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Christmas Pets & Kisses: Sixteen Sweet Christmas Romances

(Christmas Pets and Kisses #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  72 reviews

Ring in the Christmas cheer with sixteen all-new sweet and heart-warming romances from New York Times, USA Today bestselling, and award-winning authors. Don't miss out on this romantic collection of Christmas tails…uh, tales as adorable pets with fins, paws, feathers, and hooves bring holiday magic
Published October 6th 2015 by Prairie Rapids Press
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Chantel Rhondeau
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm working my way through the set.
Christmas Lovebirds - Rachelle Ayala:
Melisa, Rob, and their pair of lovebirds are the perfect Christmas read! When a kindergarten school teacher runs into the man she's had a crush on her entire life but her entire family hates for something that happened in the past, what can the girl do? What besides find a reason to see him again!

Heartthrob Dr. Rob is charming, handsome, and so attentive to all Melisa's needs. He's a man any of us would love to take home!
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've read a few of the stories so far in this set, given an advanced copy for reviews. Here are my impressions so far:

Christmas on Cougar Mountain - I really enjoyed this story, reading it in just two sittings. I did feel like it was a bit of instant love between the main characters, but it was still good. I loved the insight into what people with dyslexia suffer from, and I thought the interactions between adults, child, and dog were all great. I would recommend this story.

Christmas Lovebirds
Rebecca Austin
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing set of books! All of the books I have read so far have been absolutely wonderful!

Golden Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor

Vicky Jones hates Christmas and goes somewhere by herself every year. This year she rents a place where she meets Honey, a Labrador owned by Jonathan Bramwell. Will Honey and a new golden retriever puppy bring Vicky and Jonathan a chance at happiness after both have had so much heartache in their pasts.

I loved this story and the chance at both getting their happy
Sally Stackhouse
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Vet’s Christmas Pet
(As part of the anthology
Christmas Pets and Kisses)

This is a seasonal novella in the 16 book anthology Christmas Pets and Kisses. It is a lovely hour or so of reading. Single mum Toni and her five year old daughter, Jade, are picking up the pieces of their lives after the trauma of a divorce.

A young puppy comes in to their lives by accident and with the connivance of the local vet, who happens to have attended the same school as Toni when they were teenag
Elizabeth Robbins
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I got to read an advance copy of Unexpected Gift by Chantel Rhondeau. This was a beautiful story. An emotionally turbulent, yet sweetly poignant, reminder that love has the power to heal all wounds. I fell in love with the characters, well maybe not right away with SOME of them, and felt emotionally connected to their story. You might need a tissue, or a box. Loved it!
Doggone Christmas by Melinda Curtis
Snowy, the St. Bernard, is quite a sight, bounding through the shared back yard of Ma
Carol Kurtz
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of these books in exchanged for an honest review.

Christmas on Cougar Mountain by Nancy Radke:

I have to admit I think one of my favorite parts of this book was Sam, the dog. He was a energetic and mischievous collie who was an expert at getting doors open and escaping places he was supposed to stay. However, he was the one who brought together Kellen and Zoey.

Nancy talked about a very pertinent issue, dyslexia. Zoey showed Kellen how to help his son, Reese, be able to cope wit
David Lawlor
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Christmas Pets and Kisses is filled with stories of love and romance that are sure to bring out the festive spirit.

P.C. Zick’s tale of one woman’s return to a childhood mountain sanctuary is just one of the stories in this collection. Minty’s Kiss is a well-told tale about recently divorced Molly Irving who, along with young daughter Gracie, leaves Florida to set up home in a cabin in the town of Murphy, in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

It’s a place dear to Molly’s heart, not least for t
Julia David
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dog-Gone Christmas by Melinda Curtis is a sweet story. It is all about new beginnings and forgiveness. I really do want to hear more from Snowy.

Christmas on Cougar Mountain by Nancy Radke. On a rainy night, Zoey stops to help a dog that was starting to get on the freeway. When she is contacted by the owner, she meets Kellen and Reese. Kellen is a single father of a dyslexic boy. Zoey can help him if Kellen will let him. Can they all find love too?

Mavy's Christmas Miracle by Sharon Coady. Anne ha
Lindsay Wikel
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read Golden Christmas, it was absolutely Amazing, I found my heart strings being pulled.

Could Vicky really escape her past, could Jon find love? It's amazing what can happen when you least expect it, especially with a Christmas miracle.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Updated Review:
I first want to thank JL Campbell for ability to read A Vets Christmas Pet, prior to it's official release. I am not a animal lover,but I do love the Christmas spirit and season. I have fond memories of my youthful Christmases, so I definitely wanted to partake in the journey of Christmas Pets & Kisses:Sixteen Sweet Christmas Romances.

Let me begin. I always have great expectations when the task of writing about the Christmas season is taken on my authors. Therefore, I was happy I
Winnie Lim
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am still reading this stories in this box set but I have loved whatever I have read so far. Will update my review as I continue reading the rest of the stories.

1) Dante's Gift by Aubrey Wynne
This is my first book by Aubrey Wynne and I really enjoyed it. This is a sweet story which comprises of two pairs of lovers and I love how Aubrey brings us back to the time during the World War 2 where the young Italian Antonia falls in love with an American soldier i.e. Dom's grandfather. And I really lov
Jordana Smith
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christmas Lovebirds by Rachelle Ayala--Melisa Hart has crushed on Rob Reed, her brother's best friend, her whole life and vice versa. A mistake he made years ago tore up his relationship with his best friend and family. I enjoyed Melisa and Rob's story and everything that they had to go through to be together dealing with the past, and her family trying to keep them apart. Throw in their pet Lovebirds Cassie (Melisa's) and Casey (Rob's) to help the couple also and it's a match made in heaven. It ...more
Valri Western
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a book from the author for an honest review****

I was able to read "GOLDEN CHRISTMAS" and what a delightful book it was! As others have said, it really tugs at the heartstrings, especially over the holidays! Vicky had her world turned upside down when she lost her husband and son 4 years ago in an accident. She doesn't think anything will ever be the same again and she's closed herself off from everything, even her parents. It's just too painful....especially over the holidays, so s
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Lovebirds is an exquisitely heartfelt and immensely inspiring story of finding the courage to claim a once in a lifetime love. To walk through life never feeling quiet complete or content is a very hard revelation to live with. Happiness feels like it is just beyond our grasp, and a painfully, hollow void slowly begins to grow within our soul. Everyone must realize on their own that only when we take hold of love can we will truly become whole. Fighting for what we want is the only way ...more
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
CHRISTMAS WISH by Michele Shriver - I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

*****5 Stars

A heartwarming story of Love, Betrayal, Healing, Forgiveness and Family.
Hayley's parents are separated and she wants nothing else for Christmas other than for them to all be a family again. Hayley gets thrown from her horse and her Dad moves back into the house while she recuperates. Will Ashley and Brennan be able to work through their problems and make Hayley's Christmas w
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am reading through this set now.

Rachelle Ayala - Christmas Lovebirds
What an adorable and sweet story! Rob and Melisa’s love story was genuine and tender. Their conflict was reality-based and not full of drama. I loved the entire story and wished it never ended! The lovebirds’ love story was so sweet and cute. I was thrilled that they had each other, too.

Jade Kerrion - Graced
Connor is trying his best to raise his two daughters after the death of their mother, but he feels like he is failing. No
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
****I received the following books in exchange for a Honest Review****

Golden Christmas - Helen Scott Taylor: This book was a truly heartfelt romance with a Golden Retriever and more Puppy's. Johnathan is a Army Officer veteran, When he served his country he Got hit by an IED so he is blind he has a Golden Retriever as a Service animal her Name is Honey. Then there is Vicky, who came on vacation to get rid of bad memories she is on a run and she meets Johnathan, and Honey Sparks fly. But because
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holidays-romance
I am working my way through this outstanding Christmas box-set. Each story are very different from each other what bring them all together is Christmas, Romance, and beloved pets. With these three common themes you cannot go wrong, the authors bring you some wonderful touching stories that will grab you and suck you in as you turn the pages to find out what each one brings to this box-set. In this box-sex you will find humor, suspense, heartwarming loving stories along with some tenderness as th ...more
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two Loves for Christmas- This book was not at all what I expected, but so much more. I love it! I wasn't expecting the little bit of mystery. It was fun and cute and I was cheering on the two loves the whole time. Josh comes from a wealthy family, he's a lawyer. His dad's a senator. Josh has a rocky past with many tabloid pictures with various women. Emma is a sweet and loving step daughter who unfortunately has had it rough since her dad passed away. Her step mom has struck a deal with the sena ...more
Julie Fowler
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Pets and Kisses has a little something for everyone. Who doesn't love a romance story. All of these stories have romance but each of these stories also have the love of a pet and it's owner.

Dante' Gift is a story about finding your true love. Aubrey Wynee does an outstanding job of telling two love stories. The first love story is current and the second being told in the present about falling in love with a soldier during WWII. Aubrey's writing has you feeling as if you are with the
Terri Merkel
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Christmas lovebirds is a heartfelt story which brings Melia Hart and Rob Reed face to face after years apart. Rob was Melissa's brother Conner's best friend. Than trust was broken and friendship ruined. Can Melisa get over the past and can Rob repair his friendship with Conner. Will Melisa and Rob find the strength to conquer all and find their true love.

Graced: Connor is a small town doctor who lost his wife and is trying to raise to small girls, grace and hope on his own. Noelle is from the sa
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Golden Christmas

Vicky is hiding away from Christmas for a week or two again this year while she remembers some old hurts and strives to deal with the pain. She is staying in one of the buildings on the fairly isolated grounds of a country estate. While both wanting and expecting to be alone, she encounters a man playing ball with his dog at the main house while she is out for a jog. Jonathan is a retired military man who was injured, and became blind while in service to his country. Honey, his b
Sherry Merry
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review is for "Dante's Gift"
"Dante's Gift" is a treat because it has a new take on a holiday romance. It uses war-torn Italy as the scene for the tender love affair of an Italian girl and a young Yank pilot--sparked by their affection for her Collie dog, Dante. The plot is refreshingly creative, and author Aubrey Wynne has done a masterful job of research to re-create the World War II devastation of an Italian town and its courageous residents.
As the story unfolds, the author develops an
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Golden Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor to review.

I received this book in exchanged for an honest review.

Vicky was used to spending Christmas alone after losing her husband and young son to a terrible car accident on Christmas Day 4 years ago. She had shut out friends and family and simply preferred not letting anyone in. Her ideal setting for the holidays was a house away from family and the holiday spent alone.

Jonathan used to be a military man, lost his eyesight and spe
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had an opportunity to read an ARC copy of Golden Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor which was one of the books in the Christmas Pets And Kisses boxed set. I thought the story was great. The two main characters each had a tragic past but we're able to find love again in each other. There was one scene that was so touching it brought tears to my eyes. I love the fact that there was no bad language or explicit sex scenes. When a book is well written and the story is interesting, you don't need that ...more
Elizabeth Clinton
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Golden Christmas but Amazing. Two people brought together by Fate. Jon a man trying to move with his life after a horrible accident and adjusting again into normal living on his families grounds with his dog and family close by.
Then we meet Vicky a woman who has experienced the worst that anyone can imagine just looking for an escape from reality.
When Jon & Vicky meet two people just looking for normal again become entwined by a loving dog named Honey. As time passes the tw
Kishan Paul
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review pertains only to Dante's Gift by Aubrey Wynne.
Dante's Gift is a sweet tale that spans two generations. Aubrey Wynne takes us on a trip through time to meet lovely Italian Antonia who lives in war torn Italy during World War 2 and beautifully weaves Antonia's story into that of the independent and beautiful Katie in present day America. As a result of their pasts, both women carry a world of heartache and fears. Fears that prevent them from surrendering their hearts. It is with the pa
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the Christmas Lovebirds for Ms. Rachelle Ayala. This is the sweetest Christmas story. Cassie ad Casey will melt your hearts with their tiny wings of love. These lovebirds are the sweetest. They both help their owners Melisa and Rob to develop their romance. I LOVED how the firemen big brothers are so protected with their sister Melisa. They do not want their sister to get hurt especially after the past which I do not blame them.

Christmas Lovebirds will teach us to forgive and move on. I
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. My review is on the story Golden Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor. It is wonderful to find a sweet and lighthearted Christmas story that includes the pets that we all love. There's snow and love in the air in this light and wholesome tale of two lonely people struggling to exist after a life altering loss. Brought together by a dog who has lost his ball while playing fetch, Jonathan and Vicky share their mutual loneliness and ...more
Rose Morales
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Vet's Christmas Pet can be describe in one word; LOVE. Love a parent has for a child: in the since that Toni put her dislikes and misconceptions about the animal aside so Jade could keep the dog. Love that long ago slipped away only to return when the universe was ready for that love to be discovered fully. But most importantly the love of a child and a pet. Mrs. Campbell has hit the nail on the head with what love is all about. This couldn’t be released at a better time than for the holiday ...more
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USA Today bestselling author, Helen Scott Taylor, had her first book released in 2009. The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist's top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA.

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