A memorable noel by Phyllis Halldorson It was just before Christmas when San Francisco police Captain Gregor Remington discovered a woman who'd been dazed from a blow to the head that had stolen her memory. "Noel" had the face of an angel, and in her distress she needed him --- and he needed her. But then another man laid claim to her . . . I heard the rabbits singing by PA memorable noel by Phyllis Halldorson It was just before Christmas when San Francisco police Captain Gregor Remington discovered a woman who'd been dazed from a blow to the head that had stolen her memory. "Noel" had the face of an angel, and in her distress she needed him --- and he needed her. But then another man laid claim to her . . . I heard the rabbits singing by Peggy WebbLawyer John Davis had little time for the holidays, until an emergency call from Uncle Roscoe sent him rushing home. But instead of finding Roscoe on his deathbed, his aged uncle was out decking the halls with pretty schoolteacher Ruth Mobley! Suddenly, John suspected Roscoe was engaged . . . in some matchmaking mayhem!Dreaming of angels by Naomi HortonWhen Kathleen Langford Ramsey was informed that her husband was in the hospital in critical condition, she rushed over --- even though she'd left him six months earlier. He'd married her only to save their failing ranches, but she'd made the mistake of falling in love. Now would any of her Christmas dreams come true?The Christmas bride by Heather Graham PozzessereWhen Jason McCready and Cary Adams were thrown together on a Yuletide skiing trip meant to please their children, they struck sparks off each other immediately. Then they realized that the fire burning between them was more than mere chemistry. It was the harbinger of a love that would warm them through the holidays . . . and beyond....
|Title||:||Silhouette Christmas Stories, 1991|
|Number of Pages||:||378 Pages|
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Silhouette Christmas Stories, 1991 Reviews
A MEMORABLE NOEL wasn't actually all that memorable, or engrossing. I've read lots of amnesia plot books, and this one was just another dime-a-dozen story. I felt that the romance was very rushed, and the heroine a bit weak. She just got a bit irritating after a while. It was like she couldn't decide between being an independant woman or a weak, clingy one, so instead she flip-flopped between the two. I was never able to get through this novella. Two stars. I HEARD THE RABBITS SINGING was a typical "matchmaking relative" romance. It was cute, but nothing special. While it had some parts I liked, for example, the kid in the Christmas play saying that "Mary plundered the words in her heart" (instead of pondered), it also had parts that came across as downright silly. For example, the hero comes in with straw in his hair and clothes (from being in the barn). When the heroine points it out to him, he leers at her and says, "I'd like to roll in the hay with you." And she of course melts for him. Uh...yeah. If that was supposed to be sexy, it failed utterly, because it came across as lame and cheesy. If some guy had ever used such a ridiculously lame innuendo with me, I'd either have slapped his face or laughed in it. Still, I did manage to finish this novella, so I'll give it three stars. DREAMING OF ANGELS was the stand-out story in this anthology. It was a lovely story of estranged spouses reconciling, and was very well done. I liked how the author gave the back-story woven in with the present situation using the character's memories. I really connected with the characters, and was rooting for them to get together. This book reminded me a lot of John Johnston's "Bitter Creek" series (and I mean that as a high form of praise!). I actually had tears in my eyes by the time I finished this book, and for an author to be able to accomplish that kind of an emotional response from a reader in less than 100 pages is an amazing feat. Very few authors have been able to do that with me, but this one did. It was this story that made the book worth the money I spent on it. Well done, Ms Horton. Five stars! THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE was a big let-down, especially after such an enjoyable novella. I've tried books by Heather Graham Pozzessere (later published as Heather Graham and Shannon Drake) and have yet to be able to finish one. I can never connect with the characters she writes, not even the children, who often seem like flat plot devices instead of real people. I find that this is an author who uses lust to draw her characters together, rather than love. And that just won't satisfy me. I need real, deep feelings, not just flying hormones if I'm going to cheer a couple on. I'm afraid that this novella was no exception, and I wasn't able to make myself finish it. Two stars.