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Once Upon a Pillow (Once Upon A Pillow #1 To #4)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  585 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
From two of romance fiction's most exciting and acclaimed authors comes the sizzling saga of a magnificent bed and the lovers who have shared it through the ages. Collaborating for the first time, Christina Dodd and Connie Brockway take readers on an unforgettable adventure -- from medieval times to present day -- that sparkles with love and laughter.
Once Upon a Pillow

Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Gallery Books (first published 2002)
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Princess Thuy
Mar 24, 2014 Princess Thuy rated it it was amazing
Stumbled upon this book at a book sale and I am so glad I bought it. It is a very different way to write novellas and I was very pleasantly surprised because I didn't know what to expect. There are 4 stories in this book, two written by each author, but they were all seamlessly incorporated into one full length novel. The story is about a bed. Yes, a bed and it starts off being told in the present day by Laurel who is kind of like the curator for this old English Manor. She gives tours for this ...more
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Jul 09, 2013 Flora rated it it was amazing
I love anthologies because they provide a wonderful way of finding new authors. I first read this novella in a collection of related stories in a book called "Once upon a Pillow." It was collaboration between two authors that were new to me then, but who are now on my auto buy list for anything they write!
In “Once Upon a Pillow" we follow the history of a magnificently majestic bed, and the frolicking there-in, from its beginnings in medieval England, to the Elizabethan era, the Regency period
Deborah Vespo
Nov 20, 2013 Deborah Vespo rated it really liked it
This book was a collaboration of Christina Dodd and Connie Brockway. I read in the back of the book that the idea for the story actually came from Christina's husband! Pretty cool!

Laurel Whitney is the curator of the the Masterton family home, which is now a museum. Due to the size and the age of the home it's an enormous expense and tours fund the continued running and upkeep of the home. However, the current owners have decided it's an expense they no longer want to have to deal with, they ar
Jun 11, 2014 Sandra rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing and interesting, that I want to read it again and again. Once I started I wasn't capable of putting it down.
All the romance and intrigue...
I just loved it!
Cecilia Rodriguez
A collection of four short romance stories which are all interconnected by a wooden bed.
The first story is set during the Medieval period and tell of the bed's origins.
Feb 10, 2014 Sonja rated it it was amazing
Loved this book... following the bed thru the centuries was fun... what an creative way to tie several stories together!
Judi Lacanlale
Jan 03, 2012 Judi Lacanlale rated it it was amazing
This book by Christina Dodd & the awesome Connie Brockway (who I'm currently obsessing on, that's why I found this book) is the reason why I love Ms. Brockway. I love the four stories of love that has to do with one magical bed. It takes us from medieval times from 1200's during the crusade to the 1500's, to the Regency Era all the way to present day. I absolutely was take in by this book and was a joy from beginning to end. The love scenes were magnificently scorching HOT which is always a ...more
May 27, 2016 Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, 2016
3.5 stars
Some stories were more enjoyable than others for me, but a wonderful idea.
DK Hoffman
Nov 21, 2015 DK Hoffman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This was sweet, funny, romantic, and very cleverly written. Totally enjoyed it.
Rachel Kennedy
Jun 07, 2016 Rachel Kennedy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Cute idea for an anthology, but the overall stories were average.
Christine Anna  Kirchoff
Oct 25, 2015 Christine Anna Kirchoff rated it really liked it
I read this awhile ago but I never rated it on here.
Stephanie Bolen
Jan 09, 2015 Stephanie Bolen rated it really liked it
Nice character development, interesting concept, good writing, smugglers were unnecessary
Betty Brewer
Jan 19, 2015 Betty Brewer rated it liked it
This was an enjoyable read.
Aug 18, 2014 Terri rated it it was amazing
Will read again!
Jun 30, 2014 Kristi rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, own-ibook
I generally enjoy anthologies and I particularly like those that have a connecting theme. This was a bed -- how delicious is that? I liked all the characters save the contemporary Laurel and Max story. For some reason, I couldn't warm up to them, especially Max. Overall, however, an enjoyable read.
How many love stories can one antique piece of furniture tell? This book of 4 romance novellas tells the story of one family from it's medieval beginning to the present and how a large carved wooden bedframe shapes their love stories. I don't think I'm a novella person.... I always seem to think that they would be better as full novels.
Aug 28, 2013 Kristine rated it liked it
This was on ok read. I generally like Christina Dodd's books more. The concept of a bed that has stories over the ages is intriguing, but the stories themselves seemed a little trite and easily wrapped up. I guess fitting 4 stories in one book will do that. Basically a quick bubble gum read for me.
Oct 16, 2012 Mo rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2012
Interesting device. Written by Christina Dodd and Connie Brockway. I didn't care for the modern romance as it felt rushed and unbelievable. (I believe it was a collaberation of the 2 authors.) The 3 historical short stories were better.
Mar 05, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the three historical segments and of course the charming present day love story.
Jul 03, 2013 Jocelyn rated it liked it
This last installment was not my favorite, but I can see myself reading these novellas again!
Sep 14, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Grt stories, 1,2,3,4 that order. 1st is best
Jul 30, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-read
Really enjoyed this book.
Tammy Smith
Sep 01, 2008 Tammy Smith rated it really liked it
Super fun read!
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