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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) By Various Authors – Review by Katie Kearney

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) By Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross.

Give me all the Christmas type stories you can all year round! I’m a sucker for them and this collection is fantastic and exactly what I was hoping for. Each story is different and well written. A few of my favorites are: Her Mr. Miracle, Mistletoe Inn and A Christmas Creek Carol.
In Her Mr. Miracle we meet Ronnie who needs a bit of an escape but runs into some issues and meets Adam. This entire story makes my heart melt and had me hooked. It’s well written and paced nicely.

In Mistletoe Inn we get an emotional romance story about Noah and Molly. It’s everything I love in a holiday season romance story. The characters are relatable and easy to connect with. The author captures the spirit in written form with attention to details and characters you can relate to.

In A Christmas Creek Carol we have Ebony and Blaze who have known each other forever but will this holiday season bring them closer like Blaze would like? Ebony is all work with a deadline, can she remember there’s more to life than work over the holiday?

Each story pulls at heartstrings and captured the holiday spirit. I absolutely love when authors come together for collections because it’s a great way to find new authors and try their stories. I love everything about this collection and will definitely be reading more by each author and reading this collection over again! Giving this collection a five star review and highly recommend it to anyone.

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) by Various Authors – Review by Debi Kircher

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)

By Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross

5 Stars

Oh my goodness..I loved this so much. We are coming in to my favorite time of the year and this group of authors just made my last couple days and I am now completely in the spirit of my favorite season of all time!

I don’t know who came up with this idea of taking my favorite movies of the season and turning them into books inspired by these movies but it was a brilliant idea. What I loved also was that there are a few authors in this anthology that are already absolute favorites of mine, and now I have so many more new authors that I want to read more from.

I thought that maybe I would write a little bit about each story but oh my that would take a while, and then I thought well Ill write about a few of my favorites and i couldn’t figure out which ones I liked best.

I can only say that you must read these stories. Carve out some time, and if your having trouble getting into the spirit of the season this is all you will need to remedy that.

I will absolutely read every one of these again on a cold icky weekend cuddled up in my favorite chair sipping my favorite coffee, and will be visiting each of these authors pages to find more from each of them.

Amazingly Awesome!! Totally Brilliant!!

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) by Various Authors – Review by Maura Harper

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m so glad I “stumbled” upon this anthology. Some of these authors are new to me while others are authors I’ve become familiar with over the last few years. While some of the stories are novellas or shorts from series, I don’t think you will be lost at all with any of them and may actually desire to read the entire series because they are that good.

Each story is a take on a “holiday” movie. Either a complete retelling or “fan fiction”… Some I have seen some I have not. Some movies I LOVED and watched over and over and others I didn’t care for. Based on my movie viewing experience, I tried to be unbiased when reading these stories.

Here are a few samples of the stories.

LOVE, ACTUALLY BY THE SEA by Traci Hall – A quick and emotional story about memories and realities and new beginnings. A story about having regrets before even trying. “Life just happens. Nothing extra special or pre-ordained about it.”

TWO HEARTS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (TWO HEARTS WOUNDED WARRIOR ROMANCE BOOK 9) by Tamara Ferguson While this is book 9 of a series, it can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. I love love love this entire series and this was a fantastic addition to it. This is one that I hope you fall in love with and go back to the beginning where it all started.

THE HOLIDAY (CHRISTMAS) by Nancy Radke This is a story about house switching and I LOVED THE MOVIE so I was a little worried about how the author would “re-imagine” the story. It was everything I wanted it to be and so much more.

I could go on and on and recap every book, but I feel like that would be doing you a disservice. Grab this anthology and read them all. It is one of those books that you can pick up and put down and not worry about “missing anything”. If you are like me, you will rip right through it.

I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who enjoys reading and especially if they like reading holiday tales.

Review by @mauraharper

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Love, Christmas: Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book #2) Anthology by Mimi Barbour, Leanne Banks, Joan Reeves, Mona Risk, Rebecca York, Jacquie Biggar, Alicia Street, Nancy Radke, Katy Walters, Stephanie Queen, Aileen Fish, Rachelle Ayala, Dani Haviland, Traci E. Hall, Taylor Lee, Donna Fasano, Cynthia Cooke, Susan Jean Ricci, Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins, Natalie Ann, Ev Bishop, Alyssa Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty, Melinda De Ross – Review by Angela Hayes

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Love, Christmas: Movies You Love is a superb anthology made up of 26 wonderful stories from 26 very accomplished authors. This is a fabulous collection of Holiday Romances, all with a common theme which is “favourite Christmas movies”- and each author has chosen one of their favourite Christmas movies as inspiration for their story. The movies range from “The Holiday”, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Carol”, The Polar Express”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”- just to name a few. Every story is unique to the author and different from its companions- all having their own tone, feel and flavour- but yet managing to complement one another by the use of the same inspiration.
The stories range from contemporary romance, to regency romance, second chances… and more. We meet a variety of wonderful characters who bring their story to life, characters such as; Doctor, Princess, Single Mother, Navy Seal, author, children, furry friends, magical beings, Angel, broken characters, and many more . This book collection took me on a journey that had a little bit of everything, from mystery, suspense, romance, humour, drama, emotions, deception, twists, surprises, heart, soul, snow, mistletoe, family, friends, memories, miracles, a touch of danger in places, new beginnings, painful pasts, sparks, sizzle, and many endearing characters.
I was excited to see several of my favourite authors had contributed to the collection- Mimi Barbour, Stephanie Queen, Tamara Ferguson, Melinda De Ross, and Natalie Ann and as expected they didn’t let me down, captivating me from beginning to end with their stories. Other authors who I am familiar with from reading some of their works in other Anthologies, but as yet haven’t had a chance to fully explore their books- but this has pushed me to make sure that I do so very soon. Then there are quite a few new-to-me authors who I will now be adding to my TBR to enjoy over he coming months.
So, be prepared to be swept away into all the various storylines and situations as each story unfolds. There are many hours of stimulating, heart-warming, and enticing reading to be had. So, strap yourself in and get ready for take-off.

The collection contains:

 

A Wonderful Life By: Mimi Barbour

A Royal White Christmas By: Leanne Banks

Brianna’s Season For Miracles By: Joan Reeves

Jingle With My Princess By: Mona Risk

Can She Get Home For Christmas By: Rebecca York

Mistletoe Inn By: Jacquie Biggar

A Miracle On Christmas Tree Street By: Alicia Street

The Holiday (Christmas) By: Nancy Radke

Love Letters From A Snowman Katy Walters

Holiday Affair By: Stephanie Queen

Almost Christmas in Connecticut By: Aileen Fish

A Christmas Creek Carol By: Rachelle Ayala

The Polar XPress By: Dani Haviland

Love Actually (By The Sea) By: Traci E. Hall

The Ref-er-ee By: Taylor Lee

Her Mr. Miracle By: Donna Fasano

A Christmas to Remember By: Cynthia Cooke

A Joyous Holiday Inn By: Susan Jean Ricci

Two Hearts Home for Christmas By: Tamara Ferguson

Christmas With the Clouds By: Suzanne Jenkins

How Gavin Stole Christmas By: Natalie Ann

A Sharla Brown Christmas By: Ev Bishop

In the Spirit of Christmas By: Alyssa Bailey

Finding Love on Christmas Vacation By: Stacy Eaton

A Christmas Getaway By: Jen Talty

Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas By: Melinda De Ross

 

This book is a perfect way to spend some of the holidays, curled up beside a fire place, or relaxing by the pool- there is something here to please everyone.

Thank you to all the contributing authors!

 

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) Anthology – Review by Heather Lovelace

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This Christmas anthology is just as I hoped it would be – a sweet and romantic collection of stories filled with charm and cheer that beckons the reader to a cozy couch with cocoa in hand. The authors incorporated well known holiday movie themes into their respective stories, doing justice to the original theme and yet providing a new take an a classic. A simply delightful collection that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I look forward to reading them again by the light of my Christmas tree.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) by Various Authors – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This anthology is a collection of stories by great authors, some new and old to me. Each story will bring the holiday spirit into your heart. These are short stories that warmed my heart and pulled at my heartstrings. They bring the magic of Christmas the way it’s supposed to be, full of love, giving and togetherness. I have my favorites and I am sure you will find your favorites as well. I highly recommend this book.

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) – Review by Laura Furuta

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)
By: by Mimi Barbour (Author), Leanne Banks (Author), Joan Reeves (Author), Mona Risk (Author), Rebecca York (Author), Jacquie Biggar (Author), Alicia Street (Author), Nancy Radke (Author), Katy Walters (Author), Stephanie Queen (Author), Aileen Fish (Author), Rachelle Ayala (Author), Dani Haviland (Author), Traci Hall (Author), Taylor Lee (Author), Donna Fasano (Author), Cynthia Cooke (Author), Susan Jean Ricci (Author), Tamara Ferguson (Author), Suzanne Jenkins (Author), Natalie Ann (Author), Ev Bishop (Author), Alyssa Bailey (Author), Stacy Eaton (Author), Jen Talty (Author), Melinda De Ross (Author)
5 out of 5 stars

The anthology Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) are wonderful stories that I loved reading. The stories are all different lengths however the romance and spirit of Christmas shines through with each one I read. There are so many different authors that I have never read stories by and I found that I enjoyed the different writing styles. Those are the main reasons that I love anthologies so much. There are heartwarming and romantic moments that I loved reading about. I enjoyed reading about the characters, how they interact with each other and the role each one of them has in the stories. Starting each story that I read was like unwrapping a different present under the tree. There are moments that make you go “Aww” and also times when I got misty-eyed. Each story that I read was wonderfully written and ones that I would recommend. A cup of hot chocolate and a plate of cookies are recommended when you settle down on the couch to read this anthology.

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Sprinkle a little Christmas magic into your life with 26 ALL-NEW, never before released romances. Each title – exclusive to this set – is inspired by a favorite holiday movie, spun into a fantastic love story by a NY Times, USA Today, and/or award-winning, bestselling author and delivered to you in this wonderful collection full of cheer for the coming season.

Mimi Barbour – Fan Page – A Wonderful Life – Though Mary works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare?

Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas – Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?

Joan Reeves Writes – Brianna’s Season For Miracles – Her seductive persona hides what she’s ashamed of… What will happen if the man she’s fallen for discovers her secret?

Mona Risk, Author – Jingle With My Princess – The doc and the princess… He saves lives, but she may save his heart.

Rebecca York– Can She Get Home for Christmas? – Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?

Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn – A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.

Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street – A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.

Author, Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) – Jodi’s house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.

Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.

Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair – Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?

Aileen Fish Author – Almost Christmas in Connecticut – Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?

Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol – A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.

Dani Haviland Author – The Polar Xpress – She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.

Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) – Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?

Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee – With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.

Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle – It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town… She needs a miracle.

Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember – A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found?

Susan Jean Ricci Author Page – A Joyous Holiday Inn – Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas – Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?

Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds – Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.

Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas – Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?

Ev Bishop – A Sharla Brown Christmas – For single parents Sharla and Jake, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year…until it’s not.

Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas – Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?

Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation – Christmas isn’t the same for Lucy without her father…until she meets his friend Maverick.

Jen Talty Author – The Christmas Getaway – A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.

Melinda De Ross – Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas – A thirty-something singleton’s desperate yet humorous quest to find a boyfriend in the seven days before Christmas.

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