Wednesday, October 27, 2010

That Christmas Feeling-Brenda Novak, Kathleen O’Brien and Karina Bliss

That Christmas Feeling
Brenda Novak, Kathleen O’Brien and Karina Bliss
Harlequin SuperRomance, Nov 12 2010, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373716685

“A Dundee Christmas” by Brenda Novak. In Dundee, Idaho, illegal Guatemalan Cierra Santos is trapped with no prospects as Charlie who she was to marry dies. Former football player Ken Holbrook gives her shelter during a snowstorm and soon a job and his heart follow.

“We Need a Little Christmas” by Kathleen O’Brien. In Hallem Fork, Virginia, Araby Ranch owner eighty-nine year old Duke ends up in the hospital with two broken hops and double pneumonia. His staff led by Annie Browning knows how much the Joyland Christmas show means to him so they go all out to make it happen as they fear this may be Duke’s last act. Annie struggles to make the magic happen but needs a miracle. Duke’s estranged grandson Nathaniel comes to see his relative and soon he and Annie believe in miracles.

“Kiss Me, Santa” by Karina Bliss. In Suburban Auckland, New Zealand, Widower Mike Ward has never moved on since his wife died years ago. His neighbor Erica Owens and her son Will ignore his request to be left alone for the holidays and beyond as they insist he decorates his home for Christmas; not realizing they are decorating his heart with joy.

These are three wonderful holiday romances with deep leads and strong support characters. Readers will believe they caught That Christmas Feeling as Brenda Novak, Kathleen O’Brien and Karina Bliss provide three beautiful contemporaries.

Harriet Klausner

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