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Estelle: Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult/romance Keywords: holidays, family legacies, romance, flashback Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! Summary: Before her family arrives for their annual holiday celebration, Mary relives the winter she met her […]

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December 10, 2013 - 12:00 am

Kissing Under The Mistletoe | Bella Andre | Book Review - […] Blog – “just like a hot cocoa in the winter” Rather Be Reading – “wraps the miracle of the season into a fairy tale of sorts” Paulette’s Papers – “a lovely tale of how this interesting family […]

November 4, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Alexa Y. - This sounds like such a lovely little Christmas read! It’s always a wonderful idea to revisit the traditions you had during the holidays as a child, and that is what this book makes me think of too, based on your review. I also love that they love Singin’ in the Rain!

October 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - As a fan of the Sullivans and Mary, I’m happy to see her get some love! I am glad this one’s more sweet than sexy though. I can’t say I want to see a lot of action from Mary and Jack, haha. Is that ageist? Oops. hehe Great review, Estelle!

October 24, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Lauren - This sounds so sweet and charming! I love when romances are mixed with the excitement and traditions of Christmas. I’ll definitely check this one out as we get closer to the holidays. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

October 24, 2013 - 9:56 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - So . . . this couple loves Singing in the Rain? That’s my all time favorite movie. Seriously, I can’t imagine anything better than that. I love Jean Hagan as Lina Lamont. She’s hilarious. I read somewhere online that her accent was based on a Syracuse Accent. I think it must be true somewhat, because it’s very easy for me to imitate her, and I’m terrible with accents.

ANYWAY, I have been wanting to try out Bella Andre’s books. I’ve heard great things about them. I really want to get into the adult romance genre again. I used to read them ALL THE TIME a few years back, but then drifted into the YA category, and really haven’t come up for air.

I love holiday books, too. This is an oldy, but a goodie, but have you read the MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts? It’s a collection of three short stories/novellas and they all take place around Christmas. I love the last one with Julia. It always puts me in a Christmas mood.

October 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

Meg - Sounds like the perfect cozy read for Christmas! It’s funny how much I crave gentle stories at that time of year . . . stories I might otherwise avoid or cast aside are eagerly picked up during the holidays. Sounds fun, and definitely agree about tradition: the best part of the season!

October 24, 2013 - 9:17 am

Ginger @ GReads! - So is this one told in flashbacks? If so, that might be interesting to read. I love Christmas traditions too. The pajama thing must be popular because my mom did the same thing with us. We’d get to open one gift on Christmas Eve and they were always a pair of new PJs. So my sisters and I would put them on & sleep in them that night. I do miss that tradition.