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

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2 is an amazing collection of short stories by various authors including Tamara Ferguson, Suzanne Jenkins and Natalie Ann. I enjoyed each of the the stories I read but decided to spotlight a few by authors that are new to me.

A Royal White Christmas by Leanne Banks

Holly’s life is already in chaos, she is helping run her brothers farm. She meets the handsome stranger thanks to Brandi the Beagle.

I’m a sucker for any story that features a dog, but I’m partial to dogs that remind me of dogs I know and Brandi reminded me of my sister in laws dog Westley. Always getting into some and escaping. Very sweet ending.

Miracle on Christmas Tree Street by Alicia Street

Hannah and her daughter Abbie are starting a new life by running her Aunt’s Bed and Breakfast. After she gets there she finds all sorts of unusual little things happening all of which lead to a Christmas miracle and a happy ending.

The Holiday (Christmas) by Nancy Radke

Jodie is spending the holidays in one of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure of going to, Hawaii. She is trying to escape a lot but has no clue what she’s going to find when she gets there.

This was another great story with a happy ending.

If you’re looking for great short stories to start getting you into the Christmas spirit then I would suggest you start reading now.

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

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 was a great 5 star read.
I loved this book and the 26 stories within the pages.

These are all new romance stories from so many great authors. Some were new authors for me and there were favorites as well. I love the twist on holiday movies with these stories, my emotions were all over the place with each of them. You can take your time and read a story here and there or sit and read them all at once. They range from second chance romance to historical romance and so much more.

A Wonderful life was an emotional read for me. Noel is about to make a drastic decision, he has too many people that will be impacted by his choice and his guardian angel couldn’t let him follow through with it. Than he meets Mary and things change for him. He was saved to help Mary and protect her. Will they get a HEA?

I was a mess reading Finding Love. When Lucy goes to her father’s cabin for Christmas. Lucy lost her father to a plane crash and being at the cabin makes her feel close to him. Then she meets Maverick the next door neighbor. Maverick feels like he’s known Lucy from all the stories her father shared with him. These two end up having sparks between them and develop some feelings. Will they have a HEA?

A Christmas Getaway pulled me right in and brought me to tears once again. Ryder goes on a ski trip to sulk in booze and get away. When he gets to the cabin he discovers it was double booked to Olivia and her son. He wasn’t happy about the situation. We learn as we move forward some of Ryder’s history, have the kleenex ready.

There are so many more great stories and I highly recommend you 1-click and get reading. I look forward to reading more from all of these authors. What a great way to get in the holiday mood.

Reviewed by @mab54615

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

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 is a mix of 26 magical stories, that happen to revolve around Christmas time. Each story is well written with characters just wanting a little Christmas love.

Tamara Ferguson has captured my heart with Two Hearts Home for Christmas. This story is part of her Two Hearts Wounded Warrior series. It is book 9. This story is about Nancy and John, who find each other when they are just seniors in high school. Each planned to enlist in the military. Of course, they couldn’t enlist in the same branch, that would be too easy and not what the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior series is all about. After several years apart Nancy and John are hoping to find each other again. They must meet back at DragonFly Pointe in hopes that a little Christmas magic has kept their love alive.

Can She Get Home for Christmas? is written by Rebecca York. This is my first story by York and I can not wait to read more. She too captured my heart with her story of Samantha and Jax. Jax is keeping secrets and I hope Sam can handle them when she finds out. They certainly have a little mystery unfolding in their lives. I look forward to reading about what happens to them because this story is not finished!

Each story brings you something different but just like the movies they are written like, you get an enjoyable story with new characters and adventures. I suggest you get this anthology as it is full of stories that will touch your heart.

Review by @shannonlovesbooks

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Love, Christmas Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) by Mimi Barbour – Review by Alex Mohrenne

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t go through every story yet but I definitely went through most, and they were just the perfect read to get you into the holiday spirit. They were cute and filled with Christmas cheer. A few ones were very cheesy and had my laughing like really? But even those you still get that Christmas tingle in your belly. One thing I wasn’t fond of was how short they were, I mean I understand why but I felt they could have been longer stories with more meat to it. Over all a great holiday read.

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Love, Christmas-Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) Anthology – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This anthology Love, Christmas-Movies You Love is a collections of Christmas stories. These stories are based on Christmas movies with twists. The stories are not in a series and can be stand-alone books. This is a fun collection you can enjoy reading the stories that stand out to you and then go back and read the other stories. One thing that I really enjoyed was the variety of stories. There weren’t only romance theme stories, but family theme stories as well. I recommend this anthology especially if you like Christmas Movies told with a different twist.

Love Letter from a Snowman by Katy Walters
This story caught my eye right away because I love snowmen and what better than a love letter from one. This story does pull on your heart strings. Tabitha has been hired to be a nanny to a very sick child. Lord Owen Balfour Viscount of Thurleigh is trying to keep his little boy with him as his mother had left the two of them. Tabitha is trying to get that reality for Lord Owen. She was searching for some kind of special holiday goodness as the young boy is not doing well. In comes magic and Tabitha finds children’s book about a snowman. While Lord Owen’s son feels a connection with the snowman, Tabitha and Lord Owen are finding a connection with each other. Will Lord Owen and Tabitha relationship grow? Will the young boy’s health turn around? These are questions that will answered and more in this beautiful story.

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2) is a great collection of love stories focused around Christmas. I haven’t gotten to them all yet, but it seems to be a good mix, something for everyone. Each story is inspired by the author’s favorite Christmas movie, which is a fun twist. Most of the stories seem to be short stories, but there are a few longer ones, that are possibly full length. I will do a review on a couple of the stories I’ve read, and plan to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket over the next month finishing the others.
A Royal White Christmas by Leanne Banks is one of the shorter stories, but it was cute. It tells the story of two unlikely people falling in love in a small town. Holly has traveled back home to watch over her brother’s farm while he is deployed. She has been living in New York City, and is way out of her element. Finding herself in snow storms, while looking for her brother’s dog, as well as milking goats. A nearby visiting neighbor, Brice, comes to her rescue more than once. During these short, but frequent encounters, they develop feelings for each other, and things quickly take off. The biggest bump in the road is Brice being the heir to the crown.
Suzanne Jenkin’s Christmas with the Clouds is not what I expected. The story starts out very heavy, with the main character,Tracy’s husband dying. She finds herself leaning on her patient for support, and making a best friend out of the ordeal. During her healing process, she relies on her in-laws, and new best friend. An unexpected visitor at Christmas, leads Tracy to find love in the most unexpected place of all. Great turn around from the start of the story, and enjoyable to read. I love happy endings!
In the spirit of Christmas by Alyssa Bailey is about Tara returning home after a bad breakup. Before even making it into town, she gets a flat tire, and in rides Chase, a knight in shining armor…or rather sexy sheriff in uniform, to save the day. She is in for a big surprise, when she gets home and sees that same sexy sheriff in her dad’s living room! Cute story, and I loved the writing. I will be seeking out more of Alyssa Bailey in the future.

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Love, Christmas – Movies You Love 2 Anthology – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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 2 – Movies you Love Anthology
5 stars

I LOVE Christmas, and what a great collection of stories to go along with the holidays! I love Christmas movies and this was right up my alley, it has something for everyone.
Filled with new to me authors, and some favorites, I enjoyed and was transported to Christmas with each one! These are stories I can reread anytime to feel holiday spirit. Great collection!

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

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)
So many wonderful authors and so many great Christmas stories!! I absolutely love Christmas and cant get enough so when I got my hands on this anthology I was over the moon!! Some of these stories are heartwarming, while others teach us a lesson. Whatever it is you might be looking for in these holiday stories you will find. I highly recommend this anthology it will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love. Some of my favorites are, Brianna’s Season for Miracles, Miracle on Christmas Tree Street, and A Christmas to Remember. What will your favorites be?

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love is the second installment in the Holiday Series. This set features an amazing abundance of stories from a glowing cast of authors that deliver and do it well. Among my favorites within Love, Christmas are:

A Royal White Christmas by Leanna Banks
A Royal White Christmas is set in the country where one small-town girl meets a friendly neighbor. They continue to connect and the chemistry these two have within reach of one another cannot be denied. This was utterly sweet and a perfect example of meeting your fairy tale prince in the most unexpected of ways.

A Christmas to Remember by Cynthia Cooke
Seconds chances are possible, if circumstances allow. In A Christmas to Remember, the author has provided the landscape for what may be impossible to become possible. Fate has plans other than the characters anticipate and keeps pulling them together. Will they succumb to this or will they forge on the path they believe they need to be on? This was truly a holiday to not forget!!

Christmas with the Clouds by Suzanne Jenkins
Christmas with the Clouds is not a story I anticipated when I began reading, truly emotional and raw. I felt for Tracy in this story and tears were hard to keep at bay. The author did an excellent job in creating a touching and story full of growth and potential.

Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas by Melinda De Ross
It’ll happen when you least expect it. Nothing like a time crunch to push you to find something that has been elusive in your life. In this holiday story, the author provides the reader with plenty of laughs while looking for that “boyfriend” for the holidays.

I am always a huge fan of anthologies and this holiday themed set is no exception. Many of these authors I have not read previously and now look forward to reading full length novels from them in the future. These stories all pair well together in the theme and make a perfect holiday read.

Review by @hbahm

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love, Christmas – Movies You Love ( The Holiday Series Book 2)
By Mimi Barbour and Leanne Banks
Rated 4 stars

Filled with stories by these authors as well.: 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
Rated 4 stars

This is a nice collection of stories that have a couple themes running through them all. Christmas and Christmas Movies. If you enjoy either of those or both….this could be the collection for you. Here is just a small random selection of the stories.

Jingle With my Princess
By Mona Risk

Talk about instant attraction! Wow! I loved how open Charlene is…not afraid to shower him with affection. Very nice! Problem is she live most of her life across the pond. He in the US. How can they come together?
Scott has been burned before by a princess but there is just something about Princess Charlene that he can’t resist. Too bad he brought his current lover along on the business trip. Not only that but he is there to help his ex-fiancé and her husband (a Prince) who stole her from him. Now what to do? Can he put his feelings aside for his Ex? Can he move forward?

Can She Get Home for Christmas
by Rebecca York

On a snowy night all it took was a small accident and Samantha’s night was changed forever. This is a quick read with a ton of action. With a backdrop themes of danger and christmas. This kept my interest.

Miracle on Christmas Tree Street
By Alicia Street

Well this is just an enjoyable story! I loved all of it. It’s sweet and has the mystery of Christmas. Even though it’s a short story I didn’t feel rushed or cheated while reading. I didn’t feel thrown into the middle of a story. This has a nice beginning middle and end. I chuckled at the name of Hannah’s business partner….very creative!

The Holiday (Christmas) by Nancy Radke

House swapping! What a neat idea for a story! That leaves all kinds of possibilities available. This one involved smugglers, and stalker and a sunken sailboat. That made the story lively and interesting.

Love Letters from a Snowman
By Katy Walters

This is a sweet sweet story. It’s set back in the time of Lords, Barons and Governess’. Surprisingly there was a bit of magic back then as well. This started off with a bang. I loved all the characters and the story flowed very nicely. Definitely a good read.

The Polar Express by Dani Haviland

This is a typical story of a couple stuck in a cabin. But this has the added twist of being in Alaska! The characters were sweet and the story was good. My only issue was I felt the relationship was rushed. It seemed to go from hate to friendship to relationship (which is the right order) but most of the story was the first two then the last was after 1 kiss. Then the end. I know I know short story so things happen faster. Anyway I enjoyed the meeting and the information of living where she does with just the dogs.

The Ref-er-ee by Taylor Lee

Troubled marriage, troubles teen and an possibly absent Christmas. Aly and Logan have moves up in the world with the security business. While business boomed with relationship went downhill. Dylan/Nick uses the Christmas season to get himself some presents….by stealing them. This Christmas will change for the Starr family and Dylan.

This is a nice story that seemed complete. Good characters and teenagers that seems so realistic. Not to mention the troubled marriage…losing feelings over the year I’m sure happens more than not.

Boyfriends Wanted for Christmas
By Melinda De Ross

Ha haha! This story is a great one! Poor Andrea is looking for a boyfriend for Christmas. Oh and she only has 7 days to find one! Let’s just say hilarity ensues.
This story flows very nicely and easily kept my interest. There is funny times along with sweet times. The characters were great! Her parents included.
This one is a favorite.

Review by @lisahelmickMi
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