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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, J D Boudreaux, C.J Petterson, E.A Hale and Jolie St Amant – Review by Katie Matthews

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This was a fantastic collection of short Christmas stories by some amazing authors! I loved that there were couple who I have read work by before and then also some new tome authors but each story in this anthology I thought was a well-deserved 5 star read! Although there may only be 5 stories there is definitely something for everybody from historical, contemporary to paranormal!
The 5 stories included in the anthology are as follows
Courtship and Courage by Carrie Dalby
When Time Stood Still by Chelsi Arnold and J.D Boudreaux
Hobbes House Noel by C.J Petterson
Talking in Code by E.A Hale
Safe Haven by Jolie St. Amant
I don’t think I can actually choose a favourite from this anthology which unusual for me there always seems to be one that stands up but I absolutely adored all of them. Each one was different and the author or authors were able to drag me into their stories easily. I actually would have happily read full length versions of any of the stories.
As I said before there is definitely something for everyone in this great collection and I cannot recommend it enough!

@katiem

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Hometown Heroes, A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes, A Christmas Anthology by Cj Petterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes is a Christmas anthology comprising of five stories, which included:

Courtship and Courage by Carrie Dalby – A dramatic story set in the summer of 1898. Claire O’Farrell guards her heart but is no match for Joe Walker. This story was edgy and well written. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

When Time Stood Still by Chelsi Arnold and JD Boudreaux – A story starring Jacqueline and Nick. They get on each others nerves, spit fire at each other regularly, and provide a reader with endless action, activity, love and endurance. A fantastic and dramatic tale that was difficult to put down. A cleverly spun story worthy of 5 stars.

Hobbes House Noel by CJ Peterson – Merrill becomes a heroine after saving a stranger’s child. Christmas takes on a whole new meaning for her and she realises that sometimes what you are looking for comes to you in the oddest way, at the most unexpected time. A moving story that stays in your mind long after finishing.

Talking in Code: A Christmas Homecoming by EA Hale – Another story set in years gone by. Evelyn is a suffragette who is fired from her job in an ammunition factory, so a war veteran can take her position. Evelyn becomes entranced by James, until she realises who he is. Explosive emotions, courageous acts, defiance and love all go hand in hand to make up an adrenalin spiking and dramatic story that will never get old.

Safe Haven by Jolie St. Amant – Haven struggles to let go, and after her fiance was brutally taken from her, she has to deal with heartbreak, devastation and loneliness. She meets a dashing musician, Chance, and there unfolds a beautiful story of second chance love. An emotionally charged story that will lea vge a readers heart full.

This anthology celebrates all our heroes and heroines, whether famous or humble in their splendor. This collection of stories points out that  a hero comes in all shapes and sizes, and the strength and courage of the human spirit is awe inspiring and never to be underestimated. All the authors are unique in their own right, but together they deliver some of the best christmas reading you will ever find. 5 stars.

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Heather Bahm

Hometown HeroesHometown Heroes by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology is a great set of holiday themed stories. These include: Courtship and Courage by Carrie Dalby, When Time Stood Still by Chelsi Arnold and JD Boudreaux, Hobbes House Noel by CJ Petterson, Talking in Code: A Christmas Homecoming by E.A. Hale, and Safe Haven by Jolie St. Amant. I personally love anthologies, always a new author and something I may not have previously read. That is absolutely the case here. I enjoyed each of these stories. In these holiday themed stories, the magic just flowed freely – it felt right, it felt real, and it was divine! This is definitely a treat that you need to taste.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Laura Furuta

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology
By: Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, cj petterson, E. A. Hale, J D Boudreaux, Jolie St. Amant
5 out of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology is a wonderful set of stories that I loved reading. Having stories that are set around Christmas and then adding in some romance gives you that heartwarming feeling that the season is all about. There is no doubting the magic of the season as you read each story. The woman in these tales are fiery, independent, and strong. While the stories are not long they have enough emotion in them that I found myself with misty eyes and a smile on my face. I found that these stories stayed with me and I thought about them even after I had finished the anthology. Some are set in the past and others are in the present day. All make a lasting impression on your soul. I have read stories by some of the authors and enjoyed reading stories by them again. I also have discovered new authors and look forward to reading more of their writing. This is a wonderful group of stories that have amazing characters. Highly recommended.

@dory7205

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology

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Genre – Romance
Page Count – 242 Pages
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Publishing Company – Bienvenue Press, LLL www.bienvenuepress.com
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Community. Courage. Compassion.

Hometown Heroes brings you five Christmas romances that celebrate everyday heroes.

From paranormal to contemporary to historical, there’s something here to fill everyone with the spirit of the season.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief, an organization dedicated to helping neighbors in distress.

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Wish I Had a Nickle (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2) by JD Boudreaux – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know that moment when you are reading a book and you realize that there isn’t enough time left in the story for everything YOU want to happen in it? Yeah, that happened to me with “Wish I Had a Nickle” by JD Boudreaux. This story is about Alex and Leigh, born two days apart and best friends since birth. Their mothers met in the hospital and became friends, and the children became very close. I don’t want to give anything away but time passes and Alex and Leigh reconnect, and that’s mostly where the story takes place. I love how JD Boudreaux laid out the story. It isn’t your common boy meets girl story told from each person’s side either. There are flashbacks and details that get sprinkled in that surprised me as a reader since most authors I’ve read don’t write like that, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! “Wish I Had a Nickle” was one of those books I didn’t want to end, as I loved being wrapped up in the story of Alex and Leigh. This is the second book in the Sand Dollar series. I did not read the first book and I do not think that hindered me at all while reading this one, but it is good to know and read in order if you feel you need to. I give “Wish I Had a Nickle” five stars, even if I wish it was longer! Fortunately for me, the next installment “The Broken Sand Dollar” comes out in February! I know I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for it!!
Review by @emilybee430

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