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

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 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

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 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 Sheri Schrader

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 the second book in The Holiday Series. This is an anthology that the stories are inspired by Christmas movies. Each of the stories are on average 8-10 chapters and read quickly. The first story in the book caught my eye immediately being inspired by “It’s a Wonderful Life”. “A Wonderful Life” by Mimi Barbour is a sweet, heartwarming story where Clarence comes back to help Bedford Falls. I enjoyed this story because it kept the wholesome sweetness the movie had going. I also enjoyed the story “The Holiday” by Nancy Radke. I am still working my way through the anthology and will give myself a little Christmas treat here and there to get myself in the holiday mood. This is a fun collection and if you like Christmas movies you will enjoy this fun treat of many stories to choose from.

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

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 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 by Mimi Barbour – Review by Sue Kemp

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) Anthology
By Mimi Barbour

Authors
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, Allyson Bailey, Stacy Eaton, Jen Talty and Melinda De Ross.

Each story in these books have been inspired by the authors favourite Christmas movies. In total we have twenty-six wonderful stories to read. The five stories I have selected to review are for no other reason that I have not read anything by these authors before. All Stories in this Anthology deserve to be reviewed, I enjoyed all of them.

The Holiday (Christmas) by Nancy Radke
Jodie needed to get away for the holidays. She had left the job she loves because of a work colleague, thinking he would stop harassing her after she left, she was wrong as he turned up on her door step. So, in order to get away she did a house swap with Maureen. She was looking forward to getting to Maureen’s house, away from people and especially men. But arriving at Maureen’s house she found Stuart there. Not impressed she ordered him out of the house only to find he had an open invitation to be there. After she had found out her could be there she had to admit it was nice having him around. What was she thinking considering she wanted to be away from men? She was glad Stuart had to fix his boat, she was also hoping he would stay around a little longer.

A Christmas to Remember by Cynthia Cooke
Brianna years ago, had given Owen his ring back after deciding that he wasn’t what she wanted. She was now with Nolan, who she was planning on moving to Vegas to be with. Brianna and her mom ran a B&B which also catered for weddings, something they both liked doing. However, for the present wedding a storm was approaching and since the B&B was in the mountains Brianna decided to head to town and pick up the cake. But to her horror on the way home the car slid, and she was slightly injured, how ever the cake was wrecked. Now she had no cake for the wedding and came face to face with the man she had left years ago. What she couldn’t work out was after the way she had left him how could he still have an effect on her she didn’t expect. So, the question is, will she stay on the mountain and re-explore Owen? Or will she go to Vegas and be with Nolan and her dream job? I know which one I would pick.

Christmas With the Clouds by Suzanne Jenkins
Brian and Tracy had everything, good jobs, a beautiful home but more importantly a daughter they both loved more than life itself. Christmas was just around the corner and they were looking forward to seeing their daughters face on the day. So, what could go wrong? The answer to that is the morning Brian went to work and never came home. Tracy now being alone as she had no parents or siblings had no one to turn to. How could she have lost one of the most import people to her in the blink of an eye. So, she phoned the only person she could think of, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was one of her clients and even though Tracy didn’t know her that well, Elizabeth dropped everything and headed to Tracy. Finally, Tracy would understand where Elizabeth was coming from in their counselling sessions. Tracy would also learn there was more to Elizabeth than she thought. This one is bit of a tear jerker.

A Christmas Getaway by Jen Talty
Ryder really needed a break from work and had no choice when his supervisor told him to take some time off. Ryder’s life was turned upside down after the murder of his wife and small son. So, at the last minute he booked a cabin at the base of Killington Peak. This would have been perfect if the cabin hadn’t been doubled booked. All Ryder wanted was to drink the time away and not be around anyone else. Now on the cabin steps he could hear the laughter of a woman and her child. Neither was impressed to see the other there. Olivia ordered Ryder to leave by he refused showing her that he had booked the cabin. Will Ryder eventually pick to leave the cabin, so Olivia and Noah can enjoy their Christmas break? Or is Olivia and Noah just what Ryder needs?

Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas by Melinda De Ross
Andrea and her best friend Angie were having their usual Christmas movie binge. Angie then decided that they needed to find Andrea a boyfriend for Christmas, after all it had been two years since she last had a man in her life. To Andrea’s horror Angie joined her up on a dating site. Andrea wasn’t sure this was the right thing for her, but Angie told her what she had to lose and after all Christmas was only seven days away. Andrea thought it was going to be impossible to find a boyfriend before Christmas. But when she woke the next morning she had around thirty-seven messages from men that wanted to meet her. It took Andrea two hours to get the list down to what she thought was her best choices. She narrowed the list down to Sam her first choice, Alex her second and lastly Jack she had him as her last resort. Now all she had to do was meet them. Would she have a boyfriend for Christmas? Or would she go it alone for another year?

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

Love, Christmas - Movies You Love (The Holiday Series Book 2)Love, Christmas – Movies You Love by Mimi Barbour
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.

Reviewed by @way2gosmartguy

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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

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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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