Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas to Remember by Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano + Giveaway

"Melissa, why is my pantry barking?" - Ian O'Mallery (Dream a Little Dream)

A Christmas to Remember
Authors: Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano
Published: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Forever Yours
Source: Netgalley

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?


When anyone asks me what my favorite part is of the holiday season, my answer is always the same. I love Christmas movies! From the cute family movies to the scary movies (hello Black Christmas, I'm talking to you!) to the sugary sweet romance movies, I love them all. I could watch them all day long from mid-November to January 1st. If you were to turn on my television, it will most likely be on some cheesy holiday romance movie. I'm pretty sure that is why I gravitate towards the same type of romance in Christmas books. Love 'em. Can't get enough of 'em! That's why I immediately requested A Christmas to Remember when I saw it on Netgalley. I'm going to try my best to give you my thoughts of each novella in one or two sentences. Wish me luck...

Dream a Little Dream - Friends (with benefits) to lovers. Need I say more? Adorable novella that is a part of Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor series. Haven't read the series, but it has been on my TBR for awhile now. 

Every Year - I liked this novella even though I haven't read the couple's story in Kristen Ashley's Chaos series. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had already met the couple.

Silent Night - Oh my gosh, this is the perfect Christmas story. Maryanne with her son seeking shelter in a barn. Loved it, but you'll really have to love cutesy romances to enjoy this one. 

Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas - My favorite in the anthology! I really wish it was a full book. I loved that for once, both characters liked Christmas. Lincoln liked the holiday, he was just too busy to celebrate it this year. I thought he and Dinah played well with each other. They were so cute! I look forward to reading more of Molly Cannon's books next year.

A Family for Christmas - Another novella that I enjoyed, but wish it was longer. I loved how patient and sweet Jared was with Ilena and John. The scenes of Jared holding baby John were adorable. 

So that is how I felt about each of the stories. Overall, I really enjoyed the anthology. It was a perfect way to get an introduction into each of the author's writing style. The only one I didn't have a connection with was Kristen Ashley's Every Year. Other than that, I enjoyed everything A Christmas to Remember had to offer.


I am giving away ONE eBook copy of A Christmas to Remember as my Christmas gift to one of you! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment answering the question - Do you like movies with holiday movies? If so, what is your favorite? The giveaway will close at midnight on December 26th. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me with their email and their preference of Amazon (Kindle) or Barnes & Noble (Nook). Giveaway is open internationally! As long as I can gift you the copy of A Christmas to Remember, then you're good to go. Good luck!


  1. Oh yay! I LOVE Christmas books. Total junkie. I wants them ALL!! lol I couldn't fit this one into the review list but I'm so gonna pick it up at some point. Maybe a Christmas in July?! Shalvis, Ramsay and Cannon are all great. Shalvis is one of my favorites. Definitely check out Lucky Harbor. They're so fun! Glad you enjoyed the anthology! Always nice when they turn out to be good ones :)

  2. Oh I can't believe I missed this! With the Christmas holidays being so busy, I completely missed out on this giveaway. Would have loved to win this since JIll Shalvis is one of my fave authors! :-(