Friday, May 6, 2016

GLAD TIDINGS by Debbie Macomber

Author:  Debbie Macomber
Publish Date:   2006
Publisher:  Harlequin
Category:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  mature teens and up
Received from:  my father
Date completed: 08.17.13

Description from the publisher:
Christmas is a time for…fruitcake. Rookie reporter Emma Collins hates fruitcake; for that matter, she hates Christmas, too. When three Washington State women are finalists in a national fruitcake contest, the story is assigned to her. That's bad enough. It gets worse when she has to fly in a small plane (scary!) with a smart-aleck pilot named Oliver Hamilton (sexy!) and his scruffy dog (cute!). In the end she meets three wise women, falls in love and learns There's Something About Christmas.

This is also a time for families, for togetherness, for memories. On Christmas Eve, Maryanne and Nolan Adams tell their kids the story they most want to hear—how Mom and Dad met and fell in love. It all started when they were reporters on rival Seattle papers…and next thing you know, Here Comes Trouble!


Two novellas from one of the queens of romance.  Two fabulous love stories of stubborn pride and the fear of allowing yourself to fall in love.

Something About Christmas:  Emma doesn’t celebrate Christmas.  She has no family, so she feels she has nothing to celebrate.  She’s tired of writing obituaries, so she’s excited when her boss finally gives her a “real” story to write.  A series of articles about the three ladies from Washington state who are all finalists in national contest from a magazine.  Then she finds out that she will have to fly,… in a small plane,… and the pilot is the ultra-sexy-and-he-knows-it Oliver.  Emma wants nothing to do with his smooth pick-up lines, his hot looks, or his scary plane.  Oliver has his work cut out for him, but he knows that the walls of defense that Emma has built around herself will fall and they will both win.

A feel-good Christmas hug with a sleigh full of laughs

Here Comes Trouble:  All Baily and Courtney want for Christmas is a puppy.  Instead, Maryanne and Nolan share their good news.  These sweet girls are going to become big sisters to a new little boy in a few months!  This leads to the telling of how Maryanne and Nolan met and fell in love.  This time, it is our hero who is the reluctant love.  Nolan has loved a rich girl before and he was burned badly when she left, so when he meets the fiery reporter from a rival newspaper who is the daughter of the publication empire, he wants nothing to do with the feelings he has tumbling through his heart.  They become friends, of a sort, but there is always the sexual tension between them.  They both recognize it, but Nolan is fighting against it for fear of loving again, until he finds that losing someone is worse than never loving them at all.

How I Met Your Mother was …. worth it!

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect


originally posted 08.18.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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