Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review: That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr (e-book)

That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr
Mira Books
October 2009
Format: e-book, 384 pages

First line:  "Dad, you don't understand."

Synopsis from B&N
Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber
In this classic story, Debbie brings those Manning men and Manning sisters home for a mistletoe marriage when a single dad finally says "I do."

The Perfect Holiday
by Sherryl Woods
Will bachelor Trace Franklin become a groom-to-be by Christmastime? He sure will …if Savannah Holiday's aunt Mae has anything to do with it.

Under the Christmas Tree
by Robyn Carr
When the folks of Virgin River discover a box of adorable puppies under the town's Christmas tree they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it's his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues—and tails—wagging!

My thoughts:  This was a sweet holiday book, containing three novellas by three of my favorite authors. I picked it up because it contained the eighth book of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, and since I had to get the whole book in order to read that one, I ended up reading all three.

I read Debbie Macomber's Manning Sisters and Those Manning Men series quite a while ago, but they all came back as I read Silver Bells. This story focuses on Carrie Weston, the daughter of one of the Mannings. As a young girl, she set her mom up with the man she would end up marrying. Now, years later, she meets young Mackenzie and her father, and Mackenzie is all about getting her dad to find love again, and if he fell in love with Carrie, all the better!

In The Perfect Holiday, Savannah has just inherited her Great-Aunt Mae's old Inn and moves there with her daughter. No sooner do they arrive and try to get settled in, than Trace arrives for his visit that he had promised Mae he would make at Christmastime. It seems as if Great-Aunt Mae is working a little magic from the grave. Will her pushes wind up working out, leading to a little romance and perhaps a marriage?

Finally, in Under the Christmas Tree, a litter of puppies are found under the great big Christmas Tree in the center of Virgin River. No one knows where they have come from and it just so happens that as they are being discovered, Annie is right there. The puppies are extremely young and almost frozen to death. They need to be nursed back to health before they can be placed and while Annie wants to help, having a business to run, she cannot devote the time. She can, however, help out here and there, which comes as a relief to vet Nate. As the two get the puppies healthy, sparks start to fly. Will there be a new couple around Virgin River?

I enjoyed all three novellas. They are full of romance and are all light reads. Even though I read them in the middle of the summer, it's hard not to smile and share in the holiday spirit.

(I purchased this e-book.)

Books in the Virgin River Series:
  1. Virgin River                                   11.  Moonlight Road
  2. Shelter Mountain                         12.  Midnight Confessions
  3. Whispering Rock                          13.  Promise Canyon
  4. A Virgin River Christmas          14.  Wild Man Creek
  5. Second Chance Pass                    15.  Harvest Moon
  6. Temptation Ridge                        16.  Bring Me Home for Christmas
  7. Paradise Valley                             17.  Hidden Summit      
  8. Under the Christmas Tree        18.  Redwood Bend
  9. Forbidden Falls                            19.  Sunrise Point
  10. Angel's Peak                                 20.  My Kind of Christmas - due out Oct 2012        



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