Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Under the Mistletoe Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 14)

Amazon #1 Bestselling series in *New Release* for Clean Romance

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Under the Mistletoe Collection. Six contemporary novellas, all adding sweet romance to the Christmas season.

In the enchanting novella FORGOTTEN KISSES by Cindy Roland Anderson, costume designer Madison Taylor has no love lost when the male lead playing Sir Lancelot in a TV series is fired. She couldn’t stand working with him anyway. But when she discovers who his replacement is, her heart nearly stops. Caleb Matthews is one of the hottest male actors ever… and not to mention Madison’s former boyfriend. When things got too serious between them, everything fell apart. And now, Madison must play nice or lose her job. She just has to forget all of the reasons she’d fallen for him in the first place.

In THE LAST CHRISTMAS, a sweet romance novella by Annette Lyon, Meredith only has to make it through the Christmas holiday pretending that she and her husband Eric aren’t on the verge of divorce. She doesn’t want to ruin the holiday for her two grown daughters and their boyfriends. But when Eric hurries home after weeks of living in a motel to unpack before their daughters arrive, he starts pressing Meredith with questions about why she filed for divorce. The last thing Meredith wants to do it give Eric a second chance, but it seems that Eric is not willing to let her go without trying to win her back.

In Julie Coulter Bellon’s captivating novella TRUTH OR DARE After a year of recovery, wounded war veteran Jonah Harrison comes home for Christmas. No longer the outgoing high school track star, he just wants to be left alone, away from well-meaning friends and neighbors. But when a blizzard strands him with Cami Jackson—the girl who once knew him best—he can’t hide anything from her, no matter how much he wants to. Cami has a wounded heart of her own, though, and it might take a Christmas miracle for them to find the healing they both long for and the courage to reach for a chance at love.

In the charming novella HOLIDAY BUCKET LIST by Sarah M. Eden, Celeste Lagorio has officially given up on Christmas. A single mother, with her children grown and unable to return for the holiday, Celeste determines to take a break from everything. When her single neighbor and almost-best-friend, Mike Durham, discovers her non-plans, they discuss things they’ve always wanted to do, but never had time. Mike and Celeste put together a friendly competition of checking off the things on their bucket list, all the while drawing closer and discovering they have more in common than they thought.

In CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, a delightful novella by Heather B. Moore, Monica is on the verge of buying her dream store, but when she tells her boyfriend, he turns it into an embarrassing public argument. Heartbroken, but determined to follow her dream, she goes to her employer’s Christmas party to play Mrs. Claus, only to be paired with someone unexpected. A young Mr. Claus who is the complete opposite of her ex-boyfriend in all the most important ways. Yet, Monica is not sure she can risk opening her heart again.

In Jennifer Griffith’s exciting novella FIRST (AND LAST) CHRISTMAS DATE, pilot Juliet Law has been in a holding pattern, dating the wrong guy, until she gets a holiday shake-up: old flame Tag McClintock e-mails her to ask for second date—after ten years. Their first date, back in high school, had been an unmitigated disaster culminating with Pepto Bismol and the police. Still, Juliet would have gone out with Tag again the next day—and the next—had he asked. So now that he’s finally popping up in her in-box again, Juliet must decide whether to say yes to the date, even if it puts her at risk of another decade of carrying a torch for Tag McClintock. Will their second date be their last? 

Forgotten Kisses by Cindy Roland Anderson
Loved this story. What a great opening to the book. Finding trust in a relationship can be so hard. I love the advice given in this story. Brutal honesty all the time. Yes it will be difficult be definitely worth it! I'm all for second chances too. Sometimes there is just too much there to let things good so easily. 

The Last Christmas by: Annette Lyon
 Every marriage goes through rough patches. Communication it key! What one of you may see as an issue, the other may not see it that way. I'm glad to see that they also gave things a second chance. I know I wouldn't be where I am today without one! Another great story!

Truth or Dare by: Julie Coulter Bellon
I had gotten a sneak peak of this book and couldn't wait to read it! It was so good! I would love to see more to this story about Cami and Jonah someday! I don't have many people I talk to from back in my High School days...but that was a long time ago for me...It would be nice to have more life long friends! I loved that their friendship picked right up where it left off. Loved it Julie! 

Holiday Bucket List by Sarah M. Eden
This novella was so cute! I love the idea of a Holiday bucket list I think I am going to talk my hubs into doing one with me this year! It was great to see 2 people who were such great friends come together. Our spouses are always our best friends anyway! Great addition to the set of stories! 

Christmas Every Day by: Heather B. Moore
Monica is the sweetest girl who drops everything for others. She even loves working in A year round Christmas store. I love that when she does so much for others it finally comes full circle is able to find her Rescuer during hard times. This was such a fun Christmas novella I loved it! Great job Heather!

First (and Last) Christmas Date by: Jennifer Griffith.  
This was a great ending to an awesome set of novellas! Loved this one too. My favorite part was, "Life isn’t about doing things perfectly. It’s about experiencing stuff. Together. The good times are fine. They’re great. But the bad times all go into the mixer of experience and memory, and it polishes them up, like a rock tumbler. They become beautiful.” This is exactly how my marriage and my life go. It was a great lesson for the story! 

If you are looking for a good read definitely get this one I finished it in a day! 

Note: I was asked by the Authors to read this book and give it an honest review but I loved it so much I also bought it on my own!

Bride of Pretense: Historical Western Christian Romance (Brides by Mail Book 1)

To learn more about Amanda Tru and her books visit her blog: http://amandatru.blogspot.com

Stealing a groom is not for the faint of heart.... or the hapless Adelaide Delaney!

While on a trip to meet her fiance in an arranged marriage, Adelaide Delaney meets Charlotte, a mail order bride who is on her way to marry a rancher. When their bags, along with their train tickets, are accidentally switched, Addie impulsively takes Charlotte's place.

Simply wanting to avoid the marriage her father has arranged, Addie never imagines the difficulties of being a rancher's wife, leaving a trail of hilarious catastrophes in her wake.

Will there be any truth beneath the pretense? Or will Addie decide that she is a poor substitute for Josh Harding's bride?

I loved this novella. I wish it were a little longer but it was still such a great story. Both Addie and Charlotte are at a point of self discovery and they both end up taking unknown paths in their lives. All the mess that Addie gets herself into cracks me up! Even though she never thought she would take a new path in her life, things really worked out for the best! I can't wait to read Charlotte's story! Another great book Amanda and what fun to write with your sister! Great job! I recommend anything and all that Amanda writes! Start with Baggage claim you'll be an instant fan from the first page!