The Christmas Cake
It is an uncertain time of the year. I wanted something to lift me up, if only for a little while. This book contained the medicine I needed. It has all the elements. Inspiration, romance, a little suspense, but most of all a heartwarming story of two people who on the outside, seemed to have all they desired in life, but in a few short days, realize that just isn’t so. They might also need each other.
If you want to be put in the Christmas spirit, AND get a scrumptious cake receipe, I urge you
to buy this book. You’ll be glad you did.
Reviewed by Susan R Sweet Author of ‘A Dangerous Haven’ Deception Anthology
Kacey Michaels has never taken a risk in her whole life. Now she is not only leaving her home, but also moving to an entirely different state. With the help of a local woman, she is able to find a job. Yet, something is still missing in her life. Is her boss in Mistletoe, Nick Klaus the answer?
Ms. Leigh is able to make her characters seem to jump off the pages. I hoped Kacey would get through all her issues. She needs to find contentment in her life. I completely fell in love with this story.
All six stories are full of passion and wishes. My two favorites were A Very Special Man and A Chorus Singing Love. They are both magical. All the authors found a way to fit magic in perfectly. I definitely want to check out more books by these authors. I am sure things can only get better.
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It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by Judith Leigh
This anthology is available at the perfect time of year—Christmas. We love the holiday season and now we have another reason to add to our list. Love Under the Mistletoe is a six-author anthology which has something to offer anyone who loves to read. Whatever your genre, you’ll find a novella which addresses your desires.
It Must Have Been the Mistletoe told of Kacey Michaels who moved to Mistletoe, Tennessee, and Nicholas Klaus, a widower with eight children, who own a toy store. This tale will make you question magic and whether or not mistletoe has magical powers.
The varied stories were great reads and the characters were well thought out and likeable. They worked well together as stories with good background information and wonderful endings. I recommend this book to everyone. You won’t be sorry.
Overall rating: Four Hearts
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual
Reviewer: Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
‘When the Vow Breaks
Review by Judy: While some of the events of When the Vow Breaks might seem a bit coincidentally contrived, the true romance reader will cheer the characters as they determinedly survive their personal struggles in the midst of World War II’s aftermath. Walking through a diagnosis of breast cancer and marital strife, military wife Jillian Chandler confronts her feelings of physical violation and rejection and the need to forgive. Captain Morgan Chandler must finally deal with his past hurts and risk his present happiness to honor his commitment to his country and save a friend.
A taste of history, in events surrounding the Berlin Airlift, and a hint of `a thriller’ combine to make When the Vow Breaks not your `ordinary’ romance. Two additional love stories on the periphery of Jillian’s and Morgan’s trials are a definite bonus. The well-written story flows smoothly from beginning to end. It’s one of those old-fashioned, happily-ever-after stories we don’t see much anymore but would like to. Finally, the epilogue satisfactorily ties up most of the loose ends and focuses on the hope that every romance reader holds dear.
Judith Leigh definitely writes for those who believe in the tender endurance of true love. Review by Judy: Romancing the Books, Spokane WA
When the Vow Breaks, is an excellent read. The touching and emotional story of Jillian and Morgan is set in 1948. She is a young woman trying to get pregnant and finds out she has breast cancer. Morgan loves her, but he can’t stand to watch her die. Jillian has to fight the disease and save her marriage.
In 1948 there weren’t any options for women with breast cancer. The standard treatment was a surgical mastectomy and disfigurement. As a survivor, I could relate to Jillian and even shed a few tears. I felt fortunate to have been offered options.
This is a sweet romance with a message for every woman. I highly recommend it for a cancer survivor and anyone who knows someone who has suffered through the disease. But you don’t need to know about cancer to enjoy this story. Judith Leigh spins a romance that takes you to a different time and doesn’t let you go until the last page. This story will touch your heart. I’ll be looking for more from this author.
Author Jo Webnar ‘Saving Tampa‘