Chrissy’s Review: All I Want For Christmas by Laura Chapman, Samantha March, and Cat Lavoie

All I Want For ChristmasAll I Want For Christmas (A Holiday Novella Collection)
written by Laura Chapman, Samantha March, and Cat Lavoie
published by Marching Ink, 2015

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Did I enjoy this book: 
This was a quick collection of short stories, perfect for getting in a few Christmas stories during the busy holiday season.

“Making Christmas” by Laura Chapman — I really liked this one. It was fun, sweet, and quick. I’d love to read it as a full-length novel. I love the idea of an adult Advent calendar. If you’re interested in something like it, you should check out Ms. Chapman’s calendar.

“Nine Ladies Dancing” by Cat Lavoie — This was a fun story. I loved how Casey volunteered to organize the office Christmas party even though she isn’t a fan of Christmas. I liked her connection to the bar owner.

“The Christmas Surprise” by Samantha March — This story had me reading nonstop. I had to see how it ended, and if that ending would be happy. Wait until you read it!

“What Happens at Midnight” by Laura Chapman — I loved this one. Chance encounters. Missed opportunities. Stubbornness. Wonderful!

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Would I recommend it: Absolutely!

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About the book – from Goodreads: 
Making Christmas by Laura Chapman
While settling into a new career in a new community, Ivy is determined not to let the holiday season pass her by. Enter the grownup advent calendar: twenty-four days of festivities to celebrate Christmas. What begins as a bit of fun turns into a mission to spread cheer when she meets Everett. After learning about his bad Christmas attitude, she invites him to join her quest. Despite his initial reservations, Everett quickly gets caught up in the spirit of the calendar. But when new feelings surface and are impossible to ignore, Everett’s inner curmudgeon threatens to put a damper on the whole experience.

Nine Ladies Dancing by Cat Lavoie
Casey Ellis is the last person who should be planning her office’s holiday party. Convinced she’s plagued with chronic Christmas bad luck, Casey isn’t interested in tempting fate. But when putting on a party planner hat seems like a good way to get closer to her longtime crush, Casey takes charge—and braces for impact.
When things start to fall apart—just like Casey knew they would—will she run and hide, or will she learn that bad luck can sometimes turn out to be Christmas magic in disguise?

The Christmas Surprise by Samantha March
Juliette Mabry is a happily married stay-at-home wife and mother…until there appears to be trouble brewing in her nearly ten-year marriage. Juliette takes it upon herself to find out if her husband is up to no good, but does she want to know the truth? Everything is revealed on Christmas, and Juliette is in for her biggest Christmas surprise.

What Happens at Midnight by Laura Chapman
Romantic comedy junkie Natalie lives out those fantasies in real life three New Year’s Eves in a row when fate throws her together with the same handsome stranger. A heartbreaking turn of events leaves her swearing off of love, forevers, and the holidays (bah humbug). That is until the mystery man from her past reappears years later. Over a holiday season, Natalie struggles to reconcile the whimsical notions of her past with the practical sensibilities she has worked so hard to develop. With the countdown to a new year looming, she must decide whether or not she is willing to give happily ever after another shot.

 

 

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Comments

  1. This looks so cute! I love holiday novella collections like this, and I haven’t heard of this one. I’ll be checking it out for sure. Thanks for your review!

  2. Thank you so much for the lovely review! Happy New Year! 🙂