by: by JoAnn Ross, Susan Donovan, Luann McLane, Alexis Morgan
Published: November 5, 2013
‘Tis the season to fall in love in these four small towns.
In “Christmas in Shelter Bay,” New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross returns to Shelter Bay, where Kelli has long tried to keep her feelings for her friend Cole a secret. But when the local matchmakers conspire to send them to a secluded lakeside cabin, the two friends soon discover that a little love will keep them warm.
TV producer Nathaniel Ravelle knows the Bayberry Island mermaid legend is a joke— how could a statue grant a wish for true love? But when a Christmas Nor’easter lands him in close quarters with local Annie Parker, they see magic at work in matters of the heart in New York Timesbestselling author Susan Donovan’s “A Seaside Christmas.”
In LuAnn McLane’s “Mistletoe on Main Street,” Clint isn’t sure how to rekindle his romance with high school sweetheart Ava—until his father bows out of playing Santa at the annual Cricket Creek holiday parade and Clint gets the chance to make this Christmas one to remember.
And in Alexis Morgan’s “The Christmas Gift”, business is booming at Bridey Roke’s pastry shop. Everyone in town stops in to sample her holiday treats. But in her spare moments, she’s perfecting a special recipe to charm the handsome new neighbor—who has his own surprise gift for her come Christmas Eve!
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My Thoughts: I love Christmas novellas and Christmas on Main Street was a delightful read. I found each of the stories in this anthology to be charming and romantic, and I have to say that I enjoyed each of them, which range from small town romance, to magic, mermaids, and legends. You have high school sweet hearts and rekindled love, and who doesn't love romance and cupcakes. Each story is fast-paced, heart-warming, and though short, had substance and were very good. Overall this is a great holiday collection and well worth checking out.