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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Hometown Heroes, A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes, A Christmas Anthology by Cj Petterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Antholgy
4 stars

This was a good collection of books, and what a great cause the proceeds go to!
There’s a story for everyone in this set and while they all weren’t my normal genre I love, I found each enjoyable.
I also found new authors to look out for.
If you like the stories of the everyday hero, this is the perfect colletion for you!

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, J.D. Bourdreaux, CJ Peterson, E.A. Hale and Jolie St. Amant – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology
Four Stars

Hometown Heroes is a collection of five stories: Courtship and Courage by Carrie Daley, When Time Stand Still by Chelsi Arnold and J.D. Bourdreaux, Hobbes House Noel by CJ Peterson, Talking in Code: A Christmas Homecoming by E.A. Hale, Safe Haven by Jolie St. Amant. Each story features a different genre but they all have a Christmas theme.
The short stories are all well written and held my attention from beginning to end. I haven’t read any of these authors so I’m glad a chance to get a little snippet of their writing styles. I love the heroe aspect of these stories. The strong characters and the romance. This is a great collection and I would highly recommend this collection to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Debi Kircher

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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 Stars

I loved this collection so so much. I have read books by a couple of these authors and loved them, what I really like is that now I have a few more authors to follow. Every story in this anthology was a 5 star read for me, a few of them I didn’t want to end and wish they could have been longer. Each one had a common thread with the hero part of the storyline, and this was shared by each author in a different way.

I don’t normally like reading anthologies and the only reason I took a chance on this one was a couple of the authors I have already experienced and the Christmas theme because I love anything Christmas. This one had everything I want in my books and I’m so very glad I picked it up.

I highly recommend reading this and I also can not wait to read it again next Christmas.

Many thanks to these extremely talented authors.

Loved It!!

Review by @debikircher

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

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

The perfect anthology for Christmas! This romance collection hits all the right notes with the hometown themes and sweet romance thrown in to the mix. The collection provides tales from six authors and they lend themselves to each other well. Each story was heartwarming and relatable and just felt perfect for a fire, couch, cup of good cheer, and Christmas decorations. Just completely heartwarming. Loved it!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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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 Emily Walsh

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology
ByCarrie DalbyChelsi ArnoldCj PettersonE. A. HaleJ D BoudreauxJolie St. Amant
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology was a sweet, feel good Christmas read that showcased a variety of different characters and situations, but in the end held the same heart warming message of love and magic.

This collection of short stories was a relaxing feel good read that managed to pull me in, even as the stories changed, the authors changed and of course characters. I found myself loving each story and felt connected. Even as one story ended, I didn’t feel apprehensive about jumping into the next one, no I felt excited. The pacing and placement of each story was done magically and I give props for that.

As each story is short, I’m not going to give you anything that might spoil this warm holiday read. I will tell you that, if you’re looking for a great collection to indulge your Christmas spirit, then this is for you. If you’re looking for an amazing way to spend a quiet afternoon, to lift your heart, then grab this book, even if you’re not into the whole holiday season, still pick up this book. The characters are all well-rounded and have such addicting personalities that you will connect almost instantly. This isn’t just a collection of Christmas stories, it’s a collection of love, finding love, magic, heroes that don’t get the credit they deserve and excellent writing.

So please take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval; that this anthology will touch your heart and warm your soul.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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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 by Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, Cj Petterson, E. A. Hale, J D Boudreaux and Jolie St. Amant – Review by Jenni Bishop

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby, Chelsi Arnold, Cj Petterson, E. A. Hale, J D Boudreaux and Jolie St. Amant and is a series of very short christmas romance and stories told by the different authors. They range from stories told in earlier times to
current times and even the paranormal, but each one is about heroes, falling in love and the joy of the season. There is also a lot of emotions in the stories and some may bring you to tears. But all in all it is a group of stories that will take you on a short magical journey and their diversity will ensure you enjoy that break in reality.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Angela Hayes

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas AnthologyHometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars

Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology is a collection of five short stories by six wonderfully talented authors. These authors all have different styles and approaches to writing; all are unique and individual- but each story uses the same theme as their inspiration for writing their contribution to this anthology- the common thread running through each of the stories celebrates everyday heroes. Whether their heroism is gained through devotion, or leaving behind the safe and familiar in the hope of adventure and challenge, or saving a life by grabbing them from the clutches of death, or by being a war hero, or being someone who fights for what they believe in, or having the courage to leave a painful past behind in order to embrace the future- we meet a variety of leading characters, each one a hero in their own right and are unique to their storyline. All the stories are set around Christmas, and are packed full of Christmas spirit.

The Anthology contains:

-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

All the stories are so engaging and believable- with wonderfully written plots, and well developed characters. I have read books by several of these talented authors before- but three of the authors were new to me… so I was excited to not only read the work of the authors I knew and loved, but also get an introduction to some authors who are new to me.
So, settle down for some wonderful reading, which will entice you with heartfelt romance, some suspense, a bit of mystery, history, some paranormal, action, drama, adventure, and more. There is something here for everyone!
I really recommend this Anthology- you won’t regret buying it! It is worth every cent of the purchase price- and by purchasing this anthology you will be helping out a charity in the process, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief! #Win-Win!

Thank you to all the contributing authors!

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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

This is a book of short stories by six great authors. They are stories bring heartwarming Christmas Spirit to life with tales of romance, paranormal, and historical stories. I connected to all of the characters in these stories as they are lovable and made me feel as if I was right there with them. These are women who are town heroes, I highly recommend reading this book to find out why they are heroes. I found my favorite series as well as a couple of new ones, I know you will too.

Review by @bjwagner
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