Archives for November 25, 2016

** Review ** AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY Joanne Dannon

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

** Review **  AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY Joanne DannonAn Unforgettable Holiday by Joanne Dannon
Published by Clarendon 3 Publishing on November 25, 2016
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When falling in love isn’t as easy as falling in love.

Heart warming holiday reads with a splash of faith. Give yourself the gift of love with these romances that will fill your heart with the magic of the holiday spirit.

A Magical Christmas In Jerusalem

Australian project manager Kiara Lonsdale is career focussed and determined to provide and care for the grandmother who raised her. Taking time off work to vacation has never been high on her agenda, but this year she’s made an exception. She’s helping her gran fulfil a life-long dream by accompanying her on a Christmas to the Holy Land tour.

Jacques Lenoir and his extended family run tours in Israel and he’s committed to their business. Jacques feels responsible for his grandparents’ welfare since they risked their lives, and others’, as operatives in the French Resistance, during the War.

But over romantic dinners in the desert, camel rides, and mud baths at the Dead Sea, sparks fly between Kiara and Jacques. Will this only be a holiday romance or will a touch of Christmas magic make it last a lifetime?

A Magical Chanukah in New York

Lisa Sassoon has shunned the scandal of her loser-ex cheating on her by escaping to New York. Instead of sightseeing, she’s become a recluse focusing on helping the less fortunate at a homeless shelter.

Gabe Olivari, entrepreneur and savvy business New Yorker, can’t let go of the pain of losing his best friend. So caught up in his own grief and believing he doesn’t deserve to be happy, he compensates by pushing everyone close to him away.

But when Lisa and Gabe meet, there is an instant connection that forces them to question not only their behaviours but their aspirations.

Can a dash of Chanukah magic help Lisa and Gabe realise that sparkling dates and dreamy kisses can lead to more? Perhaps even a lifetime of happiness?

Two delightful holiday novellas to help put you in the mood for the holidays!

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN JERUSALEM centers around an Australian workaholic who takes some time off to take her beloved grandmother on the trip she’s always dreamed of to spend Christmas in the Holy Land.  She meets an Israeli tour guide whose family all work in the business and is swept off her feet!  Will this be a short lived infatuation, or will this turn into her trip of a lifetime that leads to her happily ever after?

A MAGICAL CHANUKAH IN NEW YORK centers around an Australian free-spirit who runs away from having to deal with a broken heart thanks to her cheating ex and heads to New York for a break.  She meets a sexy businessman who is suffering the grief of losing his best friend, and together they embark on a whirlwind romance where along the way they help each other overcome the turmoil they have been suffering.


** Review ** MAYBE THIS TIME Jennifer Snow

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

** Review **  MAYBE THIS TIME Jennifer SnowMaybe This Time by Jennifer Snow
Series: Colorado Ice
Published by Forever on November 29, 2016
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Starting over means a second chance . . .

Abigail Jansen is done with hockey . . . and hockey players. After leaving her two-timing NHL-star husband, Abby decides to start over in her hometown of Glenwood Falls, Colorado. There she doesn't have to deal with people gossiping behind her back or hear the word "hockey"---until her daughter tries out for the junior hockey team. Now Abby has to face her fears . . . and coach Jackson Westmore. He's tall, dark, handsome---and happens to hate her.

All through high school, talented hockey player Jackson Westmore had a crush on Abby, but he would never make a move on his best friend's girl. He gave her the cold shoulder out of self-preservation and worked out his frustrations on the ice. So when Abby returns, newly divorced and still sexy as hell, Jackson knows he's in trouble. Now even the best defensive skills might not keep him from losing his heart.

Next up in Jennifer Snow’s Colorado Ice series, we get Jackson’s story.  He was one of Becky’s hockey obsessed brothers in the first book, and it’s fun to delve into what made him who he is and watch him search for that happy ending!  It was also fun getting a glimpse into how Becky & Neil are doing!  Overall, a really fun read … sweet, yet spicy … with a great family camaraderie among the characters.  Looking forward to the next book in the series!

Abigail Jansen returns home to Glenwood Falls, Colorado to raise her daughter when her marriage falls apart.  After being cheated on and drug through the mud by her NHL husband, she doesn’t care if she never hears the word HOCKEY ever again.

Jackson Westmore isn’t happy to see Abby back in town.  He crushed on her for years when they were young, yet couldn’t let it show because she was his best friend’s girl.  Now that she’s in front of him again, will he be able to keep his feelings to himself, or will he finally get that chance he always hoped for?

When Abby’s daughter wants to try out for the junior hockey team, she’s anything but happy … but she hasn’t seen a smile on her daughters face in a long time, so she can’t bear to say no.  Since Jackson is the coach, she’s now interacting with him on a regular basis … and man is he HOT!