Holiday romance

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A Christmas Promise

I picked up my copy of A Christmas Promise at a library book sale a couple of months ago for a dime. My experience in the past with Mary Balogh has been spotty, but I thought there was a chance this might have resale value and my initial investment was hardly steep, so decision made. When this book ...

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The Best Gift

I have a select few books that I like to pull out frequently to reread during the Christmas season. The Best Gift will definitely join their ranks. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateTime = (new Date()).getTime(); if (browName=='Netscape& ...

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Christmas Letters

In Christmas Letters Debbie Macomber says what every mother of young children has wanted to say to the childless who are full of "helpful" advice on child-raising. As a mother, I got the distinct feeling that Ms. Macomber had also been in the position of receiving unwanted "help" as her child "acted ...

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Winter Fire

Fans of Jo Beverley's Malloren series will be hard pressed to resist Winter Fire. The Mallorens return in a supporting role as their cousin finds love and a long-standing feud resolves itself. Genova Smith finds herself spending Christmas as companion to the elderly Trayce sisters - gr ...

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Home for Christmas

Patricia Potter's first Silhouette Intimate Moments release, Home for Christmas, didn't receive the attention it deserved when it first came out. Maybe because it was released the same month as Ruth Wind's For Christmas, Forever and Suzanne Brockmann's It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, both excellent b ...

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A Matchmaker's Christmas

What's better than a house party book? A Christmas house party book, of course. Members of the Regency list I hang out on know that my ears perk up with the mention of the words "house party," and nothing seems to suit a house party better than snow storms and mistletoe. Donna Simpson's latest book ...

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Enchanted Christmas

Have you been having trouble sleeping? Do you adore heroes who wallow in self-pity? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Enchanted Christmas could be the book for you. If, on the other hand, you prefer books that keep you awake, with characters who don't spend four hundred pages feeling ...

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The Last Waltz

Mary Balogh can create some of the most thoughtful, complex conflicts around. She can also write "Big Misunderstanding" plots that make you want to knock the main characters' heads together. Unfortunately, The Last Waltz falls into the latter category. While the book is enjoyable for its charming se ...