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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Kerry Carr

Holiday TerminalHoliday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a lovely story about how first love that is lost doesnt have to stay lost forever.

Penelope is a single mum to a little boy called Max. Its christmas eve and their plane has to land as the weather is too bad to carry on, so they are stranded in a little airport until it clears.

Also stranded in the same airport is Artemis Warren.
Penelope and Artemis were childhood sweethearts but a misunderstanding caused them to part.

Now 6 years later they are stuck together in a small place. Both holdong secrets that could either destroy each other or bring them back together.

Can they get over all the pain and secrets of the past or is it too late to rebuild the past.

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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Cassi Rogers

Holiday Terminal: (A Second Chance Secret Baby Billionaire Holiday Romance)Holiday Terminal: by Christy Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee and Christy Anderson is a short and sweet little Christmas read that is full with emotion. On the flight home for Christmas Penelope, Max (her son), and Jolynn (her mom), are forced to land their plan in a very small town because of a snow storm. Unfortunately, fate would have it that her ex from years ago, Artemis Warren was also forced to land at the same tiny airport. The separate worlds of the two of them collide again, only this time there are a lot of scars and secrets… big secrets… secrets that could change both of their lives in a major way. The secret is soon revealed and so it begins the back and forth of the emotional pull between the two.
This book was delightfully pleasant. There was so much emotion packed in to this book and the character were very favorable. The story-line was great and I got the ending that I had hoped for all along. This is a quick read that would be perfect by a day spend by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.

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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Robin Rankin

Holiday TerminalHoliday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holiday Terminal: (A Second Chance Secret Baby Billionaire Holiday Romance) by Gwyn McNamee and Christy Anderson was the first Christmas book of the year for me and almost got my grinchy heart into the spirit.

I have read most of Ms. McNamee’s books and wasn’t sure what to expect with a collaboration, especially with an author I have only recently discovered but I throughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by these two ladies in the future.

Max stole my heart from the very beginning of the book and didn’t let go, there was just something about that little boy that grabbed me.

Though there were some issues between Penelope and Artemis, there wasn’t the heavy drama like there could have been which made me enjoy it that much more.

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Erin Wolf

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1), 4 stars.

This is a great collection of Christmas romance stories. What makes it stand out is that there are multiple subgenres of romance, such as contemporary romance and paranormal romance. This makes it even more interesting in my opinion, you never what what you’re going to get next.

While there are many good stories in here, I want to focus on Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims. It takes two main characters who were really close when they were young, but tragedy separated them. Now she can’t stand him, especially after this latest move. But he seems to want to forgive and forget. Is she willing?

Not a very long story, the author is able to tell us so much about these characters’ pasts while explaining what is happening in the current day too. This felt like a complete story to me and while I would love to read more about these people, I did not like I was left hanging. The author is a great storyteller and it really comes across in the story.

If you like variety in your romance short stories, this is the perfect anthology for your holiday season.

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Shannon Fowler

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Winter Holiday Collection has a little bit of everything!

Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims is a pretty ok and sweet story. It’s a quick short story about 2 kids growing up together until a tragic accident and a few misunderstandings cause hurt feelings and repressed love. All this information is gathered in flash backs. Those same kids are grown-ups now and are meeting again for the first time in many years. As they reminisce, they rediscover their love for each other.

The story flowed well but I didn’t seem able to connect to the characters. I could definitely see how their situation could have been different with some good old fashioned open communication. I like Sims writing style to keep reading her stories. While there seems to be something missing, Sims is a writer to be watched!

Looking forward to reading the rest of this anthology and other Sims stories!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Katie Matthews

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

What a wonderful collection of winter time stories! There is definitely something for everybody in this anthology – from paranormal to sweet romance.
One of the stories I particularly enjoyed was Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims. I enjoy second chance romances so this one was always going to be a great story for me and throw in Christmas time and it ticks every box! Although this was a short story it wasn’t lacking in anything at all – it was well written with characters that were developed nicely. I loved Carly! I thought that she was a great character. She’s been through some tough times but she absolutely stands up for what she believes in! Even if that means standing up to the man who she shares a past with! This really was a lovely story and well worth a read from this anthology!

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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Mirela Ruiz

Holiday TerminalHoliday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson was a fun second chance romantic read. I would give this book a four out of five stars. I found the story well written and the holiday time frame made it super emotional. This was a quick read and definitely got me in love your family mood. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I was happy with the ending and cannot wait for more!

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Jana Teppih

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection is a superb collection for the ones who love romance when the winter holidays hit! The writers represent diverse genres and there is something for everyone, whether you love sweet or dark AND all of them take place in the Lowcountry of Charleston, South Carolina! If you have ever dreamed of visiting the area, let your imagination take flight and enjoy the ride! Buckle down for these 14 unique stories!
One of my favourites was Michele Sims’ second chances story of poinsettias for Carly that takes us on a journey with Carly who gets a second chance for love and happily ever after when she goes back home to settle her mother’s estate … it is a heartwarming story of how past can be re-written and nothing is gone for ever!
This is a collection that anyone of any age can enjoy while snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate (or a glass of wine)!

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Love in the Lowcountry (A Winter Holiday Collection Book 1) Featuring Poinsettias for Carly by Michele Sims – Review by Michelle Austin

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday CollectionLove in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection by Savannah J. Frierson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love in the Lowcountry: A Winter Holiday Collection was a great 5 star read.
We get a great mix of14 winter themed stories from several great authors, paranormal, 2nd chance romance and so much more.

Hoodwinked for the Holidays
This was an interesting read. Sarah runs ghost tours and she has a couple of ghosts working for her, but is it really a good idea? One evening her ghost’s cause some issues for her and she is worried that Saxon, her competition will find out. The other problem for Sarah is sparks fly whenever they see each other. When he shows up to take Sarah’s ghost tour things get interesting.

Mistletoe and Mayhem –
We start with Penelope (Penny) trying to get a job at the magic shop. She meets Jamison while talking to Minerva about the job. I had lol moments at Penny’s thoughts. When Jamison sees her, he seems interested in her ring. There is something about him that sends shivers up Penny’s spine, is it good or bad?

Poinsettias for Carly was one of my favorites.
I was pulled in from the beginning with this short story. This is Carly and Mason’s story that involves past and present. Carly returns home to help pack up her mom’s home, while packing she relives some of her memories. Mason left town after an accident that involved Carly’s brother. Now that they are both back can they rekindle their lost love? My emotions were all over the place. Do they get a HEA?

There are several other great stories in this collection. I enjoy reading these collections because it gives me an opportunity to read authors I have never read before. There is something for everyone in this collection. Each story was just the right length. My emotions were all over the place. If you’re looking for some great reading for an even better price, 1-click and get started today on this collection. I look forward to reading more from several of these authors.

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Holiday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson – Review by Katie Matthews

Holiday TerminalHoliday Terminal by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

If ever there was a book I could ask to be written it would be this one because not only is it co-written by one of my favourite authors but it is also a holiday time story – my all-time favourite time of year! I was so excited to get my hands on this story and I wasn’t disappointed at all! I loved every second of it! Ok so maybe the story was a little predictable but I didn’t care at all!!! I loved the setting for the story and I loved the characters. In my opinion this is the perfect Christmas read that gives you all the feels! The writing as I expected was brilliant and it was hard to tell that it was written by two authors, their writing styles blended together seamlessly.
I 100% recommend the Holiday Terminal was a wonderful romantic and heart-warming read for this holiday season!

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