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Eight Christian romance novellas celebrating the true meaning of Christmas! Each of these never-before-released inspirational romances has an uplifting holiday message that will help you relax, forget your worries, and focus on the real meaning of Christmas: Jesus, God's gift to the world. Join eight beloved Christian romance writers as they weave tales about all kinds of Christmas romance.
Can you go home again for Christmas? Belle Calhoune’s inspirational romance novella says yes, and it’s particularly exciting when you find your Mistletoe in Montana.

Debra Lynn Collins wonders if you can actually give someone a man for Christmas… and A Match Made for Christmas is one Christian romance that answers that question!

Valerie Comer introduces us to a disillusioned toy store clerk and a mall Santa who don't see eye-to-eye on the whole Christmas season, but that's nothing a few Merry Kisses can't cure.

And Christina Coryell’s Unwrapped takes traditional Christmas celebrations to the next level when heroine Trina Miller falls for her best friend’s brother.

If you like Christian fiction with hospital settings, Heather Gray’s An Informal Christmas will warm your heart as her hero and heroine overcome their differences to help sick kids.

Christmas isn’t everyone’s favorite time of year. In fact, Christmas light displays take on a whole new meaning when you hate Christmas! But the hero of Elizabeth Maddrey’s Christian romance novella Operation Mistletoe won’t let heroine Victoria Spencer stay a Scrooge for long.

In the Christian romance A Bond for the Holidays, a family almost falls apart when a terrible secret is revealed… but this inspirational novella by Lee Tobin McClain shows how God’s love can work a miracle.

Maybe you prefer celebrating Christmas 365 days a year in the Smoky Mountains. In Krista Phillips’ inspirational holiday novella, A (kinda) Country Christmas a woman does just that—until a handsome, world traveler shows up and ruins everything. 

MEET THE AUTHORS:  Click on their individual pictures and you can find out more information about each of these wonderful authors.





Joan Nienhuis Jackie McNutt
Billie Conrad Jacqueline Robertson
Deana Dick Nyla Kay Wilkerson
Sonnetta Jones Deanna Stevens
Melissa Finnegan Kimberly Ferland
Robbi Bourne Pam Graber
Joan Arning Michaela Weidinger
Tina Rice Marianne Barkman
Karen Ketcham Trish Hedrick
Cindy Regnier Victor Gentile

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"Love's Gift" by various is a compilation of eight Christian Christmas novellas. Each novella is short enough to read in one setting. The entire collection of eight totals 770 pages. Many of the authors are new to me. Authors contributing are Lee Tobin McLain, Belle Calhoune, Krista Phillips, Heather Gray, Debra Lynn Collins, Valerie Comer, Christina Coryell and Elizabeth Maddrey. Each contemporary story focuses on Christmas and a couple falling in love. As with any books, some I enjoyed more than others. This is a nice way to read a novella by different authors and compare their writing styles. It provides an opportunity to experience a new author and perhaps find a few favorite.

Author Belle Calhoune penned Mistletoe in Montoe. This 84 page tale is the story of Breanna and Luke. Their relationship has ups and downs which make for a great read.

A Match Made for Christmas is 130 pages long and written by author Debra Lynn Collins. Sierra and Corbin meet at church in this romantic story of trust and love.

Author Valerie Comer writes Merry Kisses. This 114 page love story about Sonya and Heath begins in a toy store. Sonya isn't a fan of Santa. Mathew discussions about Santa and his part or not in Christmas is very interesting in this tale.

Trina and Charlie star in Unwrapped by author Christina Coryell's 88 page novella. Charlie's sister is Trina roommate and brings her home for Christmas.

My favorite of the eight stories was An Informal Christmas by author Heather Gray. This 150 page novella us set in the hospital and tells the romance of Rylie and Zachary. It also tells a bit about childhood cancer patients. This story will tug on your heart strings.

Operation Mistletoe by author Elizabeth Maddrey is a 112 page story about newspaper reporter Victoria and the subject of her next article Gabe, successful business owner.

A Bond for the Holidays by author Lee Tobin McClain was a very different Christmas romance of 86 pages. It tells the tale of Emily and Robert. It begins with getting ready for Christmas when their high school Mark gets in from biology class where they had been doing blood typing. Discussing the results proves stressful and the Christmas mood is quickly lost. Many lessons are revealed in this short, emotional story.

A (kinda) Country Christmas authored by Krista Phillips. Set in Gatlinburg this 110 page romance between Sadie, shop owner, and Nate, a friend's brother and clumsy shopper. It is delightful.

With eight stories and authors there is such a variety in this novella compilation. Some stories are sure to teach something inspiring to readers. I would recommend this collection. It would make a nice Christmas gift or keep it for yourself and enjoy a story in front of the fire for a week and a day. A copy of this collection was provided by The Book Club Network for my honest review. Reviews were posted on Goodreads and The Book Club Network.


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