Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Book review: Rescuing Christmas (Anthology) with Vicki Lewis Thompson, Catherine Mann, Kathie DeNoski
Holiday Haven by Vicki Lewis Thompson All Ben Rhodes wants for Christmas is to be left alone. And yet, in a fit of Christmas-cheer-induced insanity, he agrees to help beautiful shelter director Tansy Dexter find homes for all her rambunctious animals. Little does he know that the one truly in need of a loving home this season is him.
Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann
Information from Ms Mann's newsletter: For those of you who enjoyed my Wingmen Warrior series, this story features Zach Dawson's daughter Shelby, all grown up and ready for her own happily ever after with a flyboy!
Shelby Conrad has had more than her fair share of silent nights. But even though her husband, Tech Sergeant Alex Conrad, is coming home in time for Christmas, Shelby isn't sure he's in time to save their marriage. Can a road trip to deliver three shelter dogs to their new homes teach the couple that the most precious gift of all is hope?
A Puppy for Will by Kathie DeNosky
Will Parker hasn't exactly had all his hopes and dreams met, but work has filled the gaps in his life. Or so he thinks until an energetic and large Saint Bernard foster puppy and Will's cute neighbor Macie Fairbanks introduce him to the best thing about Christmas and life—unconditional love.
This anthology revolves around a no kill shelter run by Tansy Dexter from the first novella in this book. The characters then are loosely woven together because of that. There's nothing over the top in this book like you might find in some Christmas anthology books. I really enjoyed all three of these and let loose a giggle or two as well. Tansy is a sweetheart from Holiday Haven and she runs the shelter. She gets some help from Ben Rhodes no matter how much he wants to resist her he can't. Then in Home for Christmas Shelby and Alex are one step away from divorce although neither really wants that they can't figure out how to communicate their needs to each other. Shelby hopes a road trip to deliver adopted dogs will help with that. Lastly Will Parker's takes in a puppy St Benard for the holidays to help out the shelter even though now days he fancies himself a loner and work a holic. Two bad his new sexy neighbor doesn't know that. For a nice easy enjoyable read this is a great holiday anthology to start with. 4 out of 5 stars for Rescuing Christmas!
Find out more here:
Catherine Mann www.catherinemann.com
Vicki Lewis Thompson www.vickilewisthompson.com
Kathie DeNosky www.kathiedenosky.com