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Breath of Christmas

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  16 reviews
After being gone for months, there's nothing like being home for Christmas. Although Brindle has no family there to welcome her back, and the little town has grown since she left, it's still home to her and exactly where she wants to be in these final days. 

With a little help from a generous stranger full of the Christmas spirit, the holiday is sure to be perfect for Bri
Kindle Edition, 55 pages
Published December 18th 2017 by Music And Press
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With the holiday preparations in full gear, I had only a moment but I can't go for too long without reading something. Breath of Christmas was exactly what I needed. It's a short burst of holiday wonder, a story of love and of magic. Just what this time of year calls for! I love Mooney's writing style and definitely will look for more by this author. ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute and touching with a sweet couple.
Karen Roma
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Breath of Christmas is a perfect description of this short burst of holiday magic. As my first read by Linda Mooney, I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of the story and the enormous content in such a quick read. This author has definitely found a place in my heart and her books will certainly be on my future TBR list. Happiness and melancholy go hand in hand in this Christmas read, but it is one of the most engaging stories of the festive season, so don’t miss the opportunity to add it to y ...more
Linda Leone
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A sweet short story about going home for Christmas with a little surprise at the end.
Thank you to netgalley for the arc
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with an arc of this novella!

I went in to this book expecting a fun, cute and Christmas-y story, and that's exactly what I got! In this story we follow Brindle as she is coming home from the hospital with the knowledge that she doesn't have long left to live. On her way home she meets Hamon who is the driver of the car, she has hired to drive her home.
At first I was afraid that this was going to be a really cheesy romance story, and maybe it kind of is, but i
Kassandra Blake
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-done, arc
En Français :
C'est sur NetGalley (attention pas NetGalley France) que j'ai découvert ce titre qui va bien avec la période de fin d'année ou nous sommes.

Si au départ je pensais que ce livre se situait un peu comme "Nos étoiles contraires" de John Green, la fin nous en éloigne et on se retrouve plutôt dans le fantastique.

J'étais également persuadée de verser des litres de larmes mais c'est avec le sourire que je referme cette histoire.

Les personnages sont sympathiques. Brindle se trimbale avec sa
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was not prepared for the punch this short novella gave. Brindle is looking forward to being home for Christmas. She is suffering from a horrible pulmonary disease and being home is just where she wants to be for her last holiday. Little does she know there is so much more for her at home. This story took me by surprise. With Brindle's journey to her home, I was enthralled with how happy and warm her Christmas was turning out. With the help of her u-driver, she found peace, love and a delicious ...more
Kimmy’s books journey
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was going to give a 3⭐️ until the end. I mean it’s a novella and I don’t mind cheesy but I have a hard time with over the top to go to be true story. Until the end. Then I was like wow ok... now it’s making sense, now I’m loving it and ok good job Linda. You got me :) thanks netgalley for the opportunity to read this lil story
Megan M
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

This story read like a hallmark movie. It was a pleasant and short Christmas story. I was not a fan of the ending and some of the dialogue was weird. If you really like lifetime or hallmark style holiday movies then you would probably really enjoy this short and quick read.

2.5 stars
Just not my cup of tea.
Sara Hill
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the story of a Brindle's last Christmas due to a lethal lung disease. She goes home for Christmas and on her first night there meets a man. He tries to make it the last best Christmas he can for her. The story ends with a twist I did not see coming. I do not think I have ever listened to anything quite like it.

Linda Mooney did a nice job with the narration.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.
Leslie Twitchell
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free for a honest review. This book was sweet and short . I loved the characters. the narrator did not disappoint and brought the story line together. the author did an amazing job of bringing the characters to life
Ashley Hedden
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Breath of Christmas was a great quick read by Linda Mooney. Brindle is going to be home for Christmas although there is no family to welcome her back. A stranger helps Brindle enjoy the holiday before she takes her last breath.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
That certainly had a twist I didn't see coming. What started out as a sad story changed into something quite different. The characters were sweet and the story was quite enjoyable. It's a good short story. I got this book from NetGalley for an honest review ...more
Terri Moore
Jan 14, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. I was on the hunt for Christmas novellas and this hit the spot. I wasn't sure at first and almost DNF'd but the ending pulled it together. It takes a lot to surprise me but this one did. ...more
Ann Kidwell
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart warming read

I enjoyed this short read. It was sweet with an unexpected ending. I have read other of her book and have enjoyed them all.
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Linda loves to write sweet and sensuous romance with a fantasy, paranormal, or science fiction flair, and is the author of over 100 books. Her technique is often described as being as visual as a motion picture or graphic novel.

A wife, mother, grandmother, and retired Kindergarten and music teacher, she lives in a small south Texas town near the Gulf coast where she delves into other worlds fille

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