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CHRISTMAS IN SILVER BELL FALLS BY SAMANTHA CHASE
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Her attitude is less than merry and bright…
Melanie Harper and Christmas do not see eye to eye. While most people celebrate and look forward to the holidays, it's something she has come to dread. When she receives a gift from an unlikely source - a house in the quaint town of Silver Bell Falls - her immediate reaction is to reject it. After all, with a name like that, you're pretty much guaranteed to be surrounded by people who love Christmas!
He sees it as the most wonderful time of the year…
Josiah Stone is all about peace on earth and goodwill toward man. Maybe it's because he's the sheriff of a town named after a beloved Christmas song, but that doesn't make it any less true. Christmas is his favorite time of year and living in Silver Bell Falls where everyone feels the same and celebrates it nearly year-round only adds to his festive outlook on life.
Can a white Christmas change everything?
When Melanie is forced to stay in Silver Bell Falls during the actual holiday season, she's less than thrilled. But after meeting the sexy sheriff she finds that there is something to be said about the magic of Christmas.
REVIEW: CHRISTMAS IN SILVER BELL FALLS BY SAMANTHA CHASE
Christmas in Silver Bell Falls by Samantha Chase
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I purchased Christmas in Silver Bell Falls because I love to read Samantha Chase. After reading the synopsis I was not sure about this story. Didn't sound very interesting. As I started to read I became wrapped up in the characters. That happy feeling that you get when you open a surprise, that was what this book was for me. The holiday card setting, the perfect season and a little push from an unexpected hand made this an entertaining and fun spin on a holiday classic. Melanie made an adorable scrooge-like character and Josiah was a sexy wake-up call. Cute and sweet read.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.
When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY BY Samantha Chase, A.J. Harmon, Ashlee Taylor ,Elizabeth Hayes, Misha Elliott, Gia Riley, A.M. Madden, Ellie Keys, Mariah Dietz, Sidonia Rose, Taryn Plendl, Shari J. Ryan, Christina Benjamin. S.M. Donaldson, A.D. Justice
Release Date: November 2, 2015
Fourteen newly written stories by fifteen Authors in the City authors. This anthology will benefit a children's hospital in the Florida area where the 2016 Authors in the City book signing will be held. Authors in the City is hosted by Stephanie's Book Reports.
Waiting for Midnight - Samantha Chase
Maddie’s wishing for a little holiday magic with her sexy neighbor Noah.
White Christmas - AJ Harmon
Lisa, a happy and well-adjusted 14 year old, decides that it’s time to meet her birth parents.
April and Erik haven’t seen each other since high school graduation 12 years ago. How will they react when they are both invited to a Halloween party? They are about to come face to face with the past they are both still trying to forget. This heart-warming novella celebrates family, acceptance and forgiveness, as hearts are healed and new bonds formed.
Holiday With Holli - S.M. Donaldson
Holli and Zack have despised each other their entire lives. A trip home for the holidays makes them pose the question… Can a few hot moments make it possible for these two to de-frost their old relationship and start a new one?
One Hot Christmas - A.D. Justice
When rock stars have too much time on their hands, they naturally turn to one thing...having a good time. A girlfriend. An ex-girlfriend. A best friend. A matchmaker. Four rock stars on tour. Plans are bound to backfire, but when they go right, it creates One Hot Christmas.
Nick - AM Madden
A one-night stand that broke all the rules. It was supposed to be one night. It was supposed to be meaningless--with no emotion. Just desire and passion. But it was so much more... By definition, a one-night stand is simply a sexual encounter lasting only a single night. Meaningless, mindless, detached fornication without an expectation of further relations. Each party then resumes their lives as if never having met the other. On a snowy night in Chicago, Nick and Angela had a one-night stand…and rewrote the definition.
Coming Home - Taryn Plendl
She wanted a one night stand. He wanted more. Iowa winters can be brutally cold, but when Ella Marks and Matteo Lazos get together, the results are sizzling. When life is up in the air, sometimes coming home for the holidays is the only way to find solid ground.
Tangled in Tinsel - Mariah Dietz
Christmas is in three days, and I have eight states to cross before I get home. Mother Nature and kismet have joined forces in an attempt to ruin this holiday season as flights across the East Coast have been canceled due to a snowstorm. I hate traveling nearly as much as I hate the snow.
How is kismet involved, you ask? Carter O’Brien is trying to get home as well. Do you know what I hate more than snow and traveling? Carter O’Brien.
Stay Awhile - Gia Riley
Garrett Kristoff’s living the life he’s always wanted, yet something’s missing. As a well-respected surgeon, he’s seen it all. But even he isn’t prepared for his next case. Should he tempt fate or play it safe? There’s too much on the line to get it wrong. Megan Campbell’s married to her high school sweetheart. Their entire world revolves around their beautiful little girl. But seven years into their marriage, tragedy strikes, revealing her husband’s secrets. Life can change in the blink of an eye. Will Megan hold onto the only man she's ever loved, or accept the truth that will change her world forever? This Christmas, they could all use a miracle.
White Midnight - Shari J. Ryan
Christmas isn’t the same anymore, but at least I still have my little tree and the two unopened gifts that will forever haunt me. That’s what Christmas is to me now—sadness and bad luck. But then I met Bex in the middle of a blizzard in the mountains of New Hampshire (Did I mention I’m from Florida?). A chance encounter with this ruggedly good-looking mountain-man might just make me question how bad my luck really is.
A Holiday Discovery - Ellie Keys
Maria, a reporter, is in the center of a big story while on a trip. The decision: adventurous holiday or career goldmine?
Christmas Letters - Christina Benjamin
Rae has never loved Christmas much. Bouncing from place to place in the foster system didn’t afford her very fond holiday memories. This Christmas is proving to be one of her most difficult yet when she starts to receive mysterious letters counting down the 12 days until Christmas. At first she thinks the letters are just a prank, but whoever is sending them knows startling details about her life and most recent failed relationship. Will the clues from the cryptic letters leave her broken hearted or could this be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for?
All I Want for Christmas - Misha Elliott
All Adrianna Lutz wants is for the holidays to be over. This year an unexpected prize sends her to the Caribbean with her best friend, brother and an unexpected guest. The boy who was once the bane of her existence. Seeing him face to face brings back unwanted feelings. To Eric Wayne, Adrianna was nothing more than the annoying little sister of his best friend—until the night they shared an amazing kiss. Now she’s all grown up and all he wants is her. Will time in paradise with Eric be what she needs to bring back the holiday spirit?
Repairing Christmas - Sidonia Rose
The presents are wrapped, the semester is finishing up, and it’s almost time for Christmas.
Christmas has always been the same, quiet and cozy at home. Miranda is changing things and
spending this Christmas with her boyfriend, until he becomes her ex-boyfriend and breaks their
plans. Christmas for Glenn is about family and their annual holiday party. Until he meets Miranda and discovers that some things don’t have to be broken to be fixed.
Finding Christmas - Elizabeth Hayes & Ashlee Taylor
Christmas hi-jinks & practical jokes are all fun and games until someone's water breaks.
REVIEW: CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY BY Samantha Chase, A.J. Harmon, Ashlee Taylor , Elizabeth Hayes, Misha Elliott, Gia Riley, A.M. Madden, Ellie Keys,Mariah Dietz, Sidonia Rose, Taryn Plendl, Shari J. Ryan, Christina Benjamin.S.M. Donaldson, A.D. Justice
Christmas in the City by Samantha Chase
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Christmas in the City is a labor of love. It celebrates many types. From secret crushes to matchmaking children. From second chances to new found romances. From the sexy and sweet to heartbreaking. There is something for every reader. This anthology has it all. For me it was hard to pick one story because so many great authors were involved. I would describe Christmas in the City as a smorgasbord for the senses. With all the variety, who needs to chose. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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