meet his son. He soon realizes he wants to make up for all the time he's lost with both child and mother. Second Chance Christmas by Jules Bennett is a wonderful story of a blind date that reunites a nurse with the husband of one of her patients who sadly passed away. They've both made big changes and now might be a second chance for both of them. Finding Colin by Leah Marie Brown is a fun story of a woman who travels to Ireland to find her favorite actor. While she never finds the right Colin the one she does find may make this trip the smartest thing she's ever done.