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What’s better than a Christmas Wedding? Ten Christmas Weddings!

Join ten New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors to celebrate the holiday season with a boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever afters. From sweet to sexy, suspense to small town drama, travel from Belarus to Africa to the snowy Highlands of Scotland as Sant
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Published October 21st 2014 by Hard Knock Books
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Claire
Oct 21, 2014 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What an awesome box set.

I love christmas and pretty much anything to do with it and you can't go wrong with a bit of christmas romance.

This box set is full of great stories all with a festive romance theme. It's hard to pick favourites but the ones that stood out to me were:

Recipe for love by Ruth Cardello. I have read about Maddie and Richard before in Ms Cardello's previous books and it was great to have a look at how they met and fell in love. It was super funny, romantic and families bo
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Crystal
Oct 21, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great anthology! I loved each story and found new authors that I want to read more of. The stories were all wonderfully written and left me with a smile on my face. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite because they were all wonderful.

I would definitely recommend this anthology.

BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
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Recepi for Love
Ten Christmas Brides Box Set
By: Ruth Cardello
Rated: R
Genry: Holiday Romance
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Maddy Andrade being the daughter of the Alessandro Andrade was a huge responsabilities to carry on her shoulders. The Andrade's were a huge Italian family that nothing matter more than each other.
When Maddy is faced with a secret that involves betrayel to a family member she is left to keep that secret to herself, not being comfortable with it, she does the first thing
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Susan Parkes
Oct 25, 2014 Susan Parkes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this as an ARC and loved it. The stories are all well written and you fall in love with the characters.

Recipe for Love by Ruth Cardello.

This is a story about a a rich girl protected by her family, who just wants to get away and be by herself, and because of a misunderstanding Maddy ends up staying in the house of a locally famous chef. When they meet their is instant flames of attraction and the start of a beautiful story.

Must Love Santa by Nina Bruhns

This story is about a cop doing u
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Allie
Oct 27, 2014 Allie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this as an ARC for review. I loved it! The stories kept me interested and have different types of couples and situations. A little something for everyone. Reviewed by Allie Chapman

Recipe for Love by Ruth Cardello
This is about a a young woman,who was close to her wealthy family. She found out disappointing news from her father, and just wants to get away and be by herself to sort out her feelings. Maddy ends up as a guest of locally famous chef. He didn't expect her, nor she the feeli
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Shannon Binegar-Foster
I received this box set in exchange for my honest review, which in no way influenced my opinion. I really enjoyed each and every book in the set. I was a bit leery of a couple as they were not my normal choice for romance storylines but was more than pleasantly surprised by them and hope to read many more books by all of the authors in the set. I thought it best to give each book its own recognition here are their reviews below.

Recipe For Love by Ruth Cardello
I found this to be a very charming s
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LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog
Holiday Heroes

This was a heartwarming boxset filled with a wonderful assortment of fantastic authors and delicious holiday stories. In Ruth Cardello's Recipe for Love we have Maddie and Richard who neither expected to find love while searching for what they felt they life was missing. In Nina Bruhns "Must Love Santa" Nick never expected that his dog Zenon would lead him (literally) to the love of his life. In An Almost Christmas by Donna Fasano Aaron wants to give his daughter a perfect Christma
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Nicole Smith
Oct 21, 2014 Nicole Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, box-set
This a great collection of Christmas stories. All different settings and scenarios. Most have you tearing up, but in each one the magic of the season wins out.

Recipe for Love: This is a cute story of unexpected events. So much for assumptions and stereotypes. These two are in a shock when Madison accepts the help of Richard's sister to hide away for a bit. Sparks instantly fly, but can these two coexist before they kill each other, See the magic of the holiday season work it's magic on these tw
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Kai
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Ten Christmas Brides is a group of 10 holiday romances by different authors. The author that gifted the book to me wrote the 10th book, so that is where I started. I want to preface my review with the fact that Christmas romances are my not so guilty reading pleasure and I will read one whenever I get the chance. OK, here goes:

As of 11/1/14, I am on the 4th story of the collection but my 5th story overall. I find this collection ve
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Candy Laine
Oct 17, 2014 Candy Laine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a advanced copy of the book, in exchange for a Honest Review

Ten Christmas Brides boxed set is absolutely wonderful ! Having read Ruth Cardello’s billionaire series, it was nice to find out the back story to Maddy and Richard’s romance in France. Considering the important part that Maddy plays all though the billionaire series, it was nice to be introduced to her as a young girl before she met the love of her life. Richard was also marvelous. I loved the way he created wonderful new di
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Tabitha Jones
Oct 20, 2014 Tabitha Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!! what can I say!!! this boxset deserves way more than 5 stars!!!!

I am a lover of anything Christmas and this was right up my alley! Heart felt and heart warming stories of love all boxed up. Although I am not completely done with all of the books yet here are my reviews for what i have read.

Recipe for Love by Ruth Cardello what a sweetly written romance of love and food. Madison decides to take off to Italy for some quiet time. Little did she know she would run into French Chef Richard an
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Cathy Geha
Oct 17, 2014 Cathy Geha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having only read the first two stories in this collection I know I will have much fun reading to come between now and Christmas. If the first two are anything to go by these stories are steamy and loving and full of fun!

The first story in this bundle was written by Ruth Cardello and is about a college graduate from a wealthy loving family who has just heard a “secret” and is not happy so flies off in her private jet to France. This story of Madison and Richard, the wealthy princess and the tale
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Vicki Rathburn
Oct 26, 2014 Vicki Rathburn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book! Each story is amazing. In RECIPE FOR LOVE, Ruth Cardello writes a story of love and family. She is an awesome storyteller. MUST LOVE SANTA by Nina Bruhns is a great story! It made me laugh and I love the suspense of finding out how the bad guy did it. ALMOST PERFECT by Donna Fasano is a heartwarming story of healing and finding love through pain. Loved it!! CHRISTMAS CAPTIVE by Rebecca York is great! I love a
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Judy C
Oct 21, 2014 Judy C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC was received to an honest review!!!!

This has Ten New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors that celebrate the holiday season with this boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever after.

Recipe for Love by Ruth Cardello is a story about a young woman trying to escape her family and falls for a sexy French chef. If you read the Legacy series and the Andreas series you'll know Maddie. This is her story and I loved it. I only wished it was a full l
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Marissa
Oct 18, 2014 Marissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As the holiday season is quickly approaching, these are ten different love stories by ten different authors centering round Christmas and love. A little bit of everything for readers to enjoy from the wonders of children, foreign destinations, unexpected connections involving love.

You are transported it into settings taking you on a wild ride. You find love takes it is own twist and turns and when you least it expected.

This box set gives you ten tales to fall in love with du
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Mayas
Oct 20, 2014 Mayas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want to increase your Christmas cheer and indulge with a lot of romance, laughs, love, and down right adorability then this box set is a MUST purchase. I awed from the beginning with Ruth story with Maddie to the end Belle. I truly believe the the joy of holidays and love start with the kids and a little helping hand and oh do these books had it in spades.

Thank you ladies for bringing back the joy and love and the reason the holidays are so dear. Having love, family and a little "i do" w
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Cynthia
Oct 21, 2014 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved each story - they each had its own special quality. They ALL are heartwarming.
This is not going to be lengthy review just so you get the gist of each story - save your eyes & read the book - I LOVED IT!!!

Recipe of Love - humor and charm.
Must Love Santa -sweet.
An Almost Perfect Christmas - emotional
Christmas Captive - suspenseful
The Army Doctor's Honeymoon Baby - secrets and true love
Kiss me Santa - second chances
An Unusual Christmas - forgiveness
A Cowboy for Christmas - sweet hunky c
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Cathy Skendrovich
I love Christmas anthologies. I love reading various holiday stories that make me feel good. And I went into this set with high hopes.
All the stories began well enough. I liked their premises, H/h's, and humor and/or descriptions. But what I did not like was the very, very graphic sex scenes in some of them. I did not think they contributed to the stories; i.e., they did not move the plot along. Many readers like that description; I happen not to be one of them, and I actually put the book down
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Heather Cicio
Oct 21, 2014 Heather Cicio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is a collection of love stories that revolve around the holidays. Each story is unique in its own way. Some make you cry, some make you laugh, some do both! But the one thing they all have in common is that they all warm your heart. They are well written and flow smoothly. I recommend this book if you like a feel good love story!
Delene Yochum
Oct 21, 2014 Delene Yochum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holiday Romance Boxset to warm the coldest heart! I was privileged to be granted a copy to read before release. These books are heartwarming, heart wrenching and a great read for lovers of any and all romance genres. An Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano will stay with me forever as a must read holiday romance every year. Start your holidays reads off by purchasing this boxset!!
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Ten best selling authors have put together ten awesome reads of romance, Christmas magic and love. A must read collection that is fast paced and delicious from the first page to the last. Highly recommended for your Christmas pleasure. It was hard to pick just one favorite. Some were new to me authors, some old favorites, ALL were absolute delights.
Shirleen Miller
Oct 21, 2014 Shirleen Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a wonderful opportunity to discover new authors and to come home to the tried and true. Like so many I too have my favorite but it was neat to read other authors too. Ten story's of love, now what could be better than that at a time of the year when we may need to be reminded of good things in the hustle and bustle of the season.
Christi Lofton
Oct 19, 2014 Christi Lofton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ten great short reads by ten phenomenal authors. This is a book that you grab and read one or two novellas at a time or you can sit down and read the whole thing at once. There are moments of emotion, moments of humor, moments of first love, and moments of tortured years of love. Five Stars to this collection. Grab it now!
Chrissy
Oct 09, 2014 Chrissy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a advanced copy of the book, in exchange for a Honest Review...

I have to say, I am only about the 5th, book in and I Have to say I love this book. It is a sweet romance get yours today, you will enjoy in it.....

Abra
All the novellas in this anthology are self-contained stories with no teasers. I liked most of the stories, but the body count seemed pretty high - out of ten novellas there were six dead spouses, four dead children, and several people whose parents died while they were young.

Recipe for Love by Ruth Cardello: The very immature heroine meets the jaded hero in France. This is ok, but be aware that the hero makes a big life decision for the heroine without her input.

Must Love Santa by Nina Bruhns:
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Kym
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Anthology
This is a collection of 10 short stories and novellas. Overall, an interesting collection, though most were predictable. There were a variety of settings, from Africa, Scotland, and Belarus, to both coasts of the US. The one stand-out story for me was Christmas Captive by Rebecca York, which had an interesting premise and enjoyable characters. It was so different from the others.
I can't do a decent review because I didn't zoom right through as I usually do,
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Marie
Dec 30, 2014 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-reviewed
This box set is fabulous! There's quite the variety of stories - from steamy and erotic to mysterious and contemporary, it's a little something for everyone :) It's a wonderful collection for lovers of the Holiday Romance sub-genre, and fun quick reads for those of us who just enjoy a great love story.

Each story has it's own unique characteristics that make it great. Every one takes the reader to a new and sometimes exotic place that enhances the wonderment factor and the holiday spirit, as wel
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Lulu Vega
Dec 01, 2014 Lulu Vega rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy a good read, specially when they come in a boxed set. I get to read stories about different authors and during the cold winter days, I get to lay down on my bed, wrap myself in a blanket, enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa and read until I fall asleep. These stories are full of romance, which is my favorite thing about a story, since I'm a romantic at heart. Every story is very well written and the best thing is that you get ten books for a very low price, you can't beat that. I highly ...more
Peggy
Nov 11, 2014 Peggy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~Received For An Honest Review~



Ten wonderful stories right in time for Christmas, well any time! Just the perfect weather to snuggle down and enjoy some heart felt books! All are well written and will make you fall in love with each character! You have a little bit of everything in each book that you read. Will will laugh, cry, and sit on the edge of your seat as you turn the pages. You guess will take you in a direction just to be surprised that the book takes you into another direction.
Annette
Feb 11, 2015 Annette rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The 1st story was okay my main problem was when I began to get into the storyline, this showed up....."Demo version limitation, this page not show up." This happened at least 3 times if not more places throughout the first story of this anthology, I only paid 99 cents but I didn't realize that meant pages would be missing/omitted. Disappointing, now I won't ever read any of the others because an incomplete story is a waste of time.
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Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York--then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather ...more
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