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Deck(er) The Halls

(Unexpected #5.5)

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Holidays are always filled with new surprises...

Sex, drugs, and rock & roll were the staples of Chris Decker's life. But that was years ago, before reality stepped in and he began his life with his soulmate.


Now, with a total of fifteen grandchildren and a house full of love, memories, and a whole lot of crazy, they are literally one big, happy family. And with the Deck
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Published December 1st 2016
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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This was a surprisingly heavy read, and I was COMPLETELY lost while reading it since I haven't read any of the other books in the series (I will be going back to read the whole series for sure.)

That aside, I really did enjoy this one. Mostly centered around TUCKER, Thea's son she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. The story is told from multiple POV's that add different layers and emotions to the story. It is a rather heavy subject matter that is tackled, and my heart ached for Tucke
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S.M. West

5 DECKER STARS

This was simply a wonderful holiday treat. The Deckers are one of my all time fav fictional families. Claudia has this uncanny ability to capture the depth, complexities and emotions of the family dynamic. The Deckers are a large (and growing) clan of lovable, funny, flawed and fantastic characters.

This was a quick, fun read. I enjoyed catching up with my family and also getting a sneak peek at the next generation of Deckers. Claudia, I need Piper's story!! And Tuck's and Ethan's
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Amy
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Decker the Halls
Claudia Burgoa
4 stars

This was a quick holiday read that I didn’t know if I could rate as I have not read The Unexpected Series which is the center of who the Deckers are. However in reading snippets from other reviews from the Unexpected Series I was able to piece together what the characters had been through prior to arriving her at this short story. I do wish that I would have had the background but …

The story is told in numerous points of view from numerous characters. In thi
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Caroline F
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gah! I love the Deckers! I want to belong to this beautiful, welcoming, accepting family. There are so many of them that they are their own community!

You must know the Deckers before you read this novella, otherwise you will be all at sea with who's who!

Told from multiple POVs, this book basically centres around introducing Thea's adopted child, Tucker, into the Decker world. Now 16YO, Tucker knew that he was adopted but his adoptive parents never told him who his real mother was. The only clue
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Monique Tinline
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I love the Deckers, they would be by far one of my favourite book families out there.

This book was a great extra addition to the series, was good to see and learn more of Trucker and the ever expanding family.

We met snippets of Tucker in previous books, but to see how he fits in with the large family, not always easy and the emotional abuse he has suffered through, was well written.

With plenty of family time, bonding and emotional parts, I was happy to see more of this lovable family. 
Crissy
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
Deck(er) The Halls was a great read. It’s been a while since I’ve read the previous books so it took me a while to remember exactly who was in a relationship with whom. It was confusing at first. However, once I remembered the couples, it made this a much more enjoyable read. It was funny, heartfelt and had that special Decker family magic touch. Claudia Burgoa has once again captured this family in the most amazing way. This book was exactly what I needed to give me a little more of t
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Beth
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my 1st book read, written by Claudia Y. Burgoa ...I saw it and knew I had to read it. 1st it is a gorgeous cover, remember making snowflakes & angels out of paper as a kid? Love this: "Please note all proceeds of the sale of Deck(er) The Halls benefit Toys For Tots." Readers get to support Claudia by buying her book & also supporting a great charity. Ok, you know me, I LOVE CHRISTMAS. & I love a great Christmas book. Hand them over, now, please!! ... SOLD!! Loved it. Can you ...more
Phyllis Smith
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! If you're familiar with the Deckers, this is a perfect novella. This book is filled with emotions. It touches on a very heavy subject and has all of the Decker family rallying around to protect what's theirs. I would definitely suggest you read previous books first.
Kathy Aronoff
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

The Decker- Colthurst books are hands down my favorite books about family and Claudia Burgoa continues her rich tradition in this latest novella
Thea never forgot the baby she gave up when she was a troubled teen and now with her family's and in-laws c!out has managed to keep tabs on her son to make sure he was happy and with a loving family When that no longer is true, the clan springs into action to bring her son back where he belongs. Tucker is a teenager now and may not be receptive to
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Natasha
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4* read.

The Unexpected Series really needs to be read before this short novella or you will get confused and lost.

I loved the Decker family so this short holiday read was great for me. So much pact into a short story with so many emotions mixed in to.

It was great getting a glimpse into the families who I fell in love with in the Unexpected series and although it was heavy and really emotional in places it was still an enjoyable read and another great addition to this series.
Christine
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Deck(er) The Halls by Claudia Y. Burgoa is a touching story about the true meaning of family. This story is a continuation of Claudia's Unexpected series and should be read after the series since it includes the entire family though focuses on Thea, MJ and Tristan and their kids. We follow Tucker a young man who has a choice stay with his adoptive parents or start new with his birthmother. Torn by the choice we watch Tucker struggle with the his choices and his place in either home.

I adore this
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Raynell
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, beta
"Live in the present, look forward to the future and learn from your past."
"Young without an anchor or the knowledge about who I was, where I came from and I had no one to guide me while I tried to find my place in the world."
Live in the present. life will continue."
“Love and patience."
"You can’t see the love. But let yourself feel it. It’s the most powerful force in the world.”

Enjoyed this highly anticipated Christmas Decker novella. We take a trip down Decker Lane, introduced to new characters
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Victoria Tortelini
**Read for Sweet&Spicy Reads**


Christmas is a time for family and love and what family had more love than the Deckers? Our crazy clan invites us along this holiday season to join the crazy ride that is their life. Between grandkids, work, family and new additions, Gabe and Chris certainly have their hands full. In this novella, we get to meet Tucker, Thea's son, who turns out to be do much more than I imagined!!
Claudia certainly turned it up again, you will cry (I'm sorry, she does it to m
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Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
I express enough how much I LOVE this series. I absolutely LOVED getting this novella from Claudia. We were able to see how everyone was and to get more of my favorite triad. I usually always think that the sex scenes make the book a bit better but with this series you will love the characters and the stories so much that you won't need them (don't get me wrong, they are smoking). Anyways, this crazy family that is so full of love and support for each other will go to show you once again how imp ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I haved LOVED, and devoured this series from the very beginning, so I was super excited to get my hands on Deck(er) The Halls! And Claudia Burgoa did not disappoint! From two famous men hiding out, to 15 grandkids, the laughs were new level of fun! Not to mention, a loose end from a previous story was tied up brilliantly. She did such a great job with writing a realistic twist, that all my girly girl emotions were out and following the characters emotions word for word. But on top of all the hea ...more
Misti Sonntag
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great addition to the series. It was something that I had wondered when reading the series, I wonder what happened.? I loved this piece to the puzzle.
Ginger
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read an enjoyed all of the Unexpected series and this one can be added to the list. This story is sad, but joyful. Tucker who is given away for adoption by Thea at birth is united into the Decker clan, after being beaten by his adopted mothers boyfriend. The Deckers have been for years montoring the boys life and when they find out what has happened they immediately step in and bring him home. I will not spoil this storyline any more, but if you know the Decker clan you also know that the ...more
Yolanda
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love The Decker Family! I was pleasantly surprised to see an issue with Thea from Uncut (Fourth book in the Unexpected Series) was resolved. The Unexpected Series was a beautifully written book/present and Deck(ear) The Halls was the bow that tied it together. Ms. Burgoa is one of my new favorite authors of 2016 and I hope to read more about The Decker Family very soon.
Lori Vandenburg
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! This was a sweet novella that tied everything together. This big, crazy, wonderful family shows how everyone makes a difference. Once you belong to this clan you always belong to the Decker's. Claudia Burgoa has a wonderful way of pulling everyone together. I highly recommend this series and this book.
Mindy Mccray
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novella is freaking amazing! This is the first book I have read by this author. Seeing how this is part of a series, please read the others first! I started out confused but quickly fell in love with these characters! Instantly I could see that family means everything to the Decker clan! I can't wait to read more of this family!!

Angie Bartley
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was really great to catch up with the Deckers. I love this clan and that is what they are. They have all kinds of marriages and are surrounded by love. Every member has had to overcome things, but they always have each others backs. The Deckers epitomize the true meaning of family. They don't let anything keep them down for long. I really hope we get to read some more about them.
Marissa Michaelsen
What a Christmas treat.
This little one gives you a look into the current lives of the Decker Clan.
Along with a few surprises.
I have and will continue to love this series...
Erica
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to spend the holidays with this family. They are so loving and supportive of one another.

Full review to follow.
Becca Reads
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, short-story
I loved catching up with the Decker family! It was a perfect story for the season.
Angie
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing holiday novella.
Gripping you from the get go. This wonderfully written novella has a bit of something for every reader.
An amazing story of family, love, devastation with some heartache to bring the biggest tough guy to tears.

The Deckers believe family comes first. When Tucker's is faced to choose between the family he's known forever and the family he never had. Who will he go with? Will he find happiness in his choice?
Can the Deckers finally have the missing piece to their fa
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Lori Vandenburg
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! This was a sweet novella that tied everything together. This big, crazy, wonderful family shows how everyone makes a difference. Once you belong to this clan you always belong to the Decker's. Claudia Burgoa has a wonderful way of pulling everyone together. I highly recommend this series and this book.
Raynell
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Live in the present, look forward to the future and learn from your past."
"Young without an anchor or the knowledge about who I was, where I came from and I had no one to guide me while I tried to find my place in the world."
Live in the present. life will continue."
“Love and patience."
"You can’t see the love. But let yourself feel it. It’s the most powerful force in the world.”

Enjoyed this highly anticipated Christmas Decker novella. We take a trip down Decker Lane, introduced to new characters
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Michelle Abascal Monroy
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 I LOVE DECKERS FOREVER Stars

This novella is amazing!!! I already love this whole and amazing family but with this holiday novella I felt more in love with all of them!! Here we can see the future of all the members of this family and we found that they have a lot of kids!! I love Tucker and his struggle with his life is a situation that every teenager will find really difficult but with the love of his family and friends he can overcome and have a better lifestyle. I have to said that the
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kgagnon
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 'I want to be a Decker' Stars!
I absolutely love the Decker Clan! If you have read the Unexpected series, this will be a wonderful way to catch up with the whole gang and meet some new additions. There is some back story first before moving to the present. It is told from many different povs, giving us a well rounded glimpse into the events and everyone's opinions and feelings as well. The Deckers continue to prove how fiercely loyal, loving, and supportive they are. There is nothing they wo
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Claudia is an award winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep t ...more

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