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Be Mine at Christmas Anthology

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Three special Christmas stories from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak

Just Like the Ones We Used to Know
Angela Forrester is determined that her foster child will get the one thing she wants for Christmas--to meet her real dad. Even though he doesn't even know he has a little girl... But Matt Jackson is a surprise to both of them. The best kind of surprise!

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ebook, 400 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by MIRA Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Cindy ~
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Three Christmas stories that aren’t over the top sappy. They each deal with painful subjects but yet do end with satisfying conclusions.

Just Like the Ones We Used to Know
Angela Forrester became the foster mother to her childhood friends daughter when she decided drugs were more important than anything else. The girl has struggled in school and with fitting in and her only wish in life is to find her father. Angela knows who the father is but the circumstances of how she was conceived has Angela
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Jane Stewart
This book contains three short stories.

3 stars for JUST LIKE THE ONES WE USED TO KNOW.
Nice and fuzzy but it kind of dragged. I was impatient for Angela to tell Matt the secret. The happy ending was forced and too fast without any relationship development. This is typical short story weakness, not enough time to develop things.

3 stars for ON A SNOWY CHRISTMAS.
My only problem was the formulaic predictable big misunderstanding. Someone did a bad thing and heroine thought the hero did it, but he di
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Charlotte Griggs
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Annemarie Rudolph
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read On a Snowy Christmas so many times now😊 -- more than 10 times -- and I just finished reading it again today. It is the best story in this book and I want to give it more than 5 stars. Maxim and Adelaide are both in their early 40's and get a second chance at love. He is a widower and she is a widow. They are political opponents and chances of them becoming a couple are slim. But fate intervenes and the private plane they travel in -- to attend a fundraiser in LA -- crashes in the Sierr ...more
Marcia  Haskell
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 individual stories that didn’t quite work together

I like Brenda Novak’s writing, but found this collection mixed. It felt as if these 3 stories were written during different periods in her career. I enjoyed ‘Just Like the Ones wWe Used to Know’ a great deal - the characters and their situations felt real and like people I’d like to know.
‘On a Snowy Christmas’ was also an enjoyable read, but I found ‘A Dundee Christmas‘ much less satisfying. It felt as if it was written by a less experienced a
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Karla Goforth Abreu
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Well this is not a 3 like a 3 for a quality book. It is a 3 for its genre: Christmas romance--typical scenario: boy meets girl, they dislike one another, crisis, realize they are in love, oops they almost miss it and voila! But they are warm and cozy and. Fun and I allow myself this indulgence at holiday season this one is a plane crash and survival and politics and revelations all neatly wrapped up
Karen
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Great Brenda Novak Book

3 Novelllas in this book with differant stories. You will want to read fast to see what happens. The stories are romantic and very interesting. I enjoy the Dundee Story and I love Cienna and Ken. I love Christmas books. I highly recommend this book.
Sue Stewart
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
cute story
Janet Mccutcheon Neathery
A set of 3 love stories of Christmas cheer and hope.
M.
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this last novel of the series.
Sparklin
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bn-50-pin
All of these are short stories. With a great storyline.
Beth
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice short story.
Gail
Nice bunch of novellas. I liked the first two better than the last one, but altogether a pleasant afternoon. Romances set at Christmas.
Leslie
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Be Mine at Christmas: Just like the Ones We Used to Know
A delightful short story of a woman taking care of the daughter a drug-addicted friend. The girl’s one wish for Christmas—to know her father. Some gritty moments, some tender moments, some sexy moments and all lead up to a happy ending. Liked it.

On a Snowy Christmas
Political opponents survive a plane crash and end up finding something else. The plane crash and subsequent survival story was riveting. Interesting circumstances to start a love
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Kathleen Johnstone
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Just like the ones we used to no 3 stars
It was short and I will admit it was lovely though I wanted more out of it

On a snowy Christmas 3 stars
It was another short one but it was really good I really enjoyed it

Dundee Christmas
Due to not having read the other Dundee books I decided I would come back to this one at a later date
Ramona Lazar
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Nice Christmassy reading.
Angela
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love Brenda's style of writing and these three novellas packed a wonderful Christmas punch. Even in March!! LOL....
Caroline
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it
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A wonderful story with rich characters and a beautiful winter setting. I highly recommend this book and writer.
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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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“The service had reminded her of the meaning of Christmas and given her a sense of peace. It had also reminded her of the baby she carried and the hope that having a child brought into her life. Did the past really matter? Not if she didn’t let it, she decided.” 0 likes
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