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Glad Tidings (Here Comes Trouble & There's Something About Christmas)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  1,578 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews

This is a time for families, for togetherness, for memories. On Christmas Eve, Maryanne and Nolan Adams tell their kids the story they most want to hear --- how Mom and Dad met and fell in love. It all started when they were reporters on rival Seattle papers ... and next thing you know, Here Comes Trouble!

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Mass Market Paperback, 475 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Mira (first published January 1st 2006)
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Cecelia In Here Comes Trouble, part of the Glad Tidings collection, Nolan is hesitant about dating Maryanne. One reason why he is unsure about dating her is…moreIn Here Comes Trouble, part of the Glad Tidings collection, Nolan is hesitant about dating Maryanne. One reason why he is unsure about dating her is because she's from a wealthy family, and he's from the wrong side of the tracks. Have you, or anybody you know, ever been in this situation? Did it affect your romance? If so, how?(less)

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Dec 10, 2011 Krystal rated it really liked it
There's Something About Christmas had me reading through the night! I absolutely fell in love with this story. If it wasn't for a stressful job which requires a good amount of sleep to function on, I would have finsihed this book in one night. Loved There's Something About Christmas. Perhaps it was the fond memories it brought back of my Grandfather... he had the best fruitcake! Who know a book about fruitcake would be so fun and addicting. That is excatly how I would describe this story... fun ...more
Jan 12, 2012 Margaret rated it it was ok
The first of the 2 stories, There's Something About Christmas, was a good light romance. Enjoyed seeing the relationship develop but, like others said, there seems to be something missing from this development, maybe because it's shorter than a typical book devoted to itself.

Here Comes Trouble, the second story in the book...I only finished this story because I was already halfway through and it was a quick read. I was continually hoping she would change each encounter up between Nolan and Marya
Anne Holly
Aug 05, 2014 Anne Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-away
Not the best collection of shorties I've ever read, but it was fair reading for fans of the genre, and made an okay Sunday diversion.

1. There's Something About Christmas (2005)

You know what I find romantic? A fellow who can respect "no". This one missed the mark, there. The way Oliver aggressively hounds her for no real reason was off-putting; it is not romantic when someone decides, after seeing a lady for five minutes, that she must fall to his superior charms, and becomes a nooky-seeking miss
Jan 02, 2017 Jaclyn rated it liked it
I really enjoyed "There's Something About Christmas," particularly how hilarious the heroine's adventures on the plane were and how adorable a part the dogs played in the story.

I liked the hero of "Here Comes Trouble," but the story was just ok.
Jeanine Lent
"Glad Tidings" was actually 2 books - "There's Something about Christmas" and "Here Comes Trouble." I did not like these 2 books as much as the past several books I have read by Debbie Macomber. I seem to prefer her books with angels in them. I'm not sure why yet. I preferred the first book, "There's Something about Christmas" & didn't care as much about the 2nd one, "Here Comes Trouble." In the 2nd book, I could not believe Maryanne liked, never mind loved the man, Nolan. I felt he was so m ...more
May 21, 2015 Cecelia rated it liked it
When Nolan Adams publishes a column about Maryanne, a spoiled and rich debutante, vivid sparks fly between the twosome. Maryanne does not want to be portrayed as a rich and pampered woman, although rich and pampered is her lifestyle. She lives in a pricey, high class apartment. Her father arranged for her to get a wonderful job at the newspaper. She’s always had everything handed to her on a silver platter, and she wants to prove to Nolan that she can work on her own, with no help from her famil ...more
Sep 07, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
August 2013
4★ overall for the two short stories

There's Something About Christmas 4★
A cute Macomber Christmas romance short story. Christmas in Seattle, Washington. The description of the weather is no where near to what my aunt describes (who lives in Omak - northern Washington). My aunt has been visiting us in California for the past 3 Christmases in order to escape the below zero weather. Our 60 degree F. weather during Christmas is like Washington's Springtime weather.

Here Comes Trouble 3.5★
Julie C-F
I like it that the H for once is not a CEO and the h is not a seemingly timid girl with a little fire in her. Emma is a good writer who has a good understanding of human nature. I like it that she incorporates life lessons in the articles she wrote with fruitcake being a central theme. I seemed to notice Oliver's tendency to twice play at the tables and it disturbed me so. Their story is a light read and funny in some parts.

Annie and Nolan had a good thing going between the two of them even if N
Sep 12, 2015 Me rated it liked it
One of the reasons that I'm not thrilled when two stories are packaged into one book, is that I find myself comparing the two. That was the case with There's Something About Christmas and Here Comes Trouble. I loved There's Something About Christmas and will eventually try all three of the fruitcake recipes that were sprinkled throughout the story. By the time I started reading Here Comes Trouble, I was tired of a female reporter again being a lead character. The story begins as a "How I Met You ...more
Polly Clarke
The first story held my attention... just about. If it wasn't for the first story, this would be a one star. I couldn't get into the second story and frankly, found it too boring. I really wanted to like the characters and plot and get into the Christmas/Yuletide spirit but it just wasn't there for me. I'm sure there's plenty of other stories that people have enjoyed but having had a taster, Debbie Macomber is not for me.
Nov 30, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed both stories in this 2 in 1 book. Both stories have a Christmas "theme" to them.
I liked the story about the reporter and the fruitcake contest the best.

The characters are well developed, the stories were hard to put down! =)
Sarah Eisele
Dec 26, 2014 Sarah Eisele rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Not a fan of this one (Here Comes Trouble)
Jul 14, 2014 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story you fall in love with!!
Jan 31, 2013 Justme rated it liked it
2 books in one...Very similar
Hyosa Ralte
Mar 30, 2015 Hyosa Ralte rated it liked it
a nice read!!!
"Glad Tidings" by Debbie Macomber consisted of two stories, "There's Something About Christmas" and "Here Comes Trouble." The two stories were pretty basic romance stories, nothing particularly exciting about either one. "There's Something About Christmas" had a storyline that kept my interest whereas "Here Comes Trouble" was a bit more slow moving and dull.
Jan 13, 2017 Tole rated it really liked it
I loved the humour in these stories.
Dorry Lou
Dec 26, 2016 Dorry Lou rated it liked it
I liked the second book in this book much the best. Both were Christmas stories and that was why I read the book.
Dec 26, 2016 Allison rated it really liked it
The stories made me giggle.
Anne Marie
Nov 29, 2016 Anne Marie rated it really liked it
Heart-warming Christmas stories! The first story, There's Something About Christmas, tells the story of Emma, a journalist who is tired of writing obituaries and selling ads for the newspaper she works for. Her boss, Walt, decides to send her to interview three women who are finalists in a fruit cake competition. Since time is important and due to locations of where these women live, Emma is flown to her interviews by Oliver, a pilot. Emma is terrified of flying, but soon gets used to it, even t ...more
David Caldwell
Dec 12, 2012 David Caldwell rated it really liked it
This is actually 2 stories by Debbie Macomber.There Is Something About Christmas followed by Here Comes Trouble.

There Is Something About Christmas tells the tale of a young reporter getting her first real break at writing.She is writing a series of articles about 3 finalists in a national fruitcake competiton.The only problem is her editor has made arrangements for her to get there by flying in a small airplane.Even worse, the pilot is the type of man she knows she can not trust.She finds him sm
This review is for There's Something About Christmas. I have never read any of Debbie Macomber books before but here is what I was expecting when I picked it up: a light and fun read, a christmasy tale, some romance, and it wasn't going to tax my mental faculties. I really tried going into this with a very open mind. I knew it wasn't going to be a profound work of fiction but it still didn't work for me. The beginning had promise. The main character, Emma, was likable and her reporting assignmen ...more
Andrea Guy
I absolutely love Debbie Macomber's holiday books, they are something that I look forward to every year. This is a collection of two of her previous holiday novellas, There's Something About Christmas and Here Comes Trouble.

I'm glad the opening novella was There's Something About Christmas. It was the better of the two stories. Emma Collins is assigned to do a series of articles on the 3 women from Washington State that are finalists in a fruitcake competition.

Emma and Oliver's relationship gro
Mary Lou Hoffman
Aug 18, 2013 Mary Lou Hoffman rated it liked it
Two novellas from one of the queens of romance. Two fabulous love stories of stubborn pride and the fear of allowing yourself to fall in love.

Something About Christmas: Emma doesn’t celebrate Christmas. She has no family, so she feels she has nothing to celebrate. She’s tired of writing obituaries, so she’s excited when her boss finally gives her a “real” story to write. A series of articles about the three ladies from Washington state who are all finalists in national contest from a magazine. T
Nov 15, 2016 Loraine rated it really liked it
Christmas is a time for…fruitcake. Rookie reporter Emma Collins hates fruitcake; for that matter, she hates Christmas, too. When three Washington State women are finalists in a national fruitcake contest, the story is assigned to her. That's bad enough. It gets worse when she has to fly in a small plane (scary!) with a smart-aleck pilot named Oliver Hamilton (sexy!) and his scruffy dog (cute!). In the end she meets three wise women, falls in love and learns There's Something About Christmas.

Julie Morales
I love Christmas stories any time of year and this one was no exception. I do wish I'd read them individually instead of as a bundle, because THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS would definitely get the lesser rating, but since I have to rate them together, it was OK.
HERE COMES TROUBLE was my favorite of the two stories. I like when I start out reading a book despising one character but end up liking him/her in the end, and that's what happened here. I could understand that Nolan's actions were re
Dec 26, 2013 Ferne rated it really liked it
On the front of the novel there is a line that says, "Two classic stories of laughter and love at Christmas time." How true! The novel includes two short stories of 1) "There's Something about Christmas" and 2) "Here Comes Trouble". As I was reading the first story, I was remembering all of the years growing up when my grandmother would always give us another fruitcake for Christmas. I was always intrigued as it was the only cake that came within a cardboard box. Inside the cardboard box, it was ...more
Dec 14, 2012 Heidi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is my first meeting with the popular author Debbie Macomber. She is, in fact, one of my mother's very favorite authors. I enjoyed the lightness of these two holiday books in one...There's Something About Christmas and Here Comes Trouble but (and that is a big but) I did not find them wonderful. They are both predictable and yet you want to finish anyway...well at least I did. I have been informed that the Cove Series and Blossom Street Series are where this author comes into her own. So I a ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Andrea rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
I downloaded this from the library for some fluffy airplane reading and because I wanted something Christmasy. The first story was pretty stupid, but the second one was much better. To me, the most important element of a love story is to make the reader believe the two people actually want to and should be together. In the first story (There's Something About Christmas), I had no idea what the woman saw in the guy. He starts out by basically sexually harassing her, but she starts to like him any ...more
Jan 05, 2015 Lauriek rated it liked it
There is nothing more annoying and distracting from a good book then typos. Maybe I am pickier then most, but books are one way of teaching writing. How else does your story get understood if the words aren't spelled right and the sentences complete and clear? In comparison to other books I've read recently, this book did well with only one in the second story. However, the goal of editors should be none. How can someone look up the word if its misspelled?

And my review unfortunately like the st
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“On that cold day I was born, in February 1955, my great-aunt gave me a classic fruitcake for the celebration of the occasion of my birth. Every year during the holidays I pull it out of the attic and take a look at it and it still looks great, and every year I try to get up the nerve to take a slice and try it. —Dean Fearing, chef of The Mansion on Turtle Creek” 0 likes
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