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On A Snowy Night: The Christmas Basket\The Snow Bride

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,775 ratings  ·  105 reviews
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.

The Snow Bride

Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 25th 2004 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
Who in ther
Jul 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
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.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
another great book by Debbie. I love Christmas books. I m glad that Noelle and thom a their mom's got back together. highly recommend.
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
The first book The Christmas Basket was just okay to me. I really liked the second story The Snow Bride much more. I only gave it three stars because of The Snow Bride which I did enjoy.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thus book had two stories. I'm giving it 5 stars because of the first story - The Christmas Basket. I loved the characters and laughed out loud at the feud between the mothers. So much fun!
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
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
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Perfect Christmas fayre!!
Sandy Wuorenmaa
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
A fun light read during a busy holiday season.
Sandy Carmichael
Nov 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun romance story set in Alaska
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Two stories: The Christmas Basket & the Snow Bride. Enjoyed both of them. Lightweight and easy to read.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
The first story is actually probably worth 4 stars, but the second story was absolutely terrible.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: red-on-the-cover
Vidya Viswam
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very cute book
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As Always Another Great Book By Debbie. Love All Her Books. 🍸
♆ 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
Mary Aris
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 07, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Karen seng
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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

Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Dec 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ereader-finished
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
Nicola Clough
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There are two really well written love stories in this book and very good characters but in both stories can they find the right person to love. The first story parents have been enemy's for years but the children fell in love when young but it went wrong and now she back in town she comes across her first live and do they make it up and can they get the parents back together. The second story she thinks she's met her new lover over the Internet but he lives in another country so she gives her j ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 04, 2010 rated it liked it
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
May 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
this was the first and last book of debbie macomber i read.really i got kicked up after reading such a book.on my friend's recommendation i thought this would be nice but it was a disaster.both the stories were not upto the mark.i thought that this would be of romance but i couldnt see a hint of romance the first story.second one was better i could say but after this i didnt even wanted to see her books.
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Time ...more