by Alexis Morgan, JoAnn Ross, Luann McLane, Susan Donovan
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Contemporary Romance
‘Tis the season to fall in love in these four small towns.
In “Christmas in Shelter Bay,” New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross returns to Shelter Bay, where Kelli has long tried to keep her feelings for her friend Cole a secret. But when the local matchmakers conspire to send them to a secluded lakeside cabin, the two friends soon discover that a little love will keep them warm.
TV producer Nathaniel Ravelle knows the Bayberry Island mermaid legend is a joke— how could a statue grant a wish for true love? But when a Christmas Nor’easter lands him in close quarters with local Annie Parker, they see magic at work in matters of the heart in New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan’s “A Seaside Christmas.”
In LuAnn McLane’s “Mistletoe on Main Street,” Clint isn’t sure how to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Ava—until his father bows out of playing Santa at the annual Cricket Creek holiday parade and Clint gets the chance to make this Christmas one to remember.
And in Alexis Morgan’s “The Christmas Gift”, business is booming at Bridey Roke’s pastry shop. Everyone in town stops in to sample her holiday treats. But in her spare moments, she’s perfecting a special recipe to charm the handsome new neighbor—who has his own surprise gift for her come Christmas Eve!
Christmas on Main Street offers a delightful collection of romances that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit from authors JoAnn Ross, Susan Donovan, Luann McLane and Alexis Morgan. From second-chance romances to magical legends I was swept away as I met each couple and celebrated the magic of Christmas. Mini review: enchanting, romantic and full of holiday magic.
Christmas in Shelter Bay– Cole is home from services and must make a decision about recommitting. Kelli has been in love with her brother’s best friend Cole since she was five. With a little magic, and some interference by the local matchmakers these too might just find love for the holidays. The two have a history, and I love that she secretly pined for him, and he looked but never touched obeying the “no sister” rule between friends. This was delightful from the sea side setting to Kelli’s holiday sweaters.
A Seaside Christmas– takes place on Bayberry Island where a mermaid legend says that the statue in the square can help you find true love. When a Nor’easter blows Nathaniel onto Annie’s doorstep these lonely souls may just find a little magic. This was laced with humor, from Annie’s career to the ladies of the town. Close your eyes and believe in the power of the legend and love.
Mistletoe on Main Street– is a second chance love in Cricket Creek. It is the type of small town everyone dreams of living in. The romance was sweet between Ava and Clint. This had moments of humor, growth and inspiration. Ava made me giggle from page one. While the ending felt a little rushed, it left me with a happy feeling.
The Christmas Gift– a cupcake shop is at the center of this tale and I can still smell the coffee and cinnamon. Seth and Bridley’s tale was delightful. I adored Seth and his shy mannerism. The town was magical and side characters sparked my interesting. This is also a foodie tale prepare to drool over cupcakes and tortes. This was perhaps my favorite romance in the collection, and I would love to revisit this town again.
Christmas on Main Street is the perfect bedside read for the holiday season. Each night you can read a tale and drift off to sleep with magical, romantic thoughts. I truly enjoyed these heart-warming, feel good tales.
Four cups of Christmas coffee out of five
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