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The Christmas Basket

More than ten years ago, high-school sweethearts Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope—but then he jilted her. This Christmas, Noelle is home to celebrate the holidays, and she and Thom discover they are still in love. Now only the decades-old rivalry between their mothers stands in the way of a second chance together.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Mira (first published January 1st 2004)
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Brandy *Ahviel*
First let me say that I love Debbie's books, but this book just did not do it for me. The first story The Christmas basket was about high school sweethearts that are no longer high school sweet hearts because he jilted her at the alter. But come to find out she jilted him, or so he thinks for all these years. On top of that their mothers HATE each other. The story is cute and an easy read. I don't know maybe having a migraine is what turned me off

The second story I thing is the kicker
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Nairabell
This book actually contains two stories that were originally published individually as gift hardbacks - The Christmas Basket and The Snow Bride.

***The Christmas Basket***

There has been a feud between the matriarchs of the McDowell and Sutton families for years, one that was made worse when Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope ten years ago - before Thomas jilted her. Noelle has avoided returning to Rose, Oregon since then but now her younger sister is getting married she is retur
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Susan
If you want a cosy, undemanding read, this is the book for curling up on the sofa in front of the fire on a miserable day.

I did not realise that it is in fact two books in one, and the first is definitely the weaker - I did wonder how on earth it could be spun out to nearly 400 pages. On its own it would probably only have rated 2 stars. It is slight story of two former High School sweethearts who each think they have been jilted by the other, until they meet up again ten years later. They still
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Amanda
This book was ok, but I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in it. The first story, "The Christmas Basket", was a cute story about a man and woman who loved each other years before, but due to a feud between their mothers and a misunderstanding 10 years prior, it didn't work out. I had a few problems with the story. First, the mothers behavior was beyond outragous. It was very unbelieveable. Also, I couldn't help but notice several timeline inconsistencies. The second story, "The Snow Brid ...more
Dawn
For people who like contrived plots and unmemorable, cliche, irritating characters then Macomber's romance novels are the way to go. For the rest of us, skip them and save some time.
Mary Aris
One of Debbie Macomber's Christmas gems! On a Snowy Night features two of her Christmas stories in one book. In the Christmas Basket, two star-crossed teenagers bear the brunt of their mothers' rivalry. A Silver Tea set sparked a fued between two friends that affected a whole community and their two kids, Noelle and Tom. Can a Christmas Miracle and the love of these two star-crossed lovers repair the friendship between Mary Sutton and Sarah MacDowell?

In The Snow Bride, thirty-something executi
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Wendy
This was a collection of two Christmas romances. The first one was about Noelle and Thom who were high school sweethearts but through a misunderstanding believed that each had chosen their family over their relationship. Ten years later, Noelle returns to her home for her sister's wedding preparations and meets upp with Thom again and the sparks fly immediately in many different ways.
The second story is about Jenna, who is 31 and has determined that her life is boring and she is getting nowhere
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I used to enjoy Ms. Macomber quite a bit. She still writes just fine as far as a clean and simple world building. What I'm not enjoying anymore and it could be my changing tastes, are her characters. The conflict for her characters seem to be miscommunications. The petty games people play when they are in a "huff". The characters are what I classify as juvenile and depressingly immature. It reminds me of the show, "Threes Company". All these "bad" things happen and are blown out of proportion be ...more
Becky
This was our book club's annual Christmas selection. We read a Christmas-themed book and the book is usually a light read and innocuous. This book is definitely light reading, but our group discussion was very lively. Several readers found no pleasure in romance books and Christmas themes did not win them over! Others enjoyed both stories, especially the humor, and found the book to be just what it promised--Christmas happiness.
Anthony Mullally
it was a book , something like p.s i love you these books dont get read by guys much but i dont know why but it touched something in my heart and i wanted to read more and more after each page it was well worth the 30 cent that i paid for it , her style of writing never appealed to me years ago i would of laughed and said that the book was for girls but since joining goodreads i have learned books dont have gender and readers should read whatever they want and not base it on whether the book was ...more
Srividya
Two short novellas in one, both based on Christmas themes. Very nice light reads. Enjoyed them both.

Of course, wish that both had been separate novels instead of novellas. Somehow I feel small novellas does away with the plot development and character development, which is more easily done in a full length novel.

Despite all that, if you want a quick cozy read between books, this one's definitely for you.
Arlene
jTwo books in one! The Christmas Basket and The Snow Bride! Love when I can get 2 books for the price of one, but on the other hand, after I started reading the second one, found out I already read it! Both good romances! Good clean stuff!
Karen seng
it was very good it tell how parents fighting can keep kids apart its funny how they get back together after years of not getting along
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Linda
I love Debbie's books. She writes heartwarming stories with down-to-earth characters. This book was composed of two stories. The first was The Christmas Basket and was about two women who had been best friends but had become enemies. They really missed their friendship but were not sure how to go about repairing their friendship. The second was The Snow Bride and was about a young woman leaving her job and family and taking off for Alaska and a man she had met in a chat room. When he failed to m ...more
Mary
the two stories were short. I liked the plot line of the story, stories of love misunderstanding, and meeting people who you first don't get along with but fall in love with later does not bore me, but because of the compact-ness of the two stories I feel like the ending was rushed , the getting to fall in love with each other was rushed and things were explained quickly, and it all just followed some sort of happy ending formula. this applies more to the second story, and semi to the ending of ...more
Heather
I love all of Debbie Macomber stories. In this case, I enjoyed the Christmas Basket more than The Snow Bride. In the Christmas Basket, I found myself a little sad that the Noelle and Thom took so long to figure out what when wrong. Ten years is a long time. In the Snow Bride, I felt that there should have been a little of a connection between Jenna and Reid. Even with the little things, I wish I could change. This was a good read.
Brad Baker
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These two stories are definitely to be read especially in the winter or at Christmas. Debbie Macomber is a master story teller.
Alicia
I enjoyed the ridiculous, over the top humor presented by the characters in this book.
Jill
Two stories in one book. The Christmas Basket Noelle (born on Christmas Day) and her high school sweetheart, Thom finally learn the truth about what happened 10 years ago when they had planned to elope.

The Snow Bride. Jenna Campbell has met someone on the internet. He lives in Alaska, she leaves her job and heads out for an adventure in Alaska. Her new friend doesn't appear at the airport so she gets a pilot to take her to Dalton's home. She ends up snowbound in Snowbound, Alaska. Love is found
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Keith
These are the kinds of stories I like for Christmas. Lots of humor, the romance element isn't overpowering. A quick, fun read.
Emma
This book contains two stories:

-The Christmas Basket (2 stars at best) which was really extremely bad, poorly written and awfully predictable. But it was so bad it ended up being funny and I kinda enjoyed reading it.

-The Snow Bride (3 stars because it's Christmas and I'm feeling generous). I liked that one. Nothing revolutionary and still a not-so- stellar writing style (especially when it comes to "romantic" scenes, OMG those were painfully ridiculous) but I guess the setting in a small town in
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Dorothy
A couple of good love stories to pass the snowy days.
Don Nelson
2 books: The Christmas Basket; The Snowbride
Pauline
Two stories in one book. Two very easy reads.
Heather Mooney
Nice simple Christmassy book
Pat Elliott
Sometimes you need a light read and not a challenging one. This book filled that need and as such, I liked it. Both stories were based around misunderstandings between people and how they eventually get resolved. Enjoyable fiction.
Margie
This book consists of two small stories, the first is The Christmas Basket. It was a fun read about 2 families thrown back together after years of fueding.
The second is The Snow Bride. A cute story about a young girl looking for a companion in a poetry chat room. She ends up falling for an Alaskian looking for a new adventure. She finds it there and lots more. I really liked this one, it had romantic twists that were fun. Both short stories were great to read during the 2010 Blizzard. LOL
Nicole
This book was a nice fluffy interlude from the Swedish crime novel I've been trying to get through. I really enjoyed Debbie Macomber's sweet stories; however since they were packaged as Christmas stories, I was expected a little bit more of a Christmas theme. The first story was definitely centered around Christmas, but the second wasn't at all really. Other than that, it was still a nice lite read.
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