Category Archives: Holiday Stuff

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Lori Wilde Blog Tour and Giveaway

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Lori Wilde is book 7 in the Twilight, Texas series. I’m in the middle of reading it now and it’s pretty adorable. I love small town romances and this is definitely one small town with some quirky characters. I’ll be reviewing it soon, so stay tuned! (And thanks to HarperCollins for a review copy!)

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It’s a Wonderful Fireman by Jennifer Bernard (Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel #6.5)

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Hard-edged fireman Dean Mulligan has never been a big fan of Christmas. Twinkly lights and sparkly tinsel can’t brighten the memories of too many years spent in ramshackle foster homes. Although he’s established himself as one of the top firefighters at San Gabriel Station 1, he doesn’t think he’s good enough for someone like gorgeous Lizzie.

Lizzie Breen is used to fighting—from her alpha male brothers, who try to smother her in the name of safety, to the life-threatening childhood illness she overcame. She knows what she and Mulligan feel for each other is a lot more than a fling, but she can’t get him to see that. The only gift Lizzie wants to give him this season is her love, but he’s not willing to accept it.

When Mulligan is trapped in the burning wreckage of a holiday store, a Christmas angel arrives to open his eyes. But is it too late? This Christmas, it’ll take an angel, a determined woman in love, and the entire Bachelor Firemen crew to make him believe … it is indeed a wonderful life.

Source: egalley from publisher Avon Impulse/Edelweiss (thanks so much!)

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Jane Austen Cover to Cover by Margaret C Sullivan

austenJane Austen’s six novels are true classics, still immensely popular some 200 years after their first publication. But although the celebrated stories never change, the covers are always different. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design, from elegant Victorian hardcovers and the famed 1894 “Peacock” edition to 1950s pulp, movie tie-in editions, graphic novels, foreign-language translations, and many, many others. Filled with beautiful artwork and insightful commentary, this fascinating and visually intriguing collection is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.

SOURCE:  finished copy for review via publisher (THANK YOU!!)

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Wilhelm Staehle’s Postcard Books – Mini Review

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Hugs and Misses

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Stars and Swipes

SOURCE:  copies received by publisher for review (THANK YOU!)

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It’s a Selective Collective Christmas!

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The Christmas He Loved Her by Juliana Stone (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #2)

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All he wants this Christmas is her.

In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it’s also time to come home and face his past. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother’s widow, Raine.

Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew just how to push her buttons. Raine can’t imagine a life without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when Jake left town after his brother’s sudden death. Now he’s back and she doesn’t know whether to be mad or thrilled. Maybe both. Maybe it will be the perfect chance for both of them to finally find happiness again.

Source: egalley from Netgalley/Sourcebooks Casablanca for review purposes

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Top 10 Tuesday #89

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Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love it even more than Christmas because it’s just so relaxing and it really is more about spending time with family than it is about spending money. So here is a list of what I’m thankful for.

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