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Once Upon a Thanksgiving (PTA Moms #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
It's A Time For Giving And Receiving...LoveAs if working and raising her family of five--four kids and one demanding cat--isn't enough, Samantha Williams has been volunteered to oversee a Thanksgiving pageant at her kids' school. So a relationship is the last thing on this stretched-too-thin single mother's mind.Until she meets the new interim principal--sexy, single Harry ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Harlequin (first published September 20th 2008)
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Fun read!

Once Upon a Thanksgiving is the first in a 3 book series. It is a delight to read and I am looking forward to the rest of them.

In this series, 3 single parents missed the first PTA meeting and were "volunteered" for social planning committee. They will be heads of Thanksgiving play, Christmas fair, and Valenteine's day. Samantha our first mother takes on Thanksgiving since she has a third grader which is the grade that does the actual play. Other grades just do some singing. But poor Sa
Nov 01, 2015 Riki rated it really liked it
Samantha Williams has her hands full. After her husband left their family, she is raising four kids and one demanding cat all by herself. As if all of that wasn’t enough, she misses one little PTS meeting and all of a sudden she’s been volunteered to oversee the Thanksgiving pageant at her kid’s school. With all of this on her plate, falling into another relationship is the last thing on Samantha’s mind. But then she is reunited with sexy, single Harry Remington, who just happens to be acting as ...more
Nov 14, 2008 Dina rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Samantha Williams, is a divorced mom with 3 boys, a daughter and a very demanding cat. So, as if trying to work and raise her family was not enough, she has now volunteered to do a Thanksgiving pagent at the kids school. So there is no time to even think about a relationship anytime soon or so she thinks until she meets up with an old childhood friend Harry Remington, who turns out to be the new interim principle at the same school. Harry is enjoying spending time with Samantha's family as frien ...more
Sep 10, 2009 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2009
I love, love, loved this book. I fell in love with Holly's voice when I picked up the middle book to this series with the free reads Harlequin gave out. If they were hoping to generate sales out of doing that it totally worked for me. I went out and immediately bought the other two and have already started the third. I spent so much of this book in watery tears of happiness that it was hard to read! I've always been told that having kids in books is a big no and for some lines I suppose I can se ...more
My first foray into romance; I won't assign a star rating. I tried to start with the tamest of the 5 and I think I succeeded. Writing reminds me of the formulaic Sweet Valley High, Babysitters Club, etc that I read as a pre-teen. There was a well-developed, if not predictable, backstory to Samantha so there was a little more to the book than just the romance between she and Harry. Overall not as terrible as it could have been. Would be good for readers of gentle contemporary romance.
Oct 02, 2008 Shelley rated it really liked it
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Shelves: chicklitromance
This was really solid writing. A great story, well rounded and actually completely realistic characters, and a logical ending not often found in romances. Awesome! I'll definitely check out the next in the series, about Michelle.

(Okay, I thought that naming two of her children Stan and Stella was kind of weird and possibly creepy, but other than that, can recommend it without hesitation.)
Oct 24, 2008 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Loveable characters with real conflict in their lives, a great small town setting and a cat called Grunge---what's not to adore!
Dec 13, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2013
Fun romance set around Thanksgiving.. Single mom of 4 kids organizes the school thanksgiving pageant and falls for the principal :)
Feb 03, 2016 Sky rated it really liked it
Fun read - it was cool having the book set in Erie, PA.
Nov 07, 2012 Racheal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 08, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FANTASTIC Thanksgiving/holiday read. This book has real life situations and makes you fall in love with everyone involved.
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Holly Jacobs leads a life full of romance and adventure. From skydiving to jet-setting around Europe, from snorkeling in coral reefs to writing while wearing beautiful silk peignoir sets and popping chocolate bonbons, Holly Jacobs leads a life that is the epitome of romance...

Well, my fictional life sounds more interesting, but not better than my real life. Really, I'm the happily married mother
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