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A Dixie Christmas

(Jinx #3.5)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  522 ratings  ·  70 reviews
New York Times Bestselling romance author Sandra Hill offers a special Xmas treat to her readers: two sexy, romantic novellas set in the land of Moonlight, Magnolias . . . and Santa Claus.

In Blue Christmas, an uptight Boston businessman arrives in Memphis, Tennessee determined to sell the oddball "Blue Suede Suites" hotel he's inherited. Instead he lands in a pile of comp
Kindle Edition, 111 pages
Published November 18th 2011 by Bell Bridge Books (first published November 16th 2011)
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I received this set of two Christmas-themed short stories from netgalley, and I was really disappointed.

The first one is supposed to be an Elvis-themed Christmas story about a Wall St type finding lurve. There are some weakly amusing aspects, and I guess City Slicker-meets-Farm-Girl is an interesting trope, but it is just that, an overworked, quite old-fashioned plot. There are so many things wrong with this story that it's hard to know where to begin, but I'll do my best...

- If I came from Ten
Nov 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Cute fun Christmas reads...I like quirky and this was certainly that!

See my comments below about the writing style (liked also)...and if you don't know by now: I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Nicky Cartwright Pashley
A Dixie Christmas by Sandra Hill is really two Novellas in one book.

I did not really enjoy this book. I enjoyed the humour in both stories but I neither liked the sentence construction or the lack of realism.

The first story Blue Christmas has two opposite personalities ~ Clayton is super rich, a successful business man with no family or close relationships. He has expensive clothes and lifestyle. He is stuffy and self absorbed. Annie is a member of large family, poor, ordinary, not afraid of ge
Dec 08, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Let's cut to the chase here shall we?
I didn't like this book at all.
It gave me a migraine.

A couple of weeks ago one of my Goodreads groups was having a 24 hour read-a-thon and in an effort to meet one of the criteria for a prize I decided to read a few on my shorter kindle freebies that I've gotten and get them out of the way.

Despite the fact that this book only has a 2.76/5.00 star rating on Goodreads I thought that it would be perfect for the challenge as it's short, Christmasy (I don't mind
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
'A Dixie Christmas' by Sandra Hill is two novellas in one book. The first novella is a quirky Elvis-themed Scrooge story. As you would expect it is very light-hearted and funny. It made me feel happy and left me with the spirit of Christmas. The second novella is based at Christmas but isn't such a Christmassy story. It is a light-hearted romance. Both stories were sexy and romantic.
Anne OK
Dec 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
Two holiday stories that were fun to read!
Dec 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
This has to be one of those books I got for free on the Kindle because, and with the greatest respect to the author, I hope I didn't pay money for this...So I've just finished this terrible awful book and I have very little to say that is positive. So, as I do in situations like this, let me say - hey author, you've done something I haven't and that is publishing this book. In fact you've published lots. I'm just one person so don't let me opinion get you down.

This book is formed of two short st
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Way too syrupy sweet for me
I was looking for a feel-good romance so I tried this little book of two stories. It was so feel-good I’m not even sure Hallmark could use them as movie plots. So let’s review the two stories:

Blue Christmas – It’s a take on “A Christmas Carol” and I just didn’t like it. Its not that I don’t like redemption stories it just sometimes the authors make the main character so horrible you don’t care if he redeems himself or not. Also, I think the author made Annie and her fa
Rebecca L.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This little book was perfect to get me into the mood for the holidays. The characters were enchanting and I loved the Cajun setting. The story was quirky and put a big Christmas smile on my face. In both novellas I could really feel the chemistry between the two characters. Also, each story had a very cute setup.

I had a lot of fun reading this audiobook and finished the book in just two days. The narrator did a great job with the accents and I really enjoyed the way she brought the characters to
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet holiday novella that is well written and overall fun to read / listen. I loved the opposites and the southern-isms. I live in the south and there were several in this read that I'd never heard of - and they always make me smile if not full out laugh! A fast paced romance read for sure! It also includes a bonus read which I also enjoyed - again well written / read with plenty of humor and a splash of steam. Both will give you a heart warming feeling just right for the Christmas season!

2 stories in 1
Sandra Hill is one of my top 25 favorite authors. Both Blue Christmas and Jinx Christmas are humorous and fun reads, that leaves me wanting more.
The narration brings you into the stories.
This audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Sandra Hill has delighted me with humor, joy and Tante Lulu. A quick read with images that I can't quite get out of my mind and will laugh about for a while, while sighing over the happily-ever-afters.
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book.
This just wasn't a very good book and I thought the narration was just as bad as the story. I listened to the whole thing, but couldn't wait for it to be over.
Ruth Ellen
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A couple of short stories. One includes Range Lulu.
Teresa Buchanan
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not long enough but oh so good!
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I did not understand.
Kah Cherub
Nov 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Who knew Scrooge could be so hot?
Clayton Jessup III (described as a young version of Richard Gere, but taller) inherits a hotel named The Blue Suedes Suites. His father, a conservative Wall Street investment banker, had bought it 35 years ago and kept it a secret, until he died and his son became the owner.
Clayton hates everything Elvis and country music related. Oh, and he has no Christmas spirit whatsoever. Especially if it involves an Elvis-themed live Nativity scene in the vacant lot (which
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Two short stories in one book. Their is a lot of laughter,sex and Elvis in the first story.
Clayton Jessup III just inheritance a hotel themed around Elvis in Memphis, Tennasee. Clayton lives and works back east and can't believe this part he inherited. The rooms were all decorated around Elvis movies. His suite was the Roustabout. included cotton cany machine,hotdogs ect.
Clayton was planning on selling the hotel and the empty lot next door. When he heard animals he looked out the window a
Lisa  K
I chose this book because it was Christmassy, and I am a sucker for a good romance around the holidays. Unfortunately, A Dixie Christmas failed to meet my expectations, provoking more unimpressed groans and giggles than the desired heart fluttering, swoons and sighs.

A Dixie Christmas is a pair of stories, each written originally as a standalone short. The first story, Blue Christmas, follows an uptight business man to Memphis, where he has inherited a random hotel (the hotel sounded kind of fun
Dec 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I love Christmas story.
This is not a regular Christmas story this is a much more story about love and sex before Christmas.

Two stories one about Clayton Jessup and Annie and the other one about Brenda and Lance.
Clayton is a businessman. He is going to Memphis for selling his hotel “The Blue Suede Suites”. This hotel was belonging to his mother. She abandoned him and dies in Memphis in fire. All the time in this story seems like Elvis Prissily shows up over his songs and over the bizarre group
Dec 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Fiction; Romance
3 stars

A Dixie Christmas is comprised of two short romantic novellas written against a Christmas themed backdrop. They are quick, fun stories to read when you want to get a bit of the holiday spirit but are short on time.

The first story is called Blue Christmas and takes place in Memphis when a Boston businessman comes to town to check out a hotel he's recently inherited from his now deceased father. Complete with an Elvis themed nativity scene and a crazy family, this story is l
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
A Dixie Christmas is actually made up of two short stories, A Jinx Christmas and A Blue Christmas, both published previously.

In A Jinx Christmas, Hill joins two of her series (Cajun and Jinx) for a wild ride to the Bayou where NASCAR driver Lance Caslow does everything he can to win back his ex-wife. Everything includes a talking to St. Jude, listening to his ex-wife’s Tante Lulu and participating in the Cajun Christmas show with the rest of the LeDeux men dressed in… well, not much actually.

Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: challenges-2013
I had this book chosen for me as a Pick It For Me Challenge, which was a good thing, since I've had this book in my TBR for two years now. During this challenge, I re-read The Love Potion by the same author, which I hadn't enjoyed previously and still didn't after the re-read. I wasn't expecting anything from this book, but I should have expected it to be just like The Love Potion. It was and wasn't. These were short stories, one shorter than the other. The NASCAR story was the more believable o ...more
Dec 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, read-2011
A Dixie Christmas is two novellas in one book and I enjoyed both stories. Both set around the Christmas holiday they are fun, light hearted and romantic.

Blue Christmas is based in Memphis and when a business man comes to town to check out the hotel that was owned by his recently deceased father, he is determined to sell the hotel and get out of there as quick as possible. That is until he meets a family desperate for money to keep their farm afloat and who have come up with an Elvis themed Nati
Jan 31, 2012 added it
Sandra Hill really knows how to create original and enticing storylines!

This is a book of 2 short stories.

The first story revolves around a 30 year old man on a trip to Memphis to check out the hotel that his father bequeathed to him. There he soon grows annoyed with all of the obsession with Elvis and quickly grows annoyed with the people working the Elvis Nativity scene on his front lawn. One of them, Annie, catches his eye though.

The second story revolves around Lance, a Nascar driver who i
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a two story anthology with both stories set around Christmas.
Blue Christmas was a cute story with an uptight businessman, Clayton Jessep III, who comes to Memphis to sell a hotel called The Blue Suede Suites and runs into a country family, including the gorgeous Annie Fallon, who make him realize that money isn't the most important thing in life. With the spirit of Elvis helping along the way, this was a fun read with lovely characters, especially Clay, once he got over being so uptight
Dec 09, 2011 rated it liked it
This is actually 2 novellas. Was free for Kindle.
A Dixie Christmas is the story of very rich Clayton Jessup III who inherits the Blue Suede Suites - a small hotel in Memphis. His nemesis is Annie Fallon, a dairy farmer with 5 brothers who, in dire need of cash for the farm convinces her brothers to pose in a live nativity scene on the vacant lot next to the hotel. Not just another nativity scene but an Elvis impersonation scene.
Jinx Christmas is the story of Lance Caslow, famed NASCAR driver, wh
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars - I chose this book after reading the round-robin written book, 'Twas the Night by Sandra Hill, Kate Holmes and Trish Jensen. I'm a sucker for the colorful characters of Southern fiction and enjoy indulging in mushy holiday fiction to help get me in the mood for the season. I was excited to see the two combined and was not disappointed.

Each of the two stories featured very differently colored characters, but they were all charming. As is common of holiday romances, some personal growth
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Published: 18/11/2011
Author: Sandra Hill
Recommended for: people who like seasonal reads and novellas
Edition: Kindle

This is a short story that I found on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought I would give it a try. This is more like 2 novella's in one, both of the stories had a sense of fun and of humour however neither of them managed to capture my attention. The novella's didn't set my imagination going it was rather unrealistic. I don't think it was a particularly good book and as it was
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, romance, holiday
This was an Elvis theme heavy story with cute banter and a really quick one-at-first-sight plot. I did wonder how they were going to make a farmer-girl and a rich businessman relationship work because they are so radically different (socially and upbringing!). Those type of disparities make for a difficult (if not impossible) longterm relationship. I like the Holiday theme so I enjoyed to quick read that was free on kindle and there is a second short story with some NASCAR elements; Jinx Christm ...more
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