December 31, 2012

A Winter Wonderland - Review

Book Blurb
Four special holiday offerings from today’s favorite authors remind us that when love is on your list, you never have to stop believing…
“A Winter Wonderland” by Fern Michaels
Angelica Shepard left New York for Christmas in Colorado to relax and unwind—but an out-of-control snowboarder almost had her laid to rest. When she wakes up in the hospital, all she remembers is the handsome angel who saved her…
“The Joy of Christmas” by Holly Chamberlin
Not all happiness is good for you—or that’s what Iris Karr thinks when she decides to move away instead of marrying her sweetheart Ben. Even years later, living with that decision isn’t easy—until a familiar face comes to call her home for the holidays…
“The Christmas Thief” by Leslie Meier
Elizabeth Stone is ready for a white Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine—until a fancy Yule ball at the Florida hotel where she works dumps snow on her plans. The sponsor’s jewels have gone missing and the police are asking about her ties to a cute mystery guest. Good thing Elizabeth’s mother, Lucy Stone, flew down to surprise her. ‘Tis the season for a little investigating…
“The Christmas Collector” by Kristina McMorris
Estate liquidator Jenna Matthews isn’t one for Christmas nostalgia. But when one grandmother’s keepsakes suggest a secret life, unwrapping the mystery leads Jenna—and her client's handsome grandson—to the true heart of the holiday spirit…

My Review
“A Winter Wonderland” by Fern Michaels
Angelica is trying to figure out just where her life is going. Her acting career seems to be going no where. She decides to take a ski trip to think things out. Dr. Parker North is good at his job one of the best in fact. He has spent all his time working. When his work gets to much he takes up a friends offer to go skiing. All he wants is to be left a lone. Things keep throwing the two of them together even when they don't want want to be together. They may just be the best thing that could happen to each other if they could ever let their baggage go.

I liked both the main characters. They were very believable and Seemed like their problems were real. I thought they had great chemistry even when they tried not to be together. Angelica thinks Parker is just a poor guy so you can tell she isn't after his money. I like how they both solve everything in the end. Just a sweet story to melt your heart.

“The Joy of Christmas” by Holly Chamberlin
Iris has moved to a new town and is trying to start over her life. For a long time it works. She is away from everyone she used to know. The holidays are coming and that is always a hard time of year. It is when her mother passed away. Just when she least expects it she comes face to face with Ben her fiance from years ago she left. Now she must face the things she has been running from the most her feelings.

This is a cute story but I have to admit it is my least favorite of the four in the book. I just wanted to shake Iris and tell her to look at what she is missing out on. Ben is such a sweet guy and you can tell how much he still cares for Iris. She does get her head straight but I still didn't like her a whole lot even in the end

“The Christmas Thief” by Leslie Meier
Elizabeth Stone is bust at her new job. The hotel she works at is gearing up for a very important event. The hotel is having all kinds of fancy and important people stay there and along with them is some very important jewels. Security is very tight but even that doesn't stop someone from stealing some jewels. The problem is Elizabeth is the one who they blame. Now she must find out who really did it and clear her name. Her mother Lucy flies in to help her figure things out and solve this mystery.

This story is the one that didn't have a lot of romance but I think it was my favorite. Elizabeth is a fantastic character who I really enjoyed reading about. She is betrayed by people right and left all for their own needs. She never knows who is really her friend and who is out for their selves. Her friend turns against her and I have to say I did not like her one but. Chris the guy who she has a few dates with may not be who he seems he is. I love the whole mystery thing and trying to figure out who did it.

“The Christmas Collector” by Kristina McMorris
Jenna Mathews makes her living selling stuff people don't need anymore. It is a job she loves cause she doesn't believe in keeping a bunch of stuff around. Her mother is a pack art you could say and it has always bugged her. When she takes on the job of cleaning out one old ladies house she finds some things that make her think maybe some things should be kept. As she digs into the ladies past she finds some things that she believes everyone should see including the ladies family. Especially her grandson Reece.

I really enjoyed this story. More so for learning about Mrs. Porter's past than anything else. I could read a book just about that little old lady and know I would love it! Jenna does learn that not everything needs to be gotten rid of and that some things are important enough to keep. I love how the past is in a way what brings her and Reese together. They are a great pairing and you can see they belong together.

In all I give this book a 4. It is a sweet quick read that will cheer you up if you feel down. It just gives you a good feeling all over. It would be good to read any time of the year not just the holidays. I would like to thank the publisher  for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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