If you love Christmas reads (like I do), you know it's never too early to jump into a warm and cozy novella collection of holiday stories from Barbour. I'm a fan of their novella collections, and their Christmas publications tend to be keepers.
Mistletoe Memoires is no exception. (And right now, it's on Kindle for only $1.99!)
Disclaimer: three of the authors are collaborators on Inkwell Inspirations with me. They gave me the book. But they didn't tell me to write a review. Well, Gina sorta did. But she didn't spell out the punishment I'd receive if I didn't like it.
Fortunately for us all, I did. Here's the back cover blurb:
Spend a heartfelt Christmas on Schooley’s Mountain as four generations
make a house a home. Carpenter Stephan Yost vows to build a precocious
spinster a home by Christmas. Civil War widow Mary Ann Plum learns the
greatest peace on earth comes from giving and receiving
love. Olympia Paris must protect the orphanage she grew up in from a man
intending to play Father Christmas to most of the town. Joy Benucci
turns to a modern-day Scrooge to save a transitional home for foster
kids. Will Christmas be a season of miracles in their lives?
Best of all, there's something for everyone in this collection. The four stories share one common theme: the house in which they're set, over almost a hundred years of history. So if you like historicals or contemporary-set love stories, there's one that is sure to appeal to you.
`TIS THE SEASON by Carla Olson Gade
When Doctor's daughter Annelise Kissing is kissed-at-first-meeting by carpenter Stephen, sparks fly. But there are obstacles between their German and Dutch heritages. Not to mention the fact that he works for her father.
MERCY MILD by Gina Welborn
Sheriff Zeke wants to adopt an orphan, but first he needs a wife, and he's always liked war widow Marianne. Too bad she doesn't want children. Ever.
MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Lisa Karon Richardson
Orphanage manager Olympia is not pleased with resort manager Teddy when he wants to build something new on the property. How can they work together when they're too busy fighting each other?
COMFORT AND JOY by Jennifer AlLee
Group home counselor Amy is amazed to find such a handsome guy waiting for her at the house. Too bad he's Even, the lawyer, with an eviction notice!
For the $1.99 price, it's a deal too good to pass up. Happy Christmas reading!