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Throwback Thursday Review: The Bird’s Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggins

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The Bird’s Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggins
Re-release Date: May 12, 2012 (originally published in 1888)
Publisher: None (Public Domain)
Pages: 36
Source: Book available for free on Amazon
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The story is about Carol Bird, a Christmas-born child, who as a young girl is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact. She is the youngest member of her family and has devoted older brothers.

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Throwback Thursday Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Re-release Date: May 17, 2012 (originally published December 19, 1843)
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 71
Source: Book provided free through Amazon
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Charles Dickens’ masterfully crafted Christmas fable tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man with wealth to match the coldness of his heart. On a mystical Christmas Eve, a visitation with spirits forces Scrooge to make a choice: change, or perish.

 






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Review: The Holiday Gift by RaeAnne Thayne

The Holiday Gift by RaeAnne Thayne
Series: The Cowboys of Cold Creek (# 15)
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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With two kids and an active life, widow Faith Dustin only wants peace and quiet for Christmas. But her snowy Pine Gulch ranch is nothing but chaotic. All that keeps Faith going is her helpful neighbor, cowboy Chase Brannon. He’s always been “good ol’ Chase,” her faithful friend.

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Review: Fields Where They Lay by Timothy Hallinan

Fields Where They Lay by Timothy Hallinan
Series: Junior Bender Mystery (# 6)
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Soho Crime
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review
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It’s three days until Christmas and Junior Bender, Hollywood’s fasttalking fixer for the felonious, is up to his ears in shopping mall Santas, Russian mobsters, desperate holiday shoppers, and (’tis the season) murder.

The halls are decked, the deck is stacked, and here comes that jolly old elf.

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Review: A Damsel for Santa by Terry Ambrose

A Damsel for Santa by Terry Ambrose
Series: McKenna Mystery (# 7)
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 107
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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Not even the freak hurricane bearing down on Honolulu can dampen Wilson McKenna’s holiday spirit. His girlfriend is coming to town, and they’ll be celebrating their first Christmas together. Everything changes though when Chance Logan shows up and begs McKenna to help with a big charity event.

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Review: Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk

Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk
Series: Anyone But You (# 3)
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Publisher: Entangled (Bliss)
Pages: 167
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except…when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right?

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Review: Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Stefanie London

Millionaire Under the Mistletoe by Stefanie London
Release Date: November 14, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC (Indulgence)
Pages:  190
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Stella Jackson would rather stab herself in the eye with her own stiletto than return to England. Especially in winter. But to fulfill her grandfather’s last wish, she has to spend Christmas at the estate she inherited from him…with the one man she wishes she could forget.

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Review: A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss by Paula Quinn

A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss by Paula Quinn
Series: The MacGregors: Highland Heirs (# 5)
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 342
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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A STRANGER’S SMILE

Christmas may be coming to Linavar, but Temperance Menzie is far from joyful. Grief-stricken over the death of her father at the hands of the Black Riders, she almost didn’t see the wounded stranger in the woods. And now she’s determined to give this braw, brooding Highlander the help she couldn’t give her father.

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Review: A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay
Series:  Chapel of Love (# 1)
Release Date:  September 27, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages:  336
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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A season of hope . . .
‘Tis the season in Shenandoah Falls and the first time Willow Peterson has been home in years. But she’s determined to fulfill the wishes of her recently deceased best friend and restore Eagle Hill Manor to its former glory-all in time to host the perfect holiday wedding.

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Review: Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek

Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek
Series:  Three River Ranch (# 3.5)
Release Date:  July 28, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pages: 126
Source: book provided by publisher for review
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The power might be out…but the heat is on. Will this felon burn him?

Every Christmas, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she’s rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer–until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she’s stuck…literally.

Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer.