Book Review: Under The Mistletoe Collection by Various Authors

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A Timeless Romance Anthology: Under the Mistletoe (A Timeless Romance Anthology)

by Cindy Roland Anderson (Goodreads Author), Annette Lyon(Goodreads Author), Julie Coulter Bellon (Goodreads Author),Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore (Goodreads Author), Jennifer Griffith (Goodreads Author)

Blurb:

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?

 

My Review:

 

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Under the Mistletoe

I really loved these stories as they are all centered around Christmas. I can even relate to some of these stories. Each story is a clean romance story. All the stories made me feel happy and I just enjoyed the whole theme of this book. I felt all the characters were believable and interesting. Each story is just long enough to read in one sitting. You could probably read two of the stories at a time depending on your time. But they are all enjoyable. I really recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a clean romance Christmas stories.

 

Forgotten Kisses by Cindy Roland Anderson:

This is a cute story of Madison Taylor a costume designer for a tv show and the leading man had to be preplaced by another actor.  Of course this new replacement actor who is really hot had to be Madison’s ex from college.  Madison had to work with him even though she didn’t want to. This was a really cute story and I enjoyed it. You will have to read to find out how Madison handles the Ex who is now one of the hottest actors around.  Fun story.

 

The Last Christmas by Annette Lyon:

This story is about a woman who doesn’t want her kids to find out that she filed divorce papers to their father. Their two grown daughters are in college and are coming home for Christmas with their boyfriends and Meredith the mother wants to give her daughters an awesome Christmas. She has her soon to be ex-husband move back in for Christmas so their daughters wouldn’t know about the pending divorce.  This story was wonderful and brings back the Christmas spirit. So much story in a short story.

 

Truth Or Dare by Julie Coulter Bellon:

This story is about a war veteran Jonah Harrison, he was a track star in high school but now he is a guy with a missing foot. Jonah was not in the Christmas spirit as he just can’t get over the fact that he lost his foot in Afghanistan. This story is such a heartwarming story of true love and friendship. This story brought out that even though he feels he isn’t whole any more others don’t see him that way. I am so glad how the story turned out. Great story.

 

Holiday Bucket List by Sarah M Eden.

Celeste is a single mom and her children are grown and she will be spending her first Christmas without her children. Her neighbor Mike has offered to help and they decided to write a bucket list of things they wish they did for Christmas before they had children. This was a fun read and enjoyable with some plot twist that is surprising to make this short story well worth reading.

 

Christmas Every Day by Heather B. Moore:

Monica loves working in the year round Christmas store, it is her dream job and she is on the verge of purchasing the store from the owners because they are going to retire. Well Monica’s boyfriend is not happy about it and he tells her she shouldn’t buy it. He is an abusive type. The owner’s son had decided to come back and reconcile with his parents after being gone for eight years. Monica is afraid that she won’t get to buy the store because they will want their son to take over. I love this story, I loved how it turns out in the end.

 

First Christmas Date by Jennifer Griffith:

Juliet Law is a pilot dating the wrong guy. She gets a email from her former grade/high crush asking for a second date 10 years later. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to go out with him. She didn’t want her heart to be broken again. I loved this story. I thought the author did a great job and you will have to read this story to find out if they went on a second date.

 

I was provided this book by the authors for an honest review

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