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Prize Winner | Indigo Bay Christmas Romances

 

 

 

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Sweet Tidings | Jean C. Gordon

 

 

Today I am reviewing Sweet Tidings by Jean C. Gordon. This is the first book in the Indigo Bay Christmas Romance series…

And here is a brief synopsis:

Amanda Strickland wants her first Christmas as mayor of Indigo Bay to be a civic success from the animal shelter fundraiser to benefit gala to the traditional tree lighting. And movie-star acquaintance Eric Slade may be just the ingredient she needs to pull it all off.

Eric wants to put the paparazzi off him and the young co-star of his last film—and protect his fragile relationship with the grown son he never spent much time with when his son was growing up. When he proposes a pretend holiday romance between him and Amanda, it seems like a win-win for them both.

But what will happen when the pretend romance turns real and snafus on both sides threaten to crush their Christmas plans and hearts?

Sweet Tidings is the first book in the new Indigo Bay Christmas Romances Series, but it and the other stories are standalone and can be read in any order.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

When Eric Slade agrees to come to Indigo Bay to spend the upcoming Christmas holiday with some friends, he thinks it’s the perfect answer to his current situation. Not only is he anxious to get away for awhile, but maybe he can persuade an old friend to agree to a pretend romance to put off the unwanted attention from a certain female.

But you know things aren’t ever as simple as you expect… When plumbing problems threaten to leave Eric temporarily homeless, his friends and the Mayor come up with a great solution.

Oops! And don’t forget the Barks and Bows Gala… of course, Eric is eager to help the community, as well as all the animals waiting for foster homes.

Important guests. Big plans. An unexpected accident.

This story is so entertaining I didn’t stop reading until I reached the end. Actually, I stayed up half the night, giggling and grinning… and turning page after page. If you enjoy stories about Christmas — and surprising romance — don’t miss out on this wonderful story.

Happy Reading!

… and Merry Christmas!

 

Review © 2020 DJ Mynatt

1. Sweet Tidings
2. Sweet Noel
3. Sweet Joymaker
4. Sweet Yuletide
5. Sweet Mistletoe
6. Sweet Carol

November 2020 Feature | Indigo Bay Christmas Romances

 

I am excited to feature a new Christmas series for 2020…

Indigo Bay Christmas Romances

on my bookshelf blog this month

 

 

Welcome to Indigo Bay!

What is the Indigo Bay Christmas Romance series?

It’s a continuation of the popular Indigo Bay Sweet Romance and Second Chance Romance series with tons of fun for readers! But more specifically, it’s a set of books written by authors who love romance. Grab a mug of hot chocolate, drop into a comfy chair, and get ready to be swept away into this charming South Carolina beach town.

The Indigo Bay world has been written so readers can dive in anywhere in the series without missing a beat. Read one or all–they’re all sweet, fun rides that you won’t soon forget. Also, as special treats, you’ll see some recurring characters.

How many can YOU find?

   

   

 

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No Time For Detours | Jean C. Gordon

 

 

Today I am reviewing No Time For Detours by Jean C. Gordon. This is the 9th book in The No Brides Club series…

And here is a brief synopsis:

When six friends make a pact not to let love get in the way of their careers, the No Brides Club is born. But could meeting the right man at the wrong time cause them to break their vows to each other?

Ava Lewis can take care of herself. That’s what she’s been determined to prove to herself, and her well meaning, but sometimes overbearing family, her entire life. And now that she’s been provisionally accepted into NYU’s law school, she’s on her way to making all of her dreams come true.

But in order to afford these dreams, she has to make ends meet. And she gets an unexpected job offer in the form of Nick Jansen. When five-year-old twins are left in his care while their guardian goes off on a month-long honeymoon, he knows he can’t handle the rabble-rousers on his own. And that’s where Ava comes in.

After a broken engagement, and some words of dis-encouragement from his jaded mother, Nick has accepted that he’s meant to be alone and the world would be better off for it. But as the kids warm to Ava, so does he, and he starts to feel some of the ice around his heart melting away.

However, when Ava’s law school admission is jeopardized, Nick’s need to fix things threatens her independence and her dreams of carving out the life she wanted. But if there’s one thing Ava and Nick both have to learn, it’s that they might not get the life they want, but they have the love they need.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

What an amazing Christmas story!

Once Caro meets Hope and her family, she knows they are the perfect family to play secret angel to. But she has no idea that danger is just around the corner. Thankfully, she and Simon are spending a lot of time together. He’s the perfect man to have around… and when you read this story, you’ll see why.

I loved how Caro and Simon’s relationship develops — and how they use what they’ve learned from the past to work out their current problems. Don’t miss out on this wonderful story.

Happy Reading!

 

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Prize Winner | Small-Town Christmas Wishes

 

 

 

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Caro’s Gift | Jean C. Gordon

 

 

Today I am reviewing Caro’s Gift by Jean C. Gordon. This is the second book in the Small-Town Christmas Wishes series…

And here is a brief synopsis:

Friendship, memories and wishes are powerful things and in the small town of Snowflake, Colorado they combine to form a memorial to a lost friend. Following her death, Charity Hart left six of her close high school friends, including Caro Price, fifteen hundred dollars each and an assignment to use that money to grant someone else’s secret wish by Christmas.

Temporarily back in Snowflake to help her beloved grandmother recover from an illness, nurse practitioner Caro is on the hunt for a recipient for her secret angel gift. A chance encounter in a specialty store focuses Caro’s interest on a red-headed little girl fascinated by a nativity scene.

Caro’s grandmother has matchmaking on her mind as she pushes Caro and her neighbor, Simon Novak, together. It turns out that Simon coaches the little redhead’s older brother at the high school. With Simon’s help, Caro tries to learn more about the family and it quickly becomes apparent that the widowed mother and her two children are struggling financially. But is there more going on than meets the eye, for Caro sees flashes of fear in their eyes.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

What an amazing Christmas story!

Once Caro meets Hope and her family, she knows they are the perfect family to play secret angel to. But she has no idea that danger is just around the corner. Thankfully, she and Simon are spending a lot of time together. He’s the perfect man to have around… and when you read this story, you’ll see why.

I loved how Caro and Simon’s relationship develops — and how they use what they’ve learned from the past to work out their current problems. Don’t miss out on this wonderful story.

Happy Reading!

… and Merry Christmas!

 

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

October 2019 Feature | Small-Town Christmas Wishes

 

I am excited to feature a new Christmas series…

Small-Town Christmas Wishes

on my bookshelf blog this month

 

 

Welcome to Snowflake, Colorado — a small town where wishes come true!

When six old high school friends receive a letter that their fellow friend, Charity Hart, wrote before she passed away, their lives take an unexpected turn. She leaves them each a check for $1,500 and asks them to grant a wish — a secret wish — for someone else by Christmas.
And she wants it to be special.

The request sounds simple.
After all, they were secret angels in high school together. That’s why Charity chose them. But the friends soon discover that it isn’t as easy as it seems. With the clock ticking,will they make it happen in time?

Join Mia, Caro, Nate, Sara, Holly and Taye as they travel down the road
to making a wish come true — and take a detour that leads to finding love.

AND… we have an Amazon gift card to give away to one of my readers…

 

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Prize Winner | Jean C. Gordon

 

 

 

IT’S TIME TO PICK A WINNER!!!

 

And-the-winner-is

 

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to let you know what you need to do to collect your prize.

THANK YOU to everyone for entering!

 

God bless you!

Winner © 2019 DJ Mynatt

 

A Mom For His Daughter | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing A Mom For His Daughter, a Love Inspired story by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A Dad’s Second Chance

Widowed single dad Marc Delacroix doesn’t have time for surprises—especially one like Fiona Bryce. Finding out that she’s the biological aunt of his adopted daughter, Stella, is a big shock.

While Fiona’s commitment to the little girl appears to be genuine, Marc wonders if he can truly trust her—or his own heart, which he vowed never to risk again.

Fiona’s eager to connect with the sweet young niece she never knew she had, but Marc seems determined to keep her at arm’s length. Could Marc and Fiona’s shared love of Stella be the bond that transforms their fragile connection into a real family?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I totally understood Marc wanting to help his young adopted daughter to feel comfortable around other children. . . and his reluctance to include the child’s aunt in his daughter’s life. It’s difficult to trust — especially after you lose the people closest to you.

But of course when Marc and Fiona develop feelings for one another, we’re all rooting for them! After all, they both experienced so much pain and loss, and they certainly deserved a happily ever after story!

And I loved how Marc — and Fiona — push beyond their own comfort zones to do what was best for young Stella, even though Marc’s own mother discouraged him. Thank goodness his sister was there to encourage him to do the right thing.

Don’t miss this sweet story of happily ever after!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

A Team Macachek Christmas Anthology | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing A Team Macachek Christmas Anthology by Jean C. Gordon.

This anthology includes three wonderful Christmas stories. . . Holiday Escape, A Team Macachek Christmas, and Christmas Pizza to the Rescue.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Fall in love with the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit in these three heartwarming holiday stories:

Holiday Escape

Bridget O’Brien lost her fiancé to a dangerous job. And, while she’d love to have a relationship like the one she lost, the last thing she wants is one with another man who willingly puts his life in danger. Luke Foster is a motocross racer whose track record with women runs short and no-strings-attached on both sides. He’d never seriously pursue a forever-after woman like Bridget. All they want is a holiday week away. Bridget from her well-meaning family’s condolences about her planned Christmas Eve wedding and her memories of a future that won’t be. Luke from his family’s annual critique at which he and his life choices always fall short of expectations. But, under the blue Caribbean skies, anything can happen.

A Team Macachek Christmas

Sparks fly from a Christmastime reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper. Being thrown together to plan the race team’s Christmas party reignites a flame Lauren thought she’d extinguished when she broke up with Jesse six months earlier. But will Jesse’s well-meaning secret Christmas gift—meant to help win her back—compromise the independence Lauren is fighting to establish? Is it, as she maintains, the wrong time for their love?

Christmas Pizza to the Rescue

Jilted at the alter two weeks ago, motocross champion Royce Evans plans to make an appearance at the Team Macachek Christmas party to show the guys he’s just fine. Then he’ll hunker down alone at the team barracks for the rest of the holiday season. Out-of-work investigative reporter turned pizza delivery person Samantha Linder needs money for her younger sister’s special school tuition and needs to re-establish her cred as a reporter. When a freak winter rain storm strands them alone at the barracks, they strike a bargain that benefits them both. But after Sam appears to break that bargain, can even the spirit of Christmas save their blossoming love?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Holiday Escape — After her fiancé dies, Bridget books passage on a “holiday escape” cruise to escape her Christmas Eve wedding date and the memories that threaten to crush her. Away from family and friends, Bridget has a chance to lose herself temporarily with shopping and sightseeing and a chance to relax. In the meantime, Luke agrees to accompany his Uncle Ralph on a holiday cruise — one that will hopefully allow Luke time to rest and recuperate from a recent motocross injury.

Luke and Bridget enjoy spending time together, but another favorite couple in the series is Ralph and Joyce. I loved getting to know Joyce and I found it easy to identify with why she seemed more than a little critical at times. Honestly, I think Joyce and Ralph made this story much stronger — and I loved how all the characters flowed along with the story, and the ending — wow! The ending was perfect!

 

A Team Macachek Christmas — When Jesse Brewster runs into Lauren Cooper again, he’s thrown for a loop when he learns that she’s not attending Syracuse University as she planned. . . instead, she’s working full-time at the Team Macachek headquarters in Chenango Falls. In the meantime, after using her savings to help her mom, Lauren is trying to earn enough money to get back to school before she loses her scholarship.

When Jesse tries to help Lauren anonymously, I cheered him on — but I had a bad feeling about it. I just knew Lauren wouldn’t appreciate his help. I was NOT expecting what happened next, but I was delighted with the outcome. I know if you take time to read this special story, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. So grab your own copy and read it for yourself.

This story can also be found in Sweet Christmas Kisses 4: A Bundle of 14 Wholesome Holiday Romances

 

Christmas Pizza to the Rescue — When Samantha Linder delivers a pizza to the Team Macachek headquarters, Royce Evans thinks the worst about her — that she’s only there to get a tell-all interview. When the weather turns bad and they’re stranded at the barracks, I figured they would both learn a few things about each other. . . and somehow I knew I was going to love this story every bit as much as the others.

Of course, I knew they would have their ups and downs, but I’m a firm believer in “happily ever after” stories and was rooting for everything to work out. I can’t tell you exactly what happens at the end, but I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this sweet story to the very last page.

This story can also be found in Sweet Christmas Kisses 5: A Bundle of 9 Wholesome Holiday Romances

 

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

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