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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blog Tour for Christmas Magic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Book desc & blurb:
Title: Christmas Magic
Publisher:
Still Moments Publishing
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance

Beginning of Forever by Terri Rochenski
When Wayne Edwards moves to town, Lillian Davis experiences stirrings she thought were long dead. Guilt ridden over betraying her deceased husband and the feelings Wayne inspires, Lillian reluctantly lets him in. Secrets of the past – an old promise emerges, but will it threaten their forever?
 
There are also two other stories in this collection:
 
Wishes Come True by Linda Carroll-Bradd
 
Harbor Homecoming by Lindsay McFerrin
 
 
My Review:
 
 
I love to read Christmas stories and this collection did not disappoint.  I was asked by Terri Rochenski, and given my copy by her, to do this review, so I'll touch a little on the other two stories.
 
The first, Wishes Come True, was a very short read.  It was a kind of love at first sight kind of story.  Tora runs a bakery in a small town, and Ryan, the old high school sports star, comes back to live in town.  Tora wants to sell the bakery, so Ryan hatches a plan to get her to stay.
 
The second story, Harbor Homecoming, was a very charming read.  Cat wants to buy a house in a neighborhood she really likes, but the owner's dog is still there because the heir to the estate hasn't come to get him yet.  Lets just say, the dog decides what happens in this story.
 
The third story, Beginning Forever, is the story I'm asked to review.  I really liked it, first off, because it takes place in the late 1950's and early 1960's.  This is a time in history that really fasinates me, especially Christmas in this era.  Lillian gets a call on Christmas Eve, 1955 that her husband was in an accident.  She makes it to the hospital just in time.  She is left with a two month old son to raise on her own.  Six years later, her best friend, Marion, gets a new next-door neighbor.  Lillian trys to avoid him, but finds out her knew her husband.  This is a charming story that reinforces getting a second chance at love.  I really liked it.  Great job Terri.
 
I am so glad Terri gave me a copy of this book to review it is a fast read, you can read all three stories in one night.  It was charming, a great book to cuddle up with at this time of the year.  I'd give it five stars.
 
 
Excerpt:
I rubbed my fussing son’s back and stumbled down the hall to grab the phone. “Hello?”
“Mrs. Douglas?”
A glance at the clock and my stomach clenched. Ronnie was an hour late for our Christmas Eve dinner. “Y-yes?”
“There’s been an accident.”
Through Steven’s heightened cries and the ringing in my ears I heard my husband’s name and Anna Jacques hospital.
This isn’t real. I need to wake up.
“Mrs. Douglas?”
I swayed and slumped to my knees on the linoleum floor, struggling to keep Steven in my grasp.
The floor is cold. I’m not dreaming.
 
 
 
 
My bio:
Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling. Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her two young daughters allow.
 
Where to buy:
 

And HERE is the Goodreads link.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed the story.

    :)

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  2. Hey there! I found you through Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great Thursday so far! Stop by for a visit sometime if you get the chance. :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful complication of Christmas stories. Thank you for a wonderful review!

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  4. Terri, I loved it, especially your story. Leigh Ann I sure will stop by and Nancee thanks, it is a great collection!

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  5. Such a wonderful story, and who doesn't love Christmas?

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