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RJ Scott - Single Dad Christmas - It would be a Christmas miracle if he loved me back. Annabeth Albert - Must Be Santa - Tis the season for Operation Christmas Papa! Joanna Chambers - The First Snow of Winter - Christmas Eve, 1814: a maimed war hero and the childhood friend he almost kissed five years earlier are trapped together by the first snow of winter Eli Easton - Twelve Days of UPS - What happens when your Secret Santa is less intriguing than the delivery man who brings the gifts? Suki Fleet - Sometimes, Always - When Echo’s Christmas Eve surprise for Peri goes a little sideways, it turns into a night they’ll both remember for the best reasons, for always. Lane Hayes - Out For The Holidays - Good Things Happen When You’re Out for the Holidays! Annabelle Jacobs - Driving Home For Christmas - A road trip, snowstorm, and only one big bed at the Inn… Alex Jane - Homestead for the Holidays - Alone in a cabin in snowy Nebraska for Christmas Amber Kell - A Santa for Trin - Everyone needs a bit of Christmas magic. Garrett Leigh - No Place Like Home - As long as they’re together, love always wins V.L. Locey - Dressed In Holiday Style - Can the spirit of Christmas save this budding love affair? Clare London - Five Gold Blings - Where Christmas sparkle leads two lonely hearts Posy Roberts - Sojourn For Christmas - This year, a place to stay is the best Christmas gift Sawyer could ask for. Felice Stevens - The Gift of Forever - What do you get the man who has everything? AE Via - An Unworthy Gift - What do the lonely do at Christmas?
4 out of 5 (very good)
Gifts for the Season is a warm-hearted collection of seasonal madness, from new love to old, it's all here. Each one gives you a short story, some with new couples, some with old, but all full of Christmas spirit.
I will admit, I preferred the ones that were new stories but that is because I really don't like reading stories where I think I may have missed out on something!
For me, my favourites were The First Snow of Winter by Joanna Chambers and Driving Home for Christmas by Annabelle Jacobs. The first because it's a historical romance which stands out from the contemporary/paranormal rest and the second because junction 10 on the M42 is well known to me so it gave me a feeling of familiarity.
As with all anthologies, some I enjoyed more than others but every story is a winner in my book. Absolutely recommended by me.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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RJ Scott | Annabeth Albert | Joanna Chambers | Eli Easton | Suki Fleet | Lane Hayes | Annabelle Jacobs | Alex Jane | Amber Kell | Garrett Leigh | V.L. Locey | Clare London | Posy Roberts | Felice Stevens | AE Via