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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Christmas in Snow Valley

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Christmas in Snow Valley

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 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 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 

When Molly O’Hare gets a prediction that she will kiss her true love on Christmas Eve, she thinks it’s utterly ridiculous. But when she gets teamed up with Kevin Snow, aka her ex-boyfriend, to decorate a Christmas tree, things start to change. Too bad getting over the past is hard and seeing him kiss another girl is even harder. Now Molly is left with a choice—run away from home and heartbreak or let Christmas work out a miracle all of its own.  

Risking it all for Love by 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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Andrea's Review:

I was expecting six very quick reads when I started reading my review copy of Christmas in Snow Valley. The books felt longer than other novellas I've read, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it did leave me feeling like I shouldn't have tried reading all six back to back before this post. (I am finishing up the last book, Blue Christmas now.) I'd recommend spreading out the set throughout the holiday season to get the most enjoyment out of it.

Overall it has been an enjoyable collection to read. Other than Risking It All For Love, the books were fun and clean (that one had several swear words and was much more of a downer than the other books-after so many swear words I decided not to finish reading it). My electronic review copy had quite a few missing commas (maybe from converting the file type), which made for some confusion, but once I realized the problem I was able to read without it hanging me up.

Having the books in a set is a bonus (especially considering the very low price I've seen it for on Amazon), but they can each stand on their own. Some of the minor characters are included in each book, but the stories don't rely on each other.

If you are looking for some cute romance novels, and enjoy a small town setting, give this set a try.

Tarah's Review:

I have to agree with what Andrea wrote about this set, so instead of repeating what she said, I'll just tell you that my favorites were An Unexpected Kiss, Full Court Devotion, and Blue Christmas. These stories were light hearted and fun.

I was disappointed in Risking it All for Love. While I did finish it, it left a bad taste in my mouth. The topic, swearing and over all feel wasn't something I was looking for. While I did appreciate James' character, I didn't like Jessica at all.

I will be reading some of these again, especially during the holiday season.

Blog Tour Giveaway:

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Christmas in Snow Valley Title: Christmas in Snow Valley
Author: Multiple
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 1502450313
Source: I received an eCopy via the tour host in exchange for a review.

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