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The Night Before Christmas

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When their private plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada, two political enemies discover that survival means more than just living--it also means loving.A gripping story by "New York Times" bestselling author Brenda Novak.


Wrapped in a bow and left on a doorstep, an innocent baby proves a true gift for three couples who have let hurt feelings get in the way of healing heart
Paperback, 315 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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I was pleasantly surprised by all the stories in this book. I don't think I have read anything by any of these authors before this, but would look forward to reading more by them now.

All of the stories were well-written for their length, but they would all be good as longer stories, too. I also think The Christmas Baby would make a fun movie. It could be easily translated to a visual format.

That being said, I could not pick a favorite. I will be keeping this book to reread in a year or two.
I actually liked all three stories very much. A sense of hope, and finding what is right for happiness pervades all three stories, and they all left me feeling happy, which is the best result from a Christmas book!
I checked this book out because I enjoy Brenda Novak's writing. Her story was fair, but I didn't enjoy it as much as her other work. Of the three stories, I thought the third one was the most enjoyable.
Third story was by far the best. Which is odd for me since I LOVE Brenda Novak and Day Leclaire. But there stories were only good, not great. The third story made this book well worth purchasing.
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The Christmas Eve Promise was my favorite. Really great anthology.
3 romances in one, with Christmas themes. Very fast reads.
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It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.

“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a
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