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Holiday in Stone Creek: A Stone Creek Christmas / At Home in Stone Creek (Stone Creek #4 & 6)

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A Stone Creek Christmas

Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia's uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie's pony has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he's not just a drugstore cowboy. Then twelve-year-old Sophie conspires with Olivia

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Published November 1st 2011 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Julie Morales
Apr 24, 2016 Julie Morales rated it it was amazing
In these two books brought together in one volume, we meet the O'Ballivans, a couple of generations after Sam and Mattie and the stone Creek we got to know when the West was wild. Stone Creek is still a small town, and it's easy to still imagine the things we read about in previous books.
The first book focuses on Olivia, the area's veterinarian. She also has a unique way with animals, able to communicate with them in a way most people can't. She endures the odd looks and remarks of her family, b
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Marissa
These two books are simple, fun reads but careless throw-ins are frustrating.

For example, Tanner's late wife was apparently a pediatric cardiac surgeon, but of course she gave it up to follow him. Reality check: in order to become a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, one needs 1) a bachelor's degree 2) medical school 3) five year general surgery residency 4) additional 2-3 year cardiothoracic residency 5) a 2-4 year pediatric fellowship. That's an absolute minimum of 17 years of training after hi
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JoAnne
Dec 04, 2014 JoAnne rated it really liked it
A Stone Creek Christmas - Stone Creek #4
Olivia O"Ballivan is a psychic veterinarian. She can communicate mentally with them. She gets a message of pain at the ranch next to where she lives. A horse misses Sophie. A man comes out to the barn and demands to know who she is. She wants to know who Sophie is. His name is Tanner Quinn and Sophie is his daughter. Olivia and Tanner end up having a night of passion on Thanksgiving. Sophie runs away from school in NYC. Tanner has his friend Jack bring her
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Jennifer
Apr 12, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I should have stopped when the heroine in the first book started telepathically communicating with every animal in a 10 miles radius.

Just...no
Stacie
Apr 24, 2014 Stacie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A continuation of the Stone Creek series about the O'Ballivan family members. This is story of Olivia and Tanner. Olivia is a vet who is able to communication mentally with animals. Tanner is a rancher who comes to the area with his daughter. His wife died years ago and he is has sent his daughter to live in a boarding school thinking that she will be safer there. She runs away from the school and comes to live with Tanner. In the meantime, Olivia comes to the ranch to help out with the animals ...more
Tonileg
Feb 10, 2013 Tonileg rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, holiday, western
Two Stone Creek stories in one book; contemporary Western romance.
A Stone Creek Christmas is about a lady veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan who can read (and communicate) with animals which comes in handy when treating them medically, but not so convenient when any animal in the area is in trouble and harasses Olivia until she comes to help them. The hero in this story is an architect Tanner Quinn who is town for the year that will take to build the new animal shelter that Olivia will be running. T
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Barb
Oct 30, 2013 Barb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Stone Creek Christmas
Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia's uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie's pony has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he's not just a drugstore cowboy. Then twelve-year-old Sophie conspires with Olivia to get Tanner into the spirit of Christmas. But will a holiday miracle transform the globe-trotting Tanner into a rancher--an
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Trisha
Dec 25, 2011 Trisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review for A Stone Creek Christmas




The first story is the best in my opinion. I loved Tanner and Olivia and his daughter Sophie also. Tanner is doing his best for Sophie he just doesn't realize what he's doing is the wrong thing until Olivia appears in his life. Olivia has a special gift and being a vet is her life until she meets Tanner and Sophie they show her what it means to be alive. I really liked this story it was fun and heart warming. It is the first Christmas book that had a Santa sub p
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Christi Snow
Apr 10, 2016 Christi Snow marked it as downsizing-my-print-tbr-donated  ·  review of another edition
A Stone Creek Christmas
My Rating for this book: B


Story Overview:
Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia's uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie's pony has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he's not just a drugstore cowboy. Then twelve-year-old Sophie conspires with Olivia to get Tanner into the spirit of Christmas. But will a holiday miracle transform the
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Anjelica
Dec 21, 2012 Anjelica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holiday in Stone Creek are two novels in one. The first one, A Stone Creek Christmas stares Olivia O'Ballivan and Tanner Quinn. Olivia is the vet for Stone Creek and she has the uncanny ability to speak to animals, so when she hears a distressed call from a horse in the stables next to her house, she can't help but go investigate. What she didn't expect to find was hot and irresistible Tanner Quinn. Olivia and Tanner both agree on a no-strings relationship, but that quickly changes for the both ...more
Marcia  Haskell
Dec 09, 2011 Marcia Haskell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
"A Stone Creek Christmas

Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially rugged architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia's uncanny bond with his daughter Sophie's pony has him questioning her sanity, while she wonders if he's not just a drugstore cowboy. Then twelve-year-old Sophie conspires with Olivia to get Tanner into the spirit of Christmas. But will a holiday miracle transform the globe-trotting Tanner into a rancher—an
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Jessica Alcazar
Jan 25, 2013 Jessica Alcazar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was reading the Creed series and jumped to this book after I got done with Tyler's story because as I began to read A Creed in Stone Creek, I realized that the book made references to both Olivia (A Stone Creek Christmas) and Ashley (At Home in Stone Creek) as married with kids and the last time I read about them in Brad and Meg's story (The McKettrick Way) they were single. I learned my lesson when I read the McKettrick series in the order in which the website has them which is totally convol ...more
Kate Vale
Aug 18, 2013 Kate Vale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A two-story collection, the first deals with Olivia O'Ballivan, a vet who can talk to animals and has a very smart Golden Retriever, who tangles with Tanner Quinn, her next-door rancher and his 12-yr old daughter. This is a Christmas story and it wouldn't be complete with a tree-seller who is Santa in hiding (sort of).

The second story follows Olivia's sister, one of the twins, Ashley and explores whether Jack McCall, who stole her heart years earlier, is going to have it stolen again. OR will sh
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Stacey Houllis
Nov 04, 2015 Stacey Houllis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book with two stories about two sisters that find love and rise their families in Stone Creek. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to friends.
Jodi
Mar 04, 2015 Jodi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author is an auto buy for me. I can never put her books down, and haven't found one that has been a disappointment. Love her westerns.
Jill (Embrace the Romance)
I love anything that Linda Lael Miller writes and this is no exception. Both stories are about family and what brings them together. You have protective big brothers, caring sisters and sweet children. Lina makes rancher life sexy as hell. I mean who wouldn't want a cowboy of their own.

Tanner & Olivia's story is sweet and romantic. You have Tanner's daughter who tries her hardest to make Tanner believe he belongs in Stone Creek with Olivia.

Ashley & Jack's story is about finding the love
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Natalie
Dec 11, 2013 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is two story's in one book!And both were really good! The first one is about the town veterinarian ,and the new man in town with a 12 year old daughter.And the town vet also has the ability to talk to the animals!So as they both go through some family stuff,they as so find an attraction to each other!
The second story is about Ashley who runs the Bed and Breakfast in town,and who checks in, but an old boyfriend who works for the DEA.He broke her heart once and she was not going to let him
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M
Dec 15, 2011 M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
two sisters, , two strong men, two Christmas romances, one small town. I liked Olivia's story because she has the talent of talking to animals--her dog Ginger is full of advice and made me laugh, Ashley's story was more bitter-sweet, she is morning the loss of a mother who was seriously disturbed When Jack McCall (the man who always walks away) walks back into her life bringing sure heartache. In true LLM fashion both stories have HEA.
Laura Beasley
Feb 06, 2013 Laura Beasley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Mary Ann
Enjoyed this book but not as much as the others in the series. Liked getting to know more about each character and the family. Not much plot to this one. Love story and in this one guy if fearful of commitment due to past tragedy in his life. Will continue to read more about this family. Like the way Linda Lael Miller writes. Even a rather weak story, she can drawn the reader in and want you to read more.
Brenda
May 24, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up on Amazon for my Kindle when it was on sale, and loved the stories. That said, they were romantic, at times sappy, but great feel good reads that I needed because of a stressful week. More and more I realize I'm a "Mood Reader". Linda Lael Miller's stories can be counted on for heartfelt smiles.
Marcia
Aug 03, 2014 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another 2-in-1 holiday release.

A Stone Creek Christmas
Rated ****
Perfect hero, perfect heroine, perfect dog…not to mention Rodney the reindeer. Perfect holiday reading.

At Home in Stone Creek
Rated ***1/2
Another good holiday romance that takes place two years after A Stone Creek Christmas
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Oct 22, 2011 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance
Shelves: romance, read-in-2011
Well, I did it again. Grabbed the latest thing I saw from the grocery store without taking a close look at it. Guess what...it consists of two books I already own.

Good because this gives me more to trade at paperbackswap.com. Bad because I've wasted the money.

Oh, well.
Brianne
Dec 29, 2014 Brianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday
I really liked both of the novellas, but think I was pulled in At home in Stone creek - Ashley and Jack more so - they had past experiences together more than once and then were dealing with a lot of issues in the present as well.
Shawna Hansen
Loved this! I didn't think an animal communicator would draw me in, but I loved every page! Great holiday story. Rodney is adorable. The second sister's, Ashley's, story was also wonderful. I am looking forward to Melissa's story!
Stephanie
The first story took a while for me to get interested in but the second story was much better, especially since the main characters were minor characters from the first story and I was more interested in them. Good read.
Lisa Currier
Nov 03, 2011 Lisa Currier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though the stories are predictable, I liked them. LLM characters are well written and enjoyable. I've always liked that her characters intertwine from book to book. This was a good, easy fun read.
Niki
This is two books from Linda Millers Stone Creek series. It is the only two that I have read but liked them they caught your attention from the start and were fast and romantic with a little suspense./
Nicole
The second story in this book went on for what seemed like FOREVER! Too many shallow characters, I actually kept getting confused between who was who.
Sandy Forman-Johnson
This was a 2 for one and both books were superb. Couldn't put it down, the more I read the more I wanted to read.
Sharon Sherman
Linda Laael Miller has two more winners in this book. Not to be missed.
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The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.

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Other Books in the Series

Stone Creek (6 books)
  • The Man from Stone Creek (Stone Creek, #1)
  • A Wanted Man (Stone Creek, #2)
  • The Rustler (Stone Creek, #3)
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  • The Bridegroom (Stone Creek, #5)
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