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“The Holly And The Ivy” Blog Tour

Published Oct 2022 by Covenant Communications

Book description:

Spend the holidays with four of your favorite historical romance authors, whose stories of Yuletide romance will brighten the season with humor, hope, and the promise of true love.

The Holly and the Ivy by Sarah M. Eden

As nursemaid to the eight-year-old Duke of Kielder, Robbie will spend her holidays with her young charge as a guest of Lord and Lady Jonquil. While the couple makes the child’s holiday magical, the handsome gardener works his own magic on Nurse Robbie’s heart.

Hiding Christmas by Esther Hatch

Celebrating Christmas in Scotland will only invite persecution. But that never stopped Kirstine’s English grandmother. When they are almost caught, Kirstine is forced to beg for the help of the one man she cannot abide.

A Twist of Christmas by Dana LeCheminant

A Christmas house party offers two members of the ton an irresistible opportunity: a weekend of anonymity. But their charade comes with unexpected romantic consequences.

A Season to Love by Anneka R. Walker

Alice Hunt is searching for a Christmas miracle: a husband of her choosing. With the threat of an arranged marriage looming, she looks to an unlikely matchmaker for help.

My review:

This is a great group of powerhouse authors and boy does it show! This amazing collection is HUGE! Its over 400 pages long! I feel so spoiled to get such amazing stories and depth of characters in one book! I love reading these Christmas collections and it gets better every year!

-The Holly And The Ivy-

It’s always fun to jump back into the Sarah M. Eden world and to see familiar characters and to meet new ones. This is a unique story in that most of it didn’t happen in December but they celebrated Christmas later and I enjoyed learning of traditions and new games. The infamous Duke of Kielder is mentioned throughout many of Sarah’s books and it doesn’t need to be read in order but I do think you appreciate learning more of Adam after having read the Lancaster family series and the later Jonquil family series.

-Hiding Christmas-

I couldn’t put Esther’s story down, which tends to be the trend with any book written by Esther. She writes such pleasing characters that are witty and fun. Plus that quote above perfectly illustrates how Kirstine and Isaac meet each other wit for wit. I’m always there for fake dating! I never knew that Scotland didn’t celebrate Christmas and that it was forbidden!

-A Twist Of Christmas-

I’ll be honest that this is the 2nd story of Dana’s that I’ve read but it won’t be my last. I love house party tropes and mistaken identity and this story has it by 4! It was slightly predictable but it didn’t deter its charm at all. Graham and Beth’s freedom in being themselves for a week in mannerisms and speech was great fun to be a spectator on the wall.

-A Season To Love-

I loved returning to the world of Anneka‘s Christmas collections that have been in previous Christmas collections. You don’t need to read the collections in order but they have Alice’s older sisters in them and similar characters are referred to them like their Aunt Morris. Poor Alice just wants to get married which shouldn’t be so hard! She goes to pray for this very thing. This meet cute was so fun and unique and definitely captured my interest from the start.

All of these stories meld into one of the best anthologies to date that would make a perfect holiday read any time of the year! They’re stories of faith, being yourself, showing love and kindness to others and sweet kisses.

I received an e-arc copy of this book from the publisher and Net Galley. These are my own thoughts and opinions.

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By Leslie_G

I love books and anything bookish!

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