A Christmas to Remember, by some favorite romance authors including Kristen Ashley, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano, Hope Ramsay, and Jill Shalvis. While I enjoyed reading these stories, what I found most interesting was the first chapter of a recently published or forthcoming novel from each of these authors.
My favorite stories in this collection would have to be Jill Shalvis' "Dream a Little Dream" (book 8.5 in her Lucky Harbor series) and Molly Cannon's "Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas" (set in Everson, Texas, like her Crazy Little Thing Called Love and the forthcoming Flirting with Forever). In fact, I was so drawn in to the sample chapter from Flirting with Forever that I became quite grumpy when I saw it wouldn't be released until April.
In this way, I think this collection has hit the mark perfectly by giving us the perfect taste of these authors styles and letting us sample some of their longer works. Is it my favorite holiday collection? No, absolutely not, but if you're a Jill Shalvis fan like I am, you'll want to add this in to your e-reader just for the Lucky Harbor short story.
From the Publisher
A Christmas to Remember by Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano, Kristen Ashley, Jill Shalvis
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!
Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, 'tis the season for giving love a chance . . .
Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don't come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime . . .
Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger.
Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who's set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time. . .
Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn't mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?