Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas in Snow Valley by Cami Checketts et al., Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Romance, Clean
Publisher~ Birch River Publishing
Published~November 3rd 2014 

My Thoughts
I know normally I leave my thoughts under the book description, but as this description is super long to inform y'all about each book I thought I would put my thoughts on top!!  Simply put, I want to visit/stay/learn more about Snow Valley!!  These stories, characters and couples are so fun.  I read and reviewed Summer in Snow Valley earlier this year and that started my appreciation for this community and anthology, but I enjoyed this set even more!  Each story stands out to me and has crept back into my mind as I reflected on these authors and the relationship they shared.

I would recommend each of these stories, in fact I have  already recommended two that also were published as a stand alone story.  You can find one review here and the other review I posted last year here.  I did have a few favorites though.  I thought An Unexpected Kiss and Full Court Devotion were excellent.  While reading An Unexpected Kiss I kept giggling and smiling.  It was so well written and fun with the banter between the characters, how they fell in love, the devotion to the town was tremendous and more.  Full Court Devotion is a favorite because I loved the play on Christmas, Christianity, love, the idea that all things happen for a reason and the final scene..loved it!  Similar to Summer each author wrote their own story, but the town and its focus on Christmas remain the same.  As well, each author make sure to use the same towns people, couple and town layout which shows that they are all working together. I hope to see another anthology in Snow Valley or even more stand alone stories!

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
Christmas in Snow Valley is packed with six wonderful Christmas novellas sure to bring romance into your holiday season.

Snow Valley, Montana, is a small community with the tradition of doing Christmas big. Festivities begin with tree lighting in the town square the day after Thanksgiving and continue until the culminating romantic Christmas Ball. From the Polar Express to a Winter Carnival, there’s something for every wonder-filled child—and every couple who’s in love—or about to be.


An Unexpected Kiss by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson
Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than the guy she kissed at the airport?

Feels Like Love by Jeanette Lewis
Christmas in Snow Valley is the perfect way for April Winston to introduce her city slicker fiancé, Scott Mecham, to life on a farm. If only Wade Hadley, hometown boy and high school sweetheart, will cooperate! But Wade has no intention of letting April go without a fight. This Christmas, Wade is determined to overcome their painful past and show April that she already has what she’s been seeking all along.

Full Court Devotion by Amazon Top Seller Cami Checketts

Kazlyn is too busy with her schooling and future plans to enjoy life, let alone fall in love with a man who has heartbreak written all over him. Tyrese Hamilton, a college basketball star and major heartthrob, is intrigued when Kazlyn doesn't pursue him or even seem interested. Ty's career is in jeopardy, and he needs a miracle and Kazlyn to save him.

The Christmas Eve Kiss by Taylor Hart
Molly O’Hare gets the utterly ridiculous prediction that she will kiss her true love on Christmas Eve. But when she returns to Snow Valley and comes face to face with Kevin Snow, suddenly the kiss thing seems…a lot less ridiculous. Too bad the reason she left still has the power to make her deny her real feelings. Now Molly is left with a choice—forget the home town and the boy that she never quit loving or let Christmas work out a miracle all on its own.

Risking it all for Love by Award-Winning author, Kimberley Montpetit
Succumbing to family pressure, Jessica Mason reluctantly comes home for Christmas. Ever since her high school boyfriend's death from a car accident three years earlier, Jessica and religion have not been compatible. So, when she visits Michael’s grave, she's surprised to meet the handsome James Douglas, Pastor John’s nephew, who’s studying for the ministry. James can not only dish back Jessica’s finely-tuned sarcasm but understands grief all too well, turning Jessica’s world upside down. Is she ready to take another risk on love?

Blue Christmas by Lucy McConnell:
As head of Snow Valley hospital's fundraising effort, Paisley Hackett barely has time to organize the craft show, cookie decorating party, and the annual Christmas Ball. What she doesn't have time for is falling in love with Clay Jett, the incredibly handsome bass player who sweeps into town. She's been burned by a tourist romance before and, with everything going on, Paisley will have to work overtime to protect her heart from Clay and his swoon-worthy ballads. 


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Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Until my next post...love y'all



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