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All pop star Jackson Wilder wants this Christmas is a few weeks out of the spotlight in a rented cabin in the Colorado mountains. But when a blizzard leaves him stranded on a country road on his way out of town—and still wearing the Santa costume from a last-minute commercial shoot—he takes shelter in a nearby horse barn to wait out the storm.

Miranda O’Keefe will be lucky
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Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Tule Publishing
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Denise Stout
A little boy discovers Santa hiding in his barn, and the magic of Christmas is upon him. Turns out, Santa is a pop star recovering from an accident. As he recovers from his injuries, Jackson Wilder finds Miranda and Ollie the best hosts. Miranda O'Keefe is a veterinarian with a struggling horse rescue ranch, money is tight, and she may lose everything. Jackson owes his record label a hit Christmas song, and he delivers--with one caveat--his profits are to be donated to save the ranch. Ollie only ...more
Bette Hansen
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this heartwarming sweet holiday read. Jackson Wilder is a musician that is just looking for a little downtime for the holidays. When he heads to a cabin in the mountains still in the Santa suit he wore for a commercial he crashes his car before he gets there he finds himself in a barn looking up into the eyes of an adorable little boy and his not so happy mother. The little guy assumes he's the real Santa and Jackson agrees to hang around and not disappoint the little guy. Jackson soon rea ...more
Shari
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this heartwarming Christmas story of believing. Be careful what you wish for? Pop star Jackson Wilder wants some time off to regroup and rents a cabin in the mountains, when a blizzard leaves him stranded in a barn while wearing a Santa suit. Miranda a single mom raising her six year old son, Ollie finds "Santa", Jackson sleeping the barn. Miranda is busy with being a vet and has her horse rescue project. Ollie asks Santa for one wish, to help save one of the rescue horses that is not doin ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
4.5 stars

Rescued by Christmas marks my first time reading Erika Marks. If all of her stories are as sweet and heartwarming as this one is, then she has a new fan. The cover is what captured my attention. The blurb is what had me wanting to read the book. I mean who can resist a stranded Christmas story, with a six-year-old believing in Santa Claus? Definitely not me.

Jackson Wilder is a popular country music singer. He never seems to have time for himself, and people know him wherever he goes. It
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Donnajo
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book.

Rescued by Christmas by Erika Marks. I enjoyed the plot of this book. A heart-warming story. I liked the characters. I 'look forward to reading more by author.
Cat Kelley
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a cute feel good Christmas short story with all the right ingredients; single mom with cute, precocious 6 year old, animals needing saving and Santa! This is one story needing a followup.

This book was gifted by the publisher and the author for an honest review.
Emma
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rescued by Christmas by Erika Marks
All pop star Jackson Wilder wants this Christmas is a few weeks out of the spotlight in a rented cabin in the Colorado mountains. But when a blizzard leaves him stranded on a country road on his way out of town—and still wearing the Santa costume from a last-minute commercial shoot—he takes shelter in a nearby horse barn to wait out the storm.
Miranda O’Keefe will be lucky to get a wreath up on her door this year. Between raising her six year-old son, Ollie, ru
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Angel Hatfield
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ted was Jackson’s agent and wished Jackson would let someone drive him or wait into the morning as there is a snow storm and Jackson had only driven in snow once. This time he would be driving up a mountain for two weeks in a mountain hideaway he had rented. Jackson was a pop star and just wanted some peace and privacy. He just finished doing some holiday commercials and he was still in a Santa Claus outfit. Ted pointed out he had fans waiting and he could slid out the side door in the Santa out ...more
Janine
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sweet story about an unlikely match who make a memorable Christmas for one special little boy.

Pop star, Jackson Wilder, just finished up shooting a Christmas commercial where he portrayed Santa right down to the red suit and spray on white hair and beard. He slipped out the back door in his costume so his fans wouldn’t recognize him and hit the road to the cabin that he rented to spend Christmas alone working on some new songs. Along the way Jackson loses control of his car in the snow and wre
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Margie
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What six-year-old little boy who thinks he has Santa staying in his barn to grant his Christmas wish to heal his rescue horse, Twisty would be able to keep the secret and not tell his friends in kindergarten? Little Ollie O'Keefe does just that. He truly believes that the man he found in the family barn is Santa Claus. But of course it's not Santa. It's popular pop star singer Jackson Wilder who crashed near the barn during a snow storm on his way to a vacation rental in the Colorado mountains. ...more
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I have enjoyed Erika Marks’ stories for years. I always know that I’m in for a romantic, emotional treat when I pick up one of her books and Rescued by Christmas certainly fit that expectation perfectly. How can you not fall in love with little Ollie? He is so adorable, his faith in the miracles that Santa can accomplish is unwavering. I just wanted to wrap that little boy in a hug. His love and devotion to his horse, Twisty, will melt even the most Grinch-like heart
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Erika
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a first for me by this author.

Pop Star Jackson Wilder... wants to get away from everything, upon finishing his gig where's he's been a temporary Santa, he heads to the Mountain Cabin to relax for Christmas.
Miranda O’Keefe has a young son Oliver, they tend to rescue horses, keeping the damaged ones at their house barn for constant care.

Jackson has an accident and ends up in Miranda's barn whilst still wearing the Santa suit... Oliver finds him and goes running to find mum saying Santa is
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Sarah (sarahlostbutfound )
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Snow, horses and Christmas, yes please!
It’s never too early for a Christmas story, and I absolutely adored this one. We have vet and single-mom Miranda, plus pop star Jackson in a perfect, snowy X-massy setting.
When singer Jackson wants to escape the hype to just write some new songs and have some peace after shooting a Christmas commercial, he ends up in a car accident in some heavy snow and spends his night in a barn, still dressed up as Santa. He’s found by Miranda’s son, Ollie, who actually
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Alexandra Consolver
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full Review:

4 Stars - I definitely recommend if you enjoy contemporary Christmas fiction.

When pop star Jackson Wilder crashes his Range Rover in the mountains on his way to a week of solitude, he limps through the storm to a lit up barn. In the morning he's discovered by a little boy, Ollie, who thinks that Jackson is Santa Claus... because he happens to be dressed up as Santa Claus. Miranda, the Ollie's mom, is terrified that there is a stranger in her barn, but quickly realizes that Jackson do
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Louise Bird
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is magical just like Santa.
You have a injured music star who looks like Santa, a single mom who is a vet and runs a horse rescue and a little boy. Ollie believes Santa can cure Twistie his rescue horse.
This book is about a “song” written for a special lady, gingerbread and trusting another.
Rescued by Christmas is a heartfelt book about letting Love happen.
Sue
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It was an enjoyable story. We meet a mother and her son who live in a log cabin in Colorado. Jackson, a musical star finds himself in their barn after a car accident during a snow storm. He was dressed as Santa for a show and the son Ollie thinks he’s the real Santa. He asks Santa to save the sickly rescue horse his mom the vet has staying with them. The story explains the relationship between the 3 of them. I wish it was long ...more
Paula
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it

Christmas and children just go together. Rescued by Christmas by Erika Marks has both including a pop star dressed as Santa Claus stranded in a blizzard. This is a charming novella, which could only be better if it had been longer. The characters are people you would like to have as neighbors, then there is six-year-old, Ollie, a true delight.

Jackson Wilder may not be the real Santa Claus but he is able to work his magic for Miranda and her son. A story that will put you in the holiday spirit e
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Annarella
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
A sweet and lovely Christmas story that makes you feel good. Everything is wonderful: the characters, the setting, and the plot.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Tule Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC
Bin Blogs Books
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet and romantic Christmas tale. I really enjoyed getting into the spirit of Christmas with this novel.
Pam
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rescued by Christmas is a cute, heartwarming, sweet story. Jackson is a tired pop star needing a break. Oliver is a young boy needing to believe in a miracle. Miranda is a single mother, a veterinarian & the head of Free Spirits, a horse rescue organization. As they grow closer during a snow storm, Jackson’s words begin to flow.

This was a very sweet story with the suggestion of chemistry between Jackson & Miranda. Oliver’s never ending faith causes the reader to want to believe. Miranda
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Deanna Stevens
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the story of Miranda and Santa/Jackson. I enjoyed the author's writing style as they got to know one another. Add in one adorable little boy who believes Santa is hurt and in their barn and this has all the makings of my favorite Holiday type romance. The story was building up nicely, but the ending seemed to come too abruptly. I felt the story took an unrealistic turn with how quickly his Christmas song was written, recorded and being played on radio. The book seemed too short for me.

I
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Jacki
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cute, quick read

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Standalone
HEA

I look forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Paula Pugh
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rescued by Christmas is a sweet and tender novel about three people: a rock star that wants to get away for Christmas, a vet and horse rescuer, and the vet’s six year old son. And there is a sick horse that might not make it but that the son, Oliver, is desperate to have heal. They all converge when the rock stat, Jackson Wilder, runs his rented SUV aground in the snow and is found in the barn-dressed in a Santa costume from a commercial he was working on. Oliver thinks he is Santa and mom, Mira ...more
MaryElizabeth
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rescued by Christmas was a sweet and cute story. Jackson becomes stranded and injured while trying to get away for some relaxation by a snowstorm and ends up snowed in with Miranda and her son. This encounter helps bring perspective to both of their lives and feelings begin to bloom between them.

This story was a feel good story. One you could cozy up with a blanket and hot chocolate.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sherri Babb
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a sweet romantic Christmas story. I loved Jackson, Miranda and Oliver. From the very first chapter where Oliver thought that Jackson was Santa you could see what a great family the 3 of them would make. Even though Miranda was a little bit frighten because Jackson was a stranger you could feel the chemistry working between them. I thought that Erika Marks did such a great job spinning this romance into such a great story about a Christmas miracle. That is what this story is all abo ...more
Jas
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it
A sweet, clean holiday romance that packs a lot of holiday cheer in its few pages. There is nothing realistic about this story but the holiday season is all about wishes magically coming true so why not for a single mother who finds a rock star stranded in her barn? I wish more pages had been spent on making there attraction to each other seem more real but this book will satisfy a craving for a quick holiday story.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Brenda
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Let’s-Rescue-Each-Other Holiday Romance

I enjoyed reading this story - the easy to please little boy, the hard working mom, the handsome stranger, the slow and steady attraction and love story. What I feel was missing is that you don’t see much of Miranda using her veterinarian skills, nor do you see her dedication to healing Twisty until the last few chapters.

Ms. Marks is a talented writer and I will be looking for more of her books.

My ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchan
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Myst
Loved it! What a great Christmas story! Though wouldn't the women give something to him to wrap his poor ankle to brace it? I would think hobbling around on a hurt ankle without a light brace/wrap wouldn't be for for it. That was the only thing that I kept waiting for during the initial meeting of the two.

This is a voluntary review and I do not get paid for this review.
Julie Barrett
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rescued by Christmas by Erika Marks
Story starts out with Jackson and he's just finishing up a gig where he's a temp Santa and he wants to just get away from everything, head to the mountain cabin and relax this Christmas holiday season.
Also follows Miranda who has a young boy Oliver and they tend to rescue horses. They keep the most hurtful ones at their house barn for constant care.
On the way to his cabin Jackson has a mishap and ends up in Miranda's barn, he's wearing his Santa outfit still. S
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Lisa Phillips
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jackson is finishing up a project where he is playing Santa. He is ready to go away and write some new material in the mountains of Colorado away from everything. His manager is worried about him driving up because he hasn't driven in snowy conditions before. He is more a beach and sand type of guy. On his trip up he slides into a snow bank and is injured but able to make himself to a barn near by.
Miranda is the single Mom of 6 year old Ollie. He has just came in while she is cooking dinner and
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