... and Happy Holidays, which- and however you're celebrating.
May your holiday week be filled with much love and great books!
... and Happy Holidays, however and wherever in the world you are celebrating them, from TA, Sunny and Charlie.
(Sunny and Charlie say, "this is as Christmas-y as we're willing to get. If you want kittens wearing Santa bonnets, you'll have to make do with these guys again!")
Well as snow falls in Ireland Christmas stories are somewhat apt.
The first story is one of a Naval Captain who remembers a woman who nursed him when he fell ill. 10 years later he gets the letter he was waiting for, much of it water damaged, but the gist of the letter is that she says yes. So he goes to find her and finds that things are more complicated than they seem. There's a fair bit of miraclous happenings and literal deus ex going on in this but it's not a bad story overall
Her Christmas Temptation by Christine Merrill is an entertaining story of a rake who goes to break an engagement for his beloved cousin and finds that maybe his motives aren't so clear. I really enjoyed this one.
Awakening his Sleeping Beauty by Janice Preston the Sleeping Beauty metaphor is stretched a little here but the story is good, an opressed heroine finding love and respect is always good.
Overall not bad and quite seasonally based, the last two are set during the 12 days of Christmas.
Christmas Wishes is a short historical Christmas romance by Wendy Vella. Don't let the size of the book fool you, Ms. Vella has packed each of these well-written pages with action, drama, sexy bits and humor. Hero has taken orphans into her home. Max is asked for financial help because she is struggling to keep household repairs done and food and clothes available for the children. I loved every page of this book and look forward to reading more from Wendy Vella in the future. Christmas Wishes is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.