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The Christmas Bride

(The Brides of Holland Springs #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  183 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Navy SEAL Logan Ambrose has come home for the holidays, ready and willing to propose to his longtime girlfriend and leave the military. Only, the homecoming he expected is suddenly derailed when he discovers her in bed with his best friend. So, what’s a guy to do, but head home, get drunk… and wake up married to a woman he doesn’t recognize.

Willow Vaughn has been in love w
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150 pages
Published December 13th 2016
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Dawn I dont understand, this book was to have been released around xmas and i havent seen it available yet. There is book #5 thats due to be released in ju…moreI dont understand, this book was to have been released around xmas and i havent seen it available yet. There is book #5 thats due to be released in just a few weeks. Anyone know whats going on? Did i miss the release of book 4? Is book 5 still on schedule? (less)

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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marquita Valentine is a favorite author of mine when I’m in the mood for a sweet romance. I love her down home “real” heroes and funny heroines. I was not drawn to this book only by the author, but also this beyond beautiful cover!

Navy SEAL Logan Ambrose returns home for the holiday season expecting to propose to his girlfriend. He decides to leave military life behind and settle down in Holland Springs. After unexpected events unfold, he finds himself single and in Las Vegas. Well, not single f
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Michelle
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Marquita Valentine whips up a light sweet romance that was brimming with so much tender and loving moments. If you haven’t read The Brides of Holland Springs Series, then you are truly missing out on a love stories that carries the biggest theme of family, unity, and heart. And in this fourth installment, Marquita once again charms her readers to fall in love with Willow Vaughn and Logan Ambrose.

#Christmas Bride

Willow has always been in love with Lo
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Lisa
Dec 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
I was expecting light hearted seasonal fluff, but my eyes rolled and I got a headache from the whining and unnecessary angst and miscommunication. I had no investment in the characters, the scene setting did not flow but felt rushed and jumpy , causing me issues setting a date/timeline in my head. The sex was so poorly written that I cringed in embarrassment for them and the result a few weeks later - unbelievable!!! *meh*

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Natasha
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5*/4* read.
This was a cute festive novella featuring characters from the Holland Springs series although its not necessary to have read these first as this can be read as a standalone.
This is Logan and Willow's story. Willow is a wedding planner and planned several weddings so in need of a break she decides she needs to go on a vacation. Logan is a navy seal and when he comes home to surprise his girlfriend, hes the one who ends up with a surprise instead. Wanting to escape for awhile he heads
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Kim
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok

Something was missing. The interaction between Willow and Logan were not what would inspire love. They seemed really few and far between but the entire relationship is played out in a two week timeframe.
The mistakes in editing should have been caught. They were very obvious. (i.e., she took her hat back but a page later he still had it. She was wearing a white sundress when they left for dinner but it later says her little black dress). Those are only a few.
Julianna
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Marquita can do no wrong with small town romance stories. I was patiently waiting for this story and it was soooo good. The h/h skirt around each other their whole lives and try to fight off an attraction. When something unexpected happens they just decide to try to give their "love" a try. Sweet, steamy and with a happy ending. ...more
Izzie d
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: second-chance, vegas
I am a sucker for Vegas weddings.
I loved this book.
Sweet story.
Emma
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5/5
The Christmas Bride is a cute standalone novella featuring characters from the Holland Springs series, it is not necessary to have read the series in order to enjoy The Christmas Bride ;)

Willow is the ultimate introvert although her career as a Wedding Planner would suggest otherwise. The is seriously organised, as well as kind and compassionate. Willow is also a casualty of unrequited love; she has been in love with Logan Ambrose since her senior prom where he became her Prince Charming re
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E-Reader Addict
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was hoping for a quick escape from reality and a sweet story to help get me in the Christmas mood. I see that I am in the minority here on Goodreads, because this book wasn’t the least bit of help.

First of all, Marquita has written FAR too many books to still be having SO MANY typos, missing words, proofreading errors, etc. It makes me feel like she’s just spitting things out and publishing them as fast as she can to make some money. I can understand an error or two, but that many? That’s just
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Amanda Bordner
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Willow has harbored a crush for Logan since she was 18, but no matter how hard she tries, all she manages to do when he's around is fall. Literally. And Logan is your typical hard headed man. He only sees what is right in front of him, even when it isn't necessarily the obvious! Ahem, Willow.

After a disastrous break up with his girlfriend, Logan heads to Vegas to forget and ends up running into Willow of all people out at the pool one day. The two hit it off right away, but Willow has trouble b
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Shelley Youngblood
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a huge fan of Marquita Valentine's work, I was excited to read The Christmas Bride, the 4th book in her Brides of Holland Springs series. I was not disappointed at all, infact it made me want to reread her entire Holland Springs series to be reaquainted with some of my favorite characters. Though this is a complete standalone story, I absolutely love how Marquita works her magic to develop memorable characters across several stories as well as series.

In this story you meet Willow Vaughn and L
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Eileen
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Christmas Bride by Marquita Valentine which is the fourth book of her Brides of Holland Springs series. This is Willow and Logan’s story. Willow Vaugh who has loved Logan, from a distance, since her senior prom, gets a second chance with Logan while in Las Vegas on a getaway. Logan Ambrose finally realizes what everyone has been trying to tell him, that his girlfriend, Corrine, was constantly cheating on him. After finding her in bed with his best friend, Logan takes off for ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Christmas Bride is the fourth book in the Brides of Holland Springs series, each book can be read as a standalone, but you may get some small spoilers if you don't read them in order.

The Christmas Bride shows us that there is something magical about Christmas and it's possible to find love, or at least reignite an old crush. Tired of being the predictable, sensible one, Willow heads out to Vegas to let loose. What she wasn't expecting was to meet up with her old crush Logan. When these two
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Michele A.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Willow and Logan are 7 years apart in age. Willow had a longtime crush on Logan, but it was unable to go anywhere, either because of his military service or his longtime girlfriend, Corinne. When Logan discovers Corinne was not faithful to him, he goes to Vegas to blow off some steam during Christmas. Willow is in Vegas and they run into each other. What begins as a date, ends up in marriage. Willow doesn't know that Logan really does remember her from their dance at her prom, or all of his effo ...more
Heather R Callahan
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Christmas Bride was a fun book to read. While it was a short story, I really loved it. Logan was a Nave SEAL, but is back home trying to figure out what he wants to do. He was dating this horrible woman who cheated on him with his best friend. The only way to get over it is to see what else you can find. Willow has been in love with Logan for as long as she can remember. But she knows she doesn't have a chance with him. So she decides to take a trip and let her hair down. Only to run into Lo ...more
Pennie Morgan
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Not if you marry the man you have been in love with for years...Willow Vaughan has been in love with Logan Ambrose since the day she turned 18. He saw her, actually saw HER. Years later while taking a vacation in Las Vegas they run into each other. WOW! The sparks were immediate and after Willow telling Logan off he had to convince her to have dinner with him. Bucket list tasks were crossed off and the next morning they wake up together...married...by Elvis ...more
Amanda
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Christmas Bride is book 4 in the Brides of Holland Springs series by Marquita Valentine. Willow Vaughn has always been quite and reserved. She likes to be by herself. The only time she comes out of her shell is around hunky Logan Ambrose the only problem is that older Logan really doesn't know she exists. Logan comes back from military service to propose to his longtime girlfriend, only to find her in bed with his best friend. So when both Willow and Logan run into each other in Vegas and en ...more
Jimnlori
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm loving this series by Marquita Valentine! This story is a perfect combination of a romance and a holiday story.
Logan is home for the holidays and has planned on asking his girlfriend to marry him, but instead he finds her in bed with one of his best friends. He decides to turn this all around with a short trip to Vegas hoping it will help lift his mood.
Willow has been in love with Logan for years, but gave up hope when he left town so finding him in Vegas seems to feel like a push to make ch
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Kellie Herrick
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG how is it possible to have another amazing man that you totally fall in love with but is still different from any others that came before him. Marquita has done it yet again. Logan Ambrose chose the wrong girl and came home to find her in bed with another man. As luck would have it the right woman was waiting for him and fate intervened to. Ring them together. A night of drunken fun in Vegas what could happen right. Now married they have to figure out if they stay or call it quits.

Logan is
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Lisa
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint and I read it in one sitting!! I loved the characters Logan and Willow as Logan came to realize that he did love Willow and how Willow learned to be strong and accept Logan's love for her. I liked the return of the characters from the previous brides books as well as some of the characters from the Holland Springs series even though their appearances were brief. The storyline moved along quickly and beautifully making this such a pleasurable read with a holiday theme ...more
Rose
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved every book in this series (this is number 4) and I have to say, this one has to be my favorite!!!!

I want to say Willow is my favorite character of all Marquita Valentine's heroine's, but I can't because I have loved each and every one (I think, kind of hard to remember when you've read over 30 of an author's books) just as hard. But I really do love Willow!!! Her sweetness, her loyalty, just so much about her to be crazy over. And Logan, I mean come on, he's a Navy SEAL and while h
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Karla Andrews
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Anima
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-romance
Sweetly pining over her friend's brother for years finally worked in Willow's favor. After many run-ins with Logan fate brought them to the same place and made her dreams come true. Valentine always provides us with smart strong women and sweet sexy men, along with flirty banter. Always an enjoyable read with characters that connect to her other books. I was given an advanced copy to enjoy and have voluntarily written my review. ...more
J.Bautista
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Valerie
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The latest Holland Springs book sizzles!

Marquita Valentine brings fun, comical, Christmas love to the somewhat backward wedding planner of Holland Springs! When the love of her life bumps into her In Vegas while on vacation, what does one do? Why, marry him, if course! You will fall in love with this story.
Heather andrews
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Logan is such a charmer, “yeah, I have to eat and I want you with me.” Willow was just adorable, especially after she had a few too many, "she buried her face into his chest. “You’re like the ultimate teddy bear. Only with muscles and a p****.” I really loved this book, Logan and Willow were perfect for each other. ...more
Dimaris rossy
Dec 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Lucky, lucky girl to have a man so persistent! What happens when you finally open your eyes and see that what is right in front of you is what you needed all along? What happens when you realize that what you thought is not even remotely close to the truth? Read and see... Logan truly surprises Willow and she fills a void in him.
Mayas
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Truly one of my favorite holiday reads. I truly enjoyed Logan and how he came to make every wish come true and being SO blind to the fact. He brought the wallflower to center stage and kept her there through his love and willingness to keep his WIFE happy. I just adored this book.
Laura Ferguson
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Was a wonderful story of romance, endearing love And dedications to making a marrigae work!
I loved this story! It was so worth the wait. I think the characters
Were wonderful! Logan and Willow were an awrskme match!
Donna Mcaleer
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas Bride

Too short but great story. Love the storyline and the characters. They were so like able and I found myself cheering for a HEA! Must read you will enjoy it and it is a quick read
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The Brides of Holland Springs (5 books)
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