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The Christmas Cat (de Piaget #4.5)

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Four heartwarming tales of Christmas cheer--and cats who play Cupid! These stories include Julie Beard's "My True Love Gave to Me" in which a woman spends Christmas Eve searching for her black cat and finds a tall dark knight; Jo Beverley's "A Gift of Light" which tells of a tenacious tom courting a fiery feline at Christmas, as his master and her mistress follow suit; Bar ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Berkley Publishing
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Terree
May 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
I only re-read the Kurland book in this anthology. I didn't like the "cat" input at all. I read it because I just finished Miles's sisters book... There were so many inconsistencies in the timelines of these two books. It just drives me crazy. He has only aged a year since his sister's book, yet it is 6 years later... little (HUGE) things like that are unacceptable. Either the author doesn't care enough about us as readers to keep track of dates, times and characters, or she has the worse editor ...more
LilaBird
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I only read the Lynn Kurland story in this anthology, so I'm only reviewing that. It was the 5th De Piaget story and was about Miles, the middle brother of the 5 De Piaget boys. First of all, let me just say that I was TOTALLY disappointed that Miles only got a short story! It felt way too rushed. I had really been looking forward to getting a good story about him. :(

Also, it was very apparent that this story was written years before books 3 & 4 of the series. Miles has a sister-in-law (Jenn
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Monica
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
All of these stories were just okay in my opinion. The first story My True Love Gave to Me, made me feel like my intelligence was oozing out. The second story, A Gift of Light, was cute, but took the cat theme to where it had me rolling my eyes. The third story, Home For the Holidays, dealt with misinterpreations in a marriage and so felt long in some parts. The fourth story, The Gift of Christmas Past, was my favorite, but still wasn't up to DePiaget standards. The story felt rushed and the cha ...more
Wild_irish_rose
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favorite is still Lynn Kurland's The Gift of Christmas Past. Sir Sweetums and Bruno are two of my favorite characters. Who doesn't love cats and dogs, especially guardian angel cats and dogs. A cute Christmas romance that starts with a moat...how can you beat that?
Kimberly
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Who wouldn't love a cat named, "Sir Maximillian Sweetums"?
Sarah
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun romance novel.
Susan
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, romance
Like all anthologies I like some better than others.

#1 – I really liked: Julie Beard's "My True Love Gave to Me" -time travel and historic romance. I really enjoyed the character development in such a short story.

#2 – I did NOT like at all and did not finish: Jo Beverley's "A Gift of Light" -the sensual nature of the cats were portrayed in a way that just made me uncomfortable and not intrigued.

#3 – Was ok: Barbara Bretton's "Home for the Holidays" –I was caught up in how sad our lives can bec
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Jilly
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
Only read Lynn Kurland's The Gift of Christmas Past

Cute Christmas love story where the idea is that the Cat's purpose is to help his human find love kind of like a feline angel. The story is a little quirky but it was cute and well done, if a trifle short.

Abby has just lost a worthless boyfriend because she lost her job and then the Social Security office seems to have lost her. She's considering throwing herself off a bridge into a lake when she see her lost (possibly dead) cat jump in first. S
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Alleluialu
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love Christmas and I loved these stories. They were all Christmas romances with a cat involved in helping the hero and heroine find each other. My favorite was "The Gift of Christmas Past" by Lynn Kurland. Abigail took a plunge in a pond and ended up in 1238 in an English moat! From there it just got better and better. I'm partial to time travel and Lynn Kurland is so good at writing it. This story was about Miles de Piaget, one of the de Piaget brothers who so many of Kurland's stories are ab ...more
Jodi
Nov 13, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-teen
this book was so disappointing. I'm sure that Lynn Kurland wishes she could re-do Miles' story now that she wrote When I Fall in Love and Dreams of Stardust. By the time Miles meets Abigale he would already have Jake and Jennifer for in-laws and would have figured out she was from the future pretty quickly. Apart from the story not fitting in with the books that hadn't yet been written, I also thought that Abby was a terrible character and Miles deserved much better. I'm just glad that story was ...more
Erin
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
I'll admit, I only read Miles' story. Of coarse, I was disappointed - because I loved Miles' character in When I Fall in Love. I most definitely wanted more. And it is a little weird to go back and read these in the order she actually wrote them, instead of by family. Kendrick makes more sense, but if I hadn't read them by family first I think I would have been extremely confused as to who belonged to whom.
Karen
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Four cat Christmas stories in one volume. "My True Love Gave to Me" The wrong Anne arrives for Robert to marry. "A Gift of Light" Tom and Kitty chaperone Ned and Polly after Rochester, the cat, tries to get to Kitty's Shelly. "Home for the Holidays" Jilly and David have many Christmas Eve memories, including Sebastian, the Maine Coon cat. "The Gift of Christmas Past" Abigail's cat takes her to 1238 for a family Christmas.
Diane Wachter
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
PB-B @ 1996, 12/99. Anthology. Lynn Kurland, The Gift of Christmas Past, DePiaget Book 5, Miles DePiaget meets Abigail, three guardian angel cats. Barbara Bretton, Home for the Holidays, family break up, lost cat. Jo Beverly, A Gift of Light, Tom and Kitty, London 1800's. Julie Beard, My True Love Gave to Me, black cat, tall dark knight.
Serena
May 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
This one was... interesting. I'm not a huge fan but it was ok - I think she could have written this one as a long one and explained things a little more. But it was still good.

Miles De Piaget & Abigail Garrett
Sarah
:( Not horrible but not the best. After reading the 8th De Piaget I really wanted to read Miles and Abby's story, So short and I honestly don't like the whole talking cat thing. An ok story but not what I was hoping for.
Patricia
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
on advice from my SIL, i only read the story relating to Miles from Kurland's dePiaget books. sadly, it was far too short and way too rushed. i don't feel as though i got to know either Miles or Abigail well enough and that their courtship was unrealistically rushed.
Melissa
Jul 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Only read Lynn kurlands story I was disappointed because I was looking forward to reading the story about miles... I didn't like it he is a great character and deserved more than this I think
Kaitlyn
I think that al of this books are very good in my opinion.
Sezgi
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
miles için çok daha farklı bir hikaye bekliyordum bu kadar kısa sürmesi hiç hoşuma gitmedi olayları anlamadan geçti gitti
Ruth Ellen
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
miles and abigail
Dina
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
My mother had no idea she was giving me a book with sexy stories in it until it was toooo late.
Joene
Feb 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Lynn Kurland story in this book of short stories. This one tells the story of Miles and the unusual modern woman he finds at his gate just in time for Christmas, of course.
Trina
May 27, 2009 rated it liked it
Lynn is one of the best time travel romance writers out there. I have read everyone of her works...
Great read
Kay
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this collection because of the De Piaget story(loved it as always but also liked the others. Sometimes you just have to have the happy ending!
Cheryl
Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Liked the story alot. But agree with other readers story not long enough and Miles should have recognized her as some one from the future.
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Julie Beard is a former journalist who brings her reporting skills to her award-winning, bestselling novels. Imagine investigating weapons of the Middle Ages, or the importance of reputations in the Victorian era, as she did when writing Midnight Angel (Berkley Sensation, December 2003). Julie has been hailed for her ability to magically recreate the distant past. Now she's busy "world building" i ...more
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