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Love, Laughter, and Luminarias

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He has his books. She has her fandoms. They've always had their friendship. Could Christmas projects, snowball fights, and local traditions spark feelings neither knew were there?

Surprisingly successful action-suspense author Garrett Wilson is struggling to write a summer novel in December. That is, until he witnesses his best friend, Nina, chase down a shoplifter and re
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Kindle Edition, 111 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Sandia Sky Press
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Chautona Havig
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yeah, it’s a “Christmas” book. It takes place at Christmas time, has elements of Christmas as important pieces of the plot. So what?

Let’s start with the plot of Love, Laughter, and Luminarias, shall we?

Best friends since junior high. Old hat, right? Nope. Not. Fresh, delightful—like cilantro in the best taco you’ve ever crunched into. Like pico de gallo. Like… okay. You get it. Seriously, I felt like I’d never read that trope before.

And that, my friends, is what authors should do with tropes. T
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Brittany
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, Laughter, and Luminarias was a wonderfully refreshing story full of faith, fun, and two friends who finally realized their love for each other. This novella was immensely entertaining, with playful banter between Garrett and Nina, serious discussions regarding faith in God, and sweet romance.

The length of this story was perfect for an easy Christmas read. Having spent a couple of Christmases in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I personally enjoyed the various local traditions that were woven seaml
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Beth Erin
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love all the comic fandom and bookish references in this sweet story. This friends-to-romance novella is a great afternoon read for any time of year but especially heartwarming during the Christmas season.
Sarah Monzon
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Super cute story. Just what you need to put you in the holiday spirit.
Phyllis
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun and touching story

One of my favorite romance tropes is the best friends who never realized they were in love. And I believe this is one of my favorite books to use it!

Garrett and Nina were so much fun! He was a dorky bestselling author and she was a nerdy game store manager who loved cosplay. They had adopted each other in school and never stopped being friends. I loved that I loved Nina so much because she was so different from my normal favorite heroines – at least externally.

One of my f
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Cynthia Marcano
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute Christmas novella!
Annica
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good quick, clean read.
Janet Sketchley
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
A short, sweet, Christmas romance. I liked the characters and it was fun watching them discover love hiding in their friendship. I appreciated the faith thread, as Garrett's years of praying for Nina were answered. Nina's early prayers are funny and typical of someone talking to God and afraid she's messing up some sort of spiritual protocol. And there's a moment near the end where she's praying, and instead of dumping all her words on us the narrative gives a glimpse of her impression of God an ...more
CarolynB
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
This is a fun story about best friends. Garrett and Nina have been best friends for years. Once Nina meets Garrett’s savior, things begin to change between them.
Michelle Lunsford
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Nice story about friends discovering romance. A fun, cozy read for the holidays.
Shannon Spray Pethoud
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this Christmas themed Christian romance. Reminds us that sometimes love is where we least expect it.
R.j.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this

This was actually really good. I try to reserve my 5 starts for the amazing ones, but this was really good. I will have to read it again.
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A Nevada native and New Mexico transplant, Jaycee is also a wife and mother of 3. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, photography, & all things kitchen and crafty. She considers herself a recovering perfectionist, and is grateful for the grace of God that covers a multitude of eclectic hot messiness.