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Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school.

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alon
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Published December 15th 2017 by L.P. Dover
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
4 Snickerdoodle Stars

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William 33 has been living in California growing his family's real estate company. When his home town branch of the company starts to fail and his dad's not able to keep up with it William makes the decision to move back to help save the business.

Adeline is a High School history teacher, 30 yrs old, single and living in her family's estate (that she inherited) all by herself. Her best friend is getting married and is keen to set Adaline up with her husband to be's brothe
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NOTE: This coming year I have set a challenge for myself of reading one book a week that takes me out of my comfort zone. A book that may include one (or more) tropes (scenarios) that I avoid like the plague. Cheating. Older women/younger man. OW drama. Just to name a few. Nothing is off limits. I am taking a HUGE step out of the box I live in and charting a course into the unknown (HaHa). My reviews for these books will differ from my usual as I will focus more on whether the author wowed me d
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Ange H
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christmas 2018 - NICE!

Two lonely people who yearn for true love are helped along by - was it time travel or a shared dream? Christmas magic or a guardian angel? Who cares exactly how it happened! This story was sweet, romantic, and G-rated (as all Christmas romances should be, IMHO.) I read this in a few days and was completely entertained. My 2018 Christmas choices have rocked so far!

Note: I often read reviews where people complain about the bad punctuation, commas, grammar etc. and I think, "R
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Snickerdoodle Stars

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William 33 has been living in California growing his family's real estate company. When his home town branch of the company starts to fail and his dad's not able to keep up with it William makes the decision to move back to help save the business.

Adeline is a High School history teacher, 30 yrs old, single and living in her family's estate (that she inherited) all by herself. Her best friend is getting married and is keen to set Adaline up with her husband to be's brothe
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Wit & Wonder Books
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

Perfect and refreshing holiday romance by LP Dover! It Must’ve Been The Mistletoe was brilliantly written and crafted in a way in which it will make you smile from ear to ear this holiday season. A magical story with a wonderful message that anything can happen when you believe in the spirit of Christmas. Especially love!

Adeline Hamilton, 30 year old U.S. history teacher has had years of bad relationships which have formed her views
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
It must've been the mistletoe is one of the best stories ever written by L.P. Dover. This book is a perfect holiday story that will have you wanting to snuggle up near the fire place with a nice cup of hot cocoa.

What would you do if you didn't believe in true love? For Adeline, a 30 yr. old history teacher, love was not in the books for her, or so she thought. Adeline's best friend is getting married and thinks that it would be great if Adeline and her future brother in law, Will, get to know e
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Andrea Fleury
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Back in time

I'm a big L.P. Dover fan. I have read all her books and love them all. This book is amazing. William and Addie will have you smiling. The way the scenery is described i felt like I was there. Please tell me there story will continue. Also there family
Glorimar Irizarry
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-reviewed
Was given an advance copy for honest review.

It must've been the mistletoe is one of the best stories ever written by L.P. Dover. This book is a perfect holiday story that will have you wanting to snuggle up near the fire place with a nice cup of hot cocoa.

What would you do if you didn't believe in true love? For Adeline, a 30 yr. old history teacher, love was not in the books for her, or so she thought. Adeline's best friend is getting married and thinks that it would be great if Adeline and h
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Maria Vickers
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
L.P. Dover has done it again!! It Must've Been the Mistletoe is the perfect read for this time of year. It's full of love, hope, magic, and happiness. This is one time traveling romance, you need to read!

Adeline believes in true love and wants to meet hers, but she is wondering if it will ever happen. A week before her best friend's wedding, she is whisked off to 1865 where she finds the person she's been looking for. William is everything she has been looking for...except for the decade/year he
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Jill M
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holiday-romance
It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe was a refreshing different Christmas story that had me feeling all the feels. It was like a fairy tale come to life. It was by far one of the best Christmas stories I’ve ever read. It gave me the warm and fuzzy Christmas feels.

Leslie wrote this beautiful fluffy romantic story set with the Christmas back drop. It pulled on the heart strings and had me giddy with happiness. It had this unique twist that had me turning the pages faster getting wrapped up in the fairy t
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Sassy Southern
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you’re unaware of the the genre of this book before picking it up, please note it is historical
Romance. If you’re into historical romance-then this is definitely something you should pick up! It’s a wonderful, heart warming story with a beautiful Christmas theme weaved throughout.
As a fan of outlander, I have to commend the authors ability to take this story and turn it into something creative. This was definitely different from any other piece that this author has written, but it was surely
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Reviews from the Heart
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe by L.P. Dover was so different for me than her normal stuff, but it was a perfect read heading into the holidays! It was sweet and charming and considering it was partly a historical romance, which is not my normal forte, though I read it here and there, I really enjoyed it. Don’t let that keep you from reading this story! This story is told in past/present stages and falls under contemporary romance.

Adeline loves history and all it represents, she is a high school
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Monica
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’d like to thank Books by L.P. Dover LLC and Netgalley for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve read some of LP’s other work and this was a lot different than what she normally writes. I really loved this sweet take on a Christmas/historical romance. It’s perfect for the holiday season and perfect for those who like a cleaner more innocent read. I got really engrossed in the story and didn’t want to put it down. It was one of those “just one more chapters” kinds of books.
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Cassandra Shearer
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
William and Adeline watch out for that mistletoe

A beautiful love story written by the amazing Lp Dover. It’s different from what she has written in the past and as always Lp has a way with words.

William is a big time realtor, and Adeline is a family history lover and teacher.
When her best friends wedding to his brother approaches she try to set them up. However he gets stuck okay work. Something happens when she goes home that night. Living in a dream world before her time, she begins to love
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Tracy
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
An unexpected Christmas tale, It Must
Have Been The Mistletoe was a sweet romance with a bit of a time hop.

I really enjoyed Adeline and William’s
story. Adeline meets William in a very unexpected way and then has to reconcile who is he is to her, along with her own views on love and soul mates. Their story is magic, in more ways than one.

Paced quickly, and well developed, I found this book a joy to read. The characters feel real and it’s very easy to get involved with the story. Adeline is a won
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Ann
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a sweet Christmas romance with a time twist back to the 1860’s. Adeline wants a love in her life like her grandparents. William returned to town to save his family’s business. When Adeline wakes up back in time she meets the man of her “dreams”. I’m not a big historical fan so this one sort of caught me by surprise.
Paloma, the Countess of Bookton
Cute Christmas Story however for me it was a little slow-paced
Sjf
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
A little history, a bit of mystery and the magic of mistletoe. This delightful story ties together the past and the present in a big bow of heartfelt Christmas spirit and joy of the season.

The imagery of the author’s writing is breathtaking! Her perfectly crafted story created such a crisp mental image of visual pageantry that I felt like I was time traveling. It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe has all the elements of the best Hallmark movies. The movie will forever live in my heart and evoke all of
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Cheri
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
The time-travel aspect of this story was lovely. I really enjoyed Adeline’s journey and experiences. Yet it seems like a running them with me and this author that there is always something that throws a monkey wrench into my ratings of her stories.

I have been reading L.P. Dover’s Breakaway series and love the chemistry and heat she is able to infuse into her couples. My issues are with her attention to detail…or lack thereof. I have always wanted to read another book by her outside of that serie
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Melinda Blache
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just the book the start the holiday season with. It Must've Been the Mistletoe is a sweet romance. I love the way L. P. Dover writes this story from the past in a dream and present, it was interesting twist. The characters were well developed and likable. This story is a stand alone. I would recommend it.
Elena Love
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

It Must've Been the Mistletoe follows Adeline, a High School History Teacher who's single and lives all by herself! She doesn't plan on falling in love anytime soon and dreads going to her best friend's wedding alone, mainly because she's been trying to set her up with her brother in law to be, for quite some time. But, our dear William - the brother in law to be - loses his flight and ends up
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!

I'm not normally one for reading Christmas books, but I love this author's books, so when I saw sign-ups for ARCs of this book, I signed up straight away! I only glanced at the synopsis of this book before I started reading it because I wanted to go into it blind and not really know what happens! I'm really happy I did this because it made me enjoy the book more! I also thought that this book was going to a novella or at least shorter than a full-length book because it's a Christmas bo
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NovelMomma
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating - 4.5

Dover is a new author for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. If I had to compare it to something, I would say it is The Lake House meets Cinderella meets Hallmark movie. It is part contemporary romance and part historical romance. This seems like a hard thing to pull off, but Dover did an excellent job with it.

In this book, Adeline isn’t so sure love is going to come her way. As her best friend prepares for her wedding, she begins to t
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Erin
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When deciding if I’m going to give a book I like a 4 or a 5 star rating, there are two simple questions I have to ask: 1) would I read it again, and 2) do I get angry every time I have to put it down because I’m at a part where I HAVE to find out what’s going to happen next. In this book, it was a definite yes to both! I swear with every page turn, I was sure the author was going to throw that dreaded curtain, where Adeline finally wakes up. Although it was written in a way where you were pretty ...more
Sandy S
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 15, 2017


Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school.

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her futu
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Christie72
It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe by L.P. Dover is a perfect, magical holiday romance! I’ve still got a smile on my face after finishing it!

The is the first year that I have read Christmas books, and this one is one of my favorites! Adeline is a high school history teacher, and she loves her job. It isn’t just a job for her; it’s her life. She loves history. As good as her life is, filled with a great family and good friends, she still hasn’t found true love. Her best friend is getting married, and
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Kristie
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe
By: L.P. Dover


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K

A touch of Christmas magic like only L.P. Dover can deliver, this is a truly sweet love story perfect for the holidays…

Adeline Hamilton has a deep love for history, especially her own family history that is so rich in her hometown. Following her deep appreciation for the subject, Adeline even teaches history at the local high school, hoping to pass on her love for it to the next generation. Her belief in love is not as soli
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Danielle Cordsen
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It Must’ve Been The Mistletoe
By: L.P. Dover
🎁🌲⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌲🎁

So sweet and wonderful love story.

Adeline is a high school history teacher that loves her job and everything to do with history including her family’s.

William is a workaholic that never thinks he’ll fall in love.

Until Adeline falls asleep waking up in 1865. Remembering her future she decides to just enjoy every moment until she wakes up. Little does she know her family history could change everything. I added part of the author Blurb be
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Alura
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe was a wonderfully heart-warming Christmas read. It was tender and wholesome with an interesting historical twist. It was truly unlike any other book I’ve read and I enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to more for this couple!


Adeline Hamilton - high school history teacher, friend, daughter, hopelessly single at 30. Adeline is passionate about history, in particular her family’s well documented linage but she has yet to find anyone to be as passionate about. After a chanc
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A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
I’m always up for an L.P. Dover book, so as soon as I saw It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe, I wanted to read it. I hadn’t really read the synopsis before I got it, but I’d caught hints about it and I liked what I found and I was even more excited to read it. Once I started, I absolutely loved It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe! It was so lovely and just the perfect book to read around this time of year.

I wasn’t that thrilled with William when I first met him, but it wasn’t long before he won me over. H
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young
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