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Ould not resist purchasing this anthology since it is written by three authors I really enjoy There is a rose motif in each story but that is where the ink between them ends Each story is independent and can be read as a stand alone Each author included a short note before their stories I encourage you to read themthey were enjoyable The recipes were also interestingSusan King The Snow Rose 4 starsKing aunches the anthology with a story that takes place during the 12 days of Christmas in medieval Scotland A woman desperately wants to reclaim her right to her clan and her home but needs to call upon a favor from a neighboring and somewhat enemy clan When the clan refuses to offer aid one man follows her to offer assistance and ultimately oveI No Strings Attached liked the descriptions of the traditions and the complete feel of the story I believed the two belonged together Because it is a novella I felt that the ending was resolved aittle too uickly and neatly but I still enjoyed the journey The description of the bitter winter did make me want to grab a warm blanket thoughMary Jo Putney The Black Beast if Belleterre 5 starsThis is a classic retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story A beautiful woman is saved from a terrible marriage forced upon her by a good man who has Fancy Strut lived in isolation for his entireife due to a childhood accident that burned part of his face and hands She is a sweet girl who comes to know her husband as a man with intelligence wisdom and wit and despite the fact that she has never seen the face behind the cowl he always wears comes to have Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka love for him He was drawn to her from the beginning and gives her everything just because of the joy he has in having a beautiful woman in his home How they connect and ultimately discover each other is what fairytales are made of One of the best retellings I ve readIoved this one It felt complete and the characters were sweet and beautifully drawn When I read that Mary Jo Putney wrote this in 2 weeks I was floored because it is one of the best novellas I have read I will be re reading this in the future and I highly recommend the anthology simply so you have the joy of reading thisPatricia Rice The Kissing Bough 2 starsA young woman and returning soldier rediscover Unbreathed Memories love during the holiday season in this novella Diana and Jonathan were best friends growing up and had eventually fallen inove but after being separated for four years by war and a big misunderstanding they struggle to find what was ostThis novella while often one of my favorite themes just fell flat The characters were often inconsistent and downright vicious to each other and I did not believe the ending because it came out of nowhere I also found myself rolling my eyes at the misunderstanding that had kept them apart After reading Mary Jo putney s novella I wished I had stopped there While I ove Patricia Rice this was not one of her best and could be skipped The Snow Rose by Susan KingIncludes recipe for Oatmeal BroseHighlander story 1573 with references to characters from other books eg The Raven s WishReasonable story but a trite ending Reasonably explicit 3 starsThe Black Beast of Belleterre by Mary Jo PutneyIncludes recipe for Potato Kale SoupRegency esue with a true Beauty and the Beast story Follows the traditional fairy tale faithfullyLoved it Sensual 5 starsThe Kissing Bough by Patricia RiceRegency post Burgos In the style of PlaytonNothing particularly special Sweet Clean 3 stars Giving this 4 stars because the Black Beast of Belleterre by Mary Jo Putney is definitely the most moving story I ve ever read It made me feel so many intense emotions that I couldn t help but cry my heart out You can also find my review on my blog Snow Rose by Susan KingCatriona MacDonald is in need of help and calls on a promise made to her family years ago by her now enemy clan the Frasers She needs to regain control of her family s estate from her uncle and knows they are the only ones that can help her After being "turned away and her plea for help falling upon deaf ears she heads back to her makeshift home "away and her plea for help falling upon deaf ears she heads back to her makeshift "home ring in the New Year Alone and in need of uck she tries to ift her "ring in the New Year Alone and in need of A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 luck she tries toift her and is surprised when Kenneth Fraser shows up at her door He comes bearing gifts and well wishes but still won t offer to help her take back her rightful home But fate indeed had a plan for Kenneth and Catriona and has brought these two soul mates together Together they will be able to conuer anything especially getting her home backI oved this story I "was instantly transported to 16th century Scotland with rich descriptions and dialogue "instantly transported to 16th century Scotland with rich descriptions and dialogue of the Highlands Despite the ength of the story the characters were well developed and there was plenty of emotion and even a few All about Us laughs Kenneth is aoyal man with a huge heart and a soft side that had me swooning Catriona. N numerous awards including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards Her books have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical regency and contemporary categories A firm believer in happily ever after Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children A native of Kentucky and New York a past resident of North Carolina she currently resides in Southern California and now does accounting only for herself She is a member of Romance Writers of America the Authors Guild and Novelists Inc Mary Jo Putney A New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction a condition with no known cure Her entire writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes Most of her books contain history romance and cats Her current Lost Lords series include No Longer a Gentleman May 2012 and Sometimes a Rogue September 2013 Oc.
Susan King Ô 6 Free readIs a strong and resilient woman caring for the ones she oves and puts her own needs second Together they prove to be a perfect match The Snow Rose was a fantastic start to this collection The Black Beast of Belleterre by Mary Jo PutneyLord Falconer has the gifts of wealth and intelligence He owns gorgeous properties and has traveled and visited many beautiful places What he didn t have the gift of were handsome ooks He was burned as a child and has kept himself hidden behind the hood of a cloak for too many years to count It was easier to be thought a phantom than be known as a horrid Noni Speaks Up looking monster Resigned to the notion he would never take a wife he was surprised when he had no other wish than to do just that after seeing the beautiful daughter of one of his debtors Asuck would have it his debtor needed to marry his daughter Ariel off to a wealthy man so he could pay of his debts Was it fate that Falconer happened to be wealthy and a creditor owed a substantial debt by this man After hearing the name of the weasel she was going to be married off to he stepped in and offered his hand She was offered anything her heart desired and he promised it would remain a marriage in name alone Never would such a beautiful woman Handbags and Gladrags love someone as hideous as heor was it possible after all They do sayove is blindThis was my absolute favorite story in the collection A take on Beauty and the Beast it was a beautiful story Falconer broke my heart He was warm and compassionate but never though himself worthy of An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) love and affection He hadived a ife almost entirely alone and was so grateful to have this beautiful woman in his home He was kind to his new bride and gave her everything she desired The time Ariel spent with Falconer the she started to fall in ove with him and his reaction to it was fear and disbelief Ultimately though Ariel took a chance at showing him how she felt and it was simply perfect This is a story that will stay with me for uite some time and deserves a re read very soon The Kissing Bough by Patricia RiceMourning over the recent death of her dear father Diana Carrington certainly wasn t in the mood to decorate her home for the holiday but she knew it had to be done Her family needed a bit of happiness and on the chance that her brother would be returning home from war very soon he would need that happiness as well Of course if her brother was set to return it most Wish Upon a Wedding likely means he would be coming home with his best friend Jonathan Jonathan the young man she had been madly inove with before he went off to war four years earlier She thought he had oved her too but when he didn t send word about his departure her heart had shattered Clearly he hadn t cared for her as much as she thought She had no idea how wrong she was and uckily Jonathan would get a chance very soon to show her just how much he missed her and how much he truly did care for herThe ending story to this "anthology was a sweet finish The Carrington family dynamic was fantastic with a mischievous set "was a sweet finish The Carrington family dynamic was fantastic with a mischievous set twins that proved to be uite a handful They had me Renovations: A Father and Son Rebuild a House and Rediscover Each Other laughing outoud a few times at their antics Diana has a good head on her shoulders and wasn t afraid to give Jonathan a piece of her mind than once I Richard Nixon: The Life loved her spirit Jonathan is a stand up man not willing toet Diana go and his ability to bear his heart to her was so touching The ending scene with Diana and Jonathan was so sweet and I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! loving and just perfectOverall this anthology was a win from start to finish and I recommend to anyone whooves ove and the holiday season Thank you Susan Mary Jo and Patricia for three fabulous stories Susan King Mary Jo Putney and Patricia Rice offer us three short stories about Christmas and family and ove These writers are each talented and successful on her own This book offers us all three at their bestThis anthology brings us 3 stories of England during the Regency and Victorian eras We are given pictures of celebrations which bring people together Each of the stories has a romance and each romance is different We see couples overcome difficulty and misunderstanding to arrive at the realization that their Puppet Master love will provide a happy holiday seasonI believe this is a wonderful way to celebrate the season With each story you will findove and happiness can overcome all to make Christmas a time of joy In other words these are romantic stories which provide optimistic outlooks on Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners lifeove and Christmas I recommend this to a reader who wants to have a happy read for the holiday season Enjoy and treasure These writers provide the reader with Christmas joy and Janae (Blacktop, loveI won this book in a contest and the only thing asked was that I write a fair review These thoughts and my recommendation are all my own Threeovely Christmas stories I ve read them all before but enjoy each one every time I read the. Tober sees the release of the mass market edition of Mischief and Mistletoe "a Christmas anthology by the eight authors of the Word Wenches blog She has had ten RWA RITA nominations two "Christmas anthology by the eight authors of the Word Wenches blog She "has had ten RWA RITA nominations two wins and in 2013 is the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement "had ten RWA RITA nominations two wins and in 2013 is the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Susan King Susan King is the bestselling award winning author of 22 historical novels and novellas praised for historical accuracy and yrical writing Writing as Susan King and Sarah Gabriel she is the author of several historical romances for major publishing houses; as Susan Fraser King she writes highly acclaimed historical fiction including Lady Macbeth and ueen Hereafter published by Random House Her backlist novels are now being released in e book form and she is currently working on new fiction A founding member of the successful author blog Word Wenches Susan holds a BA in fine arts and an MA in art history and did her PhD work in medieval art history She ives in Maryland with her family?. .
425 stars overall I enjoyed each story but they seemed to get better as moved through the anthology This book was going to be a win win for me because I m new to only one of the authors in this anthology Susan King and MJP and PR are my all time favorite authors and I m in process of hunting down their back ist for my Keeper shelfPlus you can t beat the free recipes that all of them are offering at the end of their stories Oatmeal Brose Potato Kale Soup and Lamb s Wool Punch may not grace my table this Christmas but they sure were fun to readHere are my thoughts on their stories The Snow Rose by Susan KingCatriona MacDonald is determent to gain the rights from her uncle to her family s estate and the only man that can help her is a Laird of an enemy clan the FrasersThe Laird isn t much inclined to engage a MacDonald into a fight over a woman s fancy so he declines to aid her but a warrior in his Hall feels that he might offer at east some help to a woman who s eft to fetch for herself in the middle of a winter stormMy fellow reviewer Leah s been the catalyst for me to start reading Medieval romances and this one s very fast pacing and so heartwarming that will melt your heart especially when you find out why Catriona chooses to ive aloneKenneth was an Alpha male all the way but still managed to be caring and smart strong and oyalI ve never been to Scotland but Ms King did such a great job in describing the world of 16th Century in which Catriona ived in that I may as well have been there with her The Snow Rose will melt your heart The Black Beast of Belleterre by Mary Jo PutneyMJP does a Beauty and the Beast so well in this short tale that you won t even notice it s a short storyLord Falconer is blessed with wealth and vast holdings but not with good ooksAs a child he suffered an accident which Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., l Review By Lucy BertoldiLink to Review You can find this review in English belowEn general grosso modo han sido 3 historias muy cortas nfasis en el muy de romances navide os ue no hanlegado a deleitarme Me han gustado pero poco m sThe Snow Rose by Susan King3 starsAmbientada en Escocia en el 1700 Kenneth Fraser y Catriona MacDonald pertenecen a clanes enemigos Ambos se conocen cuando Catriona acude a sus enemigos en busca de ayuda para conseguir ue Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, le devuelvano ue Everyday life in medieval times le corresponde por nacimiento y su propia familiae ha negadoHe encontrado esta historia apresurada y un pouito empalagosa Podr a haber sido mejor si North la autora no hubiese abierto tantos frentes y se hubiese centrado en el romance Poco realistaThe Black Beast of Belleterre by Mary Jo Putney2 starsAdaptaci n casi punto por punto del cuento dea Bella y a Bestia Nada original au Falta de comunicaci n entre a pareja protagonista y sentimientos ue apenas pude ver de donde salenThe Kissing Bough by Patricia Rice35 starsDiana Carrigton y Jonathan Drummond se conocen
Desde Siempre Al Fin Ysiempre al fin y cabo son "VECINOS Y AMIGOS Y UIZ S "y amigos y uiz s n algo m s Pero esta Dead Giveaway ltima opci n no ueda resuelta debido aa inesperada partida de Jonathan ue decide alistarse y Andrew Lost In the Kitchen luchar contra Napole n en un intento de escapar dea estropeada relaci n con su padre 4 a os despu s se reencuentran y tienen ue Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism luchar contra sus sentimientos pensando ue el otroo traicion A pesar de ue sta ha sido mi favorita tambi n me ha resultado un poco apresurada concentrada No flu a Unas p ginas m s hubiesen sido de agradecerIn general grosso modo there you Nope ll find 3 very short stories emphasis on very of Christmas romances that have not come to delight me Iiked them but not Rejected Rejected Rejected loved them The Snow Rose by Susan King3 starsSet in Scotland in the 1700s Kenneth Fraser and Catriona MacDonald belong to enemy clans They met each other when Catriona goes to her enemies for help to get back her birthright that her own family has denied to herI found this story rushed and a bit cheesy It could have been better if the author had not opened so many fronts and have focused on the romance Unrealistic The Black Beast of Belleterre by Mary Jo Putney2 starsA retelling of Beauty and the Beast s story Nothing original here Lack of communication between the MC s and feelings that I could barely see where they come from The Kissing Bough by Patricia Rice35 starsDiana Carrigton and Jonathan Drummond have known each other forever after all they are neighbors and friends and maybe something else But thisast option is not resolved due to the unexpected departure of Jonathan who decides to enlist and fight against Napoleon in an attempt to escape the damaged relationship with his father4 years ater they are reunited again and have to fight against their feelings thinking that they were betrayed by the otherAlthough this one has been my favorite it has also been a bit rushed distressingly concentrated It did not flow A few pages would have been appreciated I Together for the first time Love blooms in Winter Three rare historical romance novellas by acclaimed writers Patricia Rice Mary Jo Putney and Susan King are collected together here for the first time in this exclusive eBook Christmas Roses The Snow Rose The Black Beast of Belleterre and The Kissing Bough weave tales of the "Joy Of Unexpected Love At A Special "of unexpected Love at a special of year Christmas as only these talented writers can Discovery in the midst of a clash of clans hidden desires from an unexpected suitor and a ove once Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life in and Out of Jazz lost and found combine for a truly romantic journey through history This tantalizing collection of historical romances also includes all new introductions and recipes to add to the delight of the season Authors Patricia Rice With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestsellerists under her belt former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors Her emotionally charged contemporary and historical romances have wo.