I'll Be Home for Christmas: Silver Bells / On a Snowy

I'll Be Home for Christmas: Silver Bells / On a Snowy Christmas / The Perfect Holiday [PDF] ✓ I'll Be Home for Christmas: Silver Bells / On a Snowy Christmas / The Perfect Holiday Author Debbie Macomber – Thomashillier.co.uk Three holiday favorites from New York Times bestselling authors Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber A single dad s rambunctious teenage daughter hatches a plot to find her father a wife, and she has just Home for PDF ✓ Three holiday favorites from New York Times bestselling authors Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber A single dad s rambunctious teenage daughter hatches a plot to find her father a wife, and she has just the woman in mind He may claim he s not interested in remarriage, but perhaps the magic of the holiday season will help I'll Be PDF \ him change his mind On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak When their private plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains shortly before Christmas, two political enemies discover that survival means than just staying alive In their case, it also means falling in love The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods What s a holiday without a handsome husband Be Home for PDF É To a matchmaking aunt, it isn t very festive at all So she sends the perfect man to her single niece But will he become the perfect groom to be by Christmastime.


10 thoughts on “I'll Be Home for Christmas: Silver Bells / On a Snowy Christmas / The Perfect Holiday

  1. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    53 Debbie MacComber, Brenda Novak, Sherryl Woods, I ll Be Home For Christmas library ebook 2018 It s that time of year for Holiday Romances I love holiday romance anthologies because I can speed through a tale or two while taking a brief break from the farserious books I m reading for a reason Sadly, this was one of my least favorite anthologies even though I usually like all three authors Two tales are a couple brought together by another family member In the first, Silver Bells, yo 53 Debbie MacComber, Brenda Novak, Sherryl Woods, I ll Be Home For Christmas library ebook 2018 It s that time of year for Holiday Romances I love holiday romance anthologies because I can speed through a tale or two while taking a brief break from the farserious books I m reading for a reason Sadly, this was one of my least favorite anthologies even though I usually like all three authors Two tales are a couple brought together by another family member In the first, Silver Bells, young daughter is looking for a new step mom love interest for her forlorn widowed father, Jason In the second The Perfect Holiday, which is actually the third story a recent divorcee s dearly departed Aunt Mae was convinced before she passed that she knew the perfect match for her and arranged a scheme for Savannah to meet her close friend Trace The first story was too cutsie The daughter makes it clear from the start that her dad needs a girlfriend and that Carrie should be it There s very little actual tension The dad claims he doesn t want to date, but he s easily won over The tension was a littlereal in the Perfect Holiday, but what drove me craziest was that it felt like Trace was trying to hard to buy Savannah s affection Their attraction happened too fast and his gestures for someone he just met were too over the top SPOILERS AHEAD The final story, On a Snowy Christmas, drove me crazy Adelaide s husband Mark was a state senator before he died in a car accident Maxim was appointed to fill out the rest of his term, but now faces reelection Adelaide s upset with the way Maxim has treated Mark s legacy so she jumps in to primary him, picking up some key donors Just before Christmas the governor insists they show up at his fundraiser at least that aspect is realistic So both of them fly to it in a small plane that goes down in a snowstorm on a mountain, and that s when the crazy sauce really begins I had problems with this story on so many levels, but let s start with the underlying comment Maxim did dislike Adelaide s husband He thought he was corrupt, but never had the proof But he also suspected he was gay so he asks a political operative to look at it to try in use the information against Adelaide s campaign But then he and Adelaide get stranded on a mountain in the cold and then badonka donka, because what better way to stay warm He s attracted to her and decides maybe he doesn t want to ruin her memories of her dead husband Besides, probably nobadonka donka if he were to trash the dead guy His operative Harvey does turn up some dirt Mark had been having an affair with his 17 year old male intern Maxim doesn t want it to go public so he pays off Harvey who leaks the info through another campaign Sorry, but no operative is going to do that because it would ruin his career Adelaide s horrified at first, but then forgives him because she misses the Badonka donka, and sounds like Mark was a bad guy UGH The first major stumbling block for me was that Maxim had his op looking into whether Mark was gay So what if he was He wouldn t have been the first to take the closet secret to the grave I agree that the 17 year old intern aspect was problematic and would have been reason if Mark was alive to ask him to step down, but Maxim started looking because it was a male partner, not a young one And this book was just published last year in 2017 Outing a dead politician as a campaign strategy is terrible And, the whole tarring his widow over his behavior It was bad when they did it to Hillary or any other political wife You shouldn t tar a female with her husband s indiscretions Ugh, ugh, ugh And the whole scene in the snow made no sense At first Maxim is insisting Adelaide stay awake because she ll die if she falls asleep But after the sex, it s okay And he also makes a big deal about her outfit, which appears to be a skirt, hose, and pumps As someone from a cold weather climate, I agree Not clothing to be trekking around in Yet, the next day he insists she follow him through the snow How Literally, how is she walking through snow in that Anyway, this rant has gone on far longer than this story deserves Ugh, yuck, bleah Ratings on the books Silver Bells 3 5, On a Snowy Day, 1 5 Perfect Holiday 3.5 5


  2. Deepa Swaminathan Deepa Swaminathan says:

    Boughs of holly are strung on streets, Every door is adorned with Pine wreaths,Shining ornaments and bright lights are set aglow,It s time for a Christmas read as the window panes get covered in snow.This is a collection of 3 Christmas stories Here are a few words about the famous authors Authors Debbie Macomber This name is so popular in the USA that every bookstore has at least one of her books up in the best sellers Bookshelf When I check out a book from this author from our library, the Boughs of holly are strung on streets, Every door is adorned with Pine wreaths,Shining ornaments and bright lights are set aglow,It s time for a Christmas read as the window panes get covered in snow.This is a collection of 3 Christmas stories Here are a few words about the famous authors Authors Debbie Macomber This name is so popular in the USA that every bookstore has at least one of her books up in the best sellers Bookshelf When I check out a book from this author from our library, the librarian has a couple of things to commend about her writing She has written over 150 books and 6 of her novels have been adapted into the small screen Emerging from the Romance genre, her novels are all about families, new relationships and heartwarming emotions.Brenda Novak She too, writes heart tugging stories of emotion and has written over 100 novels There are different series of books that have emerged from her pen Each of the series is based on a specific fictional town The characters are so well defined that you would wish them to be real flesh and blood people.Sherryl Woods Since 1982, she has penned over 110 novels and most of them have excellent ratings by book lovers She has written her novels under 2pen names Alexandra Kirk and Suzanne Sherrill Our library shelves have a huge collection of her works Her books are also abundant in the Large Print section of the library since many of the elderly members have requested for them Young and old, this author seems to have enchanted bookworms of all ages.It is no wonder that the most harmonious time of the year would have egged these 3 maestros to come together and contribute a story for this collection which has a backdrop of Christmas lights Now, for a few words on the novellas 1 Silver Bells By Debbie Macomber Philip has moved into an apartment with his 12 year old charming daughter Mackenzie He has been divorced since 3 years Carrie, a single IT professional, is his neighbor In a building of eccentric people, there is a fortune telling lady who roams around with her crystal ball, a strong weightlifter and a lady who owns numerous cats Philip can t wait to get out of this loony bin and buy a home for himself However, young Mackenzie has seeded a path for her dad s future in her mind She firmly believes that her father can find happiness and love again if he keeps an open mind She sincerely hopes the holiday season will bring warmth and cheer to their hearts.My Opinion This is a cheery one time read for the holiday season I liked the way the eccentric characters add their own flavor to this Christmas aria Although this is a love story of 2 hearts afraid of falling in love, the story mainly revolves around Mackenzie Her thoughts, emotions, her complacence regarding her father s mind, her defensiveness and hidden disappointment for her mother who barely cares about her has been expressed well However, the ending seems hurried and unreasonable It is as though the publisher suddenly asked the author to stop writing a novel and write a short story instead.Rating 2.5 stars A simple and believable love story 2 On a Snowy Christmas By Brenda Novak Political shark Maxim Donahue and young widow Adelaide Fairfax are pitted against each other for the upcoming elections Maxim is ambitious and ruthless in his campaigns However, Adelaide has a strong chance of winning due to sympathy votes and respect from followers for her late husband who was the actual candidate for elections While flying in a private jet for a conference, their flight crashes in a snowbound area Being the only 2 survivors from the flight, Maxim and Adelaide now have no option but to support each other and survive the very harsh conditions My opinion This is a very gripping story that I couldn t put down The sudden turn of events in the story enthralls the reader The love story that emerges from a disaster gives a message that bleak times always pass when there is hope in the heart.Rating 4 stars A compelling Love story 3 The Perfect Holiday By Sherryl Woods This one was, unfortunately, the weakest Trace Frank is the owner of a huge toy store, but is in no way easy with kids His aunt s last wish is that he should visit her home called The Holiday Retreat in a small town in Vermont every Christmas Nostalgic and emotional, he arrives at the huge mansion at Vermont just to keep up his promise to the elderly friend, only to find a young woman living there with her daughter Recently divorced Savannah has inherited The Holiday Retreat and has made snowy Vermont her home after living for years in sunny Florida She hopes to improve her financial situation by converting her grandmom s home into an inn My Opinion Trace Frank, who has never enjoyed any festival, somehow immediately starts joking and laughing the minute he lands in the house The financially unstable Savannah is overwhelmed at the rickety structure of the house, but Frank magically transforms the house in a couple of days I get the objective of writing a fantasy love story, but this is bordering on creepy The characters are volatile and never behave as expected I did not enjoy this one much.Rating 2 stars A La la land love story


  3. Samantha Samantha says:

    Worth itThree great authors three great stories All three were touching and loving in their own way Would definitely recommend this book.


  4. Danielle Urban Danielle Urban says:

    I ll Be Home for Christmas is a book containing three Christmas novellas Each one is done by a talented and well known writer These writers include Debbie Macomber, Brenda Novak, and Sherryl Woods It s collection is sweet, sexy, and heartfelt Christmas time is a time for family, healing, and new beginnings These areas are explored in each piece In Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber, I got to follow a teenage girl separated from her mother and living with her dad Her dad has buried himself i I ll Be Home for Christmas is a book containing three Christmas novellas Each one is done by a talented and well known writer These writers include Debbie Macomber, Brenda Novak, and Sherryl Woods It s collection is sweet, sexy, and heartfelt Christmas time is a time for family, healing, and new beginnings These areas are explored in each piece In Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber, I got to follow a teenage girl separated from her mother and living with her dad Her dad has buried himself into his work and ignored her She misses the way things used to be between them Her father is always grouchy But when they move into an apartment with quirky characters, the daughter goes on a plan to find her father a wife But he refuses her offer But then, the woman he s being setup with is just as enticing to his daughter as she is to him A woman who needs a man in her life, soon gets her wish However, there are many fun bumps in this journey I laughed a lot in this story The characters were realistic It was fun watching all the main characters transform with every page On A Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak, is just the thing to heat up the night A plane carrying two nemesis soon crashes The pilot dies leaving the two enemies working together to stay alive The woman would rather save her pride than admit her attraction to her enemy The man has been fighting his desire for his enemy since day one Now, stuck in the freezing wilderness, they both need each other to stay alive until help arrives, if ever Heat, passion, and frustration adds to the tension of this tale Both characters want to make it out alive and return home in time for Christmas Complications arise between the two and it takes a whole lot of trust and a risk to keep what they want alive between them Sexy, entertaining, and funnyBrenda Novak wrote well I was thoroughly engaged with her story The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods is was the sweetest touch to this novella collection I liked how two strangers were connected at the same pulled to together at random An older lady makes a young man promise her to return to her inn at Christmastime About that same time, her family relative, whom she left the inn too, also moves into the inn Both miss the older woman terribly However, they find a compromise and both stay at the inn With the woman s young daughter, the trio becomes best friends andTake chances, risk your heart, and fall in love again This story was my favorite out of the three Spicy yet still sweet enough to keep my interest the whole way Sherryl Woods created a magical piece with this enchanting short tale I received this copy from the publisher This, is my voluntary review


  5. Marci Hopkins Marci Hopkins says:

    I thought I like all three of these stories until I had to sit down and think of which was my favorite Then I realized that while I walked away from each story with a warm, Christmasy feeling, I never really want to reread them again Short stories can be difficult because it s hard to manage that sort of instant relationship, but none of these stories handled that particularly well The Novak comes closest with managing the antagonism turned love.Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber I didn t like I thought I like all three of these stories until I had to sit down and think of which was my favorite Then I realized that while I walked away from each story with a warm, Christmasy feeling, I never really want to reread them again Short stories can be difficult because it s hard to manage that sort of instant relationship, but none of these stories handled that particularly well The Novak comes closest with managing the antagonism turned love.Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber I didn t like the parallel structure between the protagonist and the daughter I didn t think it was necessary or endearing and it wasted space that could have been used to develop the relationship On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak SPOILER I think I would have liked the storywithout the male infertility instapreg plot I also thought there was a lot of made of his daughters given that we never actually see them in the story In or out, girls, make up your mind I also find it hard to believe that two college girls would be so immediately accepting of their father s new baby But I liked the characters and the plot I wasn t sure the subplot of the heroine s former husband was necessary I suppose it does create a crisis point, but I m still not sure the story needed it.The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods Matchmaking beyond the grave should have appealed to me, but I wasn t crazy about the convenient side characters, although the delicacy in getting the daughter out of the way to make room for bunny like boffing was appreciated It took me days to get through a story that if I d been engaged should have taken about an hour


  6. Kylie Kylie says:

    Silver bells 4 starsNot a terrible read It was very short, but despite that I felt there was a decent amount of character backstory I felt comfortable in my knowledge Sometimes very rare in these super quick reads My main complaint is how quickly the relationship escalated But between the Christmas theme, and it being 100 pages I can t really be too surprised My secondary complaint is the characters didn t really express their emotion in a way I could relate to, or feel if that makes Silver bells 4 starsNot a terrible read It was very short, but despite that I felt there was a decent amount of character backstory I felt comfortable in my knowledge Sometimes very rare in these super quick reads My main complaint is how quickly the relationship escalated But between the Christmas theme, and it being 100 pages I can t really be too surprised My secondary complaint is the characters didn t really express their emotion in a way I could relate to, or feel if that makes sense On a Snowy Christmas 4 starsWow This book is taking me a lot longer to finish than I anticipated Who knew my life would suddenly get so busy But beyond that, On a Snowy Christmas was so good It was really well written with a lot of excitement and anticipation A plane crash leaves Adelaide, and Maxim stranded in a horrible snow storm Whether or not they ll make it out is unknown, and man was it intense It s a little steamy at times, but it works well with the overall progression of things There is one event that I find difficult to decipher whether or not it was actually plausible, but for the sake of Christmas, I ll pretend it is I m giving this story 4 stars


  7. Linda Smith Linda Smith says:

    Tis the season for Christmas romance and this collection of three novellas certainly fills the bill Debbie Macomber s Silver Bells tells the heartwarming story of a young teen trying to find a new wife for her divorced Dad She discovers the perfect candidate in a neighbor who lives in their somewhat quirky apartment building On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak is also a second chance story Two recently widowed political opponents vying for the same state senate position are on a small a Tis the season for Christmas romance and this collection of three novellas certainly fills the bill Debbie Macomber s Silver Bells tells the heartwarming story of a young teen trying to find a new wife for her divorced Dad She discovers the perfect candidate in a neighbor who lives in their somewhat quirky apartment building On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak is also a second chance story Two recently widowed political opponents vying for the same state senate position are on a small airplane flying to meet an important donor The plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and they must share resources in order to survive In The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods, a recently divorced woman with a daughter has inherited a rundown Vermont inn from her great aunt But it appears that is not the only gift Aunt Mae has left her A handsome stranger shows up to spend Christmas at the not yet reopened inn because of a death bed promise he made to Mae I ll be Home for Christmas is the perfect way to relax and take a break from the holiday hullabaloo Enjoy it with a mug of hot chocolate


  8. Kathleen Booker Kathleen Booker says:

    I just love good Christmas stories.This book gives us a story from three of the best authors writing romance.Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber was such a delight to see how a young lady gets same trick pulled on her as she did on her Mother when she was trying to find a way to make her Mother happy by finding someone to love Mackenzie done a great job at bringing her workaholic dad and Carrie together So glad she found a big family to welcome her and know that her Mother will regret it one day.O I just love good Christmas stories.This book gives us a story from three of the best authors writing romance.Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber was such a delight to see how a young lady gets same trick pulled on her as she did on her Mother when she was trying to find a way to make her Mother happy by finding someone to love Mackenzie done a great job at bringing her workaholic dad and Carrie together So glad she found a big family to welcome her and know that her Mother will regret it one day.On A Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak tells a story of young lady who grew up in foster care and thought she found true love only to find out after he died in accident that he was a cheat So glad she found the right man in the end and had a family of her own.The Perfect holiday by Sherryl Woods looks like Aunt Mae knew what she was doing bringing Trace and Savannah and Hannah together Loved it


  9. Jessica Jessica says:

    The Perfect Holiday 3 Stars This story was ok It had great moments but also had moments that weren t so great I still recommend this story because you may love it.On A Snowy Christmas 4 StarsI enjoyed this novella by Brenda Novak, This was my favorite out of the 3 stories I loved how Maxim was trying to leave the dirt his campaign had dug up on Adelaide s deceased husband from coming out The chemistry between the two was good I wanted this story to be longer as the ending was a bit rushed f The Perfect Holiday 3 Stars This story was ok It had great moments but also had moments that weren t so great I still recommend this story because you may love it.On A Snowy Christmas 4 StarsI enjoyed this novella by Brenda Novak, This was my favorite out of the 3 stories I loved how Maxim was trying to leave the dirt his campaign had dug up on Adelaide s deceased husband from coming out The chemistry between the two was good I wanted this story to be longer as the ending was a bit rushed for me.Silver Bells 3 StarsI am usually a huge fan of this author andso her Christmas books This one was ok but not my favorite I wanted to , a lotThis is a novella and I felt it was rushed this could have been an amazing story I felt like there wasn t a strong conncetion between Carrie and Phillip I did love the connection that Carrie had with Phillips daughter It was a quick and ok read


  10. JoAnn M JoAnn M says:

    This review is only for On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak, the second novella in the book I had read the other stories years ago, so I didn t re read them.Adelaide and Maxim are opponents in a state senate primary Maxim had assumed Adelaide s late husband s office after his death, and now Adelaide is running against him in the latest election They find themselves together on a small plane that crashes in the Sierra Nevada mountains They re the only survivors Can they find a way to stay This review is only for On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak, the second novella in the book I had read the other stories years ago, so I didn t re read them.Adelaide and Maxim are opponents in a state senate primary Maxim had assumed Adelaide s late husband s office after his death, and now Adelaide is running against him in the latest election They find themselves together on a small plane that crashes in the Sierra Nevada mountains They re the only survivors Can they find a way to stay warm and not fall in love What do you expect it s Christmas time I guess I wouldn t be so quick to fall as she did, especially with her opponent s expose of some old events I found it somewhat unbelievable


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