Thursday, December 19, 2013
Review: The Holiday Brides Vol 1-4 by Ginny Baird
The Holiday Brides Collection (Books 1-4) by Ginny Baird
This book is a collection of 4 Christmas holiday novels by the same author.
The stories in this book are about Christmas and snow and traditions and finding true love.
The Christmas Catch
John Steadman is a college professor in a little town near Burlington, VT. He had helped tow Christine and her son Tyler out of the snowdrift along with his dog Mason.
They lived in Chicago but were house sitting for Helen, her boss and best friend. Christine White had lost her husband Dan in the war. She's an artist, graphic doing designs for a card company.
They do meet up again in town, shopping for groceries. John talks to his dog Mason and assures him he will ask her out. They went to the same college in NC. Helen told Christine to check him out online and ask him out...
Love the part where there is no TV and they have to play the old fashioned way, with puzzles, Lincoln logs, and books.
Over cocoa in town at the children's center she tells John of her dreams about work and they also have agreed to go sledding...
The story also follows Helan and her love interests.
The Holiday Bride
Lucy works in a diner and it's Christmas eve, very busy day. Mitch and her are to be married the 31st but when she stops to see him she tells him she'll deliver the gifts for clients so he can finish his other work.
William Kinkaid and his 5 year old daughter Carmella and twelve year old son Justin all live together since his wife Karen had died.
Problem is Lucy falls and hits her head, unconscious she wakes up on Williams' couch and has no memory of why she is there...
Christmas day and his parents show up and with all the excitement some think Eddie planned all this as a joke, that she's a stripper. She can't even recall her name or anything of her past just that she loves chocolate.
They will take her to the doctor the next day. Justin makes a web page and with the sexy elf costume they get a lot of calls and visits about Lucy.
Rather funny in a way that Roger doesn't even realize his to be wife is not even home and finds out from the real Bridget that she's not gotten her Christmas gifts...
Mistletoe in Maine by Ginny Baird
Carol Baker, divorced lives with her 2 teen kids: Ashley and Will and the kids had wanted to go to Maine for the holidays as their mother is a teacher and had the time off.
Their dad stopped by with her his girl on their way to the islands and gave them gifts and Carol decided then and there that yes they would go to Maine.
Paul Love and his teen son, Daniel who'll be heading to college soon is at his father's inn in Maine when they get company. Family company -Paul's mother and father and a guest they picked up at the airport.
He wants to sell the Inn and move on with his life...
Each one has a special someone they want to spend time with. Ashley is looking out for the Christmas moose and has seen it a few times but can't get anybody to believe her.
Love hearing of the snow skiing lessons...What I really liked was all the romance and friendliest feelings for one another. Easy to keep track of the characters.
So much fun on this journey to Maine, the atmosphere, the snow, the activities, the holiday surprises, the food and the artist.
Beach Blanket Santa
Matt Salvatore and his brother, Robert, both lawyers agree that Matt needs some time away and he can have the beach house in NC, outer banks to help get over Katya.
Sarah Anderson is friends with Elaine who also owns the beach house and after she gets married again Sarah can use the beach house while Elaine is honeymooning with her new husband.
They both knew one another-having attended Robert and Elaine's wedding 3 years earlier...
The storm leaves them stranded and Matt teaches her how to make from scratch Christmas sugar cookies. Between all the kissing and touching they each find themselves cooling off from all the heat they generated...
Love all the things they find to do with themselves to keep busy, too funny!
I received this book from the author as a gift in exchange for my honest review.