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A Soldier's Christmas

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  28 reviews
A Soldier's Christmas
Home For Christmas
After a year’s deployment, soldier Josh Marquette is back in the US. His first assignment state side–best man in a Christmas wedding. More importantly, he’s going to get his dog who was fostered while he was gone.

Goodbyes come too soon
Cassie Smith fostered a serviceman’s dog for a year while he was overseas. She should have
Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Published December 5th 2016 by Barbara McMahon
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Linda Strong
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Cassie has been fostering a German Shepard for Josh, who was deployed overseas a year ago. They've been keeping in touch by Skype and he's really excited to be coming home. He really wants to be with his dog and he wants to know much more about Cassie.

When the day finally comes, Cassie is having conflicting thoughts. She's fallen in love with the dog, even though she promised herself she wouldn't. And she sure hadn't counted on falling in love with Josh.

This is a sweet Christmas short story. Lik
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC of this book and am voluntarily writing an honest review.

Josh is a soldier returning from deployment, just in time to be best man in his friend's Christmas wedding. Cassie fostered Josh's dog while he was deployed, not realizing she would fall in love with the dog. Cassie agrees to keep the dog while Josh fulfills his wedding duties, however this leads to spending more time with Josh as well. Their friendship continues to develop and when Josh agrees to spend Christmas wit
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I also purchased a copy.

What a wonderfully sweet Christmas story. This book brings to light of our country's men and women who are called to serve oversea and have to either find someone to foster their animal(s) or give them away. What a heartbreaking decision for someone who is serving our country.

I loved the fact that this was written in a dual POV format. There was more to Cassie's view point than Josh's but that is fine. When it mattered, we
Marie Bourgery
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cassie agrees to foster Josh’s dog Mandy for a year while he serves overseas. They Skype so he can see his dog and they end up becoming friends with the hope secretly from each other that it could be something more. Josh comes home for his friend Scott’s wedding and it’s more partying and activities than he would like. He’d rather spend a quiet evening with Cassie and Mandy. The spoiled maid of honor has her claws in him and is determined to claim him for her own. Cassie was great to agree to fo ...more
Irene S
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful Christmas romance. Cassie has been fostering Josh's dog for the last year while he was deployed. Over the last year, Cassie has fallen in love with the dog and cares for the soldier that she has been Skyping with. With Josh returning to town to be best man in a wedding, Cassie is afraid that she will no long be part of their lives. I received a free copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. I love this book. Barbara McMahon is one of m ...more
Joan Arning
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Looking for a quick Christmas story? You will enjoy this story about Cassie who dog sits for a year while his soldier owner is deployed. During the deployment, Cassie and Josh skype and become close friends. You will enjoy the circumstances when Josh returns to the states! I recommend A Soldier's Christmas to others. I received a complimentary e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion. ...more
Jenny H
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this Christmas novella. Ms. McMahon has done it again. This was a excellent, well written story that had me reading it in one sitting. The characters had such great chemistry. Josh and Cassie are perfect for each other. The story builds on itself and leaves you smiling.

I would highly recommend that you grab a hot coco and read this sweet, heart-warming holiday story today.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
It’s not you, it’s me.
Linda Rea
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This a great story to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Connie Hutchens
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of A SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS by: Barbara McMahon. This love story deals with two people who first meet to so she can foster the soldier's dog during his Tour of Duty. This is something that happens so often now with our soldiers repeatedly have to Tours of Duty. So many have dogs as a friend/companion. Lots of times they have no place to put them and have to find someone that will be will to take on the burden of a new dog, plus, remember that at the end of the tour t ...more
Penny Stone
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing


Once again Barbara McMahon proves why she is an award winning, best selling author. She is known best for her amazing romantic stories. If you haven’t read any books by her yet, treat yourself and re-live the feeling of falling in love.

A SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS is a heartwarming love story that will touch your heart. What could be better than a handsome guy with a lovable dog!! Josh Marquette is a soldier who is being deployed overseas for a yea
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A cute Christmas read!

I enjoyed this book, it was a lovely, easy read - great for when you need a little 'me' time over Christmas but only have an hour or two.

Josh is hot, sexy, confident, thoughtful and totally in love with his dog - basically he is the complete could you not fall for him?!

Cassie is completely in love not only with Mandy, her best friend for the last year, but also Mandy's gorgeous owner who she has slowly fallen for more with each and every Skype call over the y
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
"A Soldier's Christmas" by Barbara McMahon is a sweet, clean, and heartfelt romance. This is soldier Josh Marquette and Cassie Smith's story.

Josh was being deployed and would not be able to take his dog. If he doesn't find someone to care for his dog while he is deployed, then he will have to find another home for his dog.

Through friends Cassie found out about Josh needing someone to care for his dog. Cassie and Josh met and she agreed to care for his dog while he was deployed for a year.

Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Josh has finished is tour & is back in the states. First thing on his mind is to retrieve his dog. Cassie did him a favor by fostering his German Shepard. She didn't think it all the way through though. She's fallen in love with the dog! While keeping in touch through Skype, she has had feelings develop for the dogs owner too. Can a Christmas miracle come true? Can friendship turn into something more?

Barbara McMahon does an excellent job of engaging your emotions & not only drawing you into the
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast, short story by author Barbara McMahon who writes wonderful books. This one is no exception. The only complaint I have is that it was too short. I wanted it to go on and on. It also plays a special part in my heart since my son-in-law just came back from Afghanistan.

The story is about Cassie Smith who takes care of Josh Marquett’s german shepherd, while he is deployed. He comes home for a wedding just before Christmas. Cassie has fallen in love with the dog and has really grown t
Julia Handley
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Working in bakery and loving it. Cassie has been dog sitting for the last year for a soldier on deployment. She has such a big heart and not only grown attached to the dog Mandy, but also has grown attached to Josh.

Josh is a soldier coming home for his friends wedding and Christmas. More importantly to see his dog Mandy and Cassie. He has grown fond of her and the skyping conversation. The fact she offered to take care of Mandy so he didn't have to rehome her means alot to him.

This was such a sw
Terry Houchin
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet love story! I literally did not put this down until I finfished reading it.

Cassie took care of Josh's dog while he was deployed. They had weekly skype chats during that time and became very close. When Josh returned home the two weren't quite sure what their relationship truly was. Friends? Acquaintenances?

They decided to spend as much time together as they can so Josh canbecome reaquainted with his dog and for Cassie to spend a little more time with the dog she had come to love.

Coral Mitchell
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
After a year’s deployment, Soldier Josh Marquette's first assignment stateside is best man in a Christmas wedding. More importantly, he’s going to get his dog who was fostered while he was gone. Cassie Smith fostered Josh's dog while he was overseas. She should have thought that through. Now he’s back for his dog, only she hadn’t expected to fall in love with the big German Shepard, nor her owner. A great read. Cassie and Josh spoke while he was deployed and got to know one another. There is a b ...more
Norma Wiegert
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cassie Smith agreed to foster a large German Shepherd named Mandy for a soldier during his year long deployment. It's Christmas time, Josh's deployment is over and he's returned to be in his buddy and best friend's wedding and to reclaim his Dog. Cassie has become very fond of Mandy and over the past year has gotten to know Josh via bi-weekly Skype calls. After the wedding Josh decides to stay in town for Christmas seeing Cassie daily as he visits Mandy. Romance is inevitable Are wedding bells i ...more
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great quick read. Loved it. Josh needs to foster his dog while he is deployed for a year and Cassie volunteers to do it. They keep in touch via skype almost daily. As Josh's deployment comes to an end he shows up to pick up his dog but needs a favor of a few more days so he can attend the wedding of a friend. During the days leading up to the wedding Cassie and Josh spend time together and become closer - each feels they know the other after all of their long skype calls. This was such a refresh ...more
Pauline Frost
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a quick read for me but it pulled me in from the start. I didn't want to put it down. Perfectly paced with strong characters. Loved that Mandy was taken care of while Josh was on deployment so he could at least come home to his dog. Cassie keeping in touch with Josh made their relationship that much stronger. ...more
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this heartwarming short story. It will have you feeling all sorts of emotions. I enjoyed the characters chemistry and storyline. As the friendship grows between Josh and Cassie will they take the chance and become more than friends? Or is Josh and Cassie chance at more hanging on borrowed time? I voluntarily reviewed an a copy of this book.
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I loved this story. Cute couple, military guy with a difficult background yet still one of the good guys, pushy girl who tries to strong arm the guy, sweet girl who doesn't try to strong arm the guy and a dog! I mean, who wouldn't love a sweet romance centered around a dog? Thank you Ms. McMahon for a sweet Christmas Romance. ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author. This is a very sweet, romantic and heartwarming story, with a little drama thrown in. Josh is charming and engaging and Cassie is warm, sweet and fun. This is a short, wonderful, very enjoyable read.
Sue Stewart
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute story - instant love!!!!
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great short read...perfect for Christmas reading as it's a feel good love story set during the Christmas season. ...more
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book!

I enjoyed this book and can relate to the plot. I like that it brought the need for fosters for service members for their four legged family members.
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Bestselling, award winning author Barbara McMahon has written more than 80 novels which have sold more than 16 million copies world wide in more than fifty countries in twenty-eight languages.

Known for her heartwarming, emotional stories, she excels in capturing those feelings when first falling in love. She has won or been nominated for every major award in the romance genre from a double nomina

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