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Christmas Kisses & Wishes

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
After her husband divorced her, Finn Dubose packed up her dog Scorch, gathered what was left of her dignity and set out on a twelve month adventure to find happiness.

After nine months of traveling from Florida, to Colorado, and then to Maine, all Finn wants is to go back to Charleston, South Carolina and spend the holidays with her grandmother. But reluctantly, Finn promi
ebook, 45 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Books To Go Now
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Ash P Reads
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a cutie pie of a story about a woman finding her place in world. After a heartbreaking divorce, Finn has been pushed by her grandmother to travel around and find a place in the country that she feels she belongs to. When she lands in Vine Grove she immediately feels and home and hopes it is a place where she can put down roots. Keaton just happens to be an added bonus to the whole place. But her happiness is threatened when an obsessive admirer begins to turn up wherever she goes and thi ...more
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are short on time but are looking for a quick read to put you in the Christmas mood then Christmas Kisses & Wishes by Sharon Kleve fits perfectly. I read this sweet story in under an hour but enjoyed it. The story hits the main days between October to December, leaving out much of the average day to day routine. Example Finn could work anywhere form home but not much of the story deals with her editing job.

There is sweet, heartwarming romance, a bit of dangerous suspense (that is solv
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Short, sweet, endendearing read. This story was quick to read, but the characters stay with you after you close the book. When reading this book you feel a sense of home and love (puppy, cat and human).
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Now this is what a Christmas romance is all about! Cute, cute, cute!

First - I loved this page from page one! I am totally convinced that you can tell if you're going to love a book or not after reading the first page. Every single book that leaves me giddy after page one I have ended up loving!
Second - this takes place in Washington state, that is one of the places I have always wanted to visit!

"When she made up her mind that I needed a clean break from South Carolina, because of my d
Donna Sweeney
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review......

I was a bit naughty and decided to keep this for Christmas time !! Oh, well I am glad I did cause its that real winter warmer of a tale !!

It was Finn and Keaton's tale and I suppose the pooches as well seeing as they brought them together !! . Glad Finn found happiness after her failed marriage.

Its a short but pleasant feel good read.

Great work Sharon and many thanks for the opportunity to review for you x

later pee
Rebecca Austin
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-author
Finn Dubose is on a year long venture to get her life back on track after getting divorced from her husband. Her and her dog Scorch began in Miami and are now ending their journey with their last three months to be spent in Vine Grove, Washington.

Keaton Vanhorn is a veterinarian in Vine Grove and finds himself immediately attracted to Finn and the two begin to spend time together, enjoying each others company.

Unfortunately Finn has kept a couple of things from Keaton and when he finds out will
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 girls who love books blog.

Ahh what a lovely Christmassy novella. I feel all festive now that I’ve read it! If you are looking for a nice, short, easy read then I definitely recommend Christmas Kisses and Wishes by Sharon Kleve.

The story is about Finn who is on a 12 month holiday following her divorce. She moves around every 3 months looking for somewhere to settle. She finds herself in the small town of Vine Grove and instantly falls in love but is it the town or the su
Loes M.
Jan 12, 2017 added it
Shelves: adult, romance
This short story is part of the series The Love List. The Love List was made up by a group of friends while enjoying a glass of wine. Each one of them wrote down the name of a nice guy that they wouldn’t date, but maybe their friends would. Then they all had to choose one of the names and ask them out. Perfect set-up for a series of 4 sweet romance books with the same beginning but a very different story. Christmas Kisses & wishes is a short add-on to the series, complete with Christmas spir ...more
A sweet Christmas short story that fans of dogs, small towns and cozy settings will enjoy. The biggest challenge with this short story is that it should have been a book. I know with Christmas/holiday stories, they tend to be short and often in anthologies. I think it’s a challenge for authors who typically write longer pieces to pare a story back to its essence when fitting it within the confines of so few pages – in this case, only about 25 pages. It’s too bad because I really enjoyed the char ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a short holiday romance. While I thought the story was good, as I read it, I felt as if I was on a fast-moving train and, if I even stopped for a second to catch my breath, I would fall right off and be left behind. The story moved along in a very rushed manner. Finn has gone through a bad divorce and has spent most of the past year since then in three different places, spending about three months in each place, trying to figure things out while putting her life back together. In this st ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a very short holiday romance with a very small pinch of suspense. It is a clean romance with some very sweet making out. Finn has been through a divorce, and is traveling around for a year to help figure out what she wants in her life, it's the last 3 months of that year, and Finn lands in Washington State in a small wine centric town. The story spans October, November, and December with time jumps, so we get a pinch of Finn's activities of each of the months. Finn meets Keaton, and begi ...more
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finn is newly divorced and traveling the country for the next twelve months. Just her and Scorch, her pug. But, after traveling for nine months she's ready to go home and spend time with her grandmother. But, her grandmother wants her to spend the last three months of her journey in Washington. She loves her Gran so much and complies with her wishes. Of course, Washington is beautiful and she winds up in a town called Vine Grove. Her journey has taken her many places and she's dated a little alo ...more
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book; this is the second book in the Christmas Loves List series written by Sharon Kleve. Finn Dubose is recently divorced, she packed up her dog Scorch, gathered what was left of her dignity and set out on a twelve month adventure to find happiness. The spectacular vineyards in Eastern Washington entice Finn to drive from Seattle to the small town of Vine Grove. What she finds is a place full of kind, generous people, including, Keaton Vanhorn, a single, attractive, veterinarian ...more
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
This was a sweet, albeit short, holiday romance. I didn't realize before I started reading that it is book 2 in a series, but this book stands very well on its own. I enjoyed the small town setting, and the secondary characters were well-developed and interesting. Finn, the heroine, was also remarkably well developed given the length of the story, but I would have liked to get to know Keaton, the hero, a bit better. I didn't learn much about him other than that he was a veterinarian and that he ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really like this short story. Finn and Keaton are really sweet. I've read all four of the Christmas Love List books and two of them should have been great full length books. All four are good stories. I'm not sure what made me like this one so much ... maybe because I'm an animal person. I wish I could have held on to Finn and Keaton a little longer. Finn is recently divorced and currently traveling with her Pug, Scorch. She has spent 3 months in three different areas and now intends to spend ...more
Kathy Heare Watts
The plot has Finn Dubose, recently divorced, traveling along with her pug, Scorch, hoping to find the perfect place to settle down. She has visited several states but did not feel that any of them were right for her until she visited Vine Grove, Washington. The town, its people, and especially the local veterinarian, Keaton Vanhorn, it finally feels like home. Trouble has followed Finn no matter where she tries to go in the form of a stalker named Wayne from Miami. How far
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Christmas Kisses & Wishes is a sweet, fun, quick read that put me in a festive mood! After a divorce, Finn, with pug Scorch in tow, sets off on a journey to find love, happiness, and most importantly, herself. She decides to settle in the "feels like home" town of Vine Grove. Also living in Vine Grove is handsome, single veterinarian Keaton. Can these two animal-loving singles find romance and love? Now's the perfect time to grab a blanket, and a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and a copy of ...more
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
What a sweet quick read this was

After divorcing her husband, Finn set out on a 12 month vacation to find the perfect home and perfect man. Ever three months she would move until she found her perfect fit. She found a quite small town called Vine Grove.
She met a man who was possibly the man of her dreams named Keaton. He was a handsome veterinarian. They both shared their love for animals. Soon they become best friends and tie the knot.

This was s
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Short, sweet, loveable.l, & fast paced, everything I love in a romance. I'm not a typical reader who loves a long and drawn out romance. I love the short, fast paced and to the point type of book, with a little twist thrown in of course. And that's exactly what this was.

Finn is trying to find what path she wants to take after facing a divorce. And in this little slice gives us a show of Finn finding herself and the town she needs in her life. I love this small town and the charming people t
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a short romantic read that I most definitely fell in love with. It's amazing how animals can bring two unsuspecting people together. Finn is just trying to find her place in the world after her divorce with her little pug Scorch. After finding this little town of Vine Grove things start to change for her for the better. Keaton has a passion for all kinds of animals as a veterinarian and has a very giving heart. When he and Finn meet there is a shimmer that starts to ignite between them a ...more
Sophie Koufes
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
After her husband divorced her, Finn Dubose packed up her dog Scorch, gathered what was left of her dignity and set out on a twelve month adventure to find happiness. The spectacular vineyard's in Eastern Washington entice Finn to drive from Seattle to Vine Grove. What she finds is a place full if kind, generous, people including Keaton Vanhorn a single, attractive, veterinarian. A sweet holiday romance read perfect for sitting by the fire read. The characters were engaging & fun to read abo ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Kisses & Wishes was a warm and cozy read for the holidays. This was my first introduction to The Love List world, and it had the right amount of romance. Finn and Keaton were a sweet couple, perfect for one another. Finn's personal story had me rooting for her to find true love. And Keaton was the perfect man; he's caring and protective. The rest of the characters were just as charming and lovable. I can't wait to read the other women's stories. This was a short and sweet romance f ...more
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have really been getting into the festive spirit- Christmas cake made, cards written and presents wrapped as much as I can. So as a reward I read Sharon Kleve Book. The author kindly asked if I wanted to review - yes please I said.

As with all of Sharon's books I loved it. The characters are lovely- Finn is a writer and is trying to find herself following a divorce. She seeks a fresh start with her dog in the country. she then meets Keaton, the local vet. Their love of animals brings them toge
Julia David
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finn and her dog, Scorch, have been moving around to different parts of the country to figure out where they want to live. Finn had a very painful divorce and is looking for a fresh start. She ends up in Vine Grove, Washington and instantly feels at home. Finn immediately meets Keaton and they start seeing each other. She doesn't tell him that her stay may be temporary because of a bad situation in Florida. But she draws closer to Keaton and knows that Vine Grove is the place for her and Scorch. ...more
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After a terrible divorce, Finn (and her pug, Scorch) is on a journey of rediscovery. After spending time in three different parts of the country, she ends up in Vine Grove, a small town in Washington state. She immediately feels comfortable and at ease and ends up falling in love with both this cozy little town and the people who live there. Ultimately, she realizes that she's found what she's been searching for all along. This is a wonderfully endearing and heart warming story. I'm definitely l ...more
Emma bramley
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
this is a fab christmas romance read. this is a short read that will get you in the christmas mood. this book has lovable
characters mixed with a fab story. this is an amazing author that has the ability to bring you fantastic romance novels. this is
romance at it best. i cant wait to read more from this author. go on grab yourself a lovely christmas short read.
highly recommended

Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finn is a writer who is seeking herself. After a divorce, she is spending time around the country looking for a fresh start with her dog. When she ends up in Vine Grove, WA, she meets Keaton, the local vet. Their love of animals brings them together, will Finn be willing to open up for something more? This is a wonderful, sweet holiday romance. The perfect blend to give you a quick escape while dreaming of holiday fantasies.
Patricia Kiyono
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute little story about a divorcee who takes a year to travel to four different parts of the country to find a place she can call home. Taking her dog Scrounge, Finn drives to the state of Washington, where one of the first people she meets is a sexy veterinarian. She also meets several interesting friends who help her make her final decision of whether to stay or keep looking for a home.
P Leslie
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's*

This was a sweet Christmas story: it was short yet well written. The characters were developed really well despite the length of the book, which was a good surprise. This was a heartwarming story: bringing together two animal lovers.
Amanda Adkins
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
***I recieved an ARC copy of this book for an honest review***

This was a great quick read. It did seem a little rushed at times but I really enjoyed the story. The characters were great and I would have loved to get to know them more. Loved their connection though and I would definitely recommend this book.
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Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband and two cats. When not writing, and working full-time, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cats and a good book or in the kitchen making cheese or baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance with over twenty sto