Thursday, 11 December 2014

Merry Chick-Lit – by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Sarah Hitchcock, Francine LaSala, Nikki Mahood, Holly Martin and K.C. Wilder

Original Cover
My own copy
 The blurb:

In the spirit of giving, six chick-lit authors "present" a charming collection of seasonal shorts sure to inspire holiday cheer - plus love and hope throughout the year, with all proceeds donated to Rocking the Road for a Cure!

Featured Authors & Stories Include:

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
In "Santa's Gift," journalist Jessica thinks Santa's just a silly myth for children, so when he asks what she most wants for Christmas she tells him the one thing she knows he can't deliver--true love. Or can he...?

Sarah Hitchcock
In "The Christmas Lights," one competition pits two families against each other...who will win this war?

Francine LaSala
Pretty Izzy knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: hunky sales manager Jake Harrington wrapped up with a shiny silver bow--and nothing else. Except Santa may have other plans in "Carol of the Belles."

Nikki Mahood
In "Spinster Christmas," Cara's looking forward to spending Christmas alone until she learns her old--and she believes very gay--crush needs a place to stay. Though it soon becomes clear that while still hot, Ronan isn't gay after all...

Holly Martin
Ella's dreams of making a better life for her and her daughter seem further away than ever in "Iced Dreams." But as Christmas approaches, and she wishes for a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand to fix her life, things begin to change in ways she never imagined!

K.C. Wilder
In "The Mermaid," Allie's content to spend Christmas by herself at a vacant beach house to make good on a promise made to her true love lost, Jeff. Until Jeff's gorgeous college roommate Tim crashes in on her with his own promise to keep...

My Opinion:

What a beautiful and adorable collection of short stories. Every single one of them was so special and had it’s own spark. I’ll say a few words about all of them.

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s story is magical, shimmering and so cute. Jess and Jack seem so real and their connection is amazing. What a cute and brilliantly written story.

I love the idea of „Christmas Lights“ , I would have loved to read a whole book about it. Especially about how the relationship of the main characters developed. For me the story was a little to short, but still sweet and inspiring.

The message of Francine LaSala’s story is wonderful. I loved to read about Izzy and especially about Ollie. He’s such a charismatic character and it is amazing what he did for Izzy, every woman would wish for a guy like that. Such a gripping and great writing.

Spinster Christmas, that sounded really interesting and it was. I loved the story around Cara and Ronan, it had such much spark, energy, love and glimmer. I enjoyed every second of reading it and the writing was brilliant. I dived into this stories, never wanting to get out again.
I could relate to Cara instantly and that made it so easy to understand her.

Holly Martin’s story is full of magic and surprises. I liked reading about little Poppy and her mum and it was fun to see how the story developed. Such a cute tale, which leaves open, places for your own imagination.

Last but not least, the Mermaid with its two lovely characters who meet again after the wish of a lost one. An emotional, fascinating and moving read with lots of charm and charisma.

This book was definitely worth all the pennies and I can only highly recommend it to you. I guarantee you’ll fall in love with this cute little stories, the perfect Christmas read. <3 <3 <3


Carolyn Ridder Aspenson: @AWritingWoman
Sarah Hitchcock:
Francine LaSala: @francinelasala
Nikki Mahood: @NikkiMahood
Holly Martin: @hollymartin00
K.C. Wilder: @kcwilder50ways

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