Thursday, December 16, 2021

Christmas Grace

There are four novellas in this regency holiday collection by four talented authors. 

Each story is a complete tale and unique. You'll enjoy four different styles and romances. They are quick reads to sneak in between the madness of the holiday season that will leave you smiling at each happy conclusion. 

This is also a great introduction to four authors if you haven't tried them yet. 


  • Let Nothing You Dismay by Jennifer Moore — After their childhood friendship blossomed into love, one young couple’s whirlwind romance ended in bitter disappointment. Now, years later, can a long-overdue Christmas gift heal two wounded hearts?
  • Christmas at Canterwood by Krista Lynne Jensen— A charming new governess is determined to create a magical Christmas for her young charges. What follows is a season of warmth and laughter and even the promise of unanticipated love.
  • Winter Angel by Anita Stansfield— For generations, one small London bakery has carried on the sweet tradition of delivering bread to the impoverished. When the lovely baker meets a down-on-his-luck stranger, her kindness opens the door to a bright friendship and an astonishing discovery.
  • Christmas Grace by Chalon Linton— After suffering a heartbreaking loss, one woman returns home to honor the family tradition of staging a Christmas celebration for the surrounding village. But when a severe snowstorm hinders her plans, help and hope find her in the most unexpected way.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Christmas Romance Collection

Apparently I like reading Ms. Checketts a lot because I'd already read two of the stories in the collection. 

These are great holiday reads to escape from the hustle and bustle or just to spend a quiet moment. Each story is sweet, fun, and unique with characters that will linger in your blissful thoughts. Many of these stories fit into other collections by Ms. Checketts 


Five complete Christmas romances by #1 bestselling author Cami Checketts.
How to Kiss a Billionaire:
Sassy meets swoon-worthy in this fast-paced contemporary romance.
Miriam Salisbury escapes to Oregon to avoid a boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer, killing her beloved cat to prove it. When her father sends Clay Browning to protect her, she’s certain he’s lost his mind. As far as she’s concerned Clay’s experience is limited to posing for the camera, charming women, and making fun of her. He’s been teasing her since they were children and she’s never gotten over the way he threw crawdads at her at church picnics.
Clay retired from the military and entered the world of private security. When he gets the call to protect Miriam he’s excited to be around his lifelong crush. As expected, he teases her nonstop and the only thing he takes seriously is her security. He knows she’d never give him a chance and he can’t help but give her a hard time.
After Miriam is dumped in the freezing ocean on a crabbing expedition and Clay saves her from drowning and freezing to death, she takes a second look at her hired gun. But opening up to him is more terrifying than facing her stalker.
As events escalate to a frenzied climax, Miriam and Clay must put aside past grudges in the hope of finding a lasting love for their future.

The Faithful One:
Zander Keller survived a stint on reality TV and the addiction recovery center that fame forced him into, but he should never have agreed to do an undercover boss ploy to help his father. The beautiful manager of the Southern bed and breakfast makes him laugh and forget his troubles, until she tries to solve his commitment issues like every woman has since his mother’s murder.
Trin Dean has no intention of becoming besotted with Zander like every other red-blooded female who drooled over him on television. But when he begins helping out at her ancestral bed and breakfast, she discovers the true Zander, who has overcome more heartache than most people can understand. Can she risk falling for him and jeopardize her job and the home her family has treasured for generations?

Oh, Come On, Be Faithful
Former Army security expert Matt Degan is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. His ex-wife cleaned out his savings account and abandoned their son. Sadly, he has no presents stashed.
When he finds a job as a bodyguard for Mikayla Lambert, a billionaire heiress who has been tormented by a stalker for four years, he’s caught up in family drama that threatens this beautiful woman he’s becoming enamored with and might also endanger his son. Can Matt protect everyone and save Christmas for his son, or will the stalker succeed at kidnapping Mikayla and destroying any chance at love between them?

Christmas Makeover
Chelsea Jamison has been infatuated with Drew Stirling longer than she's loved playing basketball, high-top sneakers, and the Knicks. Unfortunately, all Drew sees is the kid who kicked his trash in the high school free throw contest and not the girl whose heart breaks into a fast dribble when he's near.
Drew makes an unexpected visit home to Echo Ridge and their friendship picks up where they left off as they scheme to make a teenaged boy's Christmas dreams come true. When Chelsea realizes she's fallen for her best friend, she wonders if there is any hope of a relationship with Drew or if she's stuck in buddy-status for life.

Full Court Devotion
Kazlyn is too busy with her schooling and future plans to enjoy life, let alone fall in love with a man who has heartbreak written all over him. Tyrese Hamilton, a college basketball star and major heartthrob, is intrigued when Kazlyn doesn't pursue him or even seem interested. Ty's career is in jeopardy, and he needs a miracle and Kazlyn to save him.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Holly & Mistletoe is HERE!

I'm so excited to give Cobalt his story and to share it with you. It's the perfect holiday read because it can be read in about an hour so you can escape the holiday madness, take a breather, then plunge back in. Enjoy!

Her voice is his siren song. He’s a distraction she didn’t plan for. When these two country singers meet under the mistletoe, sparks fly at the Fantasy Music Festival.

When a petite blonde with a powerhouse voice catches Cobalt’s ear, a crushing desire to wrap Holly Fields in his arms kicks in. Both his band mates found love at the festival, but falling so easily for Holly seems too good to be true. And he’s been burned before. 

Holly is both awed and terrified to be performing with so many talented big names. She’s a small fish in the big pond of music. A relationship with Cobalt could become a huge distraction and derail her budding career, or perhaps their association is just the opportunity she needs for success.

When the festival ends, will their blossoming love fade like dried up mistletoe or endure like evergreen holly?

A holiday short story that can be read in an hour or less.

Fantasy Music Festival Series:
Hart & Soul
A Song in Every Kiss
Electric Heartstrings

Holiday Edition:
Heart of Joy
Under Snowflakes and Stars
Holly & Mistletoe

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Sugarplums & Mistletoe

Such a lovely holiday read. 

Ms. Pennington gives Ruth and Mason lots of reasons, past and present, to stay apart, but they just can't resist each other. This is a predecessor to Ms. Pennington's romantic comedy writing with lots of funny moments and good romantic tension. A clean read with kisses that spark. 


He's her biggest competition. She's his greatest temptation.

Ruth Haynes is excited to start another Christmas season selling cookies from her store, Sugar Lips Cookie Company, on Old Main Street in Willow Falls. Everything is shaping up for her to have another successful year—that is until competition comes to town in the form of Mason Baker, the guy who broke her heart in high school. When he opens a chocolate store next door, her cookie business starts to crumble. Still, she can’t help but notice that he’s even more attractive and charming now, and no doubt he still gets everything he wants in life. Too bad he’s never wanted her.

Mason has come back to his hometown to open his very own business selling chocolate after studying under world-class chocolatiers in Europe. He risked everything he has on this new venture so he can't afford any distractions, especially from Ruth, who is definitely all grown up. Totally distracted by her beauty and talent, he can’t help but try to break down her defenses. Just when she begins to open up, however, his decision to bid against her for the catering job her business depends on threatens to ruin everything.

To find true success, Ruth and Mason must let go of everything they thought they wanted and create a life that’s truly sweet.