Author: Cami Checketts, Connie E. Sokol, Heather Tullis, Lucy McConnell, Rachelle J. Christensen
Series: Echo Ridge Anthology #1
Genres: Romance Anthology
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Peachwood Press
Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these clean romances from five bestselling and award-winning authors are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols.
The Candy Counter Heiress by Lucy McConnell
Someday Reese Gates will own The Candy Counter at Kenworth’s, but when the manager threatens to bring in a national candy provider, Reese ropes computer guru Andy Edwards into helping her expand the business online. Reese wanted to shake things up, but she wasn’t planning on her heart getting caught in the mix. If she can hold it together until after Christmas, then she can reveal her successful online company and her feelings for Andy. Unfortunately for Reese, even the best laid plans can melt like chocolate.
Christmas Makeover by Cami Checketts
Chelsea Jamison has been infatuated with Drew Stirling longer than she’s loved playing basketball. Unfortunately, all Drew sees is the kid who kicked his trash in the high school free throw contest. When Drew makes an unexpected visit home to Echo Ridge, their friendship picks up as they scheme to make a teenaged boy’s Christmas dreams come true. When Chelsea realizes she’s fallen for her best friend, she wonders if there is any hope of a relationship with Drew or if she’s stuck in buddy-status for life.
Hope for Christmas by Rachelle J. Christensen
Anika Fletcher hates Christmas—its promises of good tidings and hope for the future are as tinseled as the ornaments on Kenworth’s Hope Tree. Despite her feelings, Anika wants to maintain her daughter’s faith in the magic of the season. Working with Carlos to restore Kenworth’s old fashioned soda fountain, she’s inspired by his life of light and joy. Just as her fragile soul begins to feel hope again, an ill-timed act of charity changes everything. Anika isn’t sure who she can trust or if hope is worth nurturing.
Soda Fountain Christmas by Connie E. Sokol
Keira Kenworth has one focus this holiday season: save her father’s old-time department store from bankruptcy. She is not focused on Tayton Wells, the tall, dark, and genius marketing guru from downtown New York, hired to make it happen. He is as doubtful that her nostalgic connect-the-town ideas will succeed as she is about his numbers-first plan. Will the tough decisions they face drive them back to their separate worlds, or will they lead to the beginning of love?
One Winter Night by Heather Tullis
Jonah thought Echo Ridge would be the perfect place for his art gallery, but the need to sell his grandma’s house adds an unexpected complication. It would be easier if his neighbor didn’t have all those farm animals, but there’s no way Kaya is giving up the animal therapy business she’s been struggling to make profitable. When Kaya takes a temp job helping Jonah in the gallery, spending time together may be a recipe for romance, but can they overcome their own hangups to be more than friends?5 clean contemporary Christmas romance novellas. CHRISTMAS KISSES. Click To Tweet
I just finished reading this set and enjoyed every second of it. I just want it to go on and on! I really felt attached to the characters in every book. It’s not often I feel I can say that about a book with as many stories in it as this one has, but truly, each character was so well written and I loved how the characters overlapped into the next story.
This was a cute collection of Christmas novellas! The stories all have a common setting (the quaint town of Echo Ridge NY) and the characters appear across the stories, so you see many of the same events from a different perspective. I thought the authors did a good job of covering the same time line for the most part, yet focusing on the people and events most important to their story so I didn’t feel like there was a lot of redundancy. (The last story is the one that had the least “connection” to the other stories in the set.) Great holiday reading!
This is a charming collection of Christmas novellas set in the fictional town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York. Each story is involves the old department store, and many of the same characters. They’re adorable stories, and I can’t wait to read more from Echo Ridge!