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Thresholds (The Walshes #8)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  738 Ratings  ·  206 Reviews
'Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the North End
Not a Walsh had his life together, not even his friends;

The parties were planned by the foodies with care,
In hopes that Wes and Erin would soon find their way there;

The men were stressing over last minute shopping lists and plans,
While the ladies were busy with work and nesting and finding the right paella p
Published December 14th 2017 by Vesper Press
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Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
She turned her face to the sky and snowflakes gathered on her cheeks, her eyelashes, her lips. I watched those tiny crystals land and melt. Just like the moments passing me by, they were here one second and vapor the next.

How, exactly, is one supposed to find the words for a book that captivated them so much, that one more chapter became all the chapters, and 10pm became 1am?

I have no idea. But I’m going to try. Bear with me, okay? My fangirl is on a short leash and I don’t really have that muc
Michelle Rodriguez
Right after Thanksgiving, Ms. Canterbary gave us a surprise and early Christmas present. She announced Walsh #8. To say that all her readers were shocked was putting it mildly, me included. She kept this nice and quite. She wrote a blurb and she ran with it, and boy she didn't disappoint. Let me just get this out of the way, if this is your first Kate Canterbary book, then we can't be friends. I joke, but seriously, get on the bandwagon and start with Underneath it All. Also, if you start with T ...more
Ivy Deluca
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday-romances

There’s not much I can say other than I loved it. This has the feeling of going home for the holidays and seeing those family members you adore...even when they’re a wee bit crazy. In the best way possible, this reminds me of watching a “continuing drama,” since this book allows the reader to visit with characters that they’ve grown to love and meet new ones, all while adding another square to the Walsh quilt that Ms. Canterbary has created. I encourage anyone who is looking for a smart contempo
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Thank you, Kate Canterbary for giving us a surprise opportunity to check in with one of my favourite fictional families. Yes, the Walshes are gathering together for the holidays and there are shenanigans to be had - including possessive alpha males and the "women who own them", inappropriate staff meetings, communal underwear shopping and a whole lotta sexy time!

Written (mostly) from the POV of the men of the series, we get the chance to catch up with each of the couples indiv
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is no secret that I am a Kate Canterbary fan. I can probably (ok, definitely) take it a step further and say I am a Kate Canterbary fan-girl. And I'm proud of that fact. Every time I read one of her books, I sit in awe, questioning how so many people in the world can be unfamiliar with this amazingly talented woman and her phenomenal work. To call them simply books seems wrong. Because they are so much more than that. History lessons, discourses on family dynamics, architectural digests, insi ...more
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another epic book in The Walsh Series by Kate Canterbary! It was everything we never knew we wanted, yet everything we needed!! If you haven’t read books 1-7, do yourself a favor and read them first. This book has everything we’ve come to love from the Walshes. Growly boys, salty females, every beloved Walsh and their supporting cast. We meet some new characters along the way that have us wanting for more! I LOVED hearing directly from Judy and The Commodores POV a few times throughout the book. ...more
Mila Grayson
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolute freaking perfection! As a devout Walsh family lover, this book was everything I could have hoped for and more. So, there are really only two ways to go about this:

1. You've already read the Walsh Series, which means you need, need, NEED to read this book! In Thresholds, we get to visit with everyone we know and love in the Walshiverse, and it is an absolute MUST READ.

2. You haven't read the Walsh Series, which means you NEED to get on it! {Can I just say how envious I am of anyone that
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 No Place Like Home for the Holidays CROWNS

I am going to be honest here, and completely confess that Kate Canterbary made my Christmas when she announced this holiday novella with the Walsh family. I love these characters and this world she created, and so Thresholds is like coming home for the holidays, giving readers that warmth and comfort we only get when surrounded by those we love.

Having each chapter written in different points-of-view for the members of t
Jill Powers
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just Wow! A total must read for all fans of The Walsh series by Kate Canterbary! What can I say, I love this family! Kate has created a cast of characters that you want to be a part of. I have been a fan of Kate’s writing since I first picked up Underneath it All. Now, I think I’d be happy to read her grocery list. This book was such a fun festive read. I loved seeing all the characters again. It was a perfect meshing of the entire family. I can’t wait to keep reading anything and everythin ...more
Tracy- OMGReads
Thresholds is not a standalone. I would recommend having some prior Walsh experience to fully enjoy each moment of this book.

In Thresholds, we get to see everyone during the Christmas rush in Boston. New friends are introduced a bit more and we get updates on old favorites. The book is told from multiple points of view, some are familiar, some are new.

Thresholds had me tearing up, in heartbreak, then from laughter. I was devouring each word. I've been a huge fan of Ms. Canterbary's writing styl
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holiday, arcs, 2017reads
If I ever thought I couldn't love the Walshes more Kate Canterbary has proven that wrong. As the song goes they are simply the best, perfect as is. This book was very much needed after missing ths Walshes so. I can't say enough without being spoilery so I'm keeping this short. We are gifted with presents of heartwarming moments , shenanies and steam between the festivities from our favorite couples. Seriously these guys are made me swoon, want to squeeze them in
adorableness and just keep going
April Symes
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: witty
What a great Christmas treat by author Kate Canterbary- it is a novella in the The Walsh Series. It is very much an epic novella in the world of the Walsh siblings and their spouses. It was totally, completely everything I never knew I needed yet somehow so totally really needed and loved. If you have not read books 1-7, then you have missed out and in order to read this story, you will need to read the previous books to understand what is going on in Thresholds.
I do not want to give any spoiler
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not even sure where to begin. I found Kate sometime after the first four Walsh books had been written and published. I devoured them all in one weekend and waited very patiently for everyone after. The Spire (Book 6) is probably hands down one of my favorite books of all time. Everything Kate writes, I want to read. She has this magical gift for bringing these characters to life and into your homes.

This book was the best holiday gift one could ever imagine. It was an unexpected gift right b
Jennifer Lowe
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book This book is a continuing saga of The Walsh family and it does not disappoint. I loved every single word that was written!! I love these characters so much it’s as if they are part of my family. All I can say is do not miss this book!! I’ll not be posting any spoilers but I will say that this book opens up future stories! Kate Canterbary has another winner on her hands!!
Jennifer Miller
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: walshes, holidays
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler free review **
* 5 Walshy stars *

Oh.My.God......Kate Canterbary has blown my mind YET AGAIN. Just when I thought the Walsh family saga was over, she goes and drops a surprise 8th book and quite literally causes my world to tilt on its axis!!! This book is EVERYTHING!!!! The first thing you should know is that this book is NOT A STANDALONE! If you have not already read the Walsh series, first, WHY NOT?????? But beyond that,
Karen- My Own Bookshelves
This is a MUST read for any fan of the series. This is definitely not to be skipped. You need to add it to your eReader and just devour it. If you aren't a fan, dust off your copy of Underneath It All and get to reading. Kate has this phenomenal ability to paint your imagination with a tale that will engage you from book to book. You never feel on repeat; always feeling each story is fresh insight to have you in falling deeper in love with the characters she has created.

I devoured this story in
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
I was and forever will be excited the minute Kate Canterbary announces a new book. But when that book is the eighth book in the beloved Walsh series? You do flippin cartwheels!! Gahh! This book was everything you could've wanted and more. Just calling it a Holiday book does not do it justice. It is honestly another endearing and close personal look into the lives of our favorite family (and all the craziness that is always involved with them.) I could not get enough!!

I swear the Walsh series can
Jess F Hey Girl HEA
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Holidays are a time to relax and spend time with family and friends. Imagine how excited I was when I discovered that I would have time with one of my favorite families, The Walshes.

Thresholds (Book 8) cannot be read as a standalone. There are too many spoilery type things. However, if you are a Walsh groupie like I am, you’ll want to push that wrapping paper aside, grab a beverage, and snuggle up with this story.

Thresholds gives us multiple points of view from some of our very favorites, P
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED IT!! If you haven't read the Walsh Family series, Please do yourself a huge favor and start with Underneath It All. This is one of the best series EVER. There are spoilers in THRESHOLDS.
This book is a gigantic Christmas gift to the readers. Warm, wonderful and exciting. I was engrossed from the start and pretty much read it in one sitting, it required staying up very late but I'm dedicated that way, ha! Whatever you're reading, this is better. I won't say more than that because it should
Franci Neill
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holiday
I LOVE presents and since I had my head wrapped around that the Walsh series was over, this surprise story is an awesome early Christmas present!! If you haven't had the immense pleasure of reading about the Walshes, this is not, I repeat IS NOT, the place to start! But do yourself a big favor and read the series.

From the first book, I have felt like a member of this family and because of that, I am so very happy and grateful that I get to spend Christmas with them. Told from the POV of all of t
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so surprised by this release. I didn’t know it was coming. I read it, soaking up every word! Kate Canterbary is something special.

The characters she write are like friends, family even. You feel like you’re in the room with them. You feel what they feel. Every single moment.

I’ve been with the Walshes since book 1. I don’t remember how I found her, but I’m so fortunate I did. I don’t care if I’m the crazy, pervy girl that FEELS LIKE I KNOW THESE CHARACTERS!! I do!

Erin and Nick are my favo
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the book you didn't know you were waiting for.

I missed the Walshes but I wanted to be patient as the writer lady is busy and waits for them to speak to her. Apparently, they all were yelling in SHOUTY CAPS and we all benefited from it.

I hate to say that I didn't want it end, because that's not fair to the author but in reality, I did not want it to end.
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I'm not sure where to start or what to say. I feel like I have been begging everyone I know to read this series since book one. I struggle with each book to put into words how much I love them. Every book, EVERY SINGLE BOOK, holds me captive. Every member of this family touches my soul with their broken parts and all the things that make them unique.

Thresholds takes on a trip through the holidays through the eyes of the Walshes. It gives us a peek into the traditions, new and old, of this beaut
Katharine OConnell
Thresholds is a holiday romance that acknowledges just how complicated the holidays can be. There are misbehaving family members, vulnerable partners experiencing their first holidays together, first-time parents struggling to reconcile parenthood with all the other pre-existing parts of their lives, world travelers trying to get home, and unplanned excitement of all kinds. And that's just a list off the top of my head. Thresholds is a joy to read because, like all Kate Canterbary books, it is p ...more
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How do I begin to summarize this treasure? Thresholds is an unexpected love letter wrapped up & delivered just in time for Christmas. It made me laugh, it made me swoon and it made me cry. It made my heart race in anticipation and ache with nostalgia. It is pure perfection, mixing equal parts breathtaking love with scorching hot sexy times and just a dash of suspense.
How can so much be packed in one book? Every chapter is from a different character’s unique perspective, so no
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
The Walsh family shenanigans are plentiful in this book (Book 8). Whereas the first seven books could be read as standalones, though I'm a purest and believe they should be read in order to truly understand and soak in all the feels, this book should be read after the first seven books. Thresholds is full of spoilers. You'll get chapters from characters you've been craving to hear from and even a chapter from a random character (this one was a total surprise to me). It's everything you want in a ...more
Susan Trewick
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is not a standalone, you need to read the 7 books before as there is a lot of spoilers in this book. This was just perfection! We get to meet up with our favourite Walsh family over the festive period and it’s exactly how I imagine it would be! we get to see how they are all doing now with POV from all the men, there’s a few surprises in store too. I laughed, sighed and swooned while reading this, for fans of this series it’s a must read, if you have never read this series, do yourself ...more
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kate Kate my dear Kate you lovely woman you !

Thank you for giving us an extra dose of the best family ever !!!!!
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Thresholds is everything I never knew I always wanted from the Walsh gang! I'm beyond delighted to have this new addition to the series and am so profoundly happy with all the new developments with everyone in the family. Kate Canterbary is just fantastic at her craft; she delivers a fun, festive, and super sexy read to help you get in the holiday mood. I want to say so much more but at the risk of letting any spoilers slip, let's just say I've said all the good things about this book (because i ...more
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