12/26/13

Under The Mistletoe - Mary Balogh

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
In this beautifully written “Christmas gift to her readers” (Booklist) New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh draws on the warmth of the holiday season to heal the wounds of the human heart in five cherished novellas of family, friends, lovers, and strangers....

In A Family Christmas, an estranged husband and wife make an unexpected connection—and an illuminating discovery—during the holiday season.

The Star of Bethlehem is a lost diamond ring causing a riff in an already troubled marriage until a servant solves not one mystery but three surrounding its disappearance.

The Best Gift can come at the most unexpected moments, especially for a lonesome teacher enlisted over the holidays to chaperone the niece of a notorious rake.

Playing House finds an impoverished young woman longing to celebrate just one last, joyous Christmas before she and her orphaned siblings are separated forever.

No Room at the Inn, a winter storm on Christmas Eve brings a young couple in from the cold, desperately in need of warmth and shelter for their unborn child. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man's Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Love, Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect, her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin's School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

MY REVIEW -
A Family Christmas - DNF, this story was sooo slow for me I decided to skip it and get on to the next. Now that I have finished the book - if I went back and tried it again I might like it.
The Star of Bethlehem - 4.5 Stars - I loved this one. A very sweet story and I loved the characters right away.
The Best Gift -4 Stars - I liked this one a lot as well. Again, I love the characters, they were all very likable.
Playing House - 4.5 Stars - A nice sweet story with likeable characters. I really loved the children in this one. I also fell in love with the main character in this one.
No Room at the Inn - 4.5 Stars - Wonderful story. I loved how everyone's Christmas changed after the birth of a child and how they all came together in the end to help. There were a lot of characters and the author did a great job with every one of them.

Thank you Berkley for send me this wonderful book to read and review!

Get a copy for yourself from Amazon - HERE

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