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Review of “Controlled Burn” by Shannon Stacey

OMG.  I LOVED this book.  LOVED it.  There aren’t enough capital letters in the world to discuss just how much I loved this book.  It was my very first Shannon Stacey book (I KNOW) and it did not disappoint, which is saying a lot since I’ve had it on my TBR pile since Netgalley granted …

Review of “Wishes for Christmas” by Fern Michaels

I had really high hopes for Wishes for Christmas as I used to love The Sisterhood series of novels back when they first came out.  I remember reading the first book in the series on one of my summer vacations, sitting on the twin bed my dad got for me for the summer (I still lived …

Review of “What Happens Under the Mistletoe” by Various

What Happens Under the Mistletoe is the new Christmas anthology featuring novellas by Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, and Meredith Duran.  I’ve heard of all of these authors, but I’ve only read Candace Camp.  Each book involves the magic of Christmas and mistletoe.  As with all anthologies, some of the novellas are stronger (Sweetest …

Video of the Day–Christmas? But it’s October!

While I was reading Jingle Bell Harbor by Tracy Brogan, I kept thinking about this song that was all over the radio at Christmas time when I was a kid.  It was perfect for Kelsey’s attitude at the beginning of the book.  Apparently, year long Christmas stores are an actual thing in Kelsey’s world.  I’ve never …

Review of “Jingle Bell Harbor” by Tracy Brogan

Another day, another awful Christmas novella.  What the hell?  Is there something in the water this year?  Why are there seriously no good Christmas books coming out? Jingle Bell Harbor is a Bell Harbor novella and the first (and only) Tracy Brogan book I have ever read.  It focuses on Kelsey Parker and Drew Hampton. …

Review of “Christmas at Evergreen Inn” by Donna Alward

Maybe I should stop requesting Christmas books through Netgalley.  I started reading Christmas at Evergreen Inn this morning and almost immediately knew it wasn’t for me.  I didn’t want to give up on it, though, hoping that it might get better.  Unfortunately, it didn’t. Todd is stranded over Christmas–a snow storm has hit the town and …

Review of “Home For Christmas” by Lily Everett

I love Christmas themed books.  Yes, they’re sometimes saccharine, but the holiday, itself, can be that, so why should we expect different from books?  I really liked the description on Netgalley, so I was happy when it was provided to me by the publisher.  Unfortunately, I only made it to the beginning of Chapter 2 …

Review of “Snowflake Bay” by Donna Kauffman

Snowflake Bay is a Christmas book in the same way that Winter Wonderland is a Christmas song.  It isn’t one.  Instead, it is a wintertime book that made me want to crawl up in front of a nice warm fire (and then douse the fire in order to turn on the Air Conditioning because I am …