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Any couple who spends the night in the Christmas cottage shall have love everlasting... Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn't counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be's b ...more
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Published November 25th 2012 by Amazon Digital
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Beth Fred
This is definitely a lesson on not judging a book by it's cover. I loved this story. It had a strong emotional appeal, believable characters (although the MC's best friend was a little over the top), a good voice, and a well structured plot. This is a five star story! I'm impressed with the story. Grammatical errors and missing words repeatedly pulled me out of the story and I still read it in a day. I was that interested, and I never lost my emotional connection to the characters and their jour ...more
Amanda Sheila
I enjoyed it.

This book is surprisingly good, despite the cover that personally to me, not that interesting. The story itself is kind of cliche, but who doesn't love cliche?

Lacey has to decorate the cottage for her best friend's wedding. She the maid of honor. She didn't know that while decorating the cottage, she'll get assisted by Ean, her best friend's brother. When she was fourteen, Lacey told Ean that she liked him but he rejected her. Now, stuck alone in a romantic cottage, what will happ
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Jennifer
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

The Christmas Cottage was another great read from Samantha Chase. I love that both of the male leads in the stories I have read are these really smart guys who are not conventionally super attractive. They are not the buff hot guys that everyone wants. They are the guys that people kind of look over or don't really see for who they are. They are not players, they are just kind of nerdy guys. I like that. It is a nice change from the obviously s
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Reviewed by Angie
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The Christmas Cottage is definitely one of those books that you can not judge by it’s cover; it may not be the prettiest, but the story that lies between the covers is one you won’t forget any time soon. I agree with some of the reviews that I have read that this could have benefited from an extra proofreading {or an extra set of eyes} to go over the few grammatical and punctuation errors. W
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Beth Cutwright
I love Christmas reads. We all need a bit of magic, peace and love in our world and it seems to me that Christmas related stories, be they short stories or full fledged novels, somehow fit the bill. Chase's, The Christmas Cottage, was an enchanting tale. Lacey Quinn at the ripe old age of fourteen had declared her love for Ean Callahan and experienced a humiliating rejection from the young man who was college bound and determined to make a success of his life. Oh my, how I could relate to Lacey' ...more
Gjones
I enjoyed this book!
Amanda
Okay, the premise of this story is a little far fetched - A cottage that promises everlasting love if you just sleep in it (with someone special) for one night. Yeah, I know, it sounds cheesy, right? Well, it's Christmas time and with all this holiday spirit floating around I gave it a whirl.

So while Ms. Chase's "The Christmas Cottage" is a little predictable, the plot is so fine tuned that you can easily overlook that. From the moment Lacey and Ean seemed to be following the path of obvious pre
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Charli ღ Denae
This is a delightfully, cute Christmas romance with a twist ending. Lacey's been in love with her best friend's older brother as long as she can remember. The night before he's to leave for college, she confesses her love, only to have him unintensionally humiliate her. After all, he's known her his whole life and thinks of her as another little sister. Besides, she's only fourteen and Ean's eighteen, which makes a relationship between them illegal in most states. Avoiding Ean over the next deca ...more
Becky
Lacey Quinn has been in love with Ean Callahan, her best friend Ava's brother, since she can remember. Years ago, the night Ean graduated and Lacey was just a teenager, she professed her love for him. She made a total fool of herself and has not seen him since. Now Ava is getting married and they are both standing up in the wedding. The fairytale is, that anyone who stays in the family cottage on their wedding night will live happily every after. Ean and Lacey are in charge of decorating the cot ...more
Angie
Synopsis: "Any couple who spends the night in the Christmas cottage shall have love everlasting... Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn't counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be's brother, to be assisting her. Spending the evening ensconced in the overly romantic setting while a blizzard howls ...more
Beverly Haskins
Light hearted Christmas Romance

I enjoyed this light hearted Christmas Romance. It was somewhat predictable but well written and filled with the warmth and joy of the Holidays! It is well worth a read of you can find a spare couple of hours during the holidays!!!
Cici
Fun and flirty! This is a fun sweet romance! This is predictable romance. The heroine is in love with her best friends brother. The reconciliation after so much time apart is sweet. This particular one is not graphic.
Dot
Loved the layered plot and the instant connection you made with the characters. Really felt apart of the story since it was set in North Carolina and the descriptions were so that it made you think of several locations but yet could have been any house in the Raleigh or North Carolina mountains. The writing style is similar to the first book by Samantha Chase, "Jordan's Return" and the "ending" is more of a tease and strongly suggests that there is another book coming. Which I saw on the fan pag ...more
Maryann Shankel
Good book

Good book

I gave this book 5 stars. Enjoyed the book very much, didn't want it to be the end. Likable characters.
Allison Connors
Love holiday romances and this one did not disappoint. Heart warming story with great characters. Loved every minute of it! A must read!
Nancy Byers
Second chances

I love this book because it's a beautiful love story that the guy you thought was lost loves you back.
Victoria
I read this to the end but couldn't quite put my finger in why i wasn't really enjoying it. Helpful review, I know.
Tara
two stars seems almost too harsh. I didn't actively dislike it, but didn't really enjoy it either. it was just - meh. Abundant typos and odd turns of phrase, which had me frequently wondering, "was that another typo, or did she write that sentence like that on purpose?" I knew when I started the book that the premise sounded a little cheesy, but I enjoy cheesy and was hoping it would be a fun, light read. Unfortunately, it just felt slight and undeveloped. I never felt any connection to the char ...more
Jane
Loved this story
Cathy
A beautiful story! Loved it!
Stacie
Well, this was a sweet story that made me smile and I'm happy I read it. Falling in love at Christmas time always makes for a happy romance. However, the book could use some more thorough editing. The story needs to be worked through a little more and the timeline. For me, that is why it's a three star book rather than a four. Overall I liked it and I'll probably read Ever After, book 2 in the series. Happy reading!!
Chris Stevens
Sweet Christmas story

This story will suck you into the characters lives & questioning others right along with everyone. A quick read that is sure to make you smile.
Dot
Great love story set in North Carolina, parts are in Raleigh and others are in the mountains. Descriptive adult relationship but nothing graphic. Can't wait to see how the story continues, definitely another book coming.

Love the Samantha Chase Fan page on Facebook to find out special details and teasers about books. THERE IS a New Release Coming in March! picking up where this leaves off.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Lacey and Ean have known each other forever. His little sister is her best friend, and their families are pretty close. They have not seen each other in 12 years, but neither has been far from the others thoughts. They get stranded at his family's cottage and the love that was twinkling turns into a full blaze. An unexpected Christmas wedding makes this a great book. Great read!!
Sylvia
This was a sweet wonderful book. I'm very pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it very much. Reading the next Christmas cottage book. Don't pass this series by. Lacey and ean's story.
Gina
This is such a great romance!!! It's quick and festive!! Lacey and Ean have known each other their enitre lives -- Lacey is Ean's sister Ava's best friend. Lacey has always loved Ean and Ean really did love Lacey -- it's a great coming back together romance for all the hopeless romantics -- with a Christmas theme!!
Angie
I really enjoyed this book. Lacey and Ean had such a chemistry. Ava was definitely a bridezilla for a little while, but wasn't this about her. Lacey and Ean were such a great couple. I can't wait to read Ava's story. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
Debbie
I love happily ever afters; and though the fairy tale ended too soon, I didn't stop smiling to the end
Deliasue
How could a person think that a cottage would make their marriage work, their live to live happy ever after, just by spending their honeymoon in that cottage. It did work out for one couple, you must read the book to find out which one it gives it's blessings to.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more
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