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by Jewels Of The Quill
Description: Rediscover the magic of Christmas! Four Jewels of the Quill authors offer exciting holiday stories--each a contemporary romance straight from the heart! A collection of Christmas stories for readers to enjoy this holiday season...or any day of the year!
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: October 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [367 KB]
Reading time: 230-322 min.
Reviews For CHRISTMAS GEMS by Jewels of the Quill "The Christmas Magi of Birch Bay by Christine DeSmet: Whimsical. Wings of Love by Karen Wiesner: Exciting. A Christmas Surprise by Jane Toombs: A poignant tale. Mistletoe and Holly by Carrie S. Masek: Whimsical. These are four enjoyable Christmas Gems as each author contributes a warm family drama starring fully developed protagonists." ~Harriet Klausner on the Mainstream Fiction Blog http://mainstreamfiction.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-gems-christine-desmet-karen.html
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The Christmas Magi of Birch Bay contemporary romance by Christine DeSmet (Dame Moonstone): After losing her husband, Vienna Campbell thought that coming home to Birch Bay, Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Superior, and running Vienna's Gifts & Antiques for her grandmother would help her find a way to move on. But being a war widow--even after five years have passed--means you're invited to all the Christmas parties and you're the honored guest being toasted for your husband's service to the country. Vienna knows people mean well, but she feels like the angel stuck on top of the Christmas tree watching others enjoying life. Then things get worse--she's evicted from her rented house because of her menagerie of pets that are her best friends. To her chagrin, in steps the town nerd and her rival all through school, Joseph Millbauer, taking pity on her and offering her an unexpected, extravagant gift. But if she accepts it, what does good ol' dateless Joe expect in return in his Christmas stocking?
Wings of Love (Cowboy Fever Series, Book 1) contemporary romance by Karen Wiesner (Dame Amethyst): Return to cowboy country in Fever, Texas, where the heat isn't the only thing causing a fever
When Wings "Mac" Mackenzie falls in love, it's for life, and interior designer Amanda Grant is the woman he has his heart set on. When he asked her to move in with him at his fixer-upper ranch in Fever, Texas--the dinky little town he and his brother grew up in--he'd expected to be there with her often. Unfortunately, as co-owner of a family-owned engineering firm situated in Los Angeles, Mac finds himself spending more time than ever before overseeing projects when his younger brother becomes a family man. With Amanda making the house a home for them, he struggles to get his business matters in hand so he can settle down with her, the way he longs to. An on-the-job injury puts his life in perspective. Eager to become a full-time rancher, he returns to the ranch at Christmas-time, ready to make the ultimate commitment to Amanda--only to find her long gone.
A Christmas Surprise contemporary romance by Jane Toombs (Dame Turquoise): The unexpected return of a long-lost daughter brings a miraculous surprise.
Mistletoe and Holly contemporary romance by Carrie S. Masek (Dame Topaz): Matt Potter hates Christmas. Nearly running over an abandoned pet rabbit on Christmas Eve does nothing to improve his Christmas spirit, especially when he drives through a freak blizzard to take the half-frozen critter to the nearest veterinary clinic and finds it staffed by a perky elf wannabe.
Holly Welsh loves Christmas. She refuses to let anything dampen her Christmas spirit, even having to work through the first few hours of her family's Christmas Eve party. A veterinary assistant, Holly loves animals almost as much as she loves Christmas, and when a scowling stranger storms into the clinic with a shivering bunny cradled in his arms, her heart goes out to them both.
The blizzard traps Matt and Holly together in the clinic. With the help of a mischievous bunny and a quart of her special Christmas Eggnog, Holly proves to Matt that with enough Christmas spirit anything is possible...even love.