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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  190 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Home for Christmas by Heather Graham — It broke Travis' heart to see Isabelle go, but he was the Yankee captain who had commandeered her home, and she was a daughter of the Confederacy. Yet even in the war-torn South, there was room for a Christmas miracle or two.

The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley — Their families have feuded for generations. But will the love of Edmund de
Paperback, 377 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by HQN Books
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Dec 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
This anthology was a good choice for me while I was busy with cooking and other tasks over Christmas. It gave me the opportunity to read a few short stories quickly in between doing other things when I didn't have time for a longer book. The stories were sweet and I enjoyed the anthology. I liked the stories by Graham and Camp better than the one by Beverley. I read the Beverley story in a different anthology, and while it was the novella I liked best in that book that I only rated two stars, I ...more
2.5 the last story was the best of the three. meh
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A Bride by Christman, an anthology of three cleverly written Christmas tales includes: "Home for Christmas" by Heather Graham, "The Wise Virgin" by Jo Beverly, and "Tumbleweed Christmas" by Candace Camp. Each story within it's 100+ pages holds the magic of a romantic Christmas. The characters are charming and roguish, while sweet and caring, taking and encapsulating your heart.

In "Home for Christmas," we meet Travis, a handsome and battle tired Yankee captain, in the midst of the Civil War, and
Three historical Christmas romances novellas covering World War I, the Middle Ages, and western frontier. I liked the storylines in all 3 of these novellas and would have given them a 4 except that all three had the same problem: a couple of scenes with too much intimate information and "bedding before wedding."
Dec 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
I really liked the third story.
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1 Medieval & 2 American Christmas stories.

Heather Graham - 3 stars. I can't put my finger on what's wrong with this story. It's well written & the plot is somewhat original. I gave it 3 stars for that. Rebel girl must give her home to the Union army for their headquarters. This story plays out over 2 years. I didn't really like the girl that much either. She constantly calls the hero "Yank", even though they are both born & bred in Virginia. She's always right & never listens t
J Jares
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Home for Christmas (Heather Graham)
Soon after the Civil War began, (Union officer) Captain Travis Alywin, commandeered the Hinton home as their headquarters. This house was chosen because of its handy location. At first, things were tense between Isabella (the only resident remaining), the servants and the Union soldiers who took up residence there. Before long, Travis realized he was in love with Isabella. But each Christmas season, she applied for and received, a pass to visit her relatives ne
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
A collection of historical Christmas stories.

Heather Graham's Home for Christmas tells the tale of a Southern lady and the Yankee captain who commandeers her home. Much of this story is told in flashback. The writing is sound, and the plotting is good. Travis makes a dashing hero, and Isabelle is a strong woman, but her fierce insistence on drawing such a firm line between the North and South does grow wearisome. Three stars.

The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley is a twist on the long-feuding families
Dec 15, 2009 rated it liked it
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This was a good Christmas historical romance anthology. I enjoyed the characters and how each story took me back to a different period of time. I found myself feeling for each other characters as they battled their feelings for the other. You usually know that most end in triumph but you you never know what struggle you'll go through til you read their stories. Good Christmas read for those who love a good historical romance. Passionate yet not so erotic that it will have you hiding the book fro ...more
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
To be clear, my rating of four stars is to the short story the Wise Virgin. I read this short story in a different anthology and at least on Goodreads it is not included in that version of the anthology The Brides of Christmas.
Dec 29, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
These are just recycled stories that these authors have published in the path. None of them are particulary praise worthy. I basically skim read this book, because I could not stomache some of the dialogue.
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
One of the better reads this season from a historical perspective: Civil War, 14th century England and finally 19th century west. All had the right touch of angst, temper and heart involved. Would recommend this as a holiday read for anyone with a hankering of Christmas Romance.
Nancy Luebke
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
As a historical romance, set of three, it was good. a nice combination. Three authors, Heather Graham, Jo Beverley, nd Candace Camp

Home for Christmas by Heather Graham

The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley

Tumbleweed Christmas by Candace Camp
Oct 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was a really cute book. Every story was equally as good. A great Holiday book.
Nov 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
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FOR Heather Graham Four stars

For Jo Beverly Four stars

For Candance Camp Three stars

overall is four stars.
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Heather Graham - 3/5
Jo Beverly - 4/5
Candace Camp - 4/5
Aug 06, 2010 rated it liked it
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The rating is only for Jo Beverley's story.
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria