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That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber
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Feb 10, 2012

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That Holiday Feeling is an omnibus of three novels: Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber, The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods and Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr.
Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber is the last of the Manning Family series and features Charlotte Manning’s daughter Carrie Weston, now 26 and living in an apartment in Seattle. She runs into new residents Mackenzie Lark and her single dad, Phillip, in the elevator. The apartment block’s resident fortune teller, Madame Frederick, has already predicted that Carrie will meet the man of her dreams when he moves into the building, but Phillip Lark has been burned in his marriage to Laura, and has no intention of hooking up with another woman. However, in a charming parallel to Carrie’s own actions with her mother and Jason Manning, Mackenzie is determined to get Carrie and Phillip together. This is a sweet romance with a Christmas theme that brings the Mannings together again.
The Perfect Holiday is a short story with a Christmas theme by Sherryl Woods. When Mae Holiday passed on, she left her inn, Holiday Retreat, to her great-niece, Savannah. As Savannah had not long ago divorced from her workaholic husband, she and her daughter Hannah welcomed the move from Florida to Vermont, and, although the inn needed a lot of work, they were happy to experience a white Christmas at Holiday Retreat. Toy magnate Trace Franklin had made Mae a deathbed promise that he would spend the holidays at Holiday Retreat, but he wasn’t expecting any company. Savannah is attracted, but is Trace, with his laptop and briefcase full of work, just another workaholic who will have no time for the important things of life? Sweet Hannah and sexy Savannah soon had him reconsidering his intention to do paperwork Before long, the trio are reviving old traditions and making new ones together. This sweet romance with a Christmas theme has some charming characters and a heart-warming ending.
Under the Christmas Tree is a short story in the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. When Annie McKenzie decided to stop in Virgin River just after Thanksgiving on her way to see her folks, she was hoping to see the town’s legendary Christmas Tree. What she wasn’t expecting to find was a box of abandoned puppies, hungry, dehydrated and hypothermic. Soon enough, she has them established in Jack’s bar, where the townsfolk volunteer to care for them to avoid an Animal Shelter over the holidays. Vet Nathaniel Jensen comes to check the puppies over, and checks Annie over at the same time. When the pups need to go to Nate’s house to be looked after, Annie is forced to call in there, too. A sweet romance with a Christmas setting that will be even more enjoyable for fans of this series.

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Reading Progress

February 10, 2012 – Started Reading
February 10, 2012 – Shelved
February 11, 2012 –
page 22
February 12, 2012 –
page 99
March 23, 2012 –
page 133
March 24, 2012 –
page 156
March 25, 2012 –
page 217
April 6, 2012 –
page 240
April 7, 2012 –
page 246
April 7, 2012 –
page 255
April 8, 2012 –
page 287
April 9, 2012 – Finished Reading

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