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Harlequin Historical Christmas Stories 1990 (The MacGregors 0.2)

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Three great Christmas stories: In From the Cold by Nora Roberts, Miracle of the Heart by Patricia Potter, and Christmas at Bitter Creek by Ruth Langan.
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published November 1st 1990 by Harlequin (first published 1986)
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Paraphrodite
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars.

I have to admit first off that the early American era is not my preferred historical romance period. I'm more a regency gal myself as they usually have a much lighter tone. But these weren't too heavy.

In From the Cold by Nora Roberts takes place around the Boston Tea Party and the beginning of the War of Independence. We have Ian MacGregor from Roberts' MacGregor series transplanted from Scotland. Wounded from an altercation, he landed in the heroine's home...

Miracle of the Heart by
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Andrea Guy
Dec 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was the Christmas Anthology from 1990 with three stories from early America.

1. Nora Roberts: In From The Cold: I loved this one. Its Ian MacGregor's tale and set in time just before the Revolutionary. He's shot and is found by the lovely Allanna Flynn before the holiday. Together they find love for the holiday, but because of Ian's commitment to seeing America free from the British, Allanna pushes him away. Thankfully Ian's family contrive to bring them together.

As always Nora Roberts creat
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Monica
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I finished the last novella today. These three are endearing and sweet. I had meant to read over Christmas for that warming bubbly feeling you get during that time of year. Late but I still very much enjoyed
Jane
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I don't generally read historical romance, but since I'm trying to read all of Nora Roberts' books on her books published list, I read her contribution to this three-story compilation. I didn't, however, read Patricia Petter or Ruth Langan's contributions. Not because I don't think they're good writers (I don't know if they are or not as I've never read Potter, & maybe only one or two Langan books), but because I have so many more books to read (both Roberts' books & others) that I didn' ...more
Sarah
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it
A solid, only slightly dated, collection of stories that take place around Christmas at some point in our country's past.

The first, from Nora Roberts takes place on just before the Revolutionary War and concerns a young Scottish revolutionary and the peace loving daughter of an Irish farmer. While there's clearly an attraction between the two, she cannot accept the role he's eager to play in the upcoming conflict.

In the next story, brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War agree to a truce for
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Dorry Lou
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
I suppose because this was a Harlequin book it was not as clean as I usually read. There were 3 stories written by 3 different authors. I did not enjoy the first 2 very much but I did like the 3rd one quite well. Laura was a girl that had always done what her father wanted even now when he had been dead for 3 years. She was left the family ranch and needed someone to help her run it. When Matthew Braden came back to town after leaving years before she hoped he would stay and for good this time. ...more
Gemma
Apr 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Nora Robert's story was a DNF for me. Maybe if I'd been following the series I'd have enjoyed it more. Instead, I found I didn't connect with the characters.

I enjoyed Patricia Potter's story. My only complaint was that the ending was a bit abrupt.

Ruth Langan's story was also a DNF for me. The heroine let herself be ruled by her father's demands, even though he'd been dead for three years! I hate doormat heroines.
Anna-Lisa
Dec 13, 2010 rated it liked it
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This one by Nora Roberts wasn't anything special. First two books of the MacGregors Family Saga. It was okay but both novels were a bit too short for me and the heroes and heroines were too fast deeply in love for my taste.

But it was an okay-read for inbetween. Mostly the second story because it was a Christmas story.
Megzy
May 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
This review is for Nora Robert's In From The Cold.

I generally love series; it gives the readers a longer relationship with characters. Since this book was the second one in the series it was an obligatory read for me. I found it quite boring and lacking. It didn't even put me in the Christmas spirit.
Laura
Book rating (average of three stories)= 3.33 stars

In From the Cold by Nora Roberts
3.5 stars

Miracle of the Heart by Patricia Potter
3 stars

Christmas at Bitter Creek by Ruth Langan
3.5 stars
Kristi
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
DNF. Just couldn't get into it. Read the first and it was okay, but found I had no interest to read the the other two despite my love of Christmas stories.
Angela9600
Dec 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Is it bad that I liked the recipes more than the stories? Hmm. I am interested in trying them!
Bobbie
Dec 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Good stories - I think of all the Christmas anthology books I've read this year this one had all my favorite stories in it. One made me cry!!
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